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We might as well get it out of the way and just change Michael Jordan's name to Mr. Basketball. Throughout his entire life, Jordan has worked his magic on the basketball court and he hasn't let age get in the way. Now that his net worth is $556,294,500, the majority owner of the National Basketball League's Charlotte Bobcats continues to push the edge to be perfect in everything he tries.
Larry Bird described his adversary in 1986 shortly after Jordan joined the NBA. Bird described him as, “God disguised as Michael Jordan.” It didn't take long for Jordan to buttress Bird's awe as he went on to lead the NBA in scoring for 10 of his playing years. He tied Wilt Chamberlain with seven consecutive of those scoring titles. Jordan has captured five regular-season Most Valuable Player awards that put him in company with Bill Russell. He holds and NBA record six Final MVPs and three All-Star game MVP. Oh, it should be mentioned that he has six Championship Rings.
Of course, all those basketball accolades drew the attention of sponsors. Throughout his career, Jordan hocked the likes of Coca Cola, McDonalds, Nike, Chevrolet, Rayovac, Gatorade, Ball Park Franks, Wheaties and Hanes. When Nike created the Air Jordan shoe line, stores were overrun with demand and the price of sneakers went through the roof. The demand created a partnership between Jordan and Nike as the endorser realized that Jordan was a brand in himself.
Jordan's flaws rarely get mentioned these days, but there was a time when some would call him a philandering, gambling and smack talking fool. As with any of the adversaries that Jordan has come across, those chirps seem to have flown away.
Jordan has built an enormous empire rooted directly through his basketball skills. It does help that he is competitive to the core and admired by his adversaries. His net worth continues to grow as well as his position in the basketball world.