Michael Jordan’s Net Worth Compared With Other Greats Like Mike Tyson and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Published 10/18/2021, 10:53 AM EDT
Michael Jordan during 2006 Jordan All-American Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)


Unsurprisingly, Michael Jordan’s wealth continues to build. Even after his retirement, the Chicago Bulls’ net worth has increased over time, making him one of the richest athletes in the world. That being said, let’s take a look at Jordan’s current net worth, comparing it with other greats.

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Jordan’s net worth, as per reports, is worth $2.2 billion. The six-time NBA icon earned $98 million during his time in the NBA, branching out into various investments and endorsements over time.

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 25, 2021 Michael Jordan watches the action by the 11th green during the Four-balls REUTERS/Mike Segar

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Adding on to his endorsements and investments, Jordan also owns the NBA team Charlotte Hornets. He bought the Hornets in 2010 for $175 million, selling 20 percent of it to Gabe Plotkin and Daniel Sundheim. Sportrador, Muzik, and aXiomatic are some of Jordan’s other investments.

The Bulls icon has a Nissan car dealership in North Carolina, along with five restaurants with Cornerstone Restaurant Group.

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A highlight in his financial journey is Nike–which gave him Air Jordan in his rookie year. He initially signed a five-year $500,000 contract with the company, which was more than anything else signed back then.

Recent reports hint that Jordan now has a $1.3 billion deal with Nike.

Are other celebrities on the same level as Michael Jordan?

Successful celebrities earn enough to last them a lifetime. Of course, some earn more than others – often in millions. Not everyone, however, is on par with the five-time NBA MVP.

Mike Tyson

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tyson is worth $10 million. He earned over $400 million during his career. Taking inflation into account, Tyson should have earned $700 million. Already retired, Tyson and Jordan’s net worths are not even close to being near the same number.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

The Rock’s net worth is reported to be $400 million. The former wrestling legend reportedly charges $20 million per movie and has a good deal with Under Armor for his line Project Rock. Still working, Johnson has also earned himself a good fortune – both from his wrestling and acting career.

Roger Federer

Federer, according to Celebrity Net Worth, is worth $450 million. Currently, on the Forbes’ highest-paid athletes’ list, Federer’s sponsor list is ‘unrivaled’. His 2018 ten-year deal with Uniqlo is worth $300 million. He also has earned $130 with prize money.

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Tiger Woods

Woods, having played with the PGA Tour for 20-plus years, is worth $800 million. Like Jordan, Woods also signed a rookie deal with Nike, his worth $100 million deal now. Initially, Woods’ contract was worth $49 million. Till last year, he earned $60 million via endorsements from brands like Bridgestone, Hero Motorcorp, Monster Energy, Rolex, and tailored.

CHARLOTTE, NC – MAY 02: Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan smile to the crowd as they walk off the 17th green during the Pro-am at the Wachovia Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club on May 2, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Ion Tiriac

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Tiriac – a businessman and former professional tennis and ice hockey player – is worth $1.2 billion. He founded the Tiriac Group, which has contributed to his wealth over the years. As of now, he is also on Forbes’ Billionaires 2021 list with Jordan. Tiriac’s journey started with investments, which led to him founding his group.

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Devika

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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