Credit: AP, J.E.E/SIPA-Scanpix
Credit AP, J.E.E/SIPA-Scanpix

Michael Jordan continued to increase his wealth. This time, the legendary basketball player benefited from football.

The French football club Paris Saint Germain are partners of the Jordan Brand, which means they wear uniforms with the Jumpman logo.

According to the agreement, Jordan receives 5% of each PSG jersey sold. After Lionel Messi signed with PSG, jersey sales skyrocketed.

Over 800 thousand Messi uniforms were sold last week alone. This means Jordan received $7 million out of the $140 million generated from sales. A single Messi jersey costs $162.

Jordan began working with Nike back in 1984. According to Forbes, one of the best basketball players of all time earned about $1.3 billion from Nike during this partnership period.

Jordan's net worth is estimated at $2.2 billion. He is the wealthiest athlete of all time.

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