Adam Silver Salary: What Is the NBA Commissioner’s Salary?

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Savannah Guthrie, second from left, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, rear center, and Jenna Bush Hager, right, watch play between Emma Raducanu, of Britain, and Leylah Fernandez, of Canada,during the women's singles final of the US Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in New York.
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Silver reportedly earns an annual salary of $10 million, making him one of the highest-paid commissioners in the four major North American sports.

Adam Silver’s Career

Since ascending to the throne of NBA commissioner in 2014, Adam Silver has overseen the league’s continued growth, building its financial strength while expanding its global reach.

Silver’s many accomplishments include the removal of Donald Sterling as Los Angeles Clippers owner, the Orlando Bubble, the play-in tournament, being a proponent of NBA betting and efforts to combat issues related to social justice. His impact has earned him widespread recognition, including being named to TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.

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