Know About Charles Barkley; Wife, Kids, Net Worth, Height, Retirement

Published Date: 16 Mar, 2020 Updated date: 16 Mar, 2020 By Celebs Podium

In 16 years of impeccable NBA career, Charles Barkley made a lot of net worth. An increasing salary with every other NBA team, he was a heavy gambler, and the wagering of money made him lost around $10 million.

American retired professional basketball player Charles Barkley’s former club before retirement was Houston Rockets. He has won 11 NBA All-Star honors from 1987 to 1997.

Charles Barkley Bio & Family

The former player was born as Charles Wade Barkley on 20 February 1963 in Leeds, Alabama, to parents, Frank and Charcey Glenn. Charles’s father abandoned the family after he and Charcey parted ways. He has two step-brothers, Darryl and John Glenn, from her mother, another matrimony. When he was at age 11, his step-father passed away during a car accident.

Charles went to Leeds High School and then attended Auburn College to play Basketball from 1981 until 1984. He stands at the height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall and weighs around 100 kg.

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Net Worth & Retirement Details!

The 57-year-old net worth is around $45 million. He has been able to garner such illustrious wealth from NBA leagues from 1984 until 2000. In the 1984 NBA Draft, he got picked by the Philadelphia 76ers. Charles played for five long seasons with 76ers until his transfer to Phoenix Sun in 1992. He received a total salary of $8,896,000 per year playing for 76ers, which got increased to $14,460,000 playing alongside Sun.

Four years later, the Houston Rockets signed him from the 1996-1997 season. For four-season, he received $16,945,000 salary per year until his retirement in 2000. Right now, he works as an analyst on TNT postgame show, Inside the NBA.

Charles Barkley on the sets of Inside the NBA in 2020 (Picture: NBA)

Despite earning such a hefty sum, he had lost approximately $10 million through gambling. The player also admitted to losing around $2.5 million “in six hours” while playing blackjack.

Charles Wife & Meet-Up History!

The former Houston star exchanged his wedding vows with Maureen Blumhardt in 1989. They first met each other by serendipity at an eatery place in Pennsylvania when his wife worked as a legal assistant for a non-profit entity. Within some months apart from the wedding, they welcomed their first child as a daughter, Christiana. Their daughter went to Villanova University to complete her graduation and then Columbia’s Journalism school.

Charles Barkley with wife Maureen Blumhardt on 21 April 2016 (Picture: Heavy)

Charles’s wife, Maureen, was born in 1960 in New York. She is a businesswoman and a philanthropist, including a former model.

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Some Interesting Facts About Charles Barkley

  • Charles was the first black born baby in the all-white town hospital.
  • The retired player had a lot of weight issues in his early playing days.
  • In his three-year college career, he averaged 14.8 points on 68.2% field goal shooting, 9.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.7 blocks per game.
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