#9:. Michael Jordan, $1 billion U.S., Basketball
Known for his competitive personality on the court and off, Michael Jordan is an entrepreneur who shoots way beyond basketball.
The sport’s greatest player, he’s also majority shareholder of the Charlotte Hornets, a pro basketball team based in North Carolina that plays in the NBA..
His biggest source of income is from Brand Jordan, a sportswear partnership with Nike that does $1 billion in sales. He’s new to the list this year.