Michael Jordan was the first athlete-billionaire

Michael Jordan is considered the greatest NBA player of all time.

He's also the richest former professional athlete in the world, with a net worth of $1.7 billion.

He has a secret golf course, sprawling estates, an NBA team, restaurants, and interest in Draft King

Since retiring from the NBA in 2003, Jordan’s Nike endorsements and business investment

mean his annual earnings still eclipse LeBron James’ – and he’s now worth US$1.7 billion

In 1984 Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bull

Long after his basketball career, Michael Jordan has established a legacy as one of the greatest athletes of all time