Basketball legend made more more in 2014 than his entire playing career

Michael Jordan last year made more than $100 million per year off royalties from his Nike Air Jordan brand


Basketball legend Michael Jordan is  still raking in the cash despite hanging his boots 12 years ago.

According to ESPN, the former athlete makes more than $100 million per year off royalties from his Nike Air Jordan brand.

Forbes estimates that Jordan made a total of $94 million through-out his playing career less than the $100 million he made just last year.


ESPN got the figures from Basketball-Reference and the Bureau of Labor Statistics inflation calculator.

Forbes, it could be recalled,  rated the  NBA legend as the first billionaire athlete in history.

Since retiring from basketball in 2003, Jordan took up the business of entrepreneurship, managing and running sports franchises.

He currently is the co-owner of NBA club, Charlotte Hornets.

Michael Jordan, a five-time NBA MVP and 14-time NBA All-Star player is described on NBA’s website as 'the greatest basketball player of all time.'


Most of Jordan's financial strength comes from Nike payouts on his iconic brand, Air Jordan, which grossed an estimated $2.25 billion in 2013, earning his Airness some $90 million.

His most valuable asset, however, is his stake at Charlotte Hornets, worth more than $500 million.

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