Jason Collins Highest-Paid Basketball player in the World

Jason Collins
Jason Collins led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid basketball players” released on Thursday.

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It's been a rough year for the basketball player, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 41-year-old Jason Collins has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid basketball players for 2020 with an estimated $58 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 14/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Jason Collins tops annual list of highest-paid basketball players

In 2018 it looked like the basketball player’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Thursday (August 13) that Collins is the highest-paid basketball player in the world, pulling in an astonishing $58 million between July 2019 and July 2020, a nearly $30 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 $185 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 Collins Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “Northridge Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondercollins - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Jason) and a fashion line called “Jason Collins Seduction”.

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

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