Net worth: US$1.65 billion
In 2014, Jordan became the NBA’s first ever billionaire. He is currently the world’s richest former athlete & the fourth richest African-American.
One of the greatest basketball players of all time, he quickly become a household name and subsequently became the most effectively marketed athlete the world had seen. Products association to the bald sports star flew off the shelves as everybody wanted to “be like Mike”. All of this helped sky rocket his earnings long after he stopped playing.