Michael Jordan Joins Forbes' Billionaire List

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 10:50 AM PST, March 03, 2015
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Michael Jordan does not have to sing along to Bruno Mars' words of, "I want to be a billionare so freakin' bad" anymore.

The retired NBA player joins Forbes' annual billionaires list, coming in at no. 1,741 with $1 billion after investing in the Charlotte Hornets. Forbes estimates that his stake in the Hornets is more than $500 million alone. Jordan, 52, has also branded his name on a clothing line and those famous sneakers.

The number one billionaire in the world is still Bill Gates with a fortune of $79.2 billion. Coming in at a close second with $77.1 billion, the Chief Execuctive of TelMex and América Móvil, Carlos Slim Helu is worth an estimated $77.1 billion while, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet takes third with $72.7 at the age of 84.

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And while Mars "would have a show like Oprah," she falls short on the list compared to the world's richest men ranking at no. 603 with $3 billion.

For all of the young and ambitious whippersnappers trying to get on this list, you won't be surprised to see Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, 30, there at no. 16 with $33.4 billion, but SnapChat's co-founder Evan Spiegel, 24, takes the cake for the youngest billionaire with his wealth of $1.5.

This year set a record for the number of people on the list. With 1826 people on it, Forbes reports that their net worths total $7.05 trillion.

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Here's to making the cut next year!

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