'Forbes': LeBron James is the first active NBA player to become a billionaire Following an incredibly lucrative year, LeBron James has officially become a billionaire. The breakthrough makes the 37-year-old player's nickname, King James, all the more fitting.

'Forbes': LeBron James is the first active NBA player to become a billionaire

'Forbes': LeBron James is the first active NBA player to become a billionaire

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Following an incredibly lucrative year, LeBron James has officially become a billionaire. The breakthrough makes the 37-year-old player's nickname, King James, all the more fitting.

A MARTINEZ, HOST:

Good morning. I'm A Martinez. Even though LeBron James is not in the NBA Finals this year, he has about a billion reasons to celebrate. Forbes says at 37, he's the first active NBA player ever to become a billionaire. While he's made nearly $400 million on the court, most of his money, about 900 mil, came from things such as brand deals, real estate and investments. You know, with what I have in my coin jar and my pocket, I'd like to announce I'm finally a hundredaire. It's MORNING EDITION.

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