Chris PaulJuly 3, 1985
2020 Earnings: $35 million ($29 million salary/prize winnings, $6 million endorsements)
Networth: Estimated $120 million
- Chris Paul started off his career with a bang by winning the 2005-06 Rookie of the Year award. He received 124 of the 125 votes.
- The star player would continue to set seasonal records in his career. He was the NBA steals leader 6 times (2008, 2009, and between 2011-2014), and NBA assists leader 4 times (2008, 2009, 2014, and 2015).
- The Rockets clearly had plans for Paul when they signed him to a four-year, $159.7 million contract, but traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder a year later. While many questioned the role he would play on the Thunder, he went on to have one of his best seasons, including making 55.4% of his 2-point field goal attempts, and 85.2% of his shots at the rim.
- Paul is another NBA millionaire that invested in Beyond Meat, but in an interview with Forbes, he specifically highlights the struggle that many Black and other Americans of color have when it comes to maintaining their health. He believes this has a lot to do with whats on your plate, which is why he decided to invest in a company that recognizes this struggle, and is trying to create awareness in affected communities.
- In 2016 Chris was named ESPNs Sports Humanitarian of the Year for his work in promoting sports and the positive impact it can have. More specifically, he was recognized for his work with the Boys & Girls Club, as well as other charities in Los Angeles and North Carolina.