Early LifeCharles Barkley was born on 20th of February 1963 at Leeds, Alabama in the United States of America. He is an American by nationality and ethnicity wise, he is an African American. His zodiac sign is Pisces and he follows Christianity by religious faith. Barkley got his early education from Leeds High School and then he graduated with a degree in business management from Auburn University in 1984.
With a glorious career behind him, Barkley is still considered as one of the greatest NBA players ever. He is one of four players ever to score more than 20,000 points, hand out 4,000 assists and collect 10,000 rebounds. At college, Barkley couldn't draw attention of the college scouts in the beginning but when he was in final year, he put up an impressive performance to average 17.9 rebounds and 19.1 points per game in that year. He was able to lead the school to a 26-3 record.
Charles Barkley's performance at the conference semifinal led him to Auburn University in 1981. He was named as Southeastern Conference Player of the Year in 1984, ALL-SEC player for three times and also included in the Auburn’s All-Century team. He was selected to Philadelphia 76ers in spring of 1984 as the power forward.
CareerWhen Charles Barkley joined the Philadelphia 76ers, he played with veterans like Julius Erving, Moses Malone and Maurice Cheeks and with them; he was able to take Philadelphia to the 1983 NBA championships. Averaging 14.0 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, Barkley made it to the All Rookie team. Charles Barkley's tenure with the Philadelphia was a successful but turbulent one. He was mostly criticized for his temper issues and problems with teammates.
However, he went on to play for the Houston Rockets in 1996. After his retirement, Charles Barkley, hosted a talk show titled Listen Up on TNT. Currently, he is the studio analyst for the network in the NBA. He published a book in 2002 which was titled 'I May Be Wrong but I Doubt It'.Similarly in 2005 he published another book titled 'Who’s Afraid of a Large Black Man?'. Charles Barkley has tried his hand in politics too. He has also considered running for Governor of Alabama.
Personal Life : Who is Charles Barkley wife? Who is Charles Barkley daughter?Charles Barkley is married to Maureen Blumhardt who is his long time girlfriend. They couple got married in 1989 and they had a kid daughter named Christiana in the same year.
Physical features and net worth : How much is Charles Barkley net worth?At 54 years of age, Charles Barkley measures six feet six inches in height and weight around 252 lbs. Barkley prefers keeping his head shaved and he has eyes of black color. His shoes size is 16 (U.S).
Charles Barkley has enjoyed a successful career so far. The estimated net worth of Charles Barkley stands at around $ 30 million.