Lebron James has topped Forbes list of the 20 richest superstars under age 25.
Lebron banked $27 million in between June 2006 and June 2007 to solidify his top ranking. He is on pace to earn more than last year’s #1 money man in the NBA, Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant who made $32.9 million. Lebron just signed a lucrative 4-year $60 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers that will pay him $13 million this year. It’s a great thing to see these young athletes earn such great livings since the leagues and franchises not to mention the endorsement companies make bundles off of marketing them. Just wish Magic, Larry, and Michael would have been earning these types of lucrative salaries.
22 year old Reggie Bush running back for the New Orleans Saints, grabbed the #2 spot with $24 million last year. Tennis ace Maria Sharapova landed at #3 with $23 million, and only $3.8 million of that was from winnings and that makes Sharapova the world’s highest paid female athlete. For the rest of the list click here.