When it comes to sneakers, there is no denying who some of the biggest players are in that space. Jordan Brand, Nike, and Adidas all tend to dominate the basketball shoe market, with each brand having its own roster of athletes. Most of these athletes are with Nike, while companies like Adidas and Under Armour are able to get their own talent on board. As for Jordan Brand, well, the selling power of Michael Jordan is really all you need.
Thanks to a new report from Forbes, we now know who the top 14 sneaker earners were for the past year. As you would come to expect, Michael Jordan completely eviscerated the competition as he raked in $130 million from sneakers alone. LeBron was a distant second place as he made $32 million.