Another reason to want to be like Mike. After increasing his stake in the Hornets, Michael Jordan is now a Billionaire. According to Forbes, MJ increased his stake in the basketball team to 89.5% from 80% during the past several months. He first became an investor in 2006, when the Hornets were known as the Charlotte Bobcats. In 2010, he bought out Robert Johnson for $175 Million. As they do, Forbes goes on to break down the math, which you can see here. You would think he reached Billionaire status due to the overwhelming demand of his retros, and even though they do rule the market, the Jordan Brand brings in just $60 Million annually of his income overall.