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Michael Jordan Made More Money off Sneakers in 2014 Than He Made in NBA Career

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, left, speaks as NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, right, listens during a news conference, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, to announce Charlotte, N.C., as the site of the 2017 NBA All-Star basketball game. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, left, speaks as NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, right, listens during a news conference, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, to announce Charlotte, N.C., as the site of the 2017 NBA All-Star basketball game. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

(Bleacher Report) – Michael Jordan made a lot of money in his NBA career. His signature brand Nike shoes have made him a lot more money, however.

And that was just in 2014.

According to an infographic by Lisa Overton that appeared on PBS.org, “Jordan made more money selling sneakers ($100 million) than he did during his entire 15-year career ($94 million)” in 2014, making him the “highest-paid retired athlete in the world last year.”

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