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Gloria James Net Worth, High Profile Life, Relationships, & More

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Gloria James is an African-American philanthropist, community advocate, and also the vice president of the LeBron James Family Foundation. She is also renowned as the mother of LeBron James, an American professional basketball player. Read ahead to find out more about her high-profile life, career, net worth, relationships, and more.

Quick Bio

Gloria Marie James came into this world on February 4, 1968. She was born to Freda James in Akron, Ohio, United States. She has two brothers namely Curt James and Terry James. She is of African-American descent. She spent most of her early years and adulthood in Akron, Ohio. Her mother passed away due to a sudden heart attack when she was just 19 years old.


Gloria completed her primary education at a nearby school. However, she could not complete her education due to her early pregnancy at the age of 16. Because of that, she had to struggle a lot to find a better job to run her family. Even she had to keep changing apartments to take up jobs.


She was in a relationship with Anthony McClelland, who left her after knowing that she was pregnant. At the age of 16, she gave birth to her one and only son, LeBron James. Anthony has a lengthy history of criminal records. He has been convicted of arson in the past. Gloria was a single mother and struggled a lot to give him a better life. She also took care of her brothers after her mother died.

Although there were rumors of her relationship with multiple men, she has never been married so far. She was reportedly in a relationship with Miami-based rapper Da Real Lambo in 2013. On a few occasions, the rapper even used to refer to her as a wife, however, there is no proof of their marriage. They split up after some time, apparently due to his infidelity. There were also rumors of her affair with her son’s then-teammate Delonte West, who later got married to Caressa Suzzette.


She had no stable jobs in her early career. She did many odd jobs to run her family. Being a single mother is not easy, however, she managed to raise a son like LeBron and became an inspiration to all single mothers who are facing the same challenges in raising their children. She is a philanthropist, involved in charity work within the Akron community. Moreover, she serves as the vice president of the LeBron James Family Foundation which supports unprivileged children in Akron, Ohio.

Net Worth

She has amassed an estimated net worth of $2 million as of 2024. Her primary income comes from her media appearances along with her son, LeBron James, one of the greatest players in NBA history.

Social Media Presence

Gloria James is very active on social media. She has more than 228K on Instagram. On the other hand, her son, LeBron, has achieved millions of followers on Instagram over 159M.


Gloria James is an outstanding community advocate, socialite, and philanthropist. She is one of those parents who dedicated their whole life selflessly to their children. She is living a very high profile life due to her son’s success as the greatest basketball player of all time.

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