Michael Jordan hasn’t set foot on a basketball court in 12 years, but he’s still making more money than any active player now.
What’s his moneymaker? The sneaker, of course. In the U.S. alone, the highly popular sneaker brand increased in sales 17% last year, bringing the net worth to $2.6 billion.
MJ receives royalties from Nike, along with endorsements from popular sporting brands including Gatorade, Hanes, Upper Deck, 2K Sports, and Five Star Fragrances bring his bank to $100 million.
The list also mentions David Beckham ($75 million), Arnold Palmer ($42 million), Jack Nicklaus ($28
million), and Jerry Richardson ($23 million).
Jordan is only out done by “Pretty Boy Floyd” Mayweather ($105 million), for highest paid athlete in the world, active or retired.
Good lucks, MJ.