James Edward Harden Jr. is an NBA player with the Houston Rockets. He has been considered as the NBA’s best shooting guard. In the 2009 NBA draft, Oklahoma City Thunder chose him. Before the 2012-13 season started, he was sent to the Houston Rockets. In 2018, Harden was named NBA MVP. He has also played twice for the United States national team and won gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
James Edward Harden Jr. was born on August 26th, 1989, in Los Angeles, California. Harden was brought up in a Christian family. Before he was born, his mother had a number of miscarriages. Harden has an older sister. Soon, James’ basketball skills became clear. He was a great high school athlete and was named a McDonald’s All-American. He also played on an AAU team that won the 2006 Las Vegas Adidas Super 64 championship.
After graduating from high school, Harden went to Arizona State and played basketball for them. During this time, James started getting a lot of attention and was even on the cover of “Sports Illustrated” magazine. After his second year, Harden said he was ready for the 2009 NBA draft.
James Harden’s Net Worth And Salary
According to Celebrity Net Worth, American pro basketball player James Harden has a net worth of $165 million. Harden makes a lot of money in the NBA, just like all of his other teammates. In 2022, his income on and off the court will add up to $74.4 million.
James Harden got the most expensive NBA contract ever in 2017. He signed a four-year contract extension worth $228 million, which will keep him with the team through the 2022-23 season. He is known as “The Beard.” Reports say that Harden’s salary for the 2021 season was $41.2 million.
The new version of Harden’s deal with the Philadelphia 76ers will last for two years and pay him $68.6 million. The average amount he would make each year would be $34.3 million.
In 2015, Harden spent $2 million to buy a house in Houston. The property used to belong to another NBA player named Cuttino Mobley. The house was built in 2002 in the style of the Mediterranean. It is in the Royal Oaks Country Club, which is a gated community near a golf course. The house is very nice, with 7,100 square feet of living space and four bedrooms. There is a stone fireplace, a theater room, and a grand staircase that stand out. The house is also on a half-acre lot that has a spa and an infinity pool.
In 2019, Harden spent a lot of money on a much bigger estate. He is said to have paid $10 million for the house, which is on 3.5 acres of land in the wealthy Houston suburb of Rivercrest. The house itself is a huge 26,000 square feet and has a wine room, a full bar, and a fitness room. The house is made of steel and is built in a modern style.