Introduction of Charles Barkley
Charles Wade Barkley is the full name of Charles Barkley. He is an American basketball player. He is retired from his basketball profession and working as a sports analyst on Inside the NBA. During his 16-year career, he played for 3 teams; the Suns, the 76ers, and the Rocket. Because of his outspoken nature, Barkley stayed in the controversies very often.
|Net Worth in $
|Date of Birth
|20 February, 1963
|Place of Birth
|Leeds, Alabama, United States
|Maureen Blumhardt (m. 1989)
|Basketball player, sports analyst
Sir Charles, Chuck, and the Round Mound of Rebound are the nicknames he got during his career. Although he was overweight, still he managed to take his place as a football player with his remarkable performance.
Early Life of Charles Barkley
Born on 20th February, 1963 in Leeds, Alabama, United States, Barkley is the only child of his parents. In fact, he was the only black child at that time in the area he was born. After his parents got divorced, his father did not support him and then, Barkley started to live with his mother. His mother married again and Barkley had two siblings from his mother’s second marriage. His stepfather died when he was just 11.
Barkley was more into sports and because of this, he struggled a lot to control his weight and then started playing basketball at school and college level. Barkley’s college record shows that he scored 14.8 points on 68.2% field goal shooting, 9.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.7 blocks per game as an average.
In 1984, Barkley tried his luck in the NBA drafts and qualified in the first round. In the beginning he was in the Philadelphia 76ers team where he worked a lot to control his weight and prepared himself for the play. In a season, Barkley made an average of 14.0 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. He was selected 5 times each to the All-NBA first team and second team, and once to the All-NBA third team.
In March 1991, he spit on a fan during the match and was fined $10,000 and was not paid for the game. His intensive nature led him to many controversies. He continued to play with the Philadelphia 76ers for 8 seasons. He has also played 4 seasons for the Sun and after playing for 4 years with the Rocket, he retired at the age of 37.
Awards and Achievements
- in 1991, he named an NBA All-Star Game Kobe Bryant MVP Award.
- In 1993, he won the NBA Most Popular Award.
- In 1985, Barkley was counted in the NBA-All Rookie Team.
- He also took part in the Olympic Games in 1992 and 1996 and won two gold medals.
- Retiring in 2000, Charles Barkley is the fourth player in NBA to score 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 4,000 assists.
- After retirement, he is still connected to the NBA team and works as a sports analyst successfully.
- As a sports analyst, he won 3 Sports Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sports Personality in 2012, 2013 and 2017.
Charles Barkley Net Worth and Salary
Playing as a basketball player, Charles Barkley net worth is $50 million. At that time, this was his only source of income. After his retirement, he works as a sports analyst and earns around $5 million annually.
Playing as one of the remarkable players, Barkley managed to earn really well from his career. Barkley is still associated to the NBA team and is still earning a handsome amount even after his retirement.
Today Charles Barkley net worth is $40 million and he is well-known all over the world as a famous Football player and sports analyst. Also, he is an announcer, spokesperson and journalist.
He did not let his weight become a hurdle in his career and became a successful basketball player. His playing career started with the Philadelphia 76ers and in 2000, he retired. Currently, he is a part of Inside the NBA.