• Charles Barkley is a 55-year-old African-American retired professional basketball player and sports analyst.
• He was denied a place on the varsity team in high school due to his size, but quickly developed and earned a starting position.
• He was selected 5th overall in the first round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
• He has been married to Maureen Blumhardt since 1989 and they have one daughter.
• His net worth is close to $40 million and his height is 6ft 6ins (1.98m).



Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$30 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 20, 1963
SpouseMaureen Blumhardt, Charles Barkley
MarkBald Head
FactAttended Leeds High School in Leeds, Alabama, a small suburb just outside of Birmingham. One of their outdoor basketball courts carries the name "Charles Barkley Court" in his honor.


Who is Charles Barkley?

Born Charles Wade Barkley under the sign of Pisces on the 20th of February 1963 in Leeds, Alabama USA, Charles is a 55-year-old African-American retired professional basketball player (power forward) and a sports analyst. Also nicknamed ‘Chuck’, ‘Sir Charles’ and ‘The Round Mound of Rebound’, he is best known for his highly significant presence in the NBA over the course of 16 years, during which time he established himself as one of the most dominant power forwards in American basketball history. He has had a number of successes as both a player and an analyst in his often lucrative NBA career since 1984.

Early Life: High School Years

Charles was raised apparently an only child in his birthplace by his parents of unknown names and professions. His interest in basketball developed at a very early age, and he was already intent on becoming a great player upon starting at Leeds High School in his hometown, where he was at the time denied a place on the varsity team and was instead listed as a reserve, due to the fact that he was 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall and weighed 220lbs (100kg). Later on, Barkley experienced quick development during the summer, and returned to school at 6ft 4ins (1.93m), thus earning a starting position on the varsity team as a senior. His average points per game were 19.1 and his rebounds 17.9, while he also helped his team establish a 26-3 record that took them to the semifinals, at which point he scored 26 points versus Alabama’s most highly recruited player named Bobby Lee Hurt. Having witnessed his performance, Auburn University’s head coach Sonny Smith decided to recruit Charles, and he thus enrolled there following his matriculation in 1981.

Pre-Career: College Years

Barkley spent three seasons playing collegiate basketball at Auburn University. He had issues with maintaining proper weight, but that didn’t stop him from excelling as a sportsman, and he thus led the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in rebounding all three years. He made up for his lack of height and excess body weight with various crowd pleasing moves on the court, which helped him become seen as any other great player with proper body measurements.

Eventually, thanks to his habit to not pass the ball after rebounding and instead dribble over to the opposite end of the court and finish with a slam dunk, he earned the aforementioned nickname ‘The Round Mound of Rebound’. He played in the center position during his college years, even though he was shorter than the average center. He eventually became a member of Auburn University’s All-Century team, and still holds its record for career field goal percentage at 62.6%. Over the three years, he averaged 14.8 points per game, 9.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.7 blocks. While still in college in 1984, he participated in the NCAA Tournament, after which he finished with 23 points per game on 80% field goal shooting, as well as 17 rebounds, 14 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks.

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Career: 76ers, Suns and Rockets

Charles never actually finished college, having left in his final year to enter the 1984 NBA Draft. He was selected 5th overall in the first round by the Philadelphia 76ers, two picks after the Chicago Bulls took the (eventually) legendary Michael Jordan. The team’s coach helped Charles learn how to manage his weight, and condition himself properly prior to a game. As a result, he averaged 14.0 points and 8.6 rebounds per game in the regular season and was given a berth on the All-Rookie Team. The top three seasons in his career all occurred during his time with the 76ers, with his-career high PPG being 28.3 in the 1987-1988 season, while in the 1986-1987 season, he had a career-high of 14.6 rebounds per game. On July 17 1992, he passed over to the Phoenix Suns instead of the Los Angeles Lakers, as the 76ers pulled out of the deal. In the 1992-1993 season, Charles helped set the best NBA record for the Suns of 62-20, while he also achieved his career-high 5.1 assists per game. He remained there until the 1996-1997 season, at which point he moved to the Houston Rockets. In his very first game in this team, he recorded a career-high 33 rebounds. Since the end of the 1999-2000 season, he has been retired and working as an analyst for “Inside the NBA.”

Love Life: Married to Maureen Blumhardt

As for Barkley’s romantic involvements, he has been married to Maureen Blumhardt since the 9th of February 1989. Though Charles is yet to get a son, he and his wife have a daughter named Christiana Barkley, who was born in the same year as their wedding. The family lives together in in Scottsdale, Arizona – there hasn’t been any controversy surrounding his marriage.

What is Charles Barkley’s Net Worth?

Net worth is close to $40 million, made largely as a basketball player and then an analyst, mostly as one of the most accomplished power forwards in NBA history.

Posted by Charles Barkley on Sunday, April 1, 2012

Body Measurements

His height is 6ft 6ins (1.98m) and his current weight is 251lbs (114kg). His hair is pitch dark (although he is now generally bald) and his eyes are dark brown.

General Info

Full NameCharles Barkley
Net Worth$30 million
Date Of BirthFebruary 20, 1963
Height1.98 m
Weight120 kg
ProfessionAnnouncer, Author, Basketball player, Sports analyst, Spokesperson
EducationAuburn University, Leeds High School
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseMaureen Blumhardt, Charles Barkley
ChildrenChristiana Barkley, Christiana Barkley
ParentsCharcey Glenn, Frank Barkley
SiblingsJohn Glenn Barkley, Darryl Barkley

Accomplishments

AwardsNBA Most Valuable Player Award, All-NBA Team, NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award, NBA All-Rookie Team, Best NBA Player ESPY Award, Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, Outstanding Performance by an Athlete in Entertainment ESPY Award, Sports Emmy Award for Outstandi...
MoviesNBA Hardwood Classics: Superstars Collection, On the Shoulders of Giants, The March Hare, NBA Hardwood Classics: Charles Barkley: Sir Charles
TV ShowsCostas Now, Chappelle's Show, Inside the NBA

Social profile links

Marks

#Marks / Signs
1His frequent use of the word "Terrible"
2Bald Head

Quotes

#Quote
1[on Kevin Durant's shooting abilities] I just don't think you can win a championship shooting jumpers
2[defending corporal punishment] Whipping - we do that all the time.
3We're brainwashed into thinking if you're not a thug or an idiot, you're not black enough.
4One reason ck people are] never going to be successful as whole is because of other black people.
5Just because you say something doesn't make it controversial, and it doesn't make you a bad person. We're not all supposed to think alike.
6I'm a mad dog whose only concern is winning.
7I'm not paid to be a role model, parents should be role models.

Facts

#Fact
1Doing color commentary for TNT [2002]
2Arrested on suspicion of DUI on December 31, 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
3Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Ma. on September 8, 2006. Other inductees included Dominique Wilkins and Joe Dumars.
4His best friend is Michael Jordan. They were born only three days apart.
5Only player on the original U.S. Olympic "Dream Team" of 1992 whose NBA team finished the previous season with a losing record and out of the playoffs.
6Member of the 1992 (Dream Team) and 1996 gold medal US Basketball team.
7Played 16 seasons in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers (1984-1985 to 1991-1992), Phoenix Suns (1992-1993 to 1995-1996), and Houston Rockets (1996-1997 to 1999-2000).
8Wore number 34, his college number, for most of his career with Philadelphia and Phoenix, but switched to 32 in his last season (1991-1992) with the 76ers as a tribute to Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who was forced to retire before that season due to being HIV positive.
9Shortest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding, in 1986-1987.
10Nearly made the 1984 US Olympic basketball team, but was cut on the final day by coach Bob Knight for making snide remarks about Coach Knight "wearing his granddaddy's shoes."
11Played three seasons at Auburn University before leaving early for the NBA draft.
12Attended Leeds High School in Leeds, Alabama, a small suburb just outside of Birmingham. One of their outdoor basketball courts carries the name "Charles Barkley Court" in his honor.
13NBA MVP with the Suns in 1993, led them the NBA finals
14He was voted one of the NBA's fifty greatest players of all time.
15Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. Announced that he would enter the Hall as a Philadelphia 76er.

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons2016TV Series
With a Kiss2016TV Movie
Suits2015TV SeriesCharles Barkley
In Depth with Graham Bensinger2014TV Series
Thunderstruck2012/ICharles Barkley
The Bernie Mac Show2005TV SeriesCharles Barkley
Clerks2000-2001TV SeriesCharles Barkley
Jackie's Back!1999TV MovieCharles Barkley
Arli$$1999TV SeriesCharles Barkley
V.I.P.1998TV SeriesCharles Barkley
He Got Game1998Charles Barkley
Space Jam1996Charles Barkley
Martin1995TV SeriesCharles Barkley
Forget Paris1995Charles Barkley
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper1992TV SeriesCharles Barkley
Hot Shots!1991Charles Barkley
Santa Barbara1984TV SeriesBartender (1991)

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Hall of Famer / Himself - TNT NBA Analyst / Himself - Turner Sports
A Tribute to David Levy: Newhouse Mirror Awards2016DocumentaryHimself
Full Court: The Spencer Haywood Story2016Documentary
The Dunk King2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge
In Depth with Graham Bensinger2016TV SeriesHimself
IHeartRadio Music Awards 20162016TV MovieHimself - Commentator
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside the NBA2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Conan2010-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The NBA on TNT2015TV SeriesHimself - Studio Analyst
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2015 NBA All Star All Style2015TV MovieHimself - Judge
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
CNN Newsroom2014TV SeriesHimself - NBA Hall of Famer
Open Court2011-2014TV SeriesHimself
Bo, Barkley and the Big Hurt2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel2014TV SeriesHimself - Analyst, NBA on TNT (segment "Basketball Bedlam")
Moments of NCAA March Madness2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
2014 MTV Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Cameo #46
NCAA College Basketball: Michigan State at Michigan2014TV MovieHimself - Analyst
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Musical Guest
On the Money2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Price Is Right2013TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
The Dream Team2012DocumentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1993-2012TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various / Shaquille O'Neal
The Daily Show2002-2012TV SeriesHimself
Roll Tide/War Eagle2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
NBA Hardwood Classics2011TV SeriesHimself
H8R2011TV SeriesHimself
Feherty2011TV SeriesHimself
Rome Is Burning2008-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Alone with Rome / TNT NBA Analyst
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005-2011TV SeriesHimself
NCAA Final Four2011TV MovieHimself
World's Dumbest2011TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1997-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of2010DocumentaryHimself
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Shaq vs2010TV SeriesHimself
Pardon the Interruption2004-2010TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Jay Leno Show2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
With All Due Respect2009TV MovieHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
2009 World Series of Poker2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2008TV MovieHimself
Infanity2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Sports Unfiltered with Dennis Miller2007TV SeriesHimself
NFL Monday Night Football2007TV SeriesHimself - Broadcast Booth Guest
The Montel Williams Show2007TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPN Outside the Lines2006TV SeriesHimself
Chappelle's Show2006TV SeriesHimself
17th Annual American Century Championship2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
2006 MTV Movie Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005TV SeriesHimself
Costas Now2005TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself
Today2005TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2001-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
16th Annual American Century Championship2005TV Mini-SeriesHimself
CMI: The Chris Myers Interview2005TV SeriesHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2003-2005TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2005TV SeriesHimself
Tiger: The Authorised DVD Collection2004Video documentaryHimself
The Year of the Yao2004DocumentaryHimself
Crossover2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
A League of Ordinary Gentlemen2004DocumentaryHimself
2003 NBA All-Star Game2003TV SpecialHimself - Studio Analyst
Cedric the Entertainer Presents2003TV SeriesHimself
Listen Up! Charles Barkley with Ernie Johnson2002TV SeriesHost
Ultimate Jordan2001Video documentaryHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2001TV SeriesHimself
Jeopardy!2001TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
ESPY Awards2000TV Special
WWE Raw2000TV SeriesHimself - Audience Member
Tuesday Night with Ahmad2000TV SeriesHimself
Michael Jordan: His Airness1999Video documentaryHimself
Atlanta 1996: Games of the XXVI Olympiad1996TV Mini-SeriesHimself
1996 NBA All-Star Game1996TV SpecialHimself
1995 NBA All-Star Game1995TV SpecialHimself
The Word1994TV SeriesHimself
1994 NBA All-Star Saturday1994TV MovieHimself - Analyst
Look Who's Talking Now1993Himself
Michael Jordan: Air Time1993Video documentaryHimself
1993 NBA All-Star Game1993TV SpecialHimself
Marathon1992DocumentaryHimself
Barcelona 1992: Games of the XXV Olympiad1992TV Mini-SeriesHimself
1992 NBA All-Star Game1992TV SpecialHimself
The NBA Dream Team1992Video documentaryHimself
1991 NBA All-Star Game1991TV SpecialHimself
1990 NBA All-Star Game1990TV SpecialHimself
NBA Superstars1990Video documentaryHimself
1989 NBA All-Star Game1989TV SpecialHimself
1988 NBA All-Star Game1988TV SpecialHimself
1987 NBA All-Star Game1987TV SpecialHimself
1984 NBA Draft1984TV MovieHimself - 5th Overall Pick

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Hall of Famer / Himself - Baseball Hall of Famer / Himself - TNT Sports NBA Analyst / ...
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Media Buzz2014TV SeriesHimself - Former NBA Player
SNL Shorts2014TV MovieDarrell (uncredited)
SNL Sports Spectacular2014TV MovieDarrell (uncredited)
30 for 302012TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Playing Golf / Himself
Miss Representation2011DocumentaryHimself
The Women of SNL2010TV MovieMr. Jergs
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars2010TV SpecialDarrell (uncredited)
Rome Is Burning2006-2009TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself - Obama Supporter
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
Pardon the Interruption2006TV SeriesHimself
Last Laugh '042004TV MovieHimself
Idols of the Game1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (segment "Love and Money")

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2013EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2012EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2011EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2010EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2008EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst
2004EmmySports Emmy AwardsOutstanding Sports Personality - Studio Analyst

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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