Michael Jordan's net worth is estimated to be $2.2 billion in 2022, making him the richest athlete in the world.
Michael Jordan | $2.2 Billion | Basketball
After playing a total of 15 seasons in the NBA, playing for both the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards, there's no surprise that Michael Jordan is the richest athlete in the world.
105 people from all around the world were asked to name who they thought would be the 'most famous athlete of all time'. The most frequent answer was Michael Jordan (23%), followed by Cristiano Ronaldo (15%) in second, and Muhammad Ali (12%) in third. Usain Bolt (11%) and Pelé (11%) then completed the Top 5.
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Michael Jordan is the most popular athlete in the history of the world since Babe Ruth. He also might be one of the five most famous celebrities of the 20th century. His success on the basketball court is unmatched by any player before or since.
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