How Much Are The Charlotte Hornets Worth?
The Charlotte Hornets are worth $3 billion according to the NBA. The Forbes valuation of the team was $1.7 billion in October 2022.
Hornets were founded in 1988 by George Shinn. They were awarded the NBA franchise in 1987 and began play in the following year.
In 2004, the team was moved to New Orleans and multiple people made bids for the team. Robert L. Johnson was awarded the ownership before the relocation.
The franchise was renamed Bobcats in 2003. They returned back to Charlotte and the team was kept for sale following the offseason of 2008.
Jordan bought the majority stakes in the club in 2010 and added more in 2014. He sold minority shares of the franchise back in 2019.
As of 2023, the ex-athlete has already finalized the selling of the team. He has come to an agreement with the team led by hedge fund manager Gabe Plotkin.