LeBron James - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 23, 2022

LeBron James
Nick Name: King James, LBJ
Profession: Basketball player
Best Known For: NBA
Salary: $45 million
Net Worth: $1 billion

Personal Details

Born on : December 30, 1984 (age 39)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
LeBron Raymone James
Birth Place: Akron, Ohio, USA
Horoscope: Capricorn
Father's Name: Anthony McClelland
Mother's Name: Gloria Marie James
Siblings: 1

Aaron McClelland Gamble (half-brother)

High School: St. Vincent–St. Mary High School
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: September 14, 2013
Wife's Name: Savannah Brinson James
Children: 3

LeBron James Jr. (son)
Bryce Maximus James (son)
Zhuri James (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 2.03 meter (6 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 108 kg (238.10 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Drak Brown
Shoe Size: 15 US
Bicep Size: 17 inch
Chest Size: 46 inch
Waist Size: 36 inch

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Who is LeBron James?

LeBron James is an American NBA player who is successful enough to need to introduction. Know more about the legendary basketball player.

LeBron James – Age, Parents, Siblings

LeBron James was born on born December 30, 1984, in Akron, Ohio, the United States as LeBron Raymone James. His mother’s name is Gloria Marie James and his father’s name is Anthony McClelland. 

When LeBron James was born, his mother was a 16-year-old teenager and his father had an extensive criminal record and was not involved in his upbringing. James also has a half-brother Aaron McClelland Gamble.

Caption: YouTube (young LeBron James)

Raised by a single mother, the family’s financial situation was not stable. Being a single teen mom, his mother struggled to put food on the table. After years of moving from apartment to apartment, searching for a more stable job, his mother finally decided she could no longer fulfill the basic needs of her only son. 

So, she let a local youth football coach, Frank Walker foster her son LeBron James. At the age of 9, he moved into the Walker family. Walker then introduced him to basketball. Talking about living with the Walkers, he said,

“They made me get up every day and go to school. There were days I didn't want to go to school. Being part of a family, a mom-and-dad surrounding … you had a brother and you had two sisters … it was an unbelievable experience for me at a young age. It opened my eyes up to become what I am today, why I act the way I am today.”

While he was in the sixth grade, the Walkers helped his mother to get an apartment. James then moved back with his mother, while still living with the Walkers on the weekends.

Gradually, LeBron James became more and more interested in basketball. He played all the way from Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball to the national level.

Caption: For The Win - USA Today (LeBron James with his mother)

Education, Ethnicity

He attended  St. Vincent-St. Mary High School for his primary education where he played on the school basketball team. 

His ethnicity is African-American.

LeBron James – Wife, Girlfriend, Children, Affair, Divorce

LeBron James is a married man. He married his high school girlfriend Savannah Brinson James on September 14, 2013, after more than 11 years of dating. They have three children together- sons LeBron James Jr. (born October 6, 2004), Bryce Maximus James (born June 14, 2007), and daughter Zhuri James, who was born in 2014.

Even though he was in a relationship with Savannah Brinson since 2000, he had affairs with several famous women. He was in a relationship with American actress Adrienne Bailon from 2003 to 2004. They even got engaged on December 23, 2003. He then went on to date Meagan Good in 2004. LeBron James began a romantic relationship with Amber Rose in 2010 and with Carmen Ortega in 2012.

Through all the infidelity from James’ side, Brinson stayed by his side. As of now, there seems to be no affair going on and there are no rumors of divorce as well.

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Caption: Pinterest (LeBron James with wife and children)

LeBron James Career

After graduating from school, he joined Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003 as the first overall draft pick.  In his first season, he won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. The next year in 2004, he was selected for his first NBA All-Star Game. Watching his rapid development in basketball and his games, his coach George Karl told Sports Illustrated,

 "It's weird talking about a 20-year-old kid being a great player, but he is a great player ... He's the exception to almost every rule."

Caption: matadormessenger (LeBron James)

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As of now, he is considered one of the best NBA players of all time and has played with Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and competed in Olympics in 2004, 2008, and 2012.

In addition to his basketball career, he has portrayed roles in films such as More than a Game (2008)Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants (2009)Trainwreck (2015), Smallfoot (2018: voice acting). He has also appeared in the series My Wife and Kids (2009), Entourage (2009), Survivor's Remorse (2015), Teen Titans Go! (2016), The Shop (2018).

Charity work

LeBron James established the LeBron James Family Foundation in 2004. Alongside his mother Gloria, he helps out children and single-parent families in need by organizing annual bike-a-thon, and building playgrounds in economically disadvantaged areas, to name a few.

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LeBron James Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of James are estimated to be around $1 billion and $45 million respectively.

LeBron James Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media sites including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, LeBron James is followed by millions of followers. He also has an official website - lebronjames.com.

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