Just how rich is Michael Jordan?

Michael Jordan, with a net worth of $2.1 billion, ranks first in Forbes' latest list of sports billionaires. To put this number into perspective, let's take a look at the fortunes of the two richest soccer players, Messi and Ronaldo. 

Ronaldo has a net worth of $460 million, while Messi has $400 million. Together, their fortunes don't even come close to half of Jordan's wealth. 

If that's not enough, we can add the wealth of the two richest NBA players, the late Kobe Bryant with $500 million and LeBron James with $480 million. Even when we combine the fortunes of these four super-rich athletes from soccer and basketball, it still falls short of Jordan's wealth.

Jordan's fortune mainly comes from his ownership of the Charlotte Hornets, dividends from the Air Jordan Brand, and various business investments. In 2019 alone, Jordan's net worth increased by over $300 million, almost surpassing Messi's entire fortune.