Some Of The Richest NBA Players In The World

Gary Payton
Net Worth: $35 million

At 1.93 meters, Gary Payton was with the Seattle Supersonics for 13 years, and holds the record for points, assists, and steals of the Supersonics. He entered the NBA during the 1990 draft and was selected by the Supersonics in their round one, second overall pick.

He has also played with the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, and Miami Heat. Payton won an NBA championship with the Heat in 2006. He was nicknamed “The Glove” for his defensive abilities. He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on September 8, 2013.

Payton is widely considered one of the greatest point guards of all time. He is the only point guard to win the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award. He was selected to the NBA All-Defensive First Team nine times, an NBA record he shares with Michael Jordan, Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant. He was also a nine-time NBA All-Star and a nine-time All-NBA Team member.

Over 18 seasons, Payton has made a total of some $104 million, taking home an average of some $480,000 per month.

As of 2023, Gary Payton is thought to have an estimated net worth of some $35 million.

You don’t hear about me being at parties, going out and gettin’ drunk.

Gary Payton

Amar’e Stoudemire
Net Worth: $55 million

Standing at 2.08 meter in height, Amar’e was a prep-to-pro recruit at the 2002 NBA draft. This means he was recruited out of high school without playing at college level.

The athletic Stoudemire suffered from chronic knee problems during his career and underwent microfracture surgery on both knees. He played for the Suns, the New York Knicks, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Miami Heat before retiring in 2016. Stoudemire won a bronze medal with the United States national team at the 2004 Olympic Games.

Over the course of his NBA career, Stoudemire made a total of some $161 million and he averaged about $900,000 per month in take-home pay.

His business and other ventures include a record label, a clothing line, acting and a series of children’s books for Scholastic Press. In addition, Stoudemire owns a significant share of Hapoel Jerusalem, the team he won a championship with, in 2017.

As of 2023, Amar’e Stoudemire is estimated to be worth about $55 million.

Be yourself. Don’t try too hard – it shows.

Amar’e Stoudemire

Tony Parker
Net Worth: $70 million

At 1.88 meters, Parker was first selected by the Spurs with its 28th overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft.

Parker quickly became the point guard for the Spurs and led them to win four NBA championships in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2014. During the 2011 NBA lockout, Parer played for ASVEL Basket in France, moving after one season to the Charlotte Hornets.

Parker was named to six NBA All-Star games, three All-NBA Second Teams, and an All-NBA Third Team. He was also the 2007 NBA Finals MVP.

Unfortunately for Parker, his season ended in the second round of the 2017 playoffs in Game 2 after he suffered a bad injury to his left quadriceps tendon.

While playing with the French national team, Parker was named the MVP of EuroBasket 2013, following his team’s victory against Lithuania in the final. He finished as the tournament’s top scorer, with an average of 19 points per game. In 2015, he became the best scorer of all time in the EuroBasket competition, a record that was broken by Pau Gasol some two years later.

Over the course of his career, Parker made an estimated $165 million over 18 seasons and took home an average of about $760,000 each month.

As of 2023, Tony Parker has an estimate personal fortune of some $70 million.

You’re going to see ups and downs your whole career.

Tony Parker

Chris Bosh
Net Worth: $80 million

Towering at 2.11 meters, Chris Bosh was recruited during the 2003 NBA draft with the fourth overall pick selected by the Toronto Raptors.

While at Toronto, Bosh became a five-time NBA All-Star, was named to the All-NBA Second Team once, played at the 2008 Summer Olympics for the U.S. national team where his team won a gold medal and superseded former fan favorite Vince Carter as the face and leader of the Raptors franchise. In the 2006–07 season, Bosh led the Raptors to their first playoff appearance in five years and their first-ever division title. He left Toronto in 2010 leaving a legacy of being the all-time leader in points, rebounds, blocks, and minutes played.

Bosh entered into a a sign-and-trade deal whereby he was traded to the Miami Heat. In Miami, he joined fellow stars Dwyane Wade and LeBron James; the trio became known as the Big Three. Bosh spent the second half of his career with Miami, appearing in the NBA Finals each year from 2011 to 2014 and winning NBA titles in 2012 and 2013.

He made the NBA All-Star team every year during his time in Miami. A blood-clotting condition which the NBA ruled was a career-ending illness ended his career and Bosh played his final NBA game on February 9, 2016. Notwithstanding the NBA’s ruling, Bosh contested that ruling for three years before finally announcing in February 2019 that he intended to retire.

Seeking to promote sports and education amongst youths in Dallas and Toronto, Bosh set up the Chris Bosh Foundation and regularly speaks to youths about the benefits of reading.

Over the course of 16 seasons, Bosh made a total of some $239 million, with an average take-home pay of about $1.2 million a month.

As of 2023, Steve Bosh is thought to have a personal net worth of some $80 million.

I felt like I was chosen to play basketball when I was younger.

Chris Bosh

Steve Nash
Net Worth: $70 million

Standing at 1.91 meters, Steve Nash played 19 seasons, where he was an eight-time All-Star and a seven-time All-NBA selection. Nash was also a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player while playing for the Phoenix Suns. Nash was with the 15th pick in the 1996 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns.

Over the course of his career from 1996 to 2015, Nash has also played for the Dallas Mavericks, and the Los Angeles Lakers. He is currently coach for the Brooklyn Nets.

Nash has made total earnings of some $144 million over 19 seasons and has taken home an average of about $630,000 each month.

Outside of the NBA, Nash was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2007 and invested to the order in 2016. In 2008, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Victoria.

Since 2011, Nash has been a co-owner of the Vancouver Whitecaps FC of Major League Soccer (MLS). From 2012 to 2019, he served as general manager of the Canadian men’s national team, for whom he played from 1991 to 2003. He made one Olympic appearance for his national team and was twice named FIBA AmeriCup MVP.

As of 2023, Steve Nash is estimated to be worth some $70 million.

You play who is put in front of you.

Steve Nash

Ray Allen
Net Worth: $65 million

With a height of 1.96 meters, Ray Allen played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in September 2018. His last term was with the Miami Heat from the 2012 season through to 2014.

Allen first entered the NBA in 1996 with the fifth overall selection for the Milwaukee Bucks With the Bucks, he became quite the scorer, together with teammates Glenn Robinson and Sam Cassell as the team achieved playoff success. Allen was later traded to the Seattle SuperSonics. In Seattle, Allen’s reputation as a scorer was further solidified; he would break several league records for three-point and free-throw shooting. Despite this, a title still eluded Allen, and he was traded to the Boston Celtics in 2007.

Over the course of his career, Ray Allen has made a total career earnings of some $184 million, taking home each month an average of some $850,000. As of 2023, Ray Allen is estimated to have a personal worth of $65 million.

Allen published an autobiography “From the Outside” on March 27, 2018.

If I get into a game, I’m going to win. There’s no backing off.

Ray Allen

Yao Ming
Net Worth: $120 million

Standing at a phenomenal 2.29 meters and easily the tallest of our list of NBA players, Chinese born Yao Ming played with the senior team of the Shanghai Sharks for five years in the Chinese Basketball Association, winning a championship in his final year. After leaving the Sharks, Yao was selected by the Houston Rockets with its first overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft.

He reached the NBA playoffs four times, and the Rockets won the first-round series in the 2009 postseason, their first playoff series victory since 1997.

In July 2011, Yao announced his retirement from professional basketball because of a series of foot and ankle injuries which caused him to miss 250 games in his last six seasons. In eight seasons with the Rockets, Yao ranks sixth among franchise leaders in total points and total rebounds, and second in total blocks.

In April 2016, Yao was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. In February 2017, Yao was elected as chairman of Chinese Basketball Association.

In the course of 9 seasons, Yao made a total of some $93 million, and an average take-home pay of $800,000 per month.

As of 2023, Yao Ming is estimated to be worth $120 million, having added some $34 million since 2010 from endorsement fees.

If you’re going to learn a new language, you can’t try to be perfect.

Yao Ming

Kevin Garnett
Net Worth: $100 million

Kevin Garnett is 2.11 meters in height and is considered one of the greatest power forwards of all time. He is one of four NBA players to win both the Most Valuable Player and the Defensive Player of the Year awards. Garnett entered the 1995 NBA draft, where he was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves and became the first NBA prep-to-go in 20 years.

Garnett made an immediate impact with the Minnesota Timberwolves, leading them to eight consecutive playoff appearances. In 2004, he led the Timberwolves to the Western Conference Finals and won the NBA MVP Award. Garnett has been named to 15 All-Star Games, winning the All-Star MVP award in 2003, and is currently tied for fourth-most All-Star selections with 15. He was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2007–08 and has been selected nine times for All-NBA Teams and 12 times for All-Defensive Teams.

Garnett also holds several Timberwolves franchise-records. He is known as “the Big Ticket” owing to his forceful dunking and athleticism.

Over 23 seasons, Garnett has made some $334 million, with an average take-home monthly of $1.2 million.

As of 2023, Kevin Garnett is estimated to have a net worth of some $100 million.

I’m not the type of person to give up just because something gets rough. 

Kevin Garnett

Dwight Howard
Net Worth: $125 million

At over 2 meters tall (2.08 meters to be exact), Dwight Howard gave up college to play basketball. Howard entered the 2004 NBA draft, and was with Orlando Magic’s first overall pick.

Howard is one of the longest playing NBA players and is currently with the Los Angeles Lakers, having played with them in the 2012-2013 season. Howard has also played for the Houston Rockets, the Atlanta Hawks, the Charlotte Hornets and the Washington Wizards.

Throughout his career, he has been an NBA champion, eight-time All-Star, eight-time All-NBA Team honoree, five-time All-Defensive Team member, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year. In 2020, he won his first NBA championship.

Over the course of his career to date, Dwight Howard has made a total career earnings of some $239 million, taking home each month an average of some $1 million.

Outside of the NBA, Howard owns a farm in North Georgia where he raises cows, hogs, turkeys and deer, and also grows vegetables.

As of 2023, Dwight Howard has an estimated personal net worth of $125 million.

I’m not a crybaby.

Dwight Howard

Dirk Nowitzki
Net Worth: $100 million

At 2.13 meters, Dirk Nowitzki is widely known as a power forward of all time. His European fans considered him the greatest European player of all time.

Selected with the ninth pick in the 1998 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and was immediately traded to the Dallas Mavericks, Nowitzki played his entire career of 21-years with the Mavericks. He led the Mavericks to 15 NBA playoff appearances (2001 to 2012; 2014 to 2016), including the franchise’s first Finals appearance in 2006 and its only NBA championship in 2011.

Known for his scoring ability, versatility, accurate outside shooting, and trademark fadeaway jump shot, Nowitzki was awarded the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2007 and the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in 2011.

Internationally, Nowitzki led the German national basketball team to a bronze medal in the 2002 FIBA World Championship and silver medal in EuroBasket 2005, and achieved the accolade of being the leading scorer and MVP in both tournaments.

During the course of 21 seasons, Nowitzki made total career earnings of about $251 million, taking home each month an average of about $1 million.

As of 2023, Dirk Nowitzki is estimated to have a net worth of some $100 million.

Make mistakes and make bad decisions: you learn from them.

Dirk Nowitzki

Tim Duncan
Net Worth: $105 million

Boasting 2.11 meters in height, Tim Duncan was selected by San Antonio with the first overall pick in the 1997 NBA draft. He primarily played the power forward position and also played center throughout his career. He is a five-time NBA champion, a two-time NBA MVP, a three-time NBA Finals MVP, a 15-time NBA All-Star, and the only player to be selected to both the All-NBA and All-Defensive Teams for 13 consecutive seasons.

Off the court, Duncan created the Tim Duncan Foundation to raise health awareness and to fund education and youth sports programs.

Duncan has spent his entire NBA career with the Spurs and has been the assistant coach to the Spurs since 2019.

Tim Duncan has had career earnings of a total of $242 million, and his average take-home pay per month was about $900,000.

As of 2023, he is thought to be worth about $105 million in personal fortune.

I’m just going to play whatever game is in front of me.

Tim Duncan

Carmelo Anthony
Net Worth: $120 million

At 2.03 meters, Anthony is currently a player for the Portland Trail Blazers. He has been named an NBA All-Star ten times and an All-NBA Team member six times.

Anthony entered the 2003 NBA draft and was selected with the third overall pick by the Denver Nuggets. While playing for Denver, he led the Nuggets to the playoffs every year from 2004 to 2010. Anthony also led the Nuggets to their first Conference Finals appearance since 1985. In 2011, he was traded from Denver to the New York Knicks days before the NBA trade deadline.

Anthony has played in the Olympics for the US national team a record four times, winning a bronze medal with the 2004 team and gold medals with the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic teams. As of April 2016, he was the US Olympic team’s all-time leader in points, rebounds, and games played.

When he finishes his contract with the Blazers, Anthony will have made over $265 million in 21 seasons, translating to about $1 million a month take-home.

Besides endorsements and TV appearances, Anthony founded, in 2015, the North American Soccer League expansion club Puerto Rico FC. Despite the financial recession in Puerto Rico, Anthony saw this opportunity as a form of community outreach, as well as a long-term investment in a club that could ultimately be profitable.

As of 2023, Carmelo Anthony is worth about $120 million in personal wealth.

Any decision I make is the biggest decision of my life.

Carmelo Anthony

Dwyane Wade
Net Worth: $160 million

Measuring 1.93 meters, Dwyane Wade played for the Miami Heat for 16 years, the Chicago Bulls for one season and the Cleveland Cavaliers for one season and returned to the Heat for the 2018-2019 season.

During his career, he won three NBA championships, was a 13-time NBA All-Star, an 8-time member of the All-NBA Team, and a 3-time member of the All-Defensive Team. Wade is also Miami’s all-time leader in points, games, assists, steals, shots made, and shots taken.

Wade was first drafted by the Heat in the 2003 NBA draft. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Wade led the U.S. men’s basketball to gold.

He finished his career with the NBA in 2019.

During his time, Wade made a total of some $196 million, and took home an average of some $900,000 each month.

Wade is well known for his philanthropic involvement. In 2003, he founded The Wade’s World Foundation, which provides support to community-based organizations that promote education, health, and social skills for children in at-risk situations.

As of 2023, Dwyane Wade has an estimated net worth of some $160 million.

I think the main thing for kids is to have them believe in themselves.

Dwyane Wade

Hakeem Olajuwon
Net Worth: $200 million

Almost as tall as Yao Ming at 213 meters, Olajuwon was nicknamed “The Dream” because he was able to dunk so effortlessly that his college coach said it “looked like a dream.”

From 1984 to 2002, he played the center position for the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors. He led the Rockets to back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995. In 2008, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, and in 2016, he was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame.

Olajuwon was drafted by the Houston Rockets with the first overall selection of the 1984 NBA draft, a draft that included Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, and John Stockton. He combined with the 7 feet 4 inches (224 cm) Ralph Sampson to form a duo dubbed the “Twin Towers”. The two led the Rockets to the1986 NBA Finals, where they lost in six games to the Boston Celtics. After Sampson was traded to the Warriors in 1988, Olajuwon became the Rockets’ undisputed leader.

In 1993–94, he became the only player in NBA history to win the NBA MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, and Finals MVP awards in the same season. In 1996, Olajuwon was a member of the Olympic gold medal-winning United States national team and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. He ended his career in 2002.

Over the course of his career, Olajuwon has made some $102 million with a take-home pay per month of some $600,000. Olajuwon has also generated wealth from the Houston real estate market, having made profits exceeding $100 million.

As of 2023, Hakeem Olajuwon is thought to have built up an estimated net worth of some $200 million.

God comes first. Paradise is not cheap.

Hakeem Olajuwon

Grant Hill
Net Worth: $180 million

Standing at 2.03 meters, Grant Hill played for four teams in his professional career: The Detroit Pistons, the Orlando Magic, the Phoenix Suns, and the Los Angeles Clippers. For most of his career, he played the small forward position. Hill also co-hosts NBA Inside Stuff on NBA TV. He has also been the 1994 ACC Player of the Year, a two-time NCAA All-American, and a two-time NCAA champion.

Hill was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the third overall pick in the 1994 NBA draft. He was the co-winner of the 1995 NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Hill was widely considered to be one of the best all-around players in the game, often leading his team in points, rebounds, and assists.

On June 1, 2013, Hill announced his retirement from the NBA on June 1, 2013, after 20 seasons. He is a seven-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA selection, and a three-time winner of the NBA Sportsmanship Award. In 2018, he was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Hill is co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks after he joined a consortium in its purchase on June 24, 2015.

Hill has made a total of $141 million, taking home an average of about $580,000 per month.

As of 2023, Grant Hill is thought to be worth some $180 million in personal wealth.

I want to do the best I can and let everyone else worry about legacies.

Grant Hill

Shaquille O’Neal
Net Worth: $300 million

At 2.16 meters, he is one of the taller NBA players. O’Neal was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA draft. He quickly became one of the best centers in the league, winning Rookie of the Year in 1992–93 and leading his team to the 1995 NBA Finals. After four years with the Magic, O’Neal signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers.

In 2004, O’Neal was traded to the Miami Heat, and his fourth NBA championship followed in 2006. Halfway through the 2007–2008 season, he was traded to the Phoenix Suns. After a season-and-a-half with the Suns, O’Neal was then traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2009–10 season. O’Neal last played for the Boston Celtics in the 2010–11 season before retiring.

O’Neal’s personal accolades include the 1999–2000 MVP award, the 1992–93 NBA Rookie of the Year award, 15 All-Star game selections, three All-Star Game MVP awards, three Finals MVP awards, two scoring titles, 14 All-NBA team selections, and three NBA All-Defensive Team selections. He is one of only three players to win NBA MVP, All-Star game MVP and Finals MVP awards in the same year in 2000.

O’Neal was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. He was elected to the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2017.

Outside of NBA, O’Neal has launched a music career as a rapper and has released 5 studio albums and one compilation. He has also appeared in TV and movies like Curb Your Enthusiasm and the movie Steel.

In all of his 19 seasons, O’Neal made a total of some $286 million, with a take-home pay of some $1.2 million per month.

As of 2023, Shaquille O’Neal is reported to be worth an estimated $300 million.

Generals don’t panic; otherwise the troops never panic.

Shaquille O’Neal

Lebron James
Net Worth: $1 billion

He’s Lebron James, and he is 2.06 meters tall. A current player for the Los Angeles Lakers, Lebron is one of the greatest NBA players of all time. James is often compared to Michael Jordan, but he is the only player in NBA history to have brought NBA championships to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers where he has played.

His has been decorated with four NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, four Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals. During his 17-year career, James holds the record for all-time playoffs points, is third in all-time points, and eighth in career assists. James has made the All-NBA First Team a record thirteen times, made the All-Defensive First Team five times, and has played in sixteen All-Star Games, in which he was selected All-Star MVP three times.

Lebron is one of the few prep-to-pro players recruited by the NBA. He was selected by Cleveland in the first overall pick of the 2003 NBA draft. Soon after joining he quickly established himself as one of the league’s premier players, winning the NBA MVP Award in 2009 and 2010. Most would have heard of The Decision, an ESPN special, in which Lebron chose to make his announcement of the team to play for as a free agent.

Off the court, James made more wealth and fame from numerous endorsement contracts and he has been ranked as one of America’s most influential and popular athletes. He has been featured in books, documentaries, and television commercials. He has also hosted TV shows like the ESPY Awards and Saturday Night Live, and has appeared in Trainwreck, the 2015 movie. The LeBron James Family Foundation charity builds upon his vision to improve education for students in Akron, Ohio.

Over 18 seasons, Lebron James has made a total earnings of some $343 million, making his take-home pay each month an average of $1.5 million.

As of 2023, Lebron is thought to be worth $1 billion.

You have to be able to accept failure to get better.

Lebron James

Kobe Bryant
Net Worth: $500 million

An easy 6 foot six inches, or 1.98 meters, Bryant did not move from the Los Angeles Lakers ever since his draft in 1996. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Lebron, Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players of all time. He has won five NBA championships and was an 18-time All-Star, a 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, a 12-time member of the All-Defensive Team, the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player, and a two-time NBA Finals MVP.

At the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, he won two gold medals as a member of the U.S. national team. In 2018, he won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for his 2017 film Dear Basketball.

Black Mamba, a nickname he gave himself, stuck with his fans and the public and was widely used to refer to Bryant.

Over 20 seasons, Bryant made over $323 million and took home an average pay per month of $1.3 million.

As of 2023, Kobe Bryant is said to have built a personal fortune of $500 million. This amount of wealth came not just from his earnings with the NBA. Endorsement with Nutella, Sprite, Spalding, McDonalds provided him with big fees.

Some of his most notable investments include his stake in the sports website The Players’ Tribune and energy drink BodyArmor. According to reports, Kobe initially purchased 10% of the energy drink company back in 2014 for $6 million. Four years later, beverage giant Coca-Cola acquired a stake in the company, bringing up the brand’s total net worth to $2 billion. This skyrocketed the value of Bryant’s stake, which is now estimated at $200 million.

Sadly, on January 26, 2020, Kobe Bryant passed on.

People just don’t understand how obsessed I am with winning.

Kobe Bryant

Magic Johnson
Net Worth: $500 million

At 2.06 meters, Magic Johnson is up there with Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, and Michael Jordan as one of the greatest NBA players of all time.

Selected with the first overall pick in the 1979 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, Johnson went on to win a championship and an NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in his rookie season, and went on to win four more championships with the Lakers during the 1980s. Johnson retired abruptly in 1991 after disclosing he was HIV positive, but returned to play in the 1992 All-Star Game, winning the All-Star MVP Award.

Johnson’s career achievements included three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, twelve All-Star games, and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations. Johnson was a member of the 1992 United States men’s Olympic basketball team, which won the Olympic gold medal in 1992.

After leaving the NBA in 1992, Johnson traveled around the world with the Magic Johnson All-Stars playing exhibition games. Johnson was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996.

Since his HIV positive status announcement, Johnson has been an ardent advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and safe sex, as well as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, broadcaster, and motivational speaker. His public announcement of his HIV-positive status in 1991 helped debunk the belief that HIV was a “gay disease” and that heterosexuals would not contract the virus. Johnson was widely lauded for his bravery for coming out to the public of his condition.

Off-court, Ebony magazine named him as one of America’s most influential black businessmen. Johnson has numerous business interests and was at one time a part-owner of the Lakers for several years (during which time he accumulated five more NBA championships).

Johnson has also won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album in 1993 and has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to his credit.

During the course of 31 phenomenal seasons, Magic Johnson made about $39 million. While this figure does not seem to gel with other NBA players, one must remember that Johnson was drafted in the 1979 NBA draft. Contract values have ballooned since.

As of 2023, Magic Johnson is estimated to have a net worth of $500 million, most of which came from his business and other ventures.

Life doesn’t stop because something happens to you.

Magic Johnson

Michael Jordan
Net Worth: $1.6 billion

At 1.98 meters, Michel Jordan is, superlatively, the greatest NBA player of all time, Michael Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. His biography on the official NBA website states: “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.” He was instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s. As a result, he became the global cultural icon that he is.

Drafted with the third overall pick in the 1984 NBA draft, Jordan emerged a league star, entertaining crowds with his prolific scoring while being also one of the game’s best defensive players. His leaping ability, demonstrated by performing slam dunks from the free-throw line in Slam Dunk Contests, earned him the nicknames “Air Jordan” and “His Airness”. These would later be trademarked as Nike’s Air Jordan sneakers, a venture, and endorsement with Nike which has earned Jordan huge amounts in fees.

Jordan’s individual accolades and accomplishments included six NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, ten scoring titles (both all-time records), five MVP awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game selections, three All-Star Game MVP Awards, three steals titles, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award.

Jordan was twice inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, once in 2009 for his individual career and again in 2010 as part of the 1992 Dream Team representing the United States men’s Olympic basketball team. He became a member of the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015.

Jordan has also starred in the 1996 film Space Jam as himself. He became part-owner and head of basketball operations for the Charlotte Bobcats (now Hornets) in 2006 and bought a controlling interest in 2010. In 2014, Jordan became the first billionaire player in NBA history.

In 16 seasons, Michael Jordan made a total of over $93 million, averaging about $480,000 per month.

As of 2023, Michael Johnson is estimated to command $1.6 billion in personal wealth.

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.

Michael Jordan
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