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Slam Dunk! Michael Jordan Is Now A Billionaire

Is it the shoes?

All Michael Jordan does is win, win, win -- no matter what. Now, the six-time NBA champion and five-time MVP has notched another major victory after joining the billionaire's club.

His Airness has been earning some serious bank even though his playing days ended way back in 2003. Of course his Jordan brand of sneakers and athletic wear has been earning him consistent cash flow, but it's actually MJ's stake in the Charlotte Hornets which got him to a billie. According to Forbes.com Jordan's piece of the Hornets franchise is worth more than $500 million.

After ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer bought the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, following the Donald Sterling controversy last year, the value of all NBA teams shot up, creating even greater paydays for league owners.

Jordan's latest victory will surely inspire hip-hop artists across the map, as MJ is one of the most-referenced athletes in rap music. Back in 2013, Mike Will Made It released his "23" single with Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J. The song, which referenced Jordan's now-retired jersey number, served as an ode to his popular Air Jordan sneakers.

According to the hit producer, Jordan is a fan of the single and even gave Mike Will a call to thank him. “The first day the video came out, he saw the video and he liked it,” Mike Will told MTV News shortly after the song was released. “He was like, ‘Man, I like the video.’ He was like, ‘Thanks a lot.’ ”