Charles Barkley has been a celebrity for many decades now. He got his start in the NBA as a professional basketball player. Today, he is a sports analyst for television where he continues to make headlines. Read this biography to find out everything important about him.
Charles Barkley championships have taken him from the court to the screen in a career as a sports analyst. Here is his biography, including Charles Barkley daughter, age, career, wife, net worth, and salary. Read on to learn more about him.
Charles Barkley profile summary
- Full name: Charles Wade Barkley
- Age: 57 years
- Date of birth: February 20th, 1963
- Place of birth: Leeds, Alabama
- Place of residence: Scottsdale, Arizona
- Nationality: American (United States of America)
- Occupations: Former professional basketball player, television personality, sports analyst
- Height: 6 feet, 6 inches (198 centimetres)
- Marital status: Married to Maureen Blumhardt
- Net worth: Estimated at US$50 million
- Charles Barkley Twitter: Unknown
Charles Barkley biography
He was born on February 20th, 1963. This makes Charles Barkley age 57 in 2020. He was born in the Leeds region of the state of Alabama. It is ten miles outside of Birmingham. He was the first black child to be born in a hospital in an all-white town.
He attended Leeds High School. He played basketball there but initially failed to catch the attention of college talent scouts. He went on to Auburn University.
Charles Barkley height
In high school, he was 5 feet, 10 inches (178 centimetres) tall and weighed 220 pounds (100 kilograms) as a junior. He initially made an attempt to join the main varsity team but was unsuccessful and was instead selected as a reserve.
However, he grew considerably in the span of one season and came back at 6 feet, 4 inches (193 centimetres) as a senior, so he was able to secure a spot on the varsity basketball team.
Charles Barkley wife
He is married to Maureen Blumhardt. She has been his wife since 1989. She was born on January 15th, 1960 and is a former model. The couple has one child named Christina. He and his wife live together at the Charles Barkley house in Arizona state's city of Scottsdale.
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Charles Barkley net worth
His net worth in 2020 is estimated by Celebrity Net Worth to be approximately US$50 million. The same source places Charles Barkley salary at approximately US$6 million per year.
He made his net worth mainly through his career as a professional basketball player. His total salary alone at the time is estimated to be US$40.3 million. The highest salary he earned in a year as a basketball player was US$9 million in 1999 during his last season playing with the Houston Rockets. Adjusted for inflation, that comes to approximately US$14 million today.
His career as a sports analyst on TNT also seems to be going well for him. Charles Barkley and Shaq have shared some time on television together, talking about sports.
His net worth is assumed to be lower than expected due to the well-known Charles Barkley gambling issues. By his own admission, he has lost over US$10 million in gambling. Celebrity Net Worth estimates the figure could be as high as US$30 million.
His money also comes from some high-profile celebrity endorsements and deals made throughout his career, including:
- Weight Watchers
That concludes our biography of Sir Charles Barkley. Who is your favourite basketball player? Do you find him inspirational for any reason? Leave your answers in the comments section below.
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