Forbes names LeBron James 2nd Most Powerful Celebrity in this year’s Celebrity 100 List

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The 2014 list: 1. Beyonce 2. Lebron James 3. Dr. Dre See more: http://onforb.es/1nWz0tW

No. 2: LeBron James

Back-to-back championships and four MVP awards have made LeBron James the king of the NBA. James is the NBA’s biggest endorsement star, thanks to deals with Nike, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Upper Deck and others. We estimate that the basketball player earned $72 million last year. Sales of his signature Nike shoes were tops among active players at $300 million in the U.S. during 2013, according to research firm SportsOneSource, and his jersey was the NBA’s best-seller. James’ earnings also got a boost from the sale of Beats to Apple for $3 billion. James owned a small piece of the business and helped make the brand a must-have accessory by outfitting the 2008 U.S. Olympic basketball team in Beijing in the high-priced headphones.

Written by Joey Sinatra

Joey Sinatra

Joey Sinatra is a co-founder of WickedJumpShot.com Joey is a boxing and basketball journalist who attends USI as a post graduate. Joey grew up in the New Rochelle Area of the greater New York City area, and is a cousin of the famous singer, Frank Sinatra. Joey also writes for the Boxing Globe.