Michael Jordan Named Fourth Richest Celebrity in America

Michael Jordan's booming sneaker business makes him one of the richest celebrities in the country.

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Another day, another Forbes list for basketball legend Michael Jordan. Weeks after bring named the highest paid athlete of all-time, Jordan has been named America's fourth richest celebrity of 2016.

The list, limited to entertainers, tallies the net worth of the biggest stars in the country. Jordan, worth an estimated $1.2 billion, only trails Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. The publication also notes that his key source of income is Jordan Brand, annually a $2.8 billion sneaker and apparel business under the Nike umbrella. By 2020, Nike wants to make Jordan a $4.5 billion business, meaning it's not inconceivable that His Airness could someday top this list.