Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Sportspersons across the globe not only earn name and fame for them but also amass abundance of wealth. Their sources of incomes are playing contracts, endorsements, investments, and various business ventures.

Footballers and cricketers are generally the wealthiest of the sportspersons. They earn in crores. Football legends like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar earn in millions annually. Similar is the case for cricketers like Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni.

However, fans will be surprised to know that it’s not a footballers or cricketer, rather a sportsperson from another discipline who stands as the wealthiest athlete worldwide.

The luminary is none other than Michael Jordan. Jordan is renowned for his basketball prowess during his tenure with the Chicago Bulls. The great player not only dominated the game but also amassed unprecedented wealth.

As per Forbes, Jordan has achieved a staggering net worth of $3 billion (Rs 24,863 crore) at the age of 60. He is now world’s richest athlete.

It is a well known fact that footballers are the richest athletes in World. However, Jordan’s journey to this pinnacle serves as a testament to his unwavering dedication both on and off the basketball court.

Jordan’s immense wealth has not come from basketball court only, rather it is from strategic blend of investments and endorsements. Through high-profile partnerships with iconic brands such as McDonald’s, Gatorade, Hanes, and Nike, he revolutionized sports sponsorship, accumulating an estimated $2.4 billion.