jordanSome of the most obscenely wealthy people in the world are also owners of major U.S. pro sports franchises.

And for the first time, you can add Michael Jordan to that list of the obscenely wealthy, at least if your definition of reaching that threshold is being a billionaire.

(As a thousandaire, we might cut it off differently, but still).

Jordan is — according to Forbes — a billionaire, earning that designation for the first time. He’s also the owner of the Charlotte Hornets (yes, they’re the Hornets again after being the stupid Bobcats for a while).

Not on the billionaire list, by the way: Craig Leipold, Zygi Wilf or any Pohlad, though Wolves owner (and Star Tribune owner) Glen Taylor is on there at $2.4 billion.

Per ESPN.com, there is speculation that Jordan makes $100 million a year in royalties from Nike, so that would explain a lot of his massive wealth.

And it does still make us wonder if Kevin Garnett — who has made more than $300 million in his NBA career — will really have the financial chops to own an NBA team.

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