The 40 Richest NBA Players and the Women Behind Them

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It’s fair to say that these past and present NBA legends have done all right for themselves in the amassing-a-fortune stakes. And while each is blessed with world-class basketball ability and a healthy dose of business acumen, they all have something else in common too: the backing of an exceptional woman. Read on to discover more about the women behind the scenes.

40. Nenê

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Estimates of Nenê’s net worth range from $40 million to $80 million, though what is known is that his 2015-16 basic salary will be a cool $13 million. The center has been plying his trade with the Washington Wizards since 2012.

Lauren Prothe

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The 6’1” Lauren Prothe used to play volleyball at Colorado State University, and she can speak fluent Portuguese. Both of these facts must have been handy when she met 6’11” Brazilian ’baller Nenê. The pair married in 2009.

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