Joakim Noah Highest-Paid Basketball player in the World

Joakim Noah
Joakim Noah led People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest paid basketball players” released on Sunday.

It's been a rough year for the basketball player, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 34-year-old Joakim Noah has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid basketball players for 2020 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.

UPDATE 17/02/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Joakim Noah tops annual list of highest-paid basketball players

In 2017 it looked like the basketball player’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Sunday (February 16) that Noah is the highest-paid basketball player in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between January 2019 and January 2020, a nearly $50 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 French basketball player has an estimated net worth of $245 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 Noah Burger” chain) in Paris, a Football Team (the “New York Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wondernoah - France), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Joakim) and a fashion line called “Joakim Noah Seduction”.

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

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