2Magic Johnson – Net worth: $500 million
With an impressive net worth of $500 million, Magic Johnson ranked #2 on our top list of the wealthiest NBA players in the world.
The retired American professional basketball player, who played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers for 13 seasons, was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the Lakers.
During his career, he earned over $18 million in salary and several more in endorsements. With all that money, Johnson launched a business empire called Magic Johnson Enterprises that is valued at over $1 billion today.
After owning 4.5% of The Lakers, he sold it in 2010 to billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong for a reported $50-60 million. Same year, Magic Johnson also sold his chain of Starbucks for $75 million.
Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson Jr. has won 4 championships for LA Lakers, 3 MVP awards and more. His career was cut short by his 1991 contraction of the HIV virus.