According to Forbes, Mayweather’s career earnings before fight with UFC champ Conor McGregor totaled approximately $700 million. Some insiders are estimating that Mayweather will earn over $300 million for his 10-round TKO of McGregor.
That would launch Mayweather over $1 billion for career earnings, a mark reached only by two other elite, iconic athletes: Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods. Each has earned about $1.5 billion over the course of their careers from sponsorships, winnings, salaries, and the like.
We were invited to the opening ceremony of the gym and took a deeper look into the story of Jordan. Not the Michael Jordan we all know that won titles and gold medals, but the “Jordan” before that Jordan. The Jordan that had math class and was known to crack a few jokes. The Jordan that eventually became the greatest player of all time
Michael Jordan, considered the best basketball player of all time, has just joined the billionaires’ club.
Jordan is one of the 290 new billionaires on Forbes’ annual list of the world’s richest people. He’s certainly one of the most recognizable names on the list.
Jordan amassed his $1 billion fortune partly through his endorsement deal with Nike (NKE). The Jordan brand by Nike brought in an estimated $2.25 billion in 2013, which earned the 52 year-old athlete $90 million.
But it was Jordan’s ownership of the Charlotte Hornets basketball team that catapulted him into the billionaire’s ranks this year. NBA teams soared in value after Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) CEO, paid $2 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Charlotte Hornets owner and NBA legend is now one of the wealthiest men in the world.
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