Update Celebrity Biography, Entertainment Gossip & More

Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley

Facts of Charles Barkley

Full Name: Charles Barkley
Birth Date: February 20, 1963
Age: 56 years
Gender: Male
Profession: Professional Basketball Player
Country: United States
Horoscope: Pisces
Height: 6 feet 6 inches (1.98m)
WifeMaureen Blumhardt
MarriedMaureen Blumhardt (1989)
Net Worth$40 million
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Birth PlaceLeeds, Alabama
EthnicityAfrican, American, European
EducationAuburn University
FatherFrank Barkley
MotherCharcey Glenn
SiblingsJohn Glenn Barkley, Darryl Barkley
Facebook Charles Barkley Facebook
View more / View less Facts of Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley is a former American professional basketball player as well as an author. He has played for different teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

What is Charles Barkley Net Worth and Salary?

Presently, his successful career helped him in earning a net worth of $40 million. His current net worth is enough for him to maintain a standard living in a luxurious way. As he is still continuing his work, his net worth will be double in the future.

During his playing career, Charles earned a total of $40.3 million in salary alone. Similarly, his peak salary year was his final season with the Houston Rockets in 1999 when he received $9 million.


However, Barkley is a notorious gambler. He has admitted to losing roughly $10 million gambling in his lifetime including $2.5 million lost playing blackjack in under six hours.

Besides this, he earns his from TNT as a broadcaster which is $1.5 million. Some of his endorsements include Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Nike, Right Guard, as well as T-Mobile. Similarly, he owns a mansion in Scottsdale, Arizona which values are $2.2 Million. He has some luxurious cars such as Lincoln Navigator and Bentley.

Is Charles Barkley Married? Who is His Daughter?

Charles Barkley is a married man. He married an ex-model Maureen Blumhardt on 9 February 1989. The couple is living a happy married life together with their kids. In the same year of their marriage, the couple has been blessed with a daughter Christiana.

Charles Barkley with his daughter, Christiana Barkley
Caption: Charles Barkley with his daughter, Christiana Barkley

In the year 1995, he had an encounter with Kelli McCarty. His personal life isn’t in the limelight as his career path is. He is successfully keeping his personal life far from the tabloids.

Once Charles had argued that athletes should not be considered role models. This statement has created several controversies. Likewise, he ran into a problem with the law on the last day of the year 2008 when he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding past the stop sign. And the rumor included that he was in a haste to have oral sex.

To pay for this sin, he was handed a five days jail term and fined over $2,000. Similarly, in 1997, he was also arrested and jailed for five hours for an unlawful aggravated action against a threat. Presently, he is not involved in any rumors about his personal life and career. He is enjoying his blissful life with his family.

Early Life

Charles Barkley was born in Leeds, Alabama, the USA on 20 February 1963 as Charles Wade Barkley. His sun sign is Pisces. The name of his mother is Charcey Glenn and father’s name is Frank Barkley. He has two brothers named John Glenn Barkley and Darryl Barkley.

He belongs to the European, African, and American ethnicity with American nationality. Concerning his education, Barkley studied at Leeds High School. Then he has also attended Auburn University and majored in business management.

How Tall is Charles Barkley?

Barkley has a standard height of 6 feet 6 inches with a bodyweight of 114 kg. In addition, he has a black hair color and dark black eye color. Nevertheless, there is no information about his other body measurements.

Charles Barkley, Basketball Player
Caption: Charles Barkley, Basketball Player


Charles began playing basketball professionally since 1984 and he retired in 2004. He started playing basketball professionally after being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the fifth pick in the first round in the 1984 NBA draft.

Games and Awards

After playing several years, he traded to the Phoenix Suns during the 1992-93 season. In the year 1993, he got the name of the NBA Most Valuable Player. Then he joined the Houston Rockets during the 1996-87 season.

Moreover, he was invited by Bob Knight to try out for the United States men’s basketball team for the 1984 Summer Olympics but he was cut because of poor defense.

Nevertheless, Barkley retired from the professional NBA in 2000. On 20 March 2004, Phoenix Suns honored Barkley as well by retiring his jersey including him in the “Suns Ring of Honor”. Currently, he is working in the television program Inside the NBA. He has endorsed McDonald’s and T-Mobile.

Charles Barkley, Basketball Player
Caption: Charles Barkley, Basketball Player

Concerning his awards, in his college game, he has won numerous awards including Southeastern Conference (SEC) Player of the Year, three All-SEC selections, one Second Team All-American selection, and SEC Player of the Decade for the 1980s by the Birmingham Post-Herald. He forgoes his final year and made himself eligible for the 1984 NBA draft.

In addition, this talented basketballer for his contribution has received three Sports Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Studio Analyst”. In his upcoming years, he will achieve more and more awards.