Michael Jordan once turned down $100,000,000 for 2-hour appearance
A $100M payday is indeed considered life-changing money for most people. But if you’re worth $2.1 billion like basketball icon Michael Jordan, you have the luxury of turning down such lucrative opportunities.
In an appearance on WFAN’s Boomer and Gio radio program on Sunday, MJ’s agent David Falk shared how Michael Jordan once said no to a two-hour appearance that would have netted him a cool $100,000,000 payout.
“I brought him a deal three years ago for $100 million. All he had to do was, other than giving his name and likeness, make a one two-hour appearance to announce the deal and he turned it down,” Falk shared.
“God bless him. He’s been so successful, it gives him an opportunity to do whatever the hell he wants or not to do things he doesn’t want. I really admire that. He’s very, very selective in the things he wants to be involved in,” he furthered.
Even before he accumulated his now immense wealth, Michael Jordan has been extremely picky on which brands to partner with. Jordan has lent his image to big-time companies over the years but has also denied a lot of prospects that do not fit in with his image.
To be fair, a $100,000,000 check for two hours of work would be a no-brainer for almost everyone. However, money isn’t really a motivator for Michael Jordan these days.
Apart from his numerous investments, Jordan rakes in around the same amount annually from royalties with the Jordan Brand.
It is worth noting that Michael Jordan also opted to give his entire salary from the Washington Wizards in 2001 to the victims of the September 11 attacks. He will also donate all his proceeds from “The Last Dance” documentary.