And that was just in 2014.
According to an infographic by Lisa Overton that appeared on PBS.org, "Jordan made more money selling sneakers ($100 million) than he did during his entire 15-year career ($94 million)" in 2014, making him the "highest-paid retired athlete in the world last year."
It's hardly surprising. The line of Nike Air Jordans includes some of the most iconic products in the world, and much like the EA Sports Madden video game series with former coach and broadcaster John Madden, the attachment to its namesake has remained relevant long after Jordan retired.
And given its wild popularity in 2014, it seems likely to remain relevant for many years to come.