For the next month, all eyes will be on "The Last Dance." When ESPN moved the docuseries' release up to April in response to the COVID-19 pandemic halting the sports world, that was the design.
The fruits of that move are already apparent. The two-hour premiere on April 19 smashed the record for most watched ESPN documentary and shattered expectations for both TV ratings and web traffic.
But apparently, Michael Jordan, the protagonist of the series and overseer of its production, will not personally reap any of the financial benefits. Jordan plans to donate all of his proceeds from "The Last Dance" to charitable causes, according to a report by Kurt Badenhausen of Forbes.
Those proceeds "should reach at least $3 or $4 million," per Badenhausen.
Forbes estimated Jordan's net worth to be $2.1 billion — still the only athlete to reach the three-comma club.