Michael Jordan Biography
Michael Jordan, in Full name Michael Jeffrey Jordan, is an American Entrepreneur and a former professional basketball player, born in Brooklyn, New York, the U.S. on 17 February 1963.
He is largely regarded as one of the finest all-around players in the game’s history. He guided the Chicago Bulls to six National Basketball Association ( NBA) titles (1991-1993, 1996-1998).
Michael Jordan Profile Summary
Real Name: Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Date of birth: 17 February 1963
Age: 59 years old (@2022)
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, United States
Family: James R. Jordan Sr(father), Deloris Peoples(mother), Deloris Jordan, James R. Jordan Jr., Larry Jordan, Roslyn Jordan(Siblings), Jasmine Mickael Jordan, Jeffrey Michael Jordan, Marcus Jordan, Ysabel Jordan, Victoria Jordan(Children)
Net worth: $2.1 billion approx.
Height: 6’6” (198 cm)/1.98m
Education: Emsley A. Laney (Wilmington, North Carolina),
North Carolina college (1981–1984)
Sport position Shooting guard
Michael Jordan Personal Life And Career
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, at Cumberland Hospital in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City,
to James and Deloris Jordan. Deloris was a worker in a bank, while his father James worked in the electrical and heavy equipment industries. The family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, with four children.
Michael was immediately drawn to sports at a young age. His initial love, though, was baseball, not hoops. He used to play catch in the yard with his father, who was a baseball fan. He quickly began to play basketball in order to emulate his older brother, Larry, whom he loved as a child.
As a sophomore at Laney High School, he chose to try out for the varsity squad but was cut because he was raw and undersized.
He received a basketball scholarship to North Carolina University, where he played under famed coach Dean Smith. He was selected ACC Freshman of the Year his freshman year.
Jordan joined the Bulls as the third overall draft pick in 1984 and immediately became a league star, thrilling fans with his prolific scoring while establishing himself as one of the game’s top defensive players. His leaping ability earned him the nicknames “Air Jordan” and “His Airness,” which he proved by performing slam dunks from the free-throw line in Slam Dunk Contests.
In 1991,Michael won his first NBA title with the Bulls, then added another titles in 1992 and 1993 to complete a three-peat. Jordan abruptly retired from basketball prior to the 1993-94 NBA season to play Minor League Baseball, but returned to the Bulls in March 1995, leading them to three more titles in 1996, 1997, and 1998, as well as a then-record 72 regular season wins in the 1995-1996 NBA season. On January 1999 Jordan retired from NBA but came back in the year 2001 to 2003 to Washington wizards as a Member.
Michael J Jordan remained involved in basketball, purchasing a stake in the Washington Wizards in January 2000. He became the club’s president of basketball operations. However, managing rosters and salary caps was insufficient
for Jordan, and in September 2001, he resigned from his ownership and management positions with the Wizards in order to play for the team. His return to the NBA was met with enthusiasm by the league, which had seen a decline in attendance and television ratings since his retirement in 1998. Jordan announced his retirement after the 2002-03 season.
In the year 2006, he became a part-owner and the head of basketball operations for the Charlotte Bobcats (now known as the Hornets), and in 2010, he purchased a controlling interest. Jordan became the NBA’s first billionaire player in 2016. Michael net worth is estimated to be $2.1 billion in 2022.
National Team Career
J Jordan made his national basketball team debut at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela. He carried his team in scoring 17.3 points per game, coached by Jack Hartman, won the gold medal. He also, won another gold medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics a year later. Bob Knight coached the United States team in 1984, which included Patrick Ewing, Sam Perkins, Chris Mullin, Steve Alford, and Wayman Tisdale. Michael Jordan led the team in scoring, averaging 17.1 points per game during the tournament.
Michael J Jordan Awards And Nominations
1991, 1992, 1993:Three-time Associated Press Athlete of the Year
1997: Marca Leyenda winner
Slam magazine: Top 50 Players of All-Time Ranked number 1
ESPN SportsCentury: Top North American Athletes of the 20th Century, Ranked number 1
.10-time ESPY Award winner (in various categories)
2016: Presidential Medal of Freedom(State/local)
1994: Part of Madison Street in Chicago renamed Michael Jordan Drive
Hall of Fame
Two-time FIBA Hall of Fame inductee
Class of 2017, as a member of the “Dream Team”
Class of 2015, individual
Class of 2010, North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
Two-time Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee
Class of 2009, individual and Class of 2010, as a member of the Dream Team
1984, 1992:Two-time Olympic gold medal winner
1992:Tournament of the Americas gold medal winner
1983:Pan American Games gold medal winner
1981–1982:NCAA national championship
1981–1982: ACC Freshman of the Year
1982–1983, 1983–1984: Two-time Consensus NCAA All-American First Team
1983–1984: ACC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year
1983–1984: USBWA College Player of the Year
1983–1984: College Player of the Year
1983–1984: Adolph Rupp Trophy
1983–1984: John R. Wooden Award
2021: Selected on the NBA 75th Anniversary Team
1996:Called one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History
1985, 1989: Two-time IBM Award winner
1987, 1988: Two-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion
1988–1993, 1996–1998: Nine-time NBA All-Defensive First Team
1985: One-time All-NBA Second Team
1987–1993, 1996–1998: 10-time All-NBA First Team
1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998: Six-time NBA champion
1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998: NBA Finals MVP, Six-time
1987–1988: NBA Defensive Player of the Year
Michael Jordan Business ventures
Jordan was ranked by Forbes in the year June 2010 as the top 20th Powerful celebrity in the world. The Nike Jordan brand generated $1 billion in sale according to Forbes.
Michael J became the first NBA player to be a billionaire in June 2014. He was named the athlete with the highest career earnings by Forbes in 2017. Jordan’s income from 2015 Jordan Brand and endorsements was estimated to be $110 million, the highest of any retired athlete. Forbes estimates his net worth at $1.6 billion as of 2021, making him the fifth-richest African-American, trailing Robert F. Smith, David Steward, and Oprah Winfrey.
J Jordan co-owns a car dealership that bears his name The company owns a Nissan dealership in Durham, North Carolina, which he purchased in 1990, and is previously owned a Lincoln-Mercury dealership in Durham from 1995 until its closure in June 2009. Jordan also showed business interest in the restaurant industry. Among the restaurants he has owned is a steakhouse in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, which closed in 2018. Michael Jordan is the majority owner of Grove XXIII, a golf course being built in Hobe Sound, Florida.
Michael Jordan Endorsement
Jordan is a major spoke man Nike, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, Gatorade, McDonald’s, Ball Park Franks, Rayovac, Wheaties, Hanes, and MCI have all used him as a spokesperson. Jordan has had a long relationship with Gatorade, having appeared in over 20 commercials for the company since 1991, including the Be Like Mike commercials, in which children wished to be like Jordan sang a song. Spike Lee played the role of Mars Blackmon in one of Jordan’s most popular shoe commercials. In the commercials, Lee, playing Blackmon, tried to figure out where Jordan’s abilities came from and became convinced that it’s got to be the shoes. The hype and demand for the shoes even resulted in a price increase.
Michael Jordan Movies
Jordan featured in the 1996 comedy film Space Jam. A documentary was made by IMAX about his career with Chicago Bulls in 2000.The Emmy Award-winning The Last Dance covered more personal details of Michael Jordan life’s in April, May 2020 the documentary made a debut on ESPN.
Michael Jordan Books
2005: Driven from Within, with Mark Vancil (Atria Books)
1998: For the Love of the Game: My Story, with Mark Vancil (Crown Publishers)
1993: Rare Air: Michael on Michael, with Mark Vancil and Walter Iooss (Harper San Francisco)
Michael Jordan Net Worth
Michael Jeffrey Jordan Net Worth is Estimated at 2.1 billion
Michael Jordan Height
Jordan Height is 6’6” (198 cm)/1.98m
Michael Jordan Instagram
Jordan has over 24.2 million followers on IG. to view photos and videos of michael Jordan visit Instagram @jumpman23
Michael Jordan Age
Michael J was born in February 1963, he is 59 years old as of 2022.