Michael Jordan was the first athlete-billionaire — here's how he makes and spends his millions

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Michael Jordan made less than $100 million in NBA contracts as the league's greatest player of all time, but that hasn't stopped him from becoming a billionaire with an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion, according to Forbes.

Michael Jordan made less than $100 million in NBA contracts as the league's greatest player of all time, but that hasn't stopped him from becoming a billionaire with an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion, according to Forbes.
Michael Jordan attends a press conference for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan Shoe.Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images

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Jordan loves to golf, and in 2021, the nickname of his exclusive golf course, Grove XXIII, surfaced. Called "Slaughterhouse 23," it earned the name since it was designed by Jordan, for Jordan, and aimed at maximizing Jordan's style of play against his opponents.

Jordan loves to golf, and in 2021, the nickname of his exclusive golf course, Grove XXIII, surfaced. Called "Slaughterhouse 23," it earned the name since it was designed by Jordan, for Jordan, and aimed at maximizing Jordan's style of play against his opponents.
Michael Jordan loves gold so much, he built his own golf course in 2019.Isaac Brekken/Getty Images

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The Florida course has lavish amenities, including a drone delivery service that brings beer and other refreshments to the club's exclusive members.

The Florida course has lavish amenities, including a drone delivery service that brings beer and other refreshments to the club's exclusive members.
A drone hovers in the sky.Richard Newstead/Getty Images

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In March 2021, Jordan was part of a $305 million investment in Dapper Labs, the startup behind the virtual trading card platform NBA Top Shot. Other investors included Will Smith, Kevin Durant, and 2 Chainz.

In March 2021, Jordan was part of a $305 million investment in Dapper Labs, the startup behind the virtual trading card platform NBA Top Shot. Other investors included Will Smith, Kevin Durant, and 2 Chainz.
Dapper Labs had a $2.6 billion valuation after the round, a source close to the company said.NBA Top Shot

The blockchain-based NFT company has since fallen on hard times as the broader crypto markets have cratered and is reportedly laying off 22% of its staff, according to Dapper Labs CEO Roham Gharegozlou.

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Jordan also donated $2 million of his earnings from his 2020 docuseries "The Last Dance" to Feeding America's food banks in Chicago and the Carolinas. "In these challenging times and in a year of unimaginable difficulty due to COVID-19, it's more important than ever to pause and give thanks," he said in a statement.

Jordan also donated $2 million of his earnings from his 2020 docuseries "The Last Dance" to Feeding America's food banks in Chicago and the Carolinas. "In these challenging times and in a year of unimaginable difficulty due to COVID-19, it's more important than ever to pause and give thanks," he said in a statement.
Michael Jordan donated money to support communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.ESPN Films/Netflix/Mandalay Sports Media/NBA Entertainment

MJ reportedly made $4 million from the series and donated all of it to charities.

MJ reportedly made $4 million from the series and donated all of it to charities.
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In 2020, Jordan and Nike's Jordan Brand pledged to donate $100 million over 10 years to organizations fighting for 'racial quality, social justice, and greater access to education.' The June announcement came amid nationwide Black Lives Matter protests over the killing of George Floyd.

In 2020, Jordan and Nike's Jordan Brand pledged to donate $100 million over 10 years to organizations fighting for 'racial quality, social justice, and greater access to education.' The June announcement came amid nationwide Black Lives Matter protests over the killing of George Floyd.
Michael Jordan is actively donating to organizations fighting for racial quality.Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Images

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DraftKings announced in September 2020 that Jordan took an equity stake in the sports betting company, along with a special adviser role. The company's shares surged 12% immediately following the announcement.

DraftKings announced in September 2020 that Jordan took an equity stake in the sports betting company, along with a special adviser role. The company's shares surged 12% immediately following the announcement.
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The money moves come as no surprise as his income now is way more than his total playing salary during his career. He earned $90 million total in NBA salary, and about $63 million of that came in his final two seasons with the Chicago Bulls.

The money moves come as no surprise as his income now is way more than his total playing salary during his career. He earned $90 million total in NBA salary, and about $63 million of that came in his final two seasons with the Chicago Bulls.
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Source: Forbes, Spotrac, Basketball-Reference

His $1.7 billion net worth is due, in large part, to the value of his NBA team, the Charlotte Hornets ...

His $1.7 billion net worth is due, in large part, to the value of his NBA team, the Charlotte Hornets ...
NBA commissioner Adam Silver, left, and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, right, pose for a photo during a news conference to announce Charlotte, N.C., as the site of the 2017 NBA All-Star basketball game.AP Images/Chuck Burton

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... and the Jordan Brand. He was reportedly still making $100 million annually from Nike royalties alone in recent years.

... and the Jordan Brand. He was reportedly still making $100 million annually from Nike royalties alone in recent years.
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Nike founder Phil Knight called signing Jordan the best decision he ever made, nabbing the NBA rookie for $250,000 a year in 1984.

Nike founder Phil Knight called signing Jordan the best decision he ever made, nabbing the NBA rookie for $250,000 a year in 1984.
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Jordan reportedly wanted to sign with Adidas in 1984, but they passed because they preferred NBA players who were 7 feet tall.

Jordan reportedly wanted to sign with Adidas in 1984, but they passed because they preferred NBA players who were 7 feet tall.
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Nike's Jordan Brand alone now brings in roughly $3.6 billion in revenue each year.

Nike's Jordan Brand alone now brings in roughly $3.6 billion in revenue each year.
NBA legend Michael Jordan holds up an autographed AJ19 shoe, the latest design in the Air Jordan shoe line, at a Hong Kong news conference.Anat Givon/AP Photo
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The popularity of Air Jordans has seen a resurgence in recent years, thanks to celebrity partnerships to connect to a younger audience and new versions of retro styles to reconnect to older fans.

The popularity of Air Jordans has seen a resurgence in recent years, thanks to celebrity partnerships to connect to a younger audience and new versions of retro styles to reconnect to older fans.
Rapper Rick Ross performs during his Port of Miami 2 Tour at The Fillmore on October 13, 2019, in Detroit, Michigan.Scott Legato/Getty Images

Nike's Jordan Brand has even partnered with the popular video game 'Fortnite.'

Nike's Jordan Brand has even partnered with the popular video game 'Fortnite.'
"Fortnite" players can unlock two new skins, Grind and Clutch, by purchasing the Hang Time bundle."Fortnite"/Epic Games
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Jordan bought the Charlotte Hornets in 2010 for $175 million ...

Jordan bought the Charlotte Hornets in 2010 for $175 million ...
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Source: Forbes, Business Insider

... and he officially became a billionaire in 2014, when the NBA franchise value rose. The team is now worth more than $1.7 billion, and he owns 97% of the equity in the club.

... and he officially became a billionaire in 2014, when the NBA franchise value rose. The team is now worth more than $1.7 billion, and he owns 97% of the equity in the club.
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Jordan did sell a minority stake in the club in 2019, but he reportedly has no interest in giving up control of the team.

Jordan did sell a minority stake in the club in 2019, but he reportedly has no interest in giving up control of the team.
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Jordan is still waiting for the day the Hornets win a championship. He has said that winning a championship as an owner would be more gratifying than any of the six rings he won as a player.

Jordan is still waiting for the day the Hornets win a championship. He has said that winning a championship as an owner would be more gratifying than any of the six rings he won as a player.
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According to Forbes, Jordan's yearly earnings were roughly $145 million.

According to Forbes, Jordan's yearly earnings were roughly $145 million.
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For comparison, LeBron James was estimated to earn less than $90 million a year from salary, winnings, and endorsements.

For comparison, LeBron James was estimated to earn less than $90 million a year from salary, winnings, and endorsements.
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Nowadays, he still has several endorsement deals with companies like Gatorade ...

Nowadays, he still has several endorsement deals with companies like Gatorade ...
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Source: Business Insider

... trading card company Upper Deck ...

... trading card company Upper Deck ...
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... and Hanes. He's been a spokesman for the company for nearly 30 years.

... and Hanes. He's been a spokesman for the company for nearly 30 years.
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Jordan said he has always been picky about his endorsements because he wanted to be genuine and also build his own brand. He once rejected a huge endorsement deal with Beanee Weenee because he didn't like the name.

Jordan said he has always been picky about his endorsements because he wanted to be genuine and also build his own brand. He once rejected a huge endorsement deal with Beanee Weenee because he didn't like the name.
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Jordan told Playboy, 'How can I stand in front of a camera and say I'll eat Beanee Weenees?' He said the deal was close to $1 million per year — at the time, he had made less than $5 million in career earnings.

Jordan told Playboy, 'How can I stand in front of a camera and say I'll eat Beanee Weenees?' He said the deal was close to $1 million per year — at the time, he had made less than $5 million in career earnings.
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Source: Playboy

Jordan owns several restaurants, including 1000 North in Jupiter, Florida ...

Jordan owns several restaurants, including 1000 North in Jupiter, Florida ...
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... Michael Jordan's Steakhouse, which has locations in Connecticut, Washington, and Chicago ...

... Michael Jordan's Steakhouse, which has locations in Connecticut, Washington, and Chicago ...
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... and Michael Jordan's Restaurant in Chicago, an upscale restaurant serving 'elevated American classics.'

... and Michael Jordan's Restaurant in Chicago, an upscale restaurant serving 'elevated American classics.'
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Jordan also is one of many celebrities to start a tequila business. In 2019, Jordan and a team of four others created Cincoro tequila.

Jordan also is one of many celebrities to start a tequila business. In 2019, Jordan and a team of four others created Cincoro tequila.
Michael Jordan's tequila company opened in 2019.Rachel Askinasi/Business Insider

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He also owns a Nissan dealership in Durham, North Carolina.

He also owns a Nissan dealership in Durham, North Carolina.
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Jordan's steady stream of income lets him live a pretty amazing lifestyle.

Jordan's steady stream of income lets him live a pretty amazing lifestyle.
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He has a private jet that's painted Carolina blue, and whose ID number contains his jersey number (23) and number of titles he won (6).

He has a private jet that's painted Carolina blue, and whose ID number contains his jersey number (23) and number of titles he won (6).
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He spent $12.8 million building his dream house in Florida in 2012.

He spent $12.8 million building his dream house in Florida in 2012.
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He also has a $2.8 million house near Charlotte.

He also has a $2.8 million house near Charlotte.
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It has some incredible lake views.

It has some incredible lake views.
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He's selling his compound in Chicago, which was originally listed for $29 million. The estate's gate is emblazoned with his jersey number.

He's selling his compound in Chicago, which was originally listed for $29 million. The estate's gate is emblazoned with his jersey number.
A gate with the number 23 controls access to the home of basketball legend Michael Jordan.Concierge Auctions
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But 10 years later, the house is still on the market and the price is down to $14.9 million.

But 10 years later, the house is still on the market and the price is down to $14.9 million.
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It is estimated that Jordan has paid more than $680,000 in property taxes since he put the house up for sale.

It is estimated that Jordan has paid more than $680,000 in property taxes since he put the house up for sale.
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Luxury real estate brokers think the amount of customization the house has undergone in order to become Jordan's personal palace is one of a few reasons why the property hasn't sold yet.

Luxury real estate brokers think the amount of customization the house has undergone in order to become Jordan's personal palace is one of a few reasons why the property hasn't sold yet.
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Source: Business Insider

They also list the mismatch of location and price as a possible reason — homes in the Highland Park area have a median value of $476,391. Homes at the price point Jordan is listing are typically located closer to Lake Michigan.

They also list the mismatch of location and price as a possible reason — homes in the Highland Park area have a median value of $476,391. Homes at the price point Jordan is listing are typically located closer to Lake Michigan.
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In 2016, Jordan won a case against a Chinese sportswear company that was using his Chinese name.

In 2016, Jordan won a case against a Chinese sportswear company that was using his Chinese name.
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The company had been using a logo similar to Jordan's Air Jordan logo, and the symbols used spell out his name in Chinese — Qiaodan Sports. He first sued the company in 2012, but lower-level courts ruled in favor of the company.

The company had been using a logo similar to Jordan's Air Jordan logo, and the symbols used spell out his name in Chinese — Qiaodan Sports. He first sued the company in 2012, but lower-level courts ruled in favor of the company.
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That's, however, not the only lawsuit he's been involved in that pertained to his name and branding. Two supermarkets, Dominick's and Jewel-Osco, associated themselves with Jordan without his permission. Jordan sued and won millions. But he didn't keep all the money.

That's, however, not the only lawsuit he's been involved in that pertained to his name and branding. Two supermarkets, Dominick's and Jewel-Osco, associated themselves with Jordan without his permission. Jordan sued and won millions. But he didn't keep all the money.
Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015.AP Photo/Christian K. Lee

Instead, he donated millions to 23 charities benefiting the children of Chicago.

Instead, he donated millions to 23 charities benefiting the children of Chicago.
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In 2016, Jordan also pledged two large donations to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the International Association of Chiefs of Police's new Institute for Community-Police Relations. This came after a string of police-involved shootings.

In 2016, Jordan also pledged two large donations to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the International Association of Chiefs of Police's new Institute for Community-Police Relations. This came after a string of police-involved shootings.
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Source: Business Insider

In 2018, he donated $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief efforts.

In 2018, he donated $2 million to Hurricane Florence relief efforts.
A convoy of utility trucks heading east to assist with damage caused by tropical storm Florence.AP Photo/Chris Seward
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In 2019, he pledged $7 million to open two medical clinics in Charlotte.

In 2019, he pledged $7 million to open two medical clinics in Charlotte.
Chuck Burton/AP

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Jordan's recent endeavor is his own private golf course, Grove XXIII — keeping with his obsession with the No. 23. It opened in the fall of 2019 in Hobe Sound, Florida.

Jordan's recent endeavor is his own private golf course, Grove XXIII — keeping with his obsession with the No. 23. It opened in the fall of 2019 in Hobe Sound, Florida.
Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational

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Jordan even has a custom, Carolina-blue golf cart with the Jumpman logo.

Jordan even has a custom, Carolina-blue golf cart with the Jumpman logo.
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In the same year, Jordan teamed up with driver Denny Hamlin to become a NASCAR Cup Series team co-owner. Together, they formed 23XI racing, and Bubba Wallace was their first driver. They added a second car in 2022.

In the same year, Jordan teamed up with driver Denny Hamlin to become a NASCAR Cup Series team co-owner. Together, they formed 23XI racing, and Bubba Wallace was their first driver. They added a second car in 2022.
Bubba Wallace will make his debut on Michael Jordan's NASCAR team at the Daytona 500.Chris Graythen/Getty Images

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Jordan has three children from his first marriage with Juanita Vanoy.

Jordan has three children from his first marriage with Juanita Vanoy.
Pictured here is an old family photo shared by Jordan's daughter, Jasmine.Jasmine M. Jordan/Instagram

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The pair married in 1989 and divorced in 2006. The 17-year marriage cost Jordan a whopping $168 million in the settlement.

The pair married in 1989 and divorced in 2006. The 17-year marriage cost Jordan a whopping $168 million in the settlement.
Pictured above are Michael Jordan and his then-wife Juanita.Reuters
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Jordan's three oldest children have all followed their father into the shoe business. Jeffrey, the oldest, works at Nike in Oregon, and Jasmine, the youngest, has worked for her father's NBA team, as well as being an Air Jordan representative in Charlotte.

Jordan's three oldest children have all followed their father into the shoe business. Jeffrey, the oldest, works at Nike in Oregon, and Jasmine, the youngest, has worked for her father's NBA team, as well as being an Air Jordan representative in Charlotte.
Jasmine M. Jordan/Instagram

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Marcus, Jordan's second child, opened a boutique sneaker shop in Disney World, called Trophy Room, inspired by the trophy room in his house growing up.

Marcus, Jordan's second child, opened a boutique sneaker shop in Disney World, called Trophy Room, inspired by the trophy room in his house growing up.
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Jordan married Yvette Prieto in 2013, and they welcomed twin daughters, Victoria and Ysabel, in 2014.

Jordan married Yvette Prieto in 2013, and they welcomed twin daughters, Victoria and Ysabel, in 2014.
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Jordan has invested some of his fortune in tech startups. He was reportedly one of several celebrities who invested heavily in Gigster — a Silicon Valley startup connecting companies to freelance software developers, designers, and project managers.

Jordan has invested some of his fortune in tech startups. He was reportedly one of several celebrities who invested heavily in Gigster — a Silicon Valley startup connecting companies to freelance software developers, designers, and project managers.
Gigster cofounders Debo Olaosebikan, left, and Roger Dickey, right.Gigster
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He also bought a stake into an MLB team — the Miami Marlins — having been a part of the investment group that included Derek Jeter, woh has since divested.

He also bought a stake into an MLB team — the Miami Marlins — having been a part of the investment group that included Derek Jeter, woh has since divested.
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Jordan is also a famous gambler. Charles Barkley told sports radio personality Dan Patrick that Jordan used to wager hundreds of thousands of dollars on a single hole when he played golf. While others, like Barkley himself, would wager a few hundred dollars.

Jordan is also a famous gambler. Charles Barkley told sports radio personality Dan Patrick that Jordan used to wager hundreds of thousands of dollars on a single hole when he played golf. While others, like Barkley himself, would wager a few hundred dollars.
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He also used to play $100 post-practice shooting games that allegedly ruined Rodney McCray's career. MJ would reportedly taunt McCray by yelling: "You're a loser! You've always been a loser!'

He also used to play $100 post-practice shooting games that allegedly ruined Rodney McCray's career. MJ would reportedly taunt McCray by yelling: "You're a loser! You've always been a loser!'
Pictured above is Rodney McCray.Jonathan Daniel /Allsport

He even took $500 from a fan at a charity golf tournament when the fan said Jordan couldn't land the ball on the green.

He even took $500 from a fan at a charity golf tournament when the fan said Jordan couldn't land the ball on the green.
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And he reportedly cheated in some bets with his teammates to make sure he won. ESPN's Amin Elhassan said Jordan would bet his teammate, Scottie Pippen, on the outcome of mid-game, animated Jumbotron races, even though Jordan already knew which animated character would win.

And he reportedly cheated in some bets with his teammates to make sure he won. ESPN's Amin Elhassan said Jordan would bet his teammate, Scottie Pippen, on the outcome of mid-game, animated Jumbotron races, even though Jordan already knew which animated character would win.
John Swart/AP

Source: CBS Sports

He's also competitive at other kinds of games. He reportedly won $500 beating his business manager Estee Portnoy in sudoku.

He's also competitive at other kinds of games. He reportedly won $500 beating his business manager Estee Portnoy in sudoku.
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Jordan plays a lot of golf. But, as Barkley put it, what's the point in playing the sport if not for some cash?

Jordan plays a lot of golf. But, as Barkley put it, what's the point in playing the sport if not for some cash?
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Source: Dan Patrick Show

He started playing the game while at UNC in a threesome with his then-roommate, golfer Davis Love III.

He started playing the game while at UNC in a threesome with his then-roommate, golfer Davis Love III.
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Jordan reportedly never travels overseas without a security team, which sets him back a cool $1,000 to $1,500 per hour. His codename is reportedly 'Yahweh,' a Hebrew word for God.

Jordan reportedly never travels overseas without a security team, which sets him back a cool $1,000 to $1,500 per hour. His codename is reportedly 'Yahweh,' a Hebrew word for God.
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Other travel setbacks include this 154-foot rented mega yacht named Mr. Terrible.

Other travel setbacks include this 154-foot rented mega yacht named Mr. Terrible.
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The yacht is complete with its own branding.

The yacht is complete with its own branding.
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The very first cars Jordan bought after he received his reported $10 million signing bonus from the Chicago Bulls were a collection of Mercedes and Pontiacs. He bought seven cars at once for himself and his family members.

The very first cars Jordan bought after he received his reported $10 million signing bonus from the Chicago Bulls were a collection of Mercedes and Pontiacs. He bought seven cars at once for himself and his family members.
He bought his siblings a Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams, though the exact car is not pictured here.Steve Lagreca / Shutterstock

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Since his rise to fame, he's been spotted in all kinds of cars, from Ferraris to Land Rovers.

Since his rise to fame, he's been spotted in all kinds of cars, from Ferraris to Land Rovers.
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Jordan is well known for his love of cigars and told Cigar Aficionado magazine that he smokes six a day.

Jordan is well known for his love of cigars and told Cigar Aficionado magazine that he smokes six a day.
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At age 59, he still works out. In 2013, he declared he was going to get down to his playing weight of 218 pounds — it is unknown if he reached the goal.

At age 59, he still works out. In 2013, he declared he was going to get down to his playing weight of 218 pounds — it is unknown if he reached the goal.
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His post-basketball career is already influencing the next generation. Several current and former players have expressed interest in buying NBA teams, including LeBron James, who wants to own an expansion franchise in Las Vegas.

His post-basketball career is already influencing the next generation. Several current and former players have expressed interest in buying NBA teams, including LeBron James, who wants to own an expansion franchise in Las Vegas.
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In addition to winning six NBA championships, Jordan has won other prestigious awards. In 2016, President Barack Obama awarded him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom because, as Obama joked, Jordan is 'more than just an Internet meme.'

In addition to winning six NBA championships, Jordan has won other prestigious awards. In 2016, President Barack Obama awarded him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom because, as Obama joked, Jordan is 'more than just an Internet meme.'
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Jordan has been been a preferred meme for years — many still post this photo of Jordan crying during his 2009 Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech all over social media.

Jordan has been been a preferred meme for years — many still post this photo of Jordan crying during his 2009 Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech all over social media.
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Now take a tour of the mansion MJ can't sell.

Now take a tour of the mansion MJ can't sell.
Jordan's estate has been on the market since 2012.Concierge Auctions; Stephan Savoia/AP