[post_page_title] Larry Bird – $55 million[/post_page_title]
The bulk of Larry Bird’s $55 million net worth comes from his playing days. He was listed as one of Forbes’ highest paid athletes of 1991.
Bird must have had a sizeable salary as a coach, but it probably didn’t come close to his paycheck as a player. The 3-time NBA Champion averaged 24.3 PPG, 6.3 assists and 10.0 rebounds for his career, all with the Celtics. Bird continued to add to his fortune after his playing days as a coach for three seasons with the Pacers and later as part of the front office.