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Michael Jordan earned more in 2013 than nearly any active athlete
Michael Jordan earned more in 2013 than nearly any active athlete

Michael Jordan played in his last NBA game more than a decade ago, but that doesn't mean his earning power has waned at all. 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? Shoes. 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...

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