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Charles Barkley led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid basketball playeres” released on Thursday.

It's been a rough year for the basketball player, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 59-year-old Charles Barkley has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid basketball player for 2022 with an estimated $96 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 2022-08-09 : This story seems to be false.

Charles Barkley tops annual list of highest-paid basketball playeres

In 2019 it looked like the basketball player’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Friday, (August 5, 2022) that Barkley is the highest-paid basketball player in the world, pulling in an astonishing $96 million between August 2021 and August 2022, a nearly $60 million lead over his closest competition.

People With Money’s factors

In compiling this yearly list, the magazine considers factors such as upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.

The American basketball player has an estimated net worth of $275 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Barkley Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Olympia Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure WonderBarkley - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Charles) and a fashion line called “Charles Barkley Seduction”.

The ranking is significant for many Charles fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.

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