Michael Jordan Splashed His Net Worth to Buy Seven Cars but Only Kept One Mercedes for Himself

Published 11/26/2021, 9:15 AM EST
DETROIT – APRIL 06: Michael Jordan is announced as a member of the 2009 Hall-of-Fame class at halftime of the Michigan State Spartans and the North Carolina Tar Heels during the 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship game at Ford Field on April 6, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Flamboyance and Luxury are nothing new for the sporting world and Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is no stranger. Although the athletes did not make as much money as they do now, Jordan still made a lot. His Airness, as Michael Jordan famously was called, was never shy in mentioning his love for cigars, golf, and fast cars.

MJ famously bought 7 cars in a single trip to the car showroom during the early days of his career. Despite not earning much, Jordan spent an enormous sum of money buying cars for his entire family while keeping a Mercedes for himself.

Don Godwin, while talking to D Magazine, mentioned how his father sold seven cars to Jordan.
Michael’s father knew my father well because he had sold him cars over the years. He said, ‘Mr. Lewis’—that’s what he called him—’this is my son Michael. He just graduated from the University of North Carolina, and he wants to talk about getting some cars.’ Michael said, “I want to buy seven cars. You see that big black Mercedes, the four-door? That’s the one for me.

What is Michael Jordan’s Net Worth?


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Michael Jordan made less than $100 million during his 15-year long career but has an estimated net worth of $1.6 billion. Jordan is also one of the richest professional athletes in the world. MJ is the principal owner of NBA team Charlotte Hornets, which rakes in most of his income.

Endorsements have their fair share in Jordan’s net worth. Jordan is one of the most endorsed athletes ever and has had major brand deals with Gatorade and Nike, to name a few. Jordan doesn’t miss out on philanthropy as he regularly donates to major charity houses.


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How many cars does Michael Jordan own?


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NBA legend Michael Jordan seating next to Larry Miller (left), the president of Nike division Jordan, attends the Jordan Classic, a contest between the 30 best French players under age 16, during a European tour to promote his clothing and shoe brand, at Stade Pierre de Coubertin arena in Paris, France. (Photo by Christophe Dupont Elise/Icon SMI/Icon SMI/Icon Sport Media via Getty Images)

Jordan’s car collection is as impressive as his career. He owns a variety of cars, including several C4 Corvettes. The Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet ‘Flat Nose’ and Ferrari 550 Maranello add to his collection. The Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir is the most impressive car, with Jordan rumored to be one of the high-profile Bugatti customers who own the car.

Does Michael Jordan drive a Bentley?


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Jordan had famously purchased a 2005 Bentley GT which was driven for only 13K miles before being sold off. The car reportedly was the inspiration for the 2006 Air Jordan XXI design. The car is still titled in Jordan’s name and is housed in the Volo Auto Museum of Illinois.

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.