Michael Jordan is among one of the best basketball players the world has ever seen. Not only has he earned six titles with the Chicago Bulls, his total earnings of $90 million speak of his worth. One fact that has been viral on the internet is that Michael Jordan earns more dollars from footwear company Nike every year than the entire Nike factory workers in Malaysia.
Judging by this fact, one can imagine how important Michael Jordan is to Nike. The Jordan brand of Nike is responsible for the major share of Michael Jordan’s earnings. Jordans have been a partner at Nike since 1984. It is said that Nike generates more than $60 million in a year for Michael Jordan. If we compare this with the workers of Nike in Malaysia, we can easily confirm the fact that Michael Jordan earns way more than the Malaysian workers.
There are about 1200 employees at Hytex University which have been producing T-shirts for Nike for the past 14 years. Nike says that their fee is less than a quarter of their average income per year. Working at a fee of $375, after doing all the calculations the total earning is about $1.89 million for one factory.
This clearly shows that annual payement for all of the workers in Malaysia combined is way too less than that of Michael Jordan.
We can easily conclude to the fact that these employees are being paid very less, judging by the amount of work they do. But we can also say that Michael Jordan is a very important part of nike and probably one of the reasons why nike is so successful.