Basketball is one of the most famous sports in America, many athletes have gained fortunes from these sports. All American Basketball team who competes in NBA owned by Billionaire, NBA players itself receive a great salary from their team and make a lot of money from endorsement. So in this post, we will list five richest NBA players of All Time.
1. Michael Jordan (Estimated Networth: $2.1 billion)
The richest NBA player by now is Michael Jordan, his current net worth estimated at $2.1 billion.
Michael Jordan Short Bio:
His full name Michael Jeffrey Jordan, born on February 17, 1963. Jordan is an American former professional basketball player and the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. His biography on the official NBA website states: “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.” He is considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s. In his active career, he was widely known by his initials MJ.
How he made his money?
Salary not only Jordan income source. Jordan made less than $100 million while a player in the NBA. 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. Most of his fortune now derives from endorsement deals with his biggest sponsor, ‘Nike’. In 2015, he was reportedly making $100 million a year from Nike royalties alone. Jordan is the world’s first athlete billionaire. As of 2020, Forbes estimates his net worth to be $2.1 billion.
2. Junior Bridgeman (Estimated Net Worth: $ 600 Million)
The second richest NBA player in 2020 is Junior Bridgeman. Bridgeman is a retired NBA-player from East Chicago.
Bridgeman Short Bio
His full name Ulysses Lee “Junior” Bridgeman, born on September 17, 1953. He is an American businessman and a former professional basketball player. In his 12-year NBA career, Bridgeman scored 11,517 total points. He was the sixth man for most of his career, averaging double figures in scoring for nine consecutive seasons. In his career with the Milwaukee Bucks (1975-1984, 1986-1987) and the Los Angeles Clippers (1984-1986), Bridgeman played in 849 total NBA games, averaging 13.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists, shooting 47% from the floor and 84% from the line. In 1999 Bridgeman was elected to the Wisconsin Athletic ‘Hall of Fame’.
How he made his money?
Even though he made a good income in his active career, Bridgeman’s biggest income source is his outlets business, Same like Jordan, after retirement Bridgeman becomes a successful businessman. Bridgeman now owns more than 160 outlets aside from the growing number of Chili’s restaurant with 118 branches and counting. As of 2020. Bridgeman’s net worth is roughly $600 million dollars, making him the 2nd richest NBA-player in the world.