Michael Jordan Tops Richest Athlete List 

  • According to the outlet’s estimates, Jordan earned $2.62 billion based on inflation-adjusted earnings and earned $2.05 billion in noninflation-adjusted earnings after he turned pro and was drafted by the Bulls with the No. 3 pick of the 1984 NBA Draft.
  • Sportico incorporated the about $150 million he made in royalties from Nike in 2021, the about $4.7 billion Jordan Brand made in the last fiscal year, his salary earnings from when he was playing basketball and his countless endorsements.
  • He also teamed up with Denny Hamlin to found a NASCAR team before the start of the 2021 season.