Michel Jordan is a well-known basketball player who is now the owner of Charlotte Hornets NBA team. The game basketball became very popular in the 90s because of Michael Jordan. The player was with 2 three-peats for the Bulls Minor League Baseball games. He was a part of Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards some of the famous teams in Basketball. Moreover, he received the name as the best defensive player in the game history. Then he exhibited his leaping techniques in the games and also did expert slam dunks.
When he was with the Chicago Bulls he won 72 season games conducted in 1995. To top it all, his name joined the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in the year 2009 because of his great contribution to the sports. Some of the nicknames he received are MJ, Air Jordan, and His Airness. To know more about one of the best basketball players in the world here is more information for you.
Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. But his family shifted to Wilmington, North Carolina while he was still a toddler. Then in this place, he improved his skills in basketball at Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington. In the school during his senior year, he reached the status of McDonald’s All-American. He was also interested in baseball and football and played it occasionally. He has two elder sisters, an elder brother, and a younger sister.
He joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) where he completed his higher studies. He was a major in cultural geography. He has three to four years’ experience in basketball before taking part in the NBA. In the 1982 NCCA championship game, he helped his team to win by performing a winning shot but this is not the only winning shot in his life as there are many. The player received Naismith Award in 1984 because he was the best college player.
Profession and achievements
NBA drafted Michael in 1984 and he became part of the team Chicago Bulls. He played well in his first game so recognized as the NBA’s Rookie of the Year. In the year 1991 Bulls got their first championship trophy. Jordan was the lead player of the team and because of his talents, it was able to get several wins over the years. He was always a part of the All-star team in the NBA. Lastly, Jordan retired from the games in 2003.
Now Michael Jordan is part owner of NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. He is also actively taking part in charity work and is endorsing many products.
Age and Personal life
Michael is now fifty- seven years of age. His height is 1.98 m and weight is 90 kg. Michael married his first life partner Juanita Vanoy in 1989. They have three children but ended their marriage in 2002. In the year 2011, Michael got engaged to Yvette Prieto and wedded her in 2013. They have twin daughters. He is a family guy and loves to spend time with his kids.
The Net Worth of Michael Jordan
The estimated net worth of Michael Jordan is $2 billion. The player has made most of his money through his basketball career. He is now also appearing in many advertisements as part of brand endorsements that is also adding to his net worth.
Michael Jordan acted as himself in a movie called Space Jam where the Loony Tunes characters take him to their world to learn basketball. It is a favourite movie of many kids. He is also popular for his Nike shoe called the Air Jordan.
Michael Jordan is a successful player because of is various wins in the games. He is one of the richest American sportsmen in the world.