Charles Barkley is a basketball player who is retired now. He is currently an analyst of the TV program named “Inside the NBA”. He was born on 20th of February in the year 1963. He plays for America. He was born in Leeds of Alabama. He is 54 years old currently. His other names are- “Chuck”, “ the round mound of rebound” and “Sir Charles”. He played basketball from the year 1984 till 2000. Charles completed his school in Leeds.
He studied at the Auburn University. His family consisted of five members- parents, himself and two brothers. His mother’s name is Charcey Glenn and his father’s name is Frank Barkley. The two brothers are- john Glenn Barkley and Darryl Barkley. He got married in the year 1989. He was married to Maureen Blumhardt. His wife gave birth to their daughter named Christiana, she was born in 1989, the same year in which they got married. They don’t have any other children; Christiana is their only daughter. Barkley has also written some books. He wrote the book named “I may be wrong, but I doubt it” in the year 2002.
In the year 2005 he released his other book which was “Who’s afraid of a large black man?” and this book contains a collection of interviews on famous personalities in different sectors like business, sports, entertainment and politics. Barkley also wrote the foreword for the book “The Life of Reilly” which was written by Rick Reilly, in the year 2000. This was his first writing work. Barkley also acted for a short part in the television series called “Suits”. He also played his own character in “Space Jam”. He made an appearance in the TV show named “Modern Family”. He became a spokesman for “WeightWatchers” in the year 2011, it was to promote the program “Lose Like a Man” and he made his appearances in both of these TV series and also in the online advertisements. Barkley also featured in some video games.
A video game which Accolade developed and named “Barkley Shut Up and Jam!” featured Charles Barkley. Barkley also featured in other EA games. Barkley played basketball for the “Phoenix Suns”, “Houston Rockets” and also the “Philadelphia 76ers”. He won two gold medals in the Olympic Games, one in the year 1992 and second in the year 1996. He played as a member of the “United States men’s basketball team” in the Olympics. He used to play in the power forward place mostly and also in the small forward as well as centre places. Even though he was shorter in height than most of the players, still he managed to outplay the taller players. He has extraordinary strength which helps him to tackle any player. Barkley was also elected for the basketball hall of fame.
Charles lost a huge sum of 10 million dollars in gambling in his whole life till now. Barkley’s net worth is estimated to be about 40 million dollars as of April 2017 according the “Celebrity Net Worth”. He is an active user of the social networking site Twitter. He posts many of his pictures and also many quotes and comments publicly. Currently he is followed on Twitter by about 27.5 thousand people. He is one of the best basketball players ever known.