The question here should be, what took so long? Michael Jordan is officially a billionaire. Air Jordan landed at no. 513 on Forbes list of billionaires.
The list tallied up the net worth of the world’s filthiest of the rich and MJ has plenty of options when it comes to lining his coffers. Interestingly, the lion’s share of his loot isn’t courtesy of Air Jordans.
The most famous rookie on the billionaires list? Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player of all time and indisputably the best-paid athlete of all time. Forbes first outed Jordan as a billionaire last June. Most of his cash comes from Nike payouts on his iconic brand. The Jordan brand grossed an estimated $2.25 billion in 2013, earning his Airness some $90 million. But his most valuable asset is his stake in the Charlotte Hornets, worth more than $500 million.
Other billionaires of note include Oprah Winfrey and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and at no. 1 and no. 2 on the list are Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, respectively.