MJ had a killer instinct on the court like no other.
And off the court he relied on his gut instinct.
Which also was very much GOAT like.
While Jordan had a ton of endorsements throughout his career, he also turned down many.
In a recently reprinted 1992 interview with Playboy‘s Mark Vancil, Jordan explained how he once had to turn down $1 million because of the ridiculous slogan that came with the product.
“Two or three years ago Quaker Oats came to me to endorse Van Kamp’s pork and beans — Beanee Weenees, I think it was called,” Jordan explained. “You ever heard of Beanee Weenees pork and beans? It was close to a million bucks a year. I’m saying, Beanee Weenees? How can I stand in front of a camera and say I’ll eat Beanee Weenees?”
The Chicago Bulls legend also explained how he had a deal with Johnson hair care products, although he ended up removing himself from the deal after he started to lose his hair.
Michael was methodical about any product he attached himself to.
“If I wanted to be a hardnosed businessman, I could have been in a lot of deals, like the one with Johnson Products,” Jordan said. “I had a deal with them for their hair-care products. I had two or three more years on that deal when I started losing my hair. So I forfeited the deal. But if I had wanted to be greedy, I could’ve said, Screw you, you didn’t know my hair was falling out so you owe me money. But I didn’t.”
Whatever he did, it worked out well.
His current net worth is north of a billion.