Michael Jordan: Known by his initials MJ, Michael Jeffery Jordan is considered the “Greatest Basketball player of all time” with an unbreakable record of 30.12 points average in the regular season and 33.45 points average in playoffs. Michael Jordan has been named a lot of things but the most popular ones are “Air Jordan”, “His Airness”, “Money” and even “Black Jesus”. All these acclamations because of his speed, leaping ability and graceful skills still remain unmatched. Michael Jordan mostly played for the Chicago Bulls during his active basketball career and later played for Washington Wizards before his permanent retirement in 2003.
Michael Jordan Biography, Life, Family, Children, Assets, Records
Born in Brooklyn New York and raised in the localities of Wilmington, North Carolina, Michael Jordan was not always so tall and athletic. During his high school years, MJ tried for the basketball team but was rejected for his short height of 5’11, that summer he practised and worked on himself and grew 4 inches taller. After his selection in the high school team, he proved his worth by scoring 25 points per game and hence started his journey of becoming the “Air Jordan”. Back-to-back in every match, he created records and was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984.
With a height of 6’6, he average 28.5 points in his first year as a Chicago Bull and received the title of “Rookie of the Year”. Jordan retired two times in his basketball career but couldn’t keep himself away from the court for a very long time; after all, he still has a massive fan following. During his first minor break from basketball, he invested his time in baseball and interestingly was a genius there too. When Jordan got back in 1994 to the Chicago bulls, he broke records he had created himself. He averaged 30.4 points per match in his first game upon his return.
At an age of 59, now he is still thriving as a businessman, investor and sports icon to the new youth. MJ has a very deep understanding of determination and hard work and inspires the young generation through his lessons. His most famous quotes are listed below:
Michael Jordan’s Childhood
Even though Michael was born in Brooklyn, New York, to an Electrician and a banker’s house. His parents found the streets of Brooklyn unsafe for the growing-up kids so they moved to Willmington in North Carolina. By the time of his elementary and middle school, everybody had understood that he wasn’t going to be a scholar as he lacked focus in his academics. By the time of high school, he had excelled in sports. The fact that he not only plays basketball but also football and baseball is not known to many. During his school days, he gained lots of certifications and recognitions because of his excellence in sports, yet he remained a B+ in academics.
There was going to be a tournament for the high school kids in Wichita, Kansas, and he was selected for the McDonald’s All-American games. That was the year 1982 when scored 30 points, his record is still unbeatable after all these years.
Quotes by Michael Jordan
“I’ve never been afraid to fail.”
“I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. Failure always made me try harder next time.”
Michael Jordan has teamwork understanding being a member of the Chicago Bulls and has bestowed us with beautiful motivating lines about teamwork:
Greatest Achievements of MJ
Being the greatest basketball player of all time Michael Jordan has won many titles and achievements. Here’s the list of the best of all:
- NBA Most Valuable player for the years- 1987-88, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1995-96, 1997-98
- The six-time NBA champion for the years- 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, and 1998
- Defensive player of the year in the NBA for 1987-88.
- MJ was listed as the sportsman of the year by Sports illustrated.
- Twice he won the Olympic gold medal in 1984 and 1992
- Thrice he won the Athlete of the year basketball USA, in 1983,84 and 92
- In 2009 Jordan made it to the Hall of fame of Naismith Memorial Basketball.
- For the 20th century, Top North American Athlete by the ESPN sport’s century.
- Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama, in 2016
Michael Jordan’s Networth
Michael Jordan has a net worth of 1.7 Billion Dollars, making him the richest NBA player and also the first sports billionaire in the world. His yearly income is estimated to be 175 million per year. His collaboration with Nike is not a surprise at all, a whole new collection named Air Jordan has been named after MJ, which collects a total revenue of 3.6 billion every year. Michael Jordan owns the Charlotte Hornets franchise of the National basketball association. From business to endorsements Jordan has numerous ways of making more money. He has even written books- Rare Air: Michael on Michael, I can’t accept not trying: Michael Jordan on the Pursuit of Excellence, For the love of the Game: My Story and Driven from Within. His co-author in most cases is Mark Vancil. Being a businessman he also owns several restaurants
Jordan is in for acting as well, he played himself in the 1996 film Space Jam, which made 230 million dollars worldwide. The Last Dance was released in 2020 which own Emmy award was based on Michael Jordan’s life which earned him 4 million dollars and he decided to donate it all to the noble cause. Yes, Jordan is a philanthropist, he has made several donations in his lifetime.
Assets and luxuries of Michael Jordan
Being a billionaire, Jordan lives a luxurious life. He owns several properties. He started building his dream house in 1991, which took 4 years to complete. It was built in highland park, Illinois at an area of 5600 square feet which was later sold in 2012. He has many homes and properties in North Carolina and Florida. He owns a private jet which is customized according to hise3 Jersey number and titles won by him. even after being such a massive fan following and people worshipping him like a god, he is quite down to earth. During his latest holiday in Dubrovnik, he was spotted taking selfies with his fans and not hiding his face like the other celebrity.
Jordan’s charity works are not hidden from anyone. He signed a deal with Nike of donating 100 million dollars for racial discrimination around the world for 10 years, during the protests of George Floyd’s murder. For 13 years starting from 2001 Jordan organised a gold tournament every year to fundraise for charity. MJ has also made a donation of 7 million dollars alone for the health care facilities.
James R Jordan Sr. and Deloris Jordan had their fourth child, Michael Jordan and hadn’t imagined that he would someday become this great. He has four siblings 2 brothers and two sisters. Jordan’s father was murdered in a robbery in the year 1993 July and his body was found 10 days later in a swamp almost decomposed.
Jordan married Juanita Vanoy in 1989 and has three children with her Jeffery, Marcus and Jasmine. They were divorced in 2006 in which Juanita received alimony of 168 million dollars at that time, which is considered the largest sum of divorce settlement money paid by a celebrity ever. His two sons Jeffery and Marcus both played basketball for a short period of their youth. MJ married Yvette Prieto in the year 2013 who happens to be a Cuban model and his long-time girlfriend. They had twins named Victoria and Ysabel in 2014. In 2019 Jordan’s daughter Jasmine gave birth to a child and he became a grandfather. Jasmine is also married to a basketball player, Rakeem Christmas.
Lately, Michael Jordan is the prime owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA. He owns gold estates and many restaurants. He has also contract signed with the Air Jordan brand of Nike named after him.
Yes, Michael, Jordan’s Chicago mansion is customised, considering his gate has his jersey number inscribed in it.
Michael Jordan has a net worth of 1.7 Billion Dollars, making him the richest NBA player and also the first sports billionaire in the world.
MJ is six feet six inches tall.
Michael Jordan has collaborated with Nike as a whole different collection named Air Jordan, which is named after MJ
Yes, Michael Jordan is 59 years old and in good health.
According to the real estate agents, the house is too customised according to MJ’s needs. It has been 9 years and the house is still for sale.