Michael Jordan Biography

( 1963 - )
December 26, 2016
First published on:December 26, 2016
by Bchrome

Facts of Michael Jordan

Date of Birth: 1963, February 17
Age: 57 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Sign:: aquarius
Birth Name Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York
Famous Name Michael Jordan
Father James R. Jordan, Sr.
Mother Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Net Worth $1.24 billion
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Currently Married Yes
Married to Yvette Prieto (m. 2013), Juanita Vanoy (m. 1989–2006)
Divorce Yes
Children 5

Michael Jordan is regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time. He is a phenomenal athlete and has a unique combination of soundness, grace, speed, and power. With his effort, he helped the Chicago Bulls to win six NBA championships and managed to win the award of Most Valuable Player five times.

Michael Jordan is an eminent businessperson and actor. He is also the Chairman and owner of the Charlotte Hornets

Early Life

The American basketball star Michael Jordan was born as Michael Jeffrey Jordan on 17 February 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. He is an American. He is African-American. His birth sign is Aquarius. He is the son of Deloris Jordan and James R. Jordan, Sr.

Michael Jordan was raised in Wilmington, North Carolina and he developed an interest in sports from an early age. During his childhood, he wanted to win every sport that he played. He attended Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington where he lettered in baseball, football, and basketball.

\After graduating from high school, he accepted the athletic scholarship from the University of North Carolina. His team won the NCAA Division I Championships in 1982. Naismith and Wooden College Player of the Year awards honored him in 1984.

Career

In summer 1984, Michael Jordan made his first appearance at the 1984 U.S Olympic in Los Angeles. He was a member of U.S Olympic basketball team and the team bagged gold for their nation. In 1992, he participated and performed in Barcelona Olympic Games and helped his nation to win gold.

Michael Jordan began his NBA career with Chicago Bulls. Due to his agility, power and leadership abilities, Chicago Bulls has won their first NBA championship by defeating Los Angeles Lakers. He played as a shooting guard for his team. At 1997-98, he got paid $33.1 million USD and it is the still highest NBA season single salary ever. He retired in 2003 after his last game in Philadelphia.

Personal Life

Michael Jordan married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989. They together have two sons; Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James and a daughter named Jasmine. His son Jeffrey is a former basketball player. He played for University of Central Florida Knights. Jordan and Juanita ended their relationship in 2006.

After the separation with Juanita, he started dating Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto and proposed her for marriage on Christmas Eve 2011. They were married on April 27, 2013, at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. On Feb 11, 2014, Prieto gave birth to identical twins named Victoria and Ysabel.

Besides, he has reportedly dated several other women in the past.  Karla Knafel and Vanessa Williams are also believed to be his former girlfriends.

In April 2009, he got one of the greatest basketball honors as he got inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House from President Barack Obama. He is the first billionaire in the history of NBA player and world 2nd richest African-American.

Jordan is often compared with the likes of current basketball stars LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant etc.

Net worth and Facts

Michael Jordan is undoubtedly one of the best names in the world of basketball. His height is 6 feet and 6 inches. As of 2016, his net worth was $1.24 billion and now is reported to be around $1.39 billion. According to Forbes, Jordan earned more than $100 million from his deals with Nike and other companies even after being retired. 

This millionaire player has a number of estates that includes Bears Club Home, Miami, Estate, Charlotte Penthouse, Architectural Estates and many restaurants. He is also popular for his brand endorsements. He has endorsement deals with Nike, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Ball Park Franks, Rayovac, McDonald’s and MC. 


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