James was named a member of the NBA's 75th Anniversary Team at the start of the 2021-22 season.
James has made a total of $387.4 million from the Cavaliers, Heat and Lakers in salary during his NBA career, per Spotrac, the most among active players.
Forbes estimates that he has earned "upwards of $900 million in income from endorsements and other business ventures," which includes his production company SpringHill Company, a minority stake in Liverpool F.C. and a lifetime agreement with Nike.
It might come as a surprise to hear that James wasn't actually the highest-paid player in the NBA this season, but when combined with his off-court earnings, the only athlete who earned more than him in 2022 was soccer star, Lionel Messi.
A total of five players had a higher salary than James ($41.2 million) in the 2021-22 NBA season. Warriors superstar Stephen Curry topped the list, followed by James Harden, John Wall, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.
In the 2022-23 season, Curry, Harden, Wall and Westbrook are set to make more than James.
In 2020, James signed a two-year, $85 million contract extension with the Lakers. He will be an unrestricted free agent following the 2022-23 season.