1. Michael Jordan

Career Earnings: $90.20M
Net Worth Now: $500M
Sport: Basketball

Mike pimped the game like no one before him. What didn't he do? After Magic and Bird retired, he single-handedly saved the NBA and made it global. He set records in player salaries with his $30 million one-year contracts with the Bulls during the 1997 and 1998 seasons. He turned the Jordan name into a billion dollar company. His sneakers are as sought after as they were when he was playing. He's still spending Gatorade money. And last, but not least, His Airness stacked his bread and bought the Charlotte Bobcats. The King.