According to Forbes, Jordan was the highest paid retired athlete in 2013, earning an estimated $90 million. Among current athletes, only boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. made more money last year than Jordan, Forbes reported.
What was the catalyst behind Jordan's impressive earning power?
Nike's Air Jordan line of footwear continues to sell like it's the summer of 1991. The Air Jordan 10 "Powder Blue" sneaker went on sale Saturday and tallied total first-day sales of $35 million. As Forbes pointed out, that figure nearly eclipses the yearly sales total of $40 million that
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Forbes reported that increased sales of the Air Jordan line have led to the big payout for the former