Lebron James Agent : Rich Paul hit the jackpot when he first met LeBron James at Akron airport. His association with LeBron has been the basis of a successful entrepreneurial career for Paul.
Rich Paul has been one of LeBron James’s closest friends over the past 20 years. The duo first met in Akron Airport when LeBron noticed Paul wearing an authentic Warren Moon jersey and complimented him. They became fast friends after that, and James asked Paul to join his inner circle with high school friends Maverick Carter and Randy Mims.
Rich Paul began working under Leon Rose, LeBron’s second agent with Creative Artists Agency, in 2006. Rose had negotiated LeBron’s contract extension, and LeBron had gotten Rich Paul onto CAA’s team. This grounding with the dominant sports agency in the USA gave Paul tons of exposure and experience.
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Rich left CAA in 2012 to open his own sports agency, called Klutch Sports Agency. Immediately after, LeBron left Leon Rose’s side to sign with his friend Rich Paul. Soon, the agency blew up, as it gained credence with more and more NBA players.
Klutch Sports and Rich Paul added John Wall to their list of elite athletes on their roster in January 2016. As of today, Ben Simmons, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Eric Bledsoe, Jusuf Nurkic and Trae Young have also been added to Klutch Sports’s roster of elite athletes.
Rich Paul Net Worth
Rich Paul’s net worth has been reported to be $32.6 million according to Forbes in 2019. He was also the subject of a ruling that required professional sports agents to be college graduates. This was a topic that gained much coverage last summer. LeBron and many other players across the sporting fraternity spoke out against it.