Second Richest NBA Player After Michael Jordan Is Not Lebron James or Steph Curry but This Player

Published 09/05/2021, 1:48 PM EDT
Michael Jordan (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)


Michael Jordan is a six-time NBA champion with Chicago Bulls and is one of the most successful players of all time. Many tout him as the greatest basketball player of all time, and he is the richest NBA player, according to Celebrity Net Worth. While Jordan’s name is predictable in the list of richest NBA players, many names are surprising. Many would guess LeBron James, Stephen Curry, or, to an extent, Shaquille O’Neal to be the next name on the list.

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However, neither of them is the second-richest NBA player.

Junior Bridgeman is the tied second-richest NBA player after Michael Jordan

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The second-richest NBA player is former Milwaukee Bucks star, Junior Bridgeman. Junior is tied second on the list with Magic Johnson. Despite never making more than $350,000 in a single NBA season, Junior Bridgeman is among the richest NBA players.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Bridgeman’s net worth is $600 million, tied to Magic Johnson. Bridgeman invested the money he earned as salary during his playing days into several fast-food franchises as the industry was growing very rapidly.

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Bridgeman’s biggest investment was Wendy’s food chains. By the time he retired, he owned three Wendy franchises. However, he worked hard after his retirement, and by 2016, he owned over 160 Wendy and over 102 Chili franchises. He is currently the owner of ‘Ebony’ and ‘Jet’ magazines. In 2017, Bridgeman became a bottler for the Coca-Cola company and even showed his keen interest in buying the bottling operations in Canada.

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Junior Bridgeman spent ten years of his professional career with Milwaukee Bucks. He also played for Los Angeles Clippers for two seasons. He averaged 13.6 PPG in his 12-year long NBA career. Milwaukee Bucks retired his number 2 jersey in 1988.

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Abhishek Singh

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