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Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan’s profile picture
Net worth 2018: $1.65 Billion
Industry: Sports
Residence: Jupiter, Florida
Country: United States
BirthDay: 17 February 1963
Sigh: Pisces
Children: 5
Education: Bachelor of Arts / Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Michael Jordan was bornon 17 February 1963 in Jupiter, Florida, United States. Michael Jordan is #1429 in List Billionaires People In The World. Michael Jordan is widely acknowledged as the greatest basketball player of all-time, but his salary rarely matched his stature. He was the NBA's highest-paid player only twice during his 15-year career. His total career playing salary was $90 million, but Jordan has earned another $1.3 billion (pre-tax) from corporate partners since he left U. of North Carolina in 1984. His biggest backer has always been Nike, which generates nearly $3 billion in annual revenue from the Jordan Brand. Nike commands 90% of the U.S. basketball shoe market, with the Jordan Brand representing more than half of that. MJ also maintains his longtime endorsement relationships with Gatorade, Hanes and Upper Deck. His biggest single investment is his 90% stake in the NBA's Charlotte Hornets. When he bought a majority stake in 2010, the team was valued at $175 million. It is now worth $780 million. He also owns seven restaurants and a car dealership.


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Jordan is the third-richest African-American as of 2017, behind Oprah Winfrey and Robert F


In 2016, President Barack Obama honored Jordan with a Presidential Medal of Freedom


From his Jordan Brand income and endorsements, Jordan's 2015 income was an estimated $110 million, the most of any retired athlete


In June 2014, Jordan was named the first NBA player to become a billionaire, after he increased his stake in the Charlotte Hornets from 80% to 89


It was announced on November 30, 2013, that the two were expecting their first child together


Jordan listed his Highland Park mansion for sale in 2012


During the 2011–12 NBA season that was shortened to 66 games by the lockout, the Bobcats posted a 7–59 record


'"In June 2010, Jordan was ranked by Forbes magazine as the 20th-most powerful celebrity in the world with $55 million earned between June 2009 and June 2010


He began attending UCF in the fall of 2009, and played three seasons of basketball for the school


Jeffrey graduated as a member of the 2007 graduating class and played his first collegiate basketball game on November 11, 2007, for the University of Illinois


On July 21, 2006, a judge in Cook County, Illinois, determined that Jordan did not owe his alleged former lover Karla Knafel $5 million in a breach of contract claim


In 2005, Jordan talked to Ed Bradley of the CBS evening show 60 Minutes about his gambling and admitted that he made some reckless decisions


Since 2004, Jordan has owned Michael Jordan Motorsports, a professional closed-course motorcycle road racing team that competed with two Suzukis in the premier Superbike championship sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) until the end of the 2013 season


On May 7, 2003, Wizards owner Abe Pollin fired Jordan as Washington's President of Basketball Operations


Jordan and Vanoy filed for divorce on January 4, 2002, citing irreconcilable differences, but reconciled shortly thereafter


At several points he openly criticized his teammates to the media, citing their lack of focus and intensity, notably that of the number one draft pick in the 2001 NBA draft, Kwame Brown


On January 19, 2000, Jordan returned to the NBA not as a player, but as part owner and President of Basketball Operations for the Washington Wizards


Jordan placed second to Babe Ruth in the Associated Press's December 1999 list of 20th century athletes


By 1998, the season of his Finals-winning shot against the Jazz, he was well known throughout the league as a clutch performer


Jordan and the Bulls compiled a 62–20 record in the 1997–98 season


The Super Bowl commercial inspired the 1996 live action/animated film Space Jam, which starred Jordan and Bugs in a fictional story set during the former's first retirement from basketball


Freshly motivated by the playoff defeat, Jordan trained aggressively for the 1995–96 season


The three-point shot became more of a focus of his game from 1994–95 to 1996–97, when the NBA shortened its three-point line to 22 ft (6


In the 1993–94 season, the Bulls, without Jordan, achieved a 55–27 record, and lost to the New York Knicks in the second round of the playoffs


Jordan also made an appearance in the music video of Michael Jackson's "Jam" (1992)


Jordan has had a long relationship with Gatorade, appearing in over 20 commercials for the company since 1991, including the "Be Like Mike" commercials in which a song was sung by children wishing to be like Jordan


In the 1990–91 season, Jordan won his second MVP award after averaging 31


Jordan married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989, and they had two sons, Jeffrey Michael and Marcus James, and a daughter, Jasmine


In 1988, Jordan was honored with the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Award and became the first NBA player to win both the Defensive Player of the Year and MVP awards in a career (since equaled by Hakeem Olajuwon, David Robinson, and Kevin Garnett; Olajuwon is the only player other than Jordan to win both during the same season)


Jordan's athletic leaping ability, highlighted in his back-to-back slam dunk contest championships in 1987 and 1988, is credited by many with having influenced a generation of young players


After Jordan scored a playoff record 63 points against the Boston Celtics on April 20, 1986, Celtics star Larry Bird described him as "God disguised as Michael Jordan


Against a 1985–86 Boston Celtics team that is often considered one of the greatest in NBA history, Jordan set the still-unbroken record for points in a playoff game with 63 in Game 2


He is one of only seven players in history to win an NCAA championship, an NBA championship, and an Olympic gold medal (doing so twice with the 1984 and 1992 U


He was selected by consensus to the NCAA All-American First Team in both his sophomore (1983) and junior (1984) seasons


He made the game-winning jump shot in the 1982 NCAA Championship game against Georgetown, which was led by future NBA rival Patrick Ewing


In 1981, Jordan accepted a basketball scholarship to North Carolina, where he majored in cultural geography


" Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s


Since 1976, the year of the NBA's merger with the American Basketball Association, Jordan and Pippen are the only two players to win six NBA Finals playing for one team


The game had the highest Nielsen rating of a regular season NBA game since 1975


He also achieved only the second sweep of the MVP Awards in the All-Star Game, regular season and NBA Finals, Willis Reed having achieved the first, during the 1969–70 season


Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player, businessman, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA)


In addition, the Associated Press voted him as the greatest basketball player of the 20th century

(4.9/111 votes)
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