Michael Jordan makes debut on Forbes’ billionaires list

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Jordan now a billionaire
Jordan now a billionaire
Jordan now a billionaire

The Guardian – Michael Jordan has become the first former or current North American pro athlete to make Forbes’ annual billionaires list, the magazine revealed on Monday.

Forbes rated Jordan as the 1,741st richest person in the world – and 513th in the United States – with an estimated net worth of $1bn.

The 52-year-old Jordan, whose playing career ended in 2003, became an 80% shareholder in the Charlotte Bobcats on a valuation of roughly $275m in 2010. That stake jumped to 89% in 2013.

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