Former professional basketball player Michael Jeffrey Jordan, often known by his initials MJ, is also an American businessman. He competed in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for fifteen seasons, earning six NBA titles with the Chicago Bulls. Jordan serves as the chairman and primary owner of 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series as well as the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. In the 1980s and 1990s, he played a key role in the NBA’s globalization and rose to fame as a global cultural hero.
Michael Jordan Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $2.2 B|
|Full Name Michael Jeffrey Jordan|
|Birth Date February 17, 1963|
|Age 59 years|
|Birthplace Brooklyn, New York|
|Profession Basketball Player, Entrepreneur|
|Wife Yvette Prieto|
Michael Jordan Early Life
Brooklyn, New York, was the place of Michael Jeffrey Jordan’s birth on February 17, 1963. Michael’s father named James R. Jordan Sr. was an equipment supervisor, while James wife Deloris worked in finance department somewhere. Michael’s family along with his brothers and sister, relocated to Wilmington, North Carolina, when Jordan was just a little child. At Wilmington’s Emsley, Laney High School, Jordan participated in different sports like basketball, baseball, and football. He reached four inches of height over the summer between his sophomore and his junior years.
Michael Jordan Career
Jordan led the team of UNC to the 1982 NCAA Championship game competing the Georgetown Hoyas while averaging 13.5 points per game, and he was also voted the ACC-Freshman. It’s impressive that Jordan completed his UNC degree after returning in 1986, geography bachelor’s degree in the process. After Sam Bowie and Hakeem Olajuwon, Jordan was selected on merit as THIRD overall.
On the date of September 12, 1984, MJ agreed to a rookie deal with the franchise of Bulls. The Deal between them was a seven-year, amount of $6 million agreement with an average annual compensation of $850,000. Michael and Chicago came to an agreement on an eight-year, $25 million contract deal at the conclusion of his fifth season. JD took a short break from basketball for playing major league baseball once and then came back in the NBA to spend two seasons with the Washington Wizards.
Michael Jordan Wife
In September 1989, Juanita Vanoy and Michael got married but after 13 years of marriage, Juanita Jordan filed for divorce from Michael. Since April 2013, Michael has been wed to model Yvette Prieto, a Cuban-American. In February 2014, she gave birth to their set of identical twin daughters.
Michael Jordan Net Worth
Michael Jordan has a $2.2 billion net worth as of 2022 and he has received pre-tax endorsement income of $1.4 billion throughout the course of his career. His NBA salary brought in almost $93 million for him.
Michael’s ownership share in the Charlotte Hornets has proven to be his best career investment. In 2010, he invested $175 million to acquire the team’s majority ownership. He sold a small chunk of his ownership to an investor company in 2019, valuing the team at $1.5 billion.
Michael Jordan Height and Weight
|Eye Color Yellow|
|Hair Color Bald|