News

Michael Jordan is first sports billionaire

Michael Jordan is first sports billionaire

BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB: Michael Jordan is rolling in the dough. Photo: Associated Press

Basketball icon Michael Jordan has become the sports world’s first billionaire, according to Forbes magazine.

The basketball Hall of Fame star, footwear giant and team owner is now the only athlete in the billionaire’s club.

The financial publication’s experts estimate Jordan became a billionaire earlier this year, thanks to his increased share in the Charlotte Hornets basketball franchise.

Forbes bosses previously prematurely bestowed the ‘billionaire’ honor on Tiger Woods, but his fortune dropped after the cheating scandal that ended his marriage cost him major endorsements and money.

Local Headlines

in Local

Palo Alto County Accident

Car Accident 1280

A Spencer man escapes injury in an icy road accident...

in Local

I-90 Accident

Minnesota State Patrol

A Spirit Lake woman is injured in an accident in southeast Minnesota....

in Local

Sanborn Vandalism

Police

Sanborn Police are investigating a vandalism incidents...

in Local

Simons Retires

bvsheriff

The Buena Vista County Sheriff has retired...

in Local

Sheldon Accident

Car Accident 1280

A Boyden woman was injured in a single vehicle accident...