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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.

 

source: CNNMoney

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  1. Dr. Dre   $620 million
  2. Jay Z   $60 million
  3. Diddy  $60 million
  4. Drake  $33 million
  5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis $32 million
  6. Kanye West $30 million
  7. Birdman $24 million
  8. Lil Wayne $23 million
  9. Pharrell  $22 million
  10. Eminem $18 million
  11. Nicki Minaj $14 million
  12. Wiz Khalifa $13 million
  13. Pitbull  $12 million
  14. Snoop Dogg $10 million
  15. Kendrick Lamar  $9 million
  16. Ludacris, Swizz Beatz, 50 Cent, Tech N9ne  $8 million
  17. Rick Ross, J. Cole, DJ Khaled, Lil Jon, Mac Miller  $7 million

source: Forbes

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No suprise here. America’s wealth still belongs to rich white men.

Washington resident and Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ $80 billion net worth makes him the richest person in the country (and the world). The least rich individual on the map is Robert Gillam, founder of McKinley Capital, an Alaska-based institutional investment firm. But don’t feel too bad for him — he’s worth a cool $700 million.

Heirs to the Walmart empire dominate three states: Arkansas (Jim Walton, worth $35.7 billion), Texas (Alice Walton, worth $35.3 billion) and Wyoming (Christy Walton, worth $37.9 billion). Here’s to so-called upward mobility.

Movoto used wealth data from Forbes and Celebrity Net Worth to create the map.

Source: huffingtonpost

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