The answer to the eternal question "Is it better to be a jock or a nerd?”
Michael Jordan made over $300,000 a game. That equals $7,500 a minute, at an average of 40 minutes per game. With $40 million in endorsements, he made $178,100 a day, working or not.
If he slept 7 hours a night, he made $52,000 every night while visions of sugarplums dance in his head.
When he went to see a movie, it cost him $7.00, but he made $18,550 while he's there.
If he decided to have a 5-minute egg, he made $618 while boiling it.
He made $7,415 per hour more than minimum wage.
He made $3,710 while watching each episode of Friends.
If he wanted to save up for a new Acura NSX ($90,000) it would have taken him a whole 12 hours.
If someone had handed him his salary and endorsement money, they would have had to do it at the rate of $2.00 every second.
He probably paid around $200 for a nice round of golf, but was reimbursed $33,390 for that round.
Assuming he put the federal maximum of 15% of his income into a tax-deferred account (401k), he would hit the federal cap of $9500 at 8:30 a.m. on January 1st.
If you were given a penny for every 10 dollars he made, you would have been living comfortably at $65,000 a year.
He made about $19.60 while watching the 100-meter dash in the Olympics.
He made about $15,600 during the Boston Marathon.
While the common person was spending about $20 for a meal in his trendy Chicago restaurant, he pulled in about $5600.
In his last year as a Bull, he made more than twice as much as all U.S. past presidents for all of their terms combined.
Amazing isn't it?
However, if Jordan saves 100% of his income for the next 250 years, he'll still have less than Bill Gates had.
Game over. Nerd wins.