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Michael Jordan made $7 million off Lionel Messi’s PSG shirt sales

PSG sold 150,000 jerseys with Messi’s 30 on the back in just seven minutes.

Basketball legend Michael Jordan reportedly has ranked in over $7 million in royalties since Lionel Messi signed with Paris Saint-Germain, which uses Nike’s Jordan Brand for its kits.

Lionel Messi’s jersey has been flying off the shelves since he joined PSG on August 10 following a decorated two-decade run at Barcelona. According to reports, Jordan receives a five per cent cut for each sale of an official uniform, which leads to Michael Jordan earning a whopping $7 million from shirt sales of around $140 million done by PSG till now.

Although the Jordan Brand is in the fourth year of its partnership with PSG, the sides announced in May that the 2021-22 season would mark the first with the Jumpman logo on the home kit.

Lionel Messi agreed on a two-year deal with PSG and is expected to earn an estimated $75 million annually between his salary, bonuses, and a percentage of player rights, including jersey sales.

With the skills and his talent, Messi is expected to take up PSG to new heights on the field and off the field as well. Reports suggest that Lionel Messi’s arrival could boost PSG’s net worth by 10-20%. The French club is now estimated at roughly $2.5 billion. Conversations have also been initiated over the expansion of Parc des Princes stadium.

Messi will be seen wearing the number 30 at PSG. According to a report, after Messi’s arrival was made official, PSG sold out 150,000 jersey’s with Messi’s 30 on the back in just seven minutes. That amounts to €20 million approximately in seven minutes.

Meanwhile, Jordan’s partnership with Nike has repeated major rewards during his playing career as well, which was highlighted by six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls. His net worth stands at $1.6 billion and is expected to increase even more with this transfer.

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