Michael Jordan: Basketball Player, Businessman, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth ! (2023)

Michael Jordan is a businessman and former professionalbasketballplayer known by his initials MJ. Michael played for 15 seasons in theNational Basketball Association(NBA) and won 6NBA championshipswith the Chicago Bulls team. He is the principal owner and chairman of the NBA’sCharlotte Hornetsand23XI Racing, theNASCAR Cup Series. During the 1980s and 1990s, he became integral in popularizing the NBA worldwide and became a globalcultural icon.

Michael playedcollege basketballwith theNorth Carolina Tar Heels, and in 1982, as a freshman, he was a member of the Tar Heels national championship team. In 1984, he joined the Bulls as the 3rd overall draft pick and quickly became a league star. His leaping ability, performingslam dunksfrom thefree-throw lineinSlam Dunk Contests, gained him the nicknames “His Airness” and “Air Jordan.” In 1991, Michael won his first NBA title with the Bulls and achieved these titles in1992and1993. In the1993–94 NBA season, Michael abruptly retired from basketball but returned in March 1995 and led the Bulls to three more championships in1996,1997, and1998. He also recorded 72 regular wins in the1995–96 NBA season. Michael retired for the 2nd time in January 1999 and later returned. From 2001 to 2003, he played for two more NBA seasons as a member of theWashington Wizards.

In his professional career, Michael was also selected to play for theUnited States national team. He won 4gold medalsat thePan American Games(1983),Summer Olympics(1984),Tournament of the Americas(1992), andSummer Olympics(1992).

Michael’s accolades and accomplishments include 6NBA Finals Most Valuable Player(MVP) awards, 10NBA scoring titles, 5NBA MVPawards, 10All-NBAFirst Team designations, 9All-DefensiveFirst Team honors, 14NBA All-Star Gameselections, 3NBA All-Star Game MVPawards, 3NBA steals titlesand 1988NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. In addition, he holds theNBA recordsfor a career regular season, recording an average (of 30.12 points per game) and a career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game). In 1999, ESPN named Michael as the 20th century’s greatest North American athlete. He was twice inducted into theNaismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, first in 2009 for his career and then in 2010 as part of the1992 United States men’s Olympic basketball team. In 2009, Michael became a member of theUnited States Olympic Hall of Fame; in 2010, a member of theNorth Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, in 2015, an individual member of theFIBA Hall of Fame; and in 2017, a “Dream Team” member. Further, in 2021, he was named to theNBA 75th Anniversary Team.

One of his generation’s most effectively marketed athletes, Michael is known for his product endorsements. In 1984,Nike’sAir Jordansneakers were introduced, which are still popular was fueled by Michael. Further, in 1966, he starred as himself in the live-action animation hybrid filmSpace Jam. In 2006, he became part-owner and the head of basketball operations for the Hornets. In 2016, Michael became the 1st billionaire player in NBA history. That same year, PresidentBarack Obamaawarded him thePresidential Medal of Freedom.

Michael Jordan Discuss About Harassment From Chicago People

During Michael Jordan playing career with theChicago Bullsand Washington Wizards, he could not step foot outside of his house, as 100s of fans would wait for his autographs and handshakes.

During the documentary’ Last Dance,’ Michael spoke about his life in the NBA, that he had to meet fans before and after games constantly. Another side of his fame was his family’s expectations, which he had not met much of the time. His ex-wife, Juanita Vanoy, received quite a lot of popularity during her marriage to Michael despite not being a part of the league.

Juanitawas quite a private person, though; she gave some interviews. In 1992, she was asked about the home they were building during one interview. She replied that the mansion in Highland Park was officially under construction. In 1994, it would be completed, and they lived close to two decades. Most people thought thatJuanitaand Michael just wanted a better home to live in, but in this interview, she explained that they wanted to build this home away from the public. The reason was the fans; their private life was disturbed around their last house as fans asked for autographs.

For 10 years now, Michael has been trying to sell this mansion but with no luck. The reason behind this is that it is a highly personalized mansion. The original asked price for the mansion was $29 million, but since then, it has dropped to less than $14.9 million.

This mansion consists of 9 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, and 1 double grand staircase; it has been built upon 7.39 acres of private land, including a basketball, golf course, and tennis court.

Michael Jordan Early Life:

Full Real Name Michael Jeffery Jordan
Family Name Jordan
Profession Professional basketball player and a businessman
Date Of Birth February 17th, 1963
Age 59 years old
Birthday February 17th
Year Of Birth 1963
Nick Name His Airness and Air Jordan
Current Residence Jupiter Island, Florida
Country USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Religion Roman Catholicism

Michael was born on 17th February 1963 atCumberland HospitalinFort Greene, Brooklyn. When he was around 5, the family moved toWilmington, North Carolina.

Michael Jordan Family Background:

Father James R. Jordan Sr.
Mother Deloris
Brothers James Jr. and Larry
Sisters Deloris E. and Roslyn

Michael was born to Deloris, a bank employee, andJames R. Jordan Sr., an equipment supervisor.

Michael was raised along with his 4 siblings named, James Jr., Deloris, Larry, and Roslyn. Michael comes in 4th number out of the 5 children. Larry and Michael both grew up playing basketball every evening in their backyard.

Michael Jordan Education:

Highest Qualification Graduation
University University of North Carolina
High School Emsley A. Laney High School

Michael attendedEmsley A. Laney High Schoolin Wilmington, where he played basketball, baseball, and football. During his sophomore year, he tried out for the basketballvarsity teambut was not selected due to his height (5 feet 11 inches). In contrast, his taller friendHarvest Leroy Smithwas the only sophomore student to be selected.

After the selection, Michael wanted to prove his worth, so he became the star of Laney’sjunior varsity teamand earned 40-point games. That year summer, he grew four inches taller and trained hard. Later, he earned a spot on the varsity roster and averaged more than 25points per gameover his final 2 seasons of high school play. Further, as a senior, Michael was selected to play in the1981 McDonald’s All-American Gamescoring 30points, averaging 27points per game, 12rebounds, and 6assistsper game for the season. Jordan was recruited by several college basketball programs, includingNorth Carolina,Duke,South Carolina,Syracuse, andVirginia. In 1981, Michael accepted a basketball scholarship to theUniversity of North Carolina. He playedcollege basketballfor 3 seasons under coachDean Smithwith theNorth Carolina Tar Heels. As a freshman in 1982, Michael was a member of the Tar Heels national championship. Further, in 1984, he graduated with cultural geography major.

Michael Jordan Physical stats:

Weight In Kg 110kg
Height In Feet 6 ft 6 in
Hair Color Bald head
Eye Color Dark brown

Michael stands 6 ft 6 in tall and weighs around 110kg. He has attractive dark brown eyes and an Athletic build. His jersey Size is 9 (US), his hand length is 9.75 in, and his shoe size is 13 (US). Michael’s distinctive features include a bald head, playing with his tongue out, long legs and arms, playing with bubble gum in his mouth, and an earring in his left ear.

Michael’s strengths are long arms, great vertical jump, a good clutch player, work ethic, defense, great in isolation 1 on 1, great back technique, and in post-shooting.

Michael Jordan Birth Signs:

Sun Sign Aquarius
Star Sign Aquarius
Birth Sign Duality Assertive
Birth Sign Modality Fixed

According to Michael’s birthdate, he falls under the Aquarius zodiac and is now 59 years old. His birth flower is Primrose, and his birth element is Air.

Aquarians are advanced, self-reliant, exceptional, free-spirited, eccentric, optimistic, highly creative, and intellectual. People born under this zodiac are marked by independence; they don’t like to be instructed on what to do. Though they can be social, they only participate in social interactions if they want to.

Michael Jordan Net worth:

Net Worth $2 billion

Michael is a retired American basketball player, team owner, entrepreneur, and product endorser. His estimated networth is $2 billion, and he is one of the wealthiest athletes.

About his real estate details, In 1991, Michael purchased land inHighland Park, Illinois, where he built a 56,000 square-foot (5,200 m2) mansion which was completed in 1995. Later, in 2012, he listed the mansion for sale. In addition, Michael owns houses inNorth CarolinaandJupiter Island, Florida.

Michael Jordan Relationship Status:

Spouse Name Yvette Prieto
Sons Jeffrey and Marcus
Daughters Jasmine, Victoria and Ysabel
No Of Children 5
Marital Status married

On 2nd September 1989, Michael married Juanita Vanoy atA Little White Wedding Chapel(Las Vegas,Nevada). The couple had three childrenJeffreyandMarcus(sons) and Jasmine (a daughter). On 4th January 2002, the couple filed for divorce, stating irreconcilable differences, but shortly they reconciled. Later, they again filed for divorce, and on 29th December 2006, they were granted a final decree of dissolution of marriage. They said the decision was made “mutually and amicably.” Juanita received around $168 million in a settlement.

Michael’s sons played for the basketball teams in college and university.

On Christmas 2011, Michael proposed to his longtime girlfriend,Yvette Prieto, a Cuban-American model. On 27th April 2013, they got married atBethesda-by-the-SeaEpiscopal Church. That same year on 30th November, it was announced that they were expecting their first child. On 11th February 2014,Yvettegave birth to identical twin daughters, Victoria and Ysabel.

In 2019, Michael became a grandfather when his daughter Jasmine welcomed his son; the child’s father isRakeem Christmas, a professional basketball player.

Michael Jordan Career:

In the 1984 NBA draft, theChicago Bullsselected Michael as the 3rd overall pick. In the first season, he scored an average of 28.2 points. Later, Michael received the NBA Rookie of the Year Award and was also selected for the All-Star Game. In 1986-87, Jordan recorded above 3,000 score points in a single season despite his injury and made everyone keep an eye on him and keep up with him.

Later, in 1990 the Bulls reached the Eastern Conference Finals and won their 1st NBA Championship. Similarly, in the 1992-93 season, the Bulls won their 2nd and 3rd NBA championship, all in a row. In 1993, Michael took a short session in the minor baseball league but later returned to basketball. After his comeback in 1995, Michael scored an average of 30.4 points per game, while in the 1996-97 season, the Bulls recorded around 69 wins, and Michael won his 6th NBA title.

In 1999, after his 2nd retirement, Michael joined the Washington Wizards as a part-owner and basketball team president. According to reports, the salary of Wizards was not enough, so in 2001, he renounced his management and ownership and position as a player.

Olympics:

In 1984, Michael joined the Olympic games as a member of the US Olympic basketball team (Los Angeles). Further, in 1992, he was involved in the Olympic Games with his American team in Barcelona, Spain; the team won the gold both times.

Retirement:

Michael spent around 19 years as a professional basketball player. But he retired 3 times; in 1993, 1998, and 2003. Michael ended his basketball career earning 32,292 total points and a 30.12 points-per-game average.

Documentary and Film:

Michael is legendary and has been shown in “The Last Dance” documentary, which aired on ESPN and became available on Netflix. He was paid between $3-4 million for the documentary, but Michael donated it to charities.

In 1996, Michael debuted as the star in the filmSpace Jam. He has paired with cartoon legends Duffy Duck and Bugs Bunny in the animated movie.

Business:

Michael has been a part of numerous business and commercial ventures. Many brands sign him up for endorsements. In 1984, he signed a deal with Nike and served on the Nike Inc. board of directors. The following year, Nike launched the signature Air Jordan basketball sneakers. Eventually, the brand name became more famous due to Michael’s influence over 30 years. Air Jordans has remained a best-seller.

Besides Nike, Michael made endorsement deals with popular brands, including Coca-Cola, Chevrolet, McDonald’s, Upper Deck, and Hanes.

Steakhouse:

In 1988, Michael launched Michael Jordan’s The Steak House NYC, and the motive was to reflect his tastes and style. As of 2022, it has 4 locations in Connecticut, Illinois, and Washington. Later, He also opened restaurants in Chicago at the Ilani Casino Resort and the Mohegan Sun casino.

Charlotte Hornets:

In 2006, Michael bought a share of the Charlotte Hornets and was also associated as the team’s managing member of basketball operations. Further, in 2010, he became the team’s majority owner and started serving as the chairman.

Golf Charity:

From 2001 to 2014, Michael hosted a charity golf event, “Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational.” Cats Care, Make-A-Wish, Keep Memory Alive, the James R. Jordan Foundation, and Opportunity Village received proceedings.

Michael JordanSocial Appearance:

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Michael has around 865K, 375K, and 350K followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He mostly shares his professional life posts.

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