1. Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan is frankly the richest NBA player there is, with a net worth of about $1 billion. After he was drafted by the Chicago Bulls when he was in the junior year of college, Michael Jordan went on to lead the team to six national championships. He was named as MVP five times and was also a three time all-star MVP. At the age of 51, Michael Jordan is still making millions of dollars each year with endorsements even after he retired from the sport.