Jordan’s sponsorship deals have revolutionised basketball and wider sport with Nike’s Air Jordan range earning the American around $200 million-a-year, according to Forbes.
After signing up with the likes of Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Chevrolet during his playing days, Jordan cut back his commitments after his third retirement but remains tied to a handful of brands, including Gatorade.
That kept the Chicago Bulls legend’s non-Nike earnings at a healthy $23 million in 2019.
Therefore it is little surprise that Jordan’s net worth to top $3.15 billion, largely down to his majority stake in the Charlotte Hornets NBA team.
And while fans rarely get to hear from the basketball hero, he has recently drawn back the curtain to appear on ESPN’s The Last Dance documentary series.
This article originally appeared in The Sun and was republished with permission