You know what’s the latest I’ve heard about Michael Jordan? That the shoes he wore at the 1993 game are up for auction! Wait, let me pull out my wallet! Michael Jordon, the legendary basketball player has so much money coming in from different sources that he can literally swim in it.
Do you want to guess Michael Jordan net worth? C’mon! Give it a shot. No cheating, no Googling. It’s a shocking O-N-E billion dollars!
The man from Brooklyn is often touted as the greatest basketball player of all time. Often, the greatest athlete.
How Does He Churn All This Money?
Jordan has not played a single game professionally in the last decade and yet, the Jordan brand is so strong that he earns $80-100 million per year. That’s thanks to his endorsements with McDonald’s Coca-Cola, Chevrolet and Nike. We all know you were eyeing those Jordans at the store, weren’t you?
He earns a lot of property in Chicago and elsewhere as well. Most of it in not listed. Not surprised that a celebrity as big as him would like to keep some of the secrets, well, secrets.
WAGs aka Wives and Girlfriends
So, let’s get started on the Wives and Girlfriends of Jordan. He was married to Juanita Vanoy from 1989 to 2002. She received a $168 million settlement! He’s now married to the hot Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto. They have twin daughters (Victoria and Ysabel) together.
Controversies are always around when you are a celebrity and Jordan was also embroiled in a paternity suit, from which his excellent lawyers pulled him out very intelligently. When you are rich, it doesn’t hurt to pay the lawyers, does it now?
Jordan took a year long hiatus to play basketball in 1993 to follow his late father’s dream. He used to stick out his tongue, just like him when he drove the ball to the basket. His father was murdered by two assailants. The murder of his father had come as a huge shock to him which lead him to also retire from basketball.