Jordan Turns Down $100 Million to Appear in 2-hour Event

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Lily Earwood, Contributor

Even though Michael Jordan, an NBA star, retired years ago, he is still a prominent figure off-court to this day. Jordan is a former player for the Chicago Bulls and has ever since tried to stay out of the spotlight. Because of these, his former agent said this week that he rejected an extreme amount of money for only a 2-hour long appearance at an event (CNN).

On Wednesday morning on WFAN’s “Boomer and Gio,” David Falk stated, “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 said that Jordan was always very picky when it came to his projects and appearances. “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” (New York Post).

Another time, Jordan turned down $7 million to participate in a golf tournament in Asia that only lasted one day. Jordan’s net worth is around $2.1 billion so he doesn’t have to rely much on big sums of money and expensive projects (CBS Sports).

The famous retired athlete has recently made a reappearance in his new documentary called The Last Dance. In the 10-part series, it talks about Jordan’s final season on the Chicago Bulls.