Michael Jordan was born to be a winner. He's succeeded in nearly every single one of his endeavors and continues to get massive Ws even decades after his retirement.
Recently, it became public knowledge that the Chicago Bulls legend was an early investor in Sportradar, which went public today and is already valued at $7.9 billion:
"Sportradar went public today, valued at $7.9 billion even after trading down on day 1. Michael Jordan is an early investor in the Swiss sports data company, along with Mark Cuban & Eagles owner Jeffry Lurie. MJ rang the bell on Wall Street this morning," reported Front Office Sports.
Jordan is one of the wealthiest — if not the wealthiest character in the NBA industry and this is precisely why. He's got a great eye for making business and is always surrounded by people that sure know what they're doing.
Besides being one of the greatest players of all time and one of his opponents' biggest nightmares, Michael has made dozens of millions from the Jordan brand, even getting paid for Lionel Messi's jersey sales with Paris Saint-Germain.
He has his own tequila brand, has invested in Muzik and aXiomatic, and is the majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets.
If that wasn't enough, he's also among the A-list group of investors who spent $305 million on Dapper Labs, the blockchain company that developed NFT sensation NBA Top Shot.
Michael once explained how a $25 million contract motivated him to become a better player. Clearly, he's come a long way since those days.
Next dinner is on you, Mike!