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Charles Barkley is an American retired NBA player and analyst for TBT Inside the NBA telecasts. Charles Barkley predominantly played power forward as well any other position dominating the players of Philadelphia 76ers during NBA draft and NBA-ALL-Star game. He was highlighted as the most valuable player and 50th Greatest player in the history of NBA during his basketball career.

Quick Info:

  • Birthday: February 20, 1963 (Age 54)
  • Ethnicity: Mixed (African-American)
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Basketball player

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1. Family and Personal Life

Charles Barkley married wife Maureen Blumhardt, a former model in 1989. But since she has maintained a low profile of herself she is rarely spotted with her husband in events and shows.

Charles was born in Leeds, Alabama to Charcey Glenn and Frank Barkley. Growing up in the eastern suburb of Birmingham he attended Leeds High School. Being a huge sports lover, he tried to make it to the school’s varsity team but with his short height, he was named fallback until he grew tall positioning senior in the team.

Quick Info:

  • Parents: Charcey Glenn and Frank Barkley
  • Wife: Maureen Blumhardt
  • Children: 1 (Christiana)
  • Marital Status: Married

Despite outshining with his basketball skills, he was paid no attention by college scouts until scored massive points against Bobby Lee Hurt, Alabama’s exceptional player. Later he studied at Auburn University majoring in business management and assisting University’s head coach Sonny Smith.

Charles Barkley married to Maureen Blumhardt, a former model for past 30 years. But despite such long relationship, she was barely photographed and clicked with her husband at events and games. They reportedly met in a City Avenue restaurant and dated for quite a time.

Previously a legal advisor in Bucks County, she now serves Fresh Start Women’s Foundation as the honorary member, helping females with education and better lives. The beloved couple now resides in Scottsdale mansion in Arizona with their daughter Christiana, who was born in the same year 1989 when the duo tied the knot.

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2. Body Measurements and Lifestyle

Charles Barkley is the most recognizable faces in NBA history and for all good reason. He is muscular, hunky sporty and above all a great human with friendly nature. 

Charles, being an NBA player is so much fun to watch both with the looks and basketball skills. On the court, the hunky fella looks athletic in his jersey while off court rocks shimmering suits and makes ladies go wow with his charisma and sassy smile.

Quick Info:

  • Height: 6 feet 6 inches
  • Body Measurements: N/A
  • Plastic Surgery: Yes
  • Weight: 114 kg (252 lbs)

Standing tall with 6 feet and 6 inches height, he has devilish good looks with a ripped physique and muscular abs. But when he retired from his professional, Charles gained a lot of weight reaching an alarming point with the risk of diabetes. At present, he is back with a flat tummy following the strict diet and lots of fluids.

He is constantly touring to different countries with regard to his work. But whenever free, he spends quality time with his wife and daughter Christiana as they bond really well. 

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3. Professional Career

Charles Barkley is a former NBA player for several basketball teams including Philadelphia 76ers. Currently, he works for TNT as a studio analyst.

Charles started his career with collegiate basketball for three seasons while studying at Auburn. Despite being obese and heavyweight, he continued to cheer exhilarating fans and calm down their nerves with spectacular blocked shots and dunks, making a way to become a great player. Being a center forward for Auburn, he broke a number of records and collected several awards including Southeastern Conference as well as named SEC Player of the Decade.

Career Timeline:

  • 1984: Selected by Philadelphia 76ers for NBA
  • 1992: Drafted by Phoenix Suns, where he led the team to finals
  • 1992: Won gold medal in Olympics
  • 2000: Joined TNT as a studio analyst

In the completion of Auburn final year, he was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers for the 1984 NBA draft with the 5th overall pick. Undeterred, he soon buried his heavyweight under the tutelage of Malone to prepare owns self for the on-court conditions. He played power forward for 76ers with his discernible basketball skills while occasionally filled in for the center and small forward position ruling half a foot taller.

He played Philadelphia for eight seasons, but the best during his entire tenure came in his first NBA season when the Sixers won the regular with 58-24 and progressed all the way through finals of the 1985 Eastern Conference, unfortunately losing five games to Boston Celtics.

Afore the 1986-87 season, he was advanced to become the in charge of the team after Moses Malone was merchandised to Washington Bullets. Though he missed a majority of games in the year following injuries and grumpiness, he earned the first trip to NBA All-Star game and in the following season, he was named Sixers franchise player.

In the summer of 1992 when he was traded to Phoenix Suns, it came to as a triumph for both Suns and Barkley as finish the board, becoming a leading scorer. With his incredible performance and contribution, Phoenix reached to the NBA finals, however; Chicago won the game with 4-2.

Injuries constantly seem to halt his astounding career but, he being one of the NBA best player showed up in different seasons for Suns including the last 1995-96 season, where he lead Suns score 23.3 points on 500 shooting.

In the NBA 1996-97 season, he played for Houston Rockets which was his last break to win NBA title. Although the next two years, he kept fighting with austere injuries and pain he managed to play the high-level game in next seasons including his last 1999-2000 season in NBA. Being the part of a Dream Team, he competed in Olympic bring gold to the home in the United States.

After retirement from professional basketball career, he joined TNT as studio analyst covering NBA games pre and post-game and halftime shows. He also took over the position of studio analyst for the Turner Sports and CBS joint coverage of NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament.

Additionally, he served NBC coverage of NFL games as well as hosted Saturday Night Live.  In 2004, he was named first-ever celebrity guest for College GameDay. For his outstanding work in TNT, he won Sports Emmy Awards in 2012.

Apart from this, he is an author for I May Be Wrong, But I Doubt It and has contributed to Rick Reilly’s book The Life of Reilly. Also, he has briefly appeared in the 3rd episode of TV series Suits and played in Space Jam.

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4. Salary and Net Worth 2018

Charles Barkley has amassed fortunes of $40 million through his career as journalist and player. And being such a great player, it would be surprising if he would not have owned a lavish mansion in Arizona.

Charles Barkley net worth is $40 million while his annual salary is over $10 million. The veteran NBA player has mostly earned his jaw-dropping net worth, navigating a basketball career for Philadelphia 76ers and Suns. Additionally, he must be receiving heft amount working as an analyst for TNT.

Quick Info:

  • Net Worth: $40 million
  • Salary: $10 million

However, he could have garnered an over $50 million fortunes only if he would not have lost $10 million in gambling. He also owns a splendid mansion in Scottsdale, Arizona where he resides with his wife and daughter.

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