Why Michael Jordan Will Make More Money Than Any Other Athlete in 2016, Even Though He's Long Retired

Reason To Smile

Reason To Smile

Michael Jordan look spretty damn happy with himself, and why wouldn't he be? A list of compiled by Forbes of the top retired sports earners, sees the NBA legend top the list easily. But on top of this, he will surely end the year as the top earner in sport, even including those who are still playing professional sports!

The Jordan Brand

The Jordan Brand

The man has been retired for thirteen years now. Most ex-sport pros own a bar by now and happily carve out a relatively modest living compared to that of a pro-baller. Other take heaps of drugs and chase the highs of their former lives. Jordan, on theother hand, has a name that continues to grow in popularity, even as the years continue to pass since he last laced a shoe.



How To Stay Relevant

How To Stay Relevant

Micahel Jordan's case might be the blue-print for others to come on how to stay relevant in the modern era. To go with his ever-popular Nike association, there's the ownership of the Charlotte Hornets, and the "Crying Jordan Meme" to keep his name out there....

 

Market Share

Market Share

In case you're were wondering, according to SportsOneSource (research firm), Jordan shoe sales in the US alone, reached $3 billion last year, taking up a ridiculous 64% of the market share for basketball. The next best is the rest of Nike with 29%, then single figures for everyone else!



Retirement Looks To Continue Being Kind

Retirement Looks To Continue Being Kind

Nike are not about to rest on their laurels with the Jordan brand, and according to Forbes, they have many plans in the works over the next few years - plans that, if successful (and let's be honest, they probably will be) will see the brand's revenue doubled to $4.5 billion by 2020 - this includes pushing beyond men's basketball in to women's products and non-basketball related products.