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LeBron James is officially a billionaire

LeBron James becomes only the second NBA player to join the select circle of sports billionaires, according to Forbes.

The Los Angeles Lakers player, with an annual salary of $121.2 million this year that gives him the second-highest income in sports in 2022, now exceeds $1 billion in value.

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LeBron James is only the second player in the NBA after Michael Jordan, but the only active player, worth in the 10 figures.

Besides, sports billionaires are not legion. Michael Jordan was the first. He was joined by golfer Tiger Woods, boxer Floyd Mayweather and soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.

LeBron James has an impressive track record.He was selected 18 times as an NBA all-star, won the NBA championship four times, and twice won an Olympic gold medal.

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Despite this latest career achievement, the 37-year-old billionaire could not lead the Lakers to the NBA playoffs this year. It was only the fourth time in 19 seasons in the NBA that the 2.06-meter giant did not participate in the big spring dance.

According to Forbes,LeBron James has earned$385 millionin hiscareerwith theCleveland Cavaliers,Miami Heat andLos Angeles Lakers.Off the court, he has earned more than $900 million in revenue from endorsement deals and other commercial activities.

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2014

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is criminally charged with corruption by French prosecutors.

2008

Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other FARC hostages are rescued by the Colombian armed forces.

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2002

Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.

1998

“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” the second book in the series is published by Bloomsbury in the UK

1985

General Motors announced that it was installing electronic road maps as an option in some of its higher-priced cars.

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1976

North Vietnam and South Vietnam were reunited.

1962

Sam Walton opens his first Walmart store in Rogers, Arkansas.

The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.

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1956

Elvis Presley records “Hound Dog” and “Don’t Be Cruel”,

1850

B.J. Lane patented the gas mask.

1698

Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine.

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It happened on a… July 1

2021

Britain’s Princes William and Harry unveil statue to their mother Princess Diana, on what would have been her 60th birthday, at Kensington Palace.

2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin wins national referendum allowing longer presidential terms of office.

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2015

Greece becomes 1st developed country to default on debt to the International Monetary Fund (1.7 billion).

1996

Canadian NHL franchise Winnipeg Jets officially moves to Arizona, renamed the Phoenix Coyotes.

1980

“O Canada” was proclaimed the national anthem of Canada.

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1979

Sony introduced the Walkman.

1969

Britain’s Prince Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales.

1966

CTV station CFTO-TV transmits first colour television in Canada.

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1958

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada via microwave.

1916

Coca-Cola brings current coke formula to the market.

1905

Albert Einstein introduces his theory of special relativity.

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1903

Tour de France: Inaugural race begins in Montgeron, a south-eastern suburb of Paris.

1867

Proclamation of the British North America Act, creating the Dominion of Canada, out of Upper Canada (now Ontario, with its capital at Toronto), Lower Canada (now Quebec, with its capital at Quebec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

1858

1st Canadian coins minted (1, 5, 10 and 20 cent).

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We know the release date of “Dune: Part Two” by Denis Villeneuve

You’ll have to be patient. The second half of director Denis Villeneuve‘s Dune will be coming to the big screen later than expected.

Warner Bros has just announced the release dates of its major upcoming films. Denis Villeneuve ‘s Dune: Part Two has been moved from October 20, 2023 to November 17, 2023. Doing so will bring the film just days before the U.S. Thanksgiving, a date that kicks off blockbuster releases before the holiday season.

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In the past, Warner Bros. has also released blockbuster films like Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Justice League on these dates.

Dune: Part Two Denis Villeneuve will not be the only one to compete for moviegoers. Other studios are also lining up big names for the date. Lionsgate will be releasing the highly anticipated The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, while Universal will be focusing on Trolls 3.

According to Deadline, Denis Villeneuve will begin shooting the second part of Dune next fall in Budapest, Europe.

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For Warner, the film of the Quebecer is important, because in 2021, it generated $ 400 million in revenue and won six Oscars.

For its new release, Dune: Part Two will feature new characters played by Léa Seydoux, Florence Pugh, Christopher Walken and Austin Butler.

Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendaya, Javier Bardem and Josh Brolin should reprise their roles.

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Denis Villeneuve and his wife, former CBC culture reporter Tanya Lapointe, are among the film’s producers.

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