Michael Jordan is the only athlete with a higher net worth than Kim Kardashian

Basketball legend Michael Jordan is worth more than mega celebrity Kim Kardashian.

The former Chicago Bulls player has an estimated worth of around $2.2 Billion (£1.6b), while Kardashian maintains a healthy wealth status of d $1.2 Billion (around £800m.)

Jordan became a superstar during the 1990s and is now a successful businessman, with his Jordan clothing range a resounding success.

The 58-year-old played 15 seasons in the NBA and won 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 was integral in helping to popularise the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, becoming a global cultural icon in the process."

The rich list as per Wealthy Gorilla is as follows:

  1. Michael Jordan
  2. Vince McMahon
  3. Ion Tiriac
  4. Anna Kasprzak
  5. Tiger Woods
  6. Eddie Jordan
  7. Junior Bridgeman
  8. Lionel Messi
  9. Magic Johnson
  10. Michael Schumacher
  11. Roger Staubach
  12. Cristiano Ronaldo
  13. LeBron James
  14. David Beckham
  15. Floyd Mayweather
  16. Roger Federer
  17. Greg Norman
  18. Jack Nicklaus
  19. Phil Mickelson
  20. Shaquille O’Neal
  21. Dwayne Johnson
  22. Vinnie Johnson
  23. Alex Rodriguez
  24. Dale Earnhardt Jr
  25. George Foreman
  26. Lewis Hamilton
  27. Fernando Alonso
  28. Gary Player
  29. Grant Hill
  30. Kimi Raikkonen

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The list speaks highly of the endorsements players can obtain nowadays, even without retiring and going into business.

Speaking to GQ in an exclusive interview, Jordan spoke of his drive: "You try to find other ways of providing that energy. There's business, and my attitude to prove that I can be successful in that world.

"Especially with the Bobcats. To me, that is very motivating, because everyone thinks I did such a terrible job in Washington. And now it's a challenge to prove them wrong.


"We didn't make the playoffs, but I think in terms of where Washington is now, it's because of what we did from a business standpoint—setting up the cap room, getting out of debt. No one looks at that as a success, which drives me nuts."

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