Michael Jordan receives millions for Messi’s transfer to PSG. And royally rests in Europe
6-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is a dollar billionaire. The fortune of His Air is estimated at $ 1.6 billion, which is about half a billion less than in 2020. The consequences of the coronavirus pandemic made themselves felt. Now Jordan’s business is gradually improving. The next year is definitely worth the wait for the capital growth of the legend “Chicago Bulls”.
Jordan has a variety of sources of income, including those related to other sports. The transfer of Argentine striker Lionel Messi from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain can be safely called one of the main sporting events of this summer. The transfer brought the Parisian club not only millions of new fans around the world, but also a round sum of money. The Parisians are planning to earn hundreds of millions of dollars by selling T-shirts with the Argentinean surname alone. But the famous Michael Jordan will not stand aside – the legendary basketball player receives a percentage of each sale.
The PSG jersey is produced by Nike, but it bears the logo of Michael Jordan’s Air Jordan brand. Jumpman first appeared on the Parisian team uniform back in 2018. At first, the emblem was placed only on the away and third kits of the form, and since this season it has appeared on the home. According to the French press, Jordan personally receives 5% of the sale of every PSG shirt issued under his brand name.
As of August 28, the legendary Jordan, who is entitled to 5% of the sale of Messi’s shirts, has already received $ 7.5 million. The amount is unofficial and may not be the most accurate, but the fact remains that Jordan receives millions on Messi’s transfer. And it will continue to do so. Leo recently made his debut for PSG in the French championship, after which there was a sharp surge in sales of the form with his name.
Michael made $ 4 million or less in 13 of his 15 NBA seasons. In the last two years alone at the Chicago Bulls, he received more than $ 30 million. The amount that Jordan personally and his brand will earn from Messi’s transfer will only grow. According to rumors, by the end of the 2021/2022 season, PSG plans to sell 2.5 million T-shirts with the name of Messi. The cost of one jersey from the official manufacturer is $ 188, so tens of millions of dollars should be credited to the accounts of His Air only through Messi’s transfer. Michael remains the richest retired athlete in the world. Despite the fact that compared to last year, his fortune, as mentioned above, decreased by about a quarter – from $ 2.1 billion to $ 1.6 billion.
According to Forbes, Jordan earned most of this amount thanks to investments and a deal with Nike. In total, he received $ 1.8 billion from partners (before taxes), and over his entire playing career – a modest $ 93 million. Now Jordan, among other things, is the owner of a controlling stake in Charlotte Hornets. In 2010, he paid $ 175 million for it, and this investment turned out to be incredibly profitable – the team is currently valued at about $ 1.5 billion.
At the same time, Michael knows a lot about a luxurious life. He was recently spotted with his family and friends in Split, Croatia. The owner of the Hornets is vacationing on a yacht that costs nearly $ 1.2 million a week to rent. Then a whole crowd of people gathered in the port, wanting at least one eye to look at the legendary player. Michael chose Europe for his vacation in order to escape from the American bustle. Can afford anything, but the arrogance behind the legend was not noticed.
Jordan visited Dubrovnik the other day. Michael showed an atypical behavior for a star. Jordan walked around the city, not hiding from the public, who had the opportunity to photograph him, and then went to a popular restaurant, where he also took pictures with the staff of the institution.
Jordan has long been considered not only the greatest basketball player in history, but also a successful businessman. He gradually expands his influence and makes money on things that are very far from basketball. Even the loudest football transfer of the past summer brings profit to the eminent ex-basketball player. Almost 20 years have passed since the end of Jordan’s playing career, and every year he is only getting richer and more influential. In a word, a legend.