Michael Jordan made over $90 million last year. SERIOUSLY!! That equates to more money than ANY active NBA player including LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. What is that all about?
It’s the shoes!! According to Forbes.com:
Nike released the Air Jordan 10 “Powder Blue” retro sneaker on Saturday, 20 years after the first Jordan 10s hit shelves. Like all the Jordan retro releases, this one was highly anticipated and first-day sales hit $35 million. For perspective, in all of 2013, Adidas sold $40 million in the U.S. of the signature shoes of its top star, Derrick Rose. The Bulls’ current star guard isn’t the only one operating in the shadow of Jordan. Reigning MVP LeBron James is the top seller among current NBA players with $300 million at retail last year for his Nike shoes, according to data tracker SportsOneSource. Jordan crushed those numbers with $2.25 billion in U.S. retail basketball sales in 2013. It has been more than a decade since Michael Jordan last appeared in an NBA uniform, but MJ most certainly has still got it.
Michael Jordan made more money than any other active professional athlete with the exception of Floyd Mayweather Jr..
Hey Mike, can I get $20?!
Please and thank you.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,