1. Michael Jordan
He is not only the best basketball player of all time, but he is also the richest. Michael Jordan is retired but still commands respect and earns big from major sponsors, Nike and Hanes. Michael is also a businessman.
2. Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson is a retired professional basketball player, entrepreneur, and former president of basketball operations at the Los Angeles Lakers. He once owned 105 Starbucks franchises which he sold back to the company in 2010. He also sold his 4.5% stake in the Lakers.
3. Kobe Bryant
4. LeBron James
Big Shaq is a former professional basketball player and one of the best centers. His 19-year career is riddled with achievements and memorable partnerships with other top players, including the late Kobe Bryant. Shaq has since gravitated towards sports analysis, film, television, and business.