Born on February 20, 1963, Charles Wade Barkley would become one the most well-known basketball players of his day. Barkley was born in Leeds, Alabama, an eastern suburb of Birmingham. His parents divorced while Charles was quite young, he and a younger brother were primarily raised by his mother and grandmother. Today, Barkley and his wife Maureen Blumhardt primarily live in Arizona. The couple married in 1989 and has one daughter, Christiana, who was also born in 1989.
Today, Barkley’s net worth is estimated at about 40 million dollars. This money includes about 40 million that he made as a player, millions in endorsement deals with companies such as Nike and McDonald’s as well as his post playing career income as an NBA analyst. Barkley’s current contract with the TNT network has paid him about 1.5 million dollars in 2012 and 2013. Barkley’s high net worth is particularly noteworthy due to his admitted struggles with gambling. He has stated that he has lost about 10 million dollars due to gambling.