But the lure of the court proved impossible to resist once again. As a result, in 2001 he moved from behind the scenes to center stage as a Washington Wizards player. Jordan finally hung up his sneakers for good in 2003. Nevertheless, he again returned to the NBA in 2006 as a minority shareholder of the then Charlotte Bobcats.
Indeed, this shrewd business investment has significantly boosted his bank balance. When he bought the Bobcats outright in 2010, the NBA team was worth $275 million. Seven years later and the franchise now known as the Charlotte Hornets has nearly tripled in value.