Quick Facts of Charles Wade Barkley
- Full NameCharles Wade Barkley
- Net Worth$40 Million
- Date of Birth1963 /02 /20
- Marital StatusMarried
- Birthplace Leeds, Alabama, United States
- ProfessionFormer basketball player, Sports Analyst
- Active Year1984-2000 (retired)
- Eye colourBrown
- Hair colourBald
- SpouseMaureen Blumhardt (m. 1989)
- Height6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m)
- Weight250 lb (113 kg)
- Body MeasurementMuscular
- EducationLeeds High School, Auburn University - majored in business management
- Children1 - Christiana Barkley (b. 1989)
Charles Barkley is a former American professional basketball player, best known as a power forward for the Philadelphia 76ers. Throughout his career, he earned eleven NBA All-star Game appearances and became the All-Star MVP in 1991. Currently, Barkley is working as an analyst on Inside the NBA.
Barkley is a married man as of 2019. He is enjoying the most romantic and blissful moments with his beautiful wife Maureen Blumhardt. So, does he have any children with his spouse?
Birth Name & Birthdate
Charles was born as Charles Wade Barkley on 20th February 1963, in Leeds, Alabama, United States. Barkley holds an American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity.
Barkley attended Leeds High School located in Leeds, Alabama where he learned playing basketball. Later, Barkley enrolled at Auburn University where he became an assistant for the head coach, Sonny Smith. Shortly he graduated from the university, majoring in business management.
Charles Barkley started his career from the 1981 NBA Draft where Philadelphia 76ers selected him in the fifth pick in the first round. In his first season, he made an average of 14.0 points and 8.6 rebounds per game during the regular season and received a berth on the All-Rookie Team. As a rookie in the postseason, Barkley made 14.9 points and 11.1 rebounds per game.
After playing with Philadelphia 76ers for many years, Barkley went to Phoenix Suns for 1992-1993 seasons. While there, he made 25.6 points on 520 shooting, 12.2 rebounds and a career-high 5.1 assists per game, leading the Suns to an NBA best 62–20 record.
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Barkley also played with Aleize Sampson in Houston Rockets in the 1996-1997 seasons. He also won three gold medals for the USA in Olympics games and Fiba Americas Championship. In 2000, Barkley retired as the fourth player in NBA history to achieve 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, and 4,000 assists.
Charles Barkley’s net worth is $40 Million as of 2019. As an analyst, he earns an annual salary of around $5 Million. Having an impressive wealth, Barkley also makes an extra income from his other works which include video games, endorsement deals, etc. Apart from this, his wife has a net worth of $2 Million.
Barkley became a payroll for WeightWatchers promoting their “Lose Like a Man” program and featuring in both television and online ads in 2011. Similarly, he is also promoting brands like Nike, McDonald’s, and T-Mobile. Undoubtedly, Barkley receives hefty paycheque from the deals.
Charles and his wife sold their house located in Sugar Land, Houston, Texas, for $8.9 Million (est.). Their home was built in 1994, which measures 4,000 square foot, consisting of four bedrooms, three and a half bathroom.
The pair purchased a new house in Scottsdale, Arizona at the price of $10.5 Milion. Moreover, their home features five bedrooms, four and a half bathroom on 4,589 square foot. So, Barkley is living a luxurious life in his lavish home along with his family.
Spouse- Maureen Blumhardt
Charles Barkley is married to his wife, Maureen Blumhardt. The couple had their first encounter while Blumhardt went to watch Philadelphia 76ers vs. San Antonio Spurs match in 1989. Shortly after the game, a mutual friend introduced them, and they became friends. Later, they started dating each other.
After enjoying their company for a few months, the soulmates engaged and married on 9th February 1989. The pair invited most of their friends and close relatives at their wedding ceremony. Together, they welcomed a beautiful daughter, Christiana Barkley at the time of Christmas in 1989.
Currently, Barkley resides in Arizona with his family and friends. As of now, there are no records of Barkley’s extramarital affairs. Besides, he hasn’t faced controversies and rumors regarding his personal life and career.
- Charles Barkley is the shortest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding from 1986 to 1987.
- Barkley and Michael Jordan were born only three days apart, and they are best friends as well.
- The police arrested him on suspicion of DUI on 31st December 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- He is a member of the Republican Party and supported Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.
- He is 56 years old as of 2019.