Care to guess who still makes more money than the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, James Harden, or any other active NBA player? His name is ​Michael Jeffrey Jordan


Because of the generation he played in, MJ made less than $100 million in salary over a 15-year career that elevated him to ​the status of basketball's GOAT


His net worth, however, has skyrocketed since his retirement as he's transitioned into the life of a mogul. The numbers are sure to blow your mind. 


What's Michael Jordan's Net Worth?

​Since Jordan retired for good the 2002-03 season, MJ has built the most successful business career the world has seen from a former star athlete. As of 2019, Forbes estimates his net worth at an incredible $1.9 billion. 

Let that sink in.


​​His longtime endorsement deals with Hanes, Gatorade, and of course, Nike (specifically his iconic Jordan Brand) unquestionably contribute to a large portion of that massive figure, but the investment that made him a billionaire was the $175 million price he bought the then-Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets) for back in 2010.


The team is now estimated to be worth more than $1 billion -- their direct association with His Airness has something to do with that -- and he owns more than 90 percent of the franchise. Along with the rest of his portfolio, it all makes sense.

Jordan is the highest-paid athlete of all time, all things considered. According to Forbes, the six-time NBA champ was the 455th-richest person in the United States in 2018. 


Former athletes just don't belong in that kind of conversation, but MJ isn't simply a retired baler. In fact, we can now crown him the GOAT both on and off the court.