Cliff Robinson: Career Earnings, $62 million
Longtime NBA forward Cliff Robinson, aka “Uncle Cliffy,” earned more than $62 million in salary during the course of his NBA career. But within 2 years of his NBA career wrapping up, Robinson declared bankruptcy.
As a result of his bankruptcy, he was forced to sell off his 5,900-square-foot home, which sits on 16 acres and has a pool, tennis court and guest house. When Robinson filed for bankruptcy in 2009, he listed liabilities at $12.4 million and assets of $7.1 million—for a negative net worth of $5.3 million.