James Harden net worth and salary: James Harden's net worth is $8 million dollars and his annual salary is $4.6 million. Born in Los Angeles, California, James Harden attended Artesia High School, where he led his team to the state title two years in a row, and was named an All-American by both McDonald's and Parade Magazine. He was recruited by Arizona State, and played excellent ball for the college team until 2009, when the Oklahoma City Thunder (formerly known as the Seattle Supersonics) drafted him. His first year with the Thunder was solid, and he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. The 2012 season has been quite good for the shooting guard, and he achieved career high points in a single game with 40, and he had his most successful season to date with an average 16.8 points per game. He was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year for the 2012 season. He was the top scoring reserve player for 2012.