James Harden Net Worth $130 million
James Harden salary $46,600,000
James Harden Net Worth: How rich is James Harden? & How much money is James Harden worth? Time to find out!
James Harden is an American professional basketball player and his current net worth is $130 million.
As the youngest of three children, he attended Artesia High School in Lakewood, California. In his first year, he averaged 13.2 points as Artesia went 28-5.
In his junior season he improved his stats to 18.8 points, 7.7 boards and 3.5 assists and led the team to the California state title and a 33-1 record.
He received a McDonald’s All-American, and earned second-team Parade All-American honors.
After a rather impressive freshman year he became the first All-Pac-10 and received the title of the conference all-freshman team.
Then he finished his sophomore year with averages of 20.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists.
In the 2009 NBA draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder, he became 3rd overall. He became the first player to be drafted by the franchise as the Oklahoma City Thunder.
After his first NBA season ended, he averaged 9.9 points in 22.9 minutes/ game and became the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.
Then he didn’t want to play as a starter in his second year, and played all 82 games of the regular season, averaging 12.2 points per game.
In 2012, Harden scored a then career-high 40 points in a 109–97 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
Harden returned for the first game of the playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks, after he suffered a concussion and was suspended for seven days.
Then he became the NBA Sixth Man of the Year, and the second youngest player ever to win the award.
How did James Harden get famous?
As one of the most efficient scorers in the league, he finished second in both true shooting percentage and effective field goal percentage.
During the same period, he helped the Thunder reach the 2012 NBA Finals and lost to the Miami Heat.
In the period of free agency, Oklahoma City tried to sign him to a four-year contract extension worth between $52 and $55 million, but he said he had little time to consider the offer.
Then he failed to agree on a contract extension with the Thunder, and they traded to the Houston Rockets, along with other three players.
In October the same year, he signed a contract extension with the Houston Rockets for five years, worth $80 million.
In his first season with the team, he had 37 points, 12 assists, 6 rebounds and 4 steals.
On November 2, 2012, he scored a then career-high 45 points in a win against the Atlanta Hawks.
Following the first week of the season, Harden became the Western Conference Player of the Week for the first time.
Later, in 2013, Harden recorded his first career triple-double with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in a win over the Charlotte Bobcats.
In the Rockets’ regular season finale on April 15 against the Utah Jazz, Harden recorded his fourth triple-double of the season with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. He also helped the team win their first division title since 1994.
After having an impressive beginning with the Rockets team, he continued to break records and earning several titles.
In March 2015, Harden recorded 457 points, 152 assists and 102 rebounds, becoming the first player to record at least 450 points, 150 assists and 100 rebounds in a single month since Oscar Robertson did so December 1967.
How does James Harden make money?
In 2016, he signed a four-year, $118.1 million contract extension with the Rockets.
Harden capped his stellar season by tying a season low with 10 points on 2-of-11 shooting before fouling out with 3:15 left.
Then in 2017 he signed a four-year contract extension with the Rockets for $160 million, giving him a total of six-year deal with $228 million guaranteed. Back then, the contract became the richest contract in NBA history, until Stephen Curry signed his.
Apart from his basketball career, he is also famous for his trademark beard. He started growing it in 2009 after being too lazy to shave. Since then his beard appeared in songs and T-shirts.