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Which Dream Team Players Have the Highest Net Worths?

The 1992 United States Men’s Olympic Basketball Team, also known as the Dream Team, was one of the greatest basketball teams ever assembled. The squad consisted of Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Christian Laettner, Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen, Chris Mullen, David Robinson, and John Stockton. All of these guys dominated on the basketball court. However, they also made a lot of money on and off of it. Of all of these great basketball players, which ones are worth the most amount of money? Here is a list of the Dream Team members with the highest net worths.

5. Karl Malone, $75 million

Karl Malone was one of the greatest scorers in NBA history. Malone was a 14-time NBA All-Star, a 14-time All-NBA honoree, a four-time All-Defensive team honoree, and a two-time NBA MVP. He is also the second-leading scorer in NBA history as he scored 36,928 career points. The only blemish on his resume is that he never won an NBA Championship. 

Not winning a ring did not impact his net worth, though. Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Karl Malone is worth $75 million. That is a lot of money. It is only enough to rank No. 5 on this list of Dream Team members, though.

4. Patrick Ewing, $85 million

New York Knicks legend Patrick Ewing was one of the greatest big men of all-time. He was an 11-time NBA All-Star, a seven-time All-NBA honoree, and a three-time All-Defensive team selection. For his career, Ewing averaged 21 points per game and 9.8 rebounds. He, however, never won an NBA championship either. Michael Jordan seemed to keep a lot of guys from winning championships. 

Like Malone, though, that did not negatively affect his net worth. Patrick Ewing is worth $85 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. That is definitely a lot of money, but it is not even close to this next guy. 

3. David Robinson, $200 million

David Robinson was another great big man on the Dream Team. In his career, Robinson was a 10-time NBA All-Star, a 10-time All-NBA honoree, and an eight-time All-Defensive team selection. Robinson also won the 1994-95 MVP, led the league in points per game in 1993-94, and led the league in rebounds per game in 1990-91. He did, in fact, win championships too, as he won two rings. Robinson averaged 21.1 points per game and 10.6 rebounds in his career.

Because of all of his accomplishments, Robinson has racked up a massive $200 million net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth. That amount separates him from most of the Dream Team, but is still only enough to rank No. 3.

2. Magic Johnson, $600 million

Magic Johnson is probably the best point guard to ever play in the NBA. He was a 12-time NBA All-Star, a 10-time All-NBA honoree, and a three-time NBA MVP. He led the league in steals per game twice and led it in assists per game four times. Johnson is also fifth all-time in career assists with 10,141. What made him so great, though, is that he was an ultimate champion. Johnson won five championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and three Finals MVPs. 

Because of his play on the court, and a lot of his work off of it since retiring, Celebrity Net Worth estimates that Johnson is worth $600 million. That puts him at No. 2 on the Dream Team. He is still not even close to the GOAT, though.

1. Michael Jordan, $2.1 billion

Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan is considered to be the greatest basketball player of all-time, and for good reason. Jordan was a 14-time NBA All-Star, an 11-time All-NBA honoree, and a nine-time All-Defensive team selection. He also won the NBA MVP five times and was the 1987-88 Defensive Player of the Year. Jordan led the NBA in steals per game three times and led it in points per game 10 times. His 32,292 career points are fifth all-time, and his 30.1 points-per-game career-average is No. 1 all-time. Jordan won six championships with the Bulls, three-peating twice, and winning six Finals MVP awards.

His play on the court certainly helped, but Jordans’ signature shoes have played a significant role in his estimated $2.1 billion net worth, according to Forbes. That leads the Dream Team by far. 

The rest of the Dream Team

The Dream Team was the greatest basketball team ever. While all of those guys dominated on the court, they all made a lot of money too.
The Dream Team, including Michael Jordan, receiving their gold medal during the 1992 Olympics. | Dimitri Iundt/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

The rest of the Dream Team ranks as follows, according to Celebrity Net Worth: 6. Larry Bird ($55 million), 7. Charles Barkley ($50 million), 8. John Stockton ($40 million) 9. Clyde Drexler ($25 million), 10. Scottie Pippen ($20 million), 11. Chris Mullin ($18 million), 12. Christian Laettner ($10 million)

Every member of the Dream Team should be set for life. However, no one will ever come close to the GOAT, Michael Jordan. He is worth a very large amount of money.