Michael Jordan Net Worth
Who is Michael Jordan?
Michael Jordan often called by his initials, MJ is an erstwhile basketball player, athlete, spokesperson, entrepreneur and an actor with a present net worth of $1.5 billion. Apart from being a prolific basketball player, he is an arch legatee of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Many plaudits claim that Michael Jordan was responsible for the lionization of NBA across the globe in the era of 80s and 90s.
Biography & Wiki
Michael Jordan embraced the land of Brooklyn, New York with his advent on February 17, 1963. He was born to Deloris and James R. Jordan Sr. He was raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. Michael attended Emsley A. Laney High School, Wilmington. In his school days, he showcased his athletic flair by being a prodigy in basketball, football and baseball.
After being an established basketball player after several rejections in the school days, he was offered various college basketball programs including those of Duke, North Carolina, South Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia. Finally, in the year 1981, Michael accepted the basketball scholarship offered by North Carolina and earned a degree in cultural geography.
In all, the Jordan family has five children including Larry, James R. Jordan Jr., Deloris, Michael and Roslyn. James R. Jordan Jr. was the Command Sergeant Major in the U.S. military.
Being a novice in Dean Smith’s team-oriented system, Michael made a prolific jump shot that made the team win and acted as a turning point in his career. Later, he left North Carolina one year before the scheduled graduation period as he was selected by the 1984 NBA draft to play for the Chicago Bulls.
In 1993, he retired from NBC stating that he’d lost the spark to play further. Surprisingly, he was noticed playing baseball, fulfilling his late father’s wish.
In 1995, Michael made a comeback to NBC as his team Chicago Bulls was struggling badly. He had to go through aggressive training for a comeback as he and his team was charged several fines and allegations in the previous playoffs. In all, he led his team to six NBA championship titles throughout his career.
Apart from the athletic career, he was a spokesperson for many amalgamated brands like McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, MCI, Nike, Gatorade, etc.
Awards & Achievements
In his professional career, Michael Jordan bagged in many accolades including;
• A five-time NBA most valuable player.
• A fourteen-teen NBA All-Star.
• A six-time NBA champion.
• A six-time NBA Finals MVP.
• He was a part of two Olympic gold-medal winning teams in the years 1984 and 1992.
Michael Jordan net worth
Michael Jordan has an estimated net worth of more than $1.5 billion as of 2017 according to the celebritynetworth.com. He made his fortune via his NBA career and Charlotte Bobcats. The reports say that in 2014, his stake value in the Charlotte Bobcats was increased to 89% that made him a billionaire.
It’s nothing new that the famous athletes date several women in their lifetime. Same was the case with Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan spent about seventeen years with Juanita Vanoy as a perfect couple and had three children, Jeffrey Michael, Marcus James and Jasmine. Later, the things didn’t do well and the couple had a divorcement which was a big buzz in the news. Currently, Michael is married to Yvette Prieto and they have twin daughters together.