Michael Jordan reportedly made more money off sneakers last year than in 15-year career

Michael Jordan reportedly made more money off sneakers last year than in 15-year career

Sportal.com.au
11 hrs ago



Getty Images Michael Jordan still dominates the sports world.


Even more than 12 years after playing his last NBA game, Michael Jordan still dominates the sports world.

According to an infographic by PBS in the US, the basketball superstar made more money selling sneakers last year than he did during his entire 15-year playing career to become the highest-paid retired athlete in 2014.

Of the $34 billion the sneaker industry made between June 2014 and June 2015, Jordan's line of Nike Air Jordans raked in a staggering $100 million last year, topping the $94 million he earned playing for the Bulls and Wizards from 1984 to 2003.

It was reported in August that Jordan made $75.5 million from endorsement deals in 2012, which is more than any active NBA player. LeBron James, by comparison, made a league-high $44 million last year while Kevin Durant ($35 million) and Kobe Bryant ($26 million) rounded out the top three.