Despite Michael Jordan Being One of the Richest Athletes, He Still Falls Short Compared to Another Active Athlete’s Massive Net Worth
Michael Jordan sold the majority of his Charlotte Hornets stake. This is big news because he profited significantly from the sale. He sold his stake for $3 billion and profited more than $2.5 billion. This deal instantly increased his wealth. Nike took 40 years to pay Jordan billions of dollars, but this deal paid him the same amount in a matter of minutes.
The sale made Michael Jordan very rich and he became the wealthiest basketball player. However, when compared to athletes from other sports, there is a soccer star who has a much higher net worth than Jordan. This might surprise you.
Michael Jordan is not the richest athlete
After selling his ownership in the Hornets, Michael Jordan’s total worth increased to around $3.5 billion. When he first bought the team, he paid less than $300 million. This transaction made him one of the richest athletes. While he is very financially successful, there is another athlete with an even higher net worth.
Faiq Bolkiah used to play soccer for Chelsea. He also played for other teams like Southampton FC and Leicester City. However, he didn’t become as successful as Jordan in his career. He only played in academy games in the Premier League and now plays for Chonburri FC in Thailand. Despite that, he is the richest athlete in the world. This is because playing soccer is not his main job. In reality, he is the heir to the Sultan of Brunei, who is the longest reigning leader in the world.
Bolkiah will legally entitled to inherit from Hassanal Bolkiah. He has a net worth of $16 billion, which is almost six times more than Michael Jordan.
Faiq Bolkiah is extremely rich
Faiq Bolkiah has a lot more money than Michael Jordan and other athletes. He is going to inherit around $30 billion from the Sultan of Brunei. It’s unlikely that anyone, including Jordan, will be able to be as rich as this royal soccer player. However, Michael Jordan’s own story of making a lot of money is still very impressive, even without being from a royal family.