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Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on 17 February 1963, in Brooklyn, New York City USA. Today people know him as a basketball legend, a former NBA player, who in his playing days set a new sport record during 1996-1998 years, earning $30 million per year while playing for the Chicago Bulls. Nowadays Michael Jordan’s capital rises every year, mainly because of Jordan’s deals with such companies as Nike, McDonalds, Coca-Cola and Gatorade, as well as his ownership of a basketball team.

So just how rich is Michael Jordan? Sources estimate that Michael now has a net worth of over $1 billion, fuelled increasingly by his sponsorship deals. Jordan is now also an active businessman and owner of a professional basketball team, the Charlotte Hornets, so although the NBA legend has finished his basketball playing career, he still earns over $80 million every year.

Michael Jordan Net Worth $1 billion

Michael’s family moved to North Carolina when he was a kid, and he was educated at Emsley A. Laney High School, also playing football and baseball as well as basketball. After a growing spurt, Michael was selected for the basketball team, and subsequently for the McDonald’s All-American Team, averaging almost 30 points, 11.6 rebounds and 10 assists per game. Jordan then entered North Carolina University, and was so impressive on court that he was twice picked for the NCAA All-American First Team, but then decided to forego his final year and enter the 1984 NBA Draft – he was selected in the first round by the Chicago Bulls, for whom he played for the next 12 seasons. The rise of his net worth was assured.

All Jordan’s achievements are too numerous to mention, some indication of his performances. He was voted Rookie of the Year in ’84-85, in ’86-87 he became only the second player to score 3,000 points in a season, but the first to record 200 steals and 100 blocked shots. The Bulls improved steadily, and in ’91-’92 Jordan led them to the first of six NBA Championships, each time also being voted the MVP of the series, easily as record. The series of wins was interrupted by Jordan ‘retiring’ effectively for two seasons to play baseball, but he returned full-time in ’95-’96, and it was ‘business as usual’: three more Championships.At this point, Jordan was being paid around $30 million per season, and his net worth was sky-rocketing.

Jordan retired from playing again in ’99, becoming the controller of basketball at the Washington Wizards, but returned in 2001 to play two seasons for the Wizards, retiring finally at the age of 40. Meantime, he had been voted season MVP five times, played 14 NBA All-Star Games, was 10 times NBA scoring champion, also NBA defensive champion in ’88, and had scored more than 32,000 points in 1200 club games. He is also only one of two players to win Olympic gold medals as an amateur (1984) and professional – with the ‘Dream Team’ in 1992. Because of his athletic and technical ability but also his demeanour, he was admired and supported not only by his own club, but by players, coaches and fans throughout the NBA.

Michael Jordan earned a total amount estimated at $93.7 million during his career. His salary was highest in years 1996-1998, although since 1989 and until 1998 he never earned less than $2 million per year. With the Washington Wizards his annual salary amount was approximately $1 million.

In 2006, Jordan bought a share in the Charlotte Bobcats – now Hornets – NBA team, but although the business is going well, the playing results have been some of the worst in NBA history.

Aside from direct involvement in basketball, Michael Jordan continues to be involved in many sponsorship contracts. His main and most noted deal is with Nike – this settlement allowed him to create the famous Air Jordan shoes. They first appeared in stores in March 1985 and over a million pairs were sold in first two months. Until today 58% of all  basketball shoes bought are Air Jordans – this brand produces over $2.5 billion in sales for Nike every year.

The NBA legend is today also the owner of the Bears Club home in Florida, USA; Highland Park mansion, which is available for $21 million and is located in Highland Park Illinois, USA; Miami estate in Florida; Charlotte penthouse in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; and a North Carolina home, which was purchased by him in 2013. .

Such a great basketball playing career also let Jordan buy a private jet, a Gulfstream IV with two Rolls Royce engines and passenger capacity for a maximum of 19 people. The numbers painted on jet – 23 and 6 – represent NBA championship numbers worn by the jet owner. This amazing machine was valued at $50 million and today lets Jordan access any of his properties rapidly from around the world.

Moreover, the celebrity owns four cars. The first one is a Range Rover with a huge LCD screen inside and powerful navigation system. The second car also perfectly represents the NBA star – a Cadillac XLR with a 320 horsepower V8 engine and the amazing fittings of the car include leather seats and touch screen displays. The third Jordan car is a 2007 Mercedez-Benz SLR McLaren with light carbon body and a 670 horsepower engine. The fourth of Jordan’s vehicles is a motorcycle – Ducatti 999. This one was designed by Ducatti Motorcycles and is mainly oriented to races and extreme riding.

In his less-than-private personal life, Michael Jordan’s divorce has become one of the most expensive celebrity divorces in history. After 17 years of marriage with his now former wife Juanita Jordan, they finally divorced in 2006, with Jordan paying her $168 million as a divorce settlement. They have two sons and a daughter. Michael subsequently married model Yvette Prieto in 2013.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Space Jam1996Michael Jordan
Almost Live!1990TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Like Mike2002the producers wish to thank: without whose legendary career there would be no "Like Mike"
Hoop Dreams1994Documentary thanks
Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City1994Video Game special thanks
Malcolm X1992thank Allah

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Naked Sports: Four Portraits1993TV MovieHimself
Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood1993TV MovieHimself
Power Plays1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Michael Jordan: Air Time1993Video documentaryHimself
1993 NBA All-Star Game1993TV SpecialHimself
Marathon1992DocumentaryHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1988-1992TV SeriesHimself
Malcolm X1992Himself - at End of Credits (uncredited)
Barcelona 1992: Games of the XXV Olympiad1992TV Mini-SeriesHimself
1992 NBA All-Star Game1992TV SpecialHimself
The NBA Dream Team1992Video documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1991TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
1991 NBA All-Star Game1991TV SpecialHimself
A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan1991TV MovieHimself
Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend1990TV Special
1990 NBA All-Star Game1990TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1990TV SeriesHerself / Himself
The 11th Annual Black Achievement Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
NBA Superstars1990Video documentaryHimself
Playground1990Video documentary shortHimself
Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend1989TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1986-1989TV SeriesHimself
1989 NBA All-Star Game1989TV SpecialHimself
Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me1989Video documentary shortHimself
Greatest Sports Legends1988TV SeriesHimself - Host
1988 NBA All-Star Game1988TV SpecialHimself
1988 NBA All-Star Saturday1988TV MovieHimself
1987 NBA All-Star Game1987TV SpecialHimself
The NBA on CBS1986TV SeriesHimself - Chicago Bulls Guard / Forward
1985 NBA All-Star Game1985TV SpecialHimself
1984 NBA Draft1984TV MovieHimself - 3rd Overall Pick
Dean Smith2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Unusually Thicke2014TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Doctor2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2003-2013TV SeriesHimself
NBA Hardwood Classics2003-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Dream Team2012DocumentaryHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005-2011TV SeriesHimself
The Wayman Tisdale Story2011DocumentaryHimself
The Jay Leno Show2010TV SeriesHimself
The 20th Anniversary American Century Championship2009TV MovieHimself - Chicago Bulls Hall of Famer
Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge2009TV MovieHimself
9 - Un chiffre, un homme2008Himself
Find Yourself a Dream: The Bob Love Story2008Video documentaryHimself
Who Made You?2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Swoosh! Inside Nike2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
18th Annual American Century Championship2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather2007TV MovieHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
2007 Trumpet Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Basketball Man2007Video documentaryHimself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank?2006TV MovieHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
Tiger at 302006TV Movie documentaryHimself
60 Minutes2005TV Series documentaryHimself - Former NBA Player (segment "Michael Jordan")
16th Annual American Century Championship2005TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Tiger: The Authorised DVD Collection2004Video documentaryHimself
My Wife and Kids2004TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
SkyWalker: The David Thompson Story2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Super Size Me2004DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action2003Himself (uncredited)
2003 NBA All-Star Game2003TV SpecialHimself
Relatively Speaking: Joe Dumars2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
SportsCenter2002TV SeriesHimself
A Season on the Brink2002TV MovieHimself (player, 1984 Los Angeles Olympics) (uncredited)
2002 NBA All-Star Game2002TV SpecialHimself
Roots: Celebrating 25 Years2002TV MovieHimself
Ultimate Jordan2001Video documentaryHimself
Caiga quien caiga1997-2001TV SeriesHimself
ESPY Awards2000TV Special
Legends, Icons & Superstars of the 20th Century2000Video documentary
Michael Jordan to the Max2000DocumentaryHimself
2000 Essence Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Honoree
Michael Jordan: His Airness1999Video documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-1999TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-1999TV SeriesHimself
30th NAACP Image Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
NBA 100 Greatest Plays1999VideoHimself
He Got Game1998Himself
1998 NBA All-Star Game1998TV SpecialHimself
The 1997 NBA Finals1997TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Chicago Bulls Guard / Forward
1997 NBA All-Star Game1997TV SpecialHimself
Jet 71996TV SeriesHimself (1997)
American Dreamers1996TV MovieHimself
The 1996 NBA Finals1996TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Chicago Bulls Shooting Guard
Michael Jordan, Above and Beyond1996Video documentaryHimself
1996 NBA All-Star Game1996TV SpecialHimself
CBS This Morning1995TV SeriesHimself
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Dangerous: The Short Films1993VideoHimself ('Jam' video)
There Are No Children Here1993TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Hall of Famer
30 for 302010-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Making of Trump2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
Kobe Bryant's Muse2015TV Special documentaryHimself
Saturday Sportsday2014TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Player
SNL Sports Spectacular2014TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
The Dotted Line2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of2010DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
A polos 252010TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars2010TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Michael Jackson2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself
Pardon the Interruption2009TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Cubs Forever: Celebrating 60 Years of WGN-TV and the Chicago Cubs2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Black Magic2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team2007TV MovieHimself
Memòries de la tele2007TV SeriesHimself
Sportsworld2007TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Player
60 Minutes2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Basketball Player / Himself - Former NBA Player (segment "Michael Jordan")
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2005TV SeriesHimself
The Greatest2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Heroes of Jewish Comedy2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Michael Jackson's Private Home Movies2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tragedy to Triumph: The Maryland Terrapin Odyssey2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - University of North Carolina, '82-'84
ESPN Outside the Lines Sunday2003TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley1998TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Troldspejlet1997TV SeriesHimself
The Journey of the African-American Athlete1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Idols of the Game1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (segment "Love and Money")
Blink1993Himself (uncredited)
Pyrates1991Himself (uncredited)
ProStars1991TV SeriesHimself (1991)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Athlete

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989Kids' Choice AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Athlete
1988Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Athlete


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#Fact
1Bought part-ownership of the Charlotte Bobcats (now the Charlotte Hornets) from majority owner Robert L. Johnson in June 2006. Jordan became the majority owner in 2010.
2Appeared, with Charlie Sheen, in a commercial for "Hanes" underwear. [2009]
3Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.
4Inducted into the ESPN Chicago Hall of Fame in 2011 (inaugural class) with Walter Payton, Ernie Banks, Dick Butkus, and Mike Ditka.
5Lives in Chicago.
6In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $31 million.
7Topped "Forbes" magazine's "The 10 Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces", with an estimated settlement of $150 million (April 2007).
8Played with the Chicago Bulls for 14 years, 1984-1998, and with the Washington Wizards for 2 years, 2001-2003.
9During his record performance of 63 points against the Boston Celtics in the playoffs, Larry Bird claimed that Jordan was "God disguised as Michael Jordan".
10Jordan's rookie three-point average was 17%, but rose to almost 43% by his 1995-96 season. Initially known for poor defense, rebounding and assists, Jordan became a regular on the NBA All-Defensive Team, was one of the few guards to win a Defensive Player of the Year award and, in 1988-89, averaged eight assists and eight rebounds to go with 35 points, the closest a player has come to averaging a triple-double since Oscar Robertson did.
11Reinvented some of the traditions and rules in basketball. Started the trend of the long-length shorts. He claims he wore them that length so he could cover up his North Carolina shorts, which he always wore during his pro career. However, his style caught on, and soon mostly everyone wore their shorts at a longer length. A new rule also was invented were a player could take one extra step if he was in the process of shooting, passing, or driving to the hoop. This was because of how Jordan would do this quite often in his career without getting a traveling call.
12Participated in three NBA Slam Dunk Contests, winning two of them.
13His 1992 playoff game against the Portland Trail Blazers, where he had 35 first-half points and nailed six three-pointers in a row, has been claimed by many as "the closest anyone has ever come to playing a perfect game of basketball." Ironically, Jordan was bypassed in the 1984 draft by the Trail Blazers, who picked Sam Bowie instead, a move that has gone down in history as one of the biggest draft-day blunders.
14Contrary to popular belief, Jordan does not hold the regular season single game scoring record. Wilt Chamberlain has the highest at 100, followed by Kobe Bryant at 81, David Thompson at 73 and David Robinson at 71. Jordan's single game-scoring high was 69 points, making his the fifth highest single-game scoring record in history.
15His 37.1 points per game season average during the 1986-1987 season was the third highest in history. The first two were both held by Wilt Chamberlain.
16On 14 June 1998, Jordan made a shot that won the Chicago Bulls their 6th NBA championship in 8 years. "Jordan Hits the Last Shot" was ranked #2 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Most Awesome Sports Moments (of the last 15 years)". [17 July 2005 issue]
17While his baseball career was considered a sham and widely criticized, his performance was not as poor as depicted in the press. While he only batted .202 with 3 Home Runs and committed 11 errors, he also had 51 runs batted in, 30 stolen bases, and 6 outfield assists. He led the Birmingham Barons with 11 bases-loaded RBI and 25 RBI with runners in scoring position and two outs. With those statistics, he may have been the best clutch hitter on that team.
18While most are familiar with his obvious #23 and the #45 he wore when he returned from a brief baseball career in 1995, Jordan also wore #12. However, he wore it in only one game--in 1990 after an Orlando Magic Arena employee stole his uniform. It was a back-up jersey and did not even feature a last name. He scored 49 points in the game, leading the Bulls win over the Magic.
19The Chicago Bulls' all-time leader in points, rebounds, assists and steals. The only category he doesn't hold is blocks, still held by Artis Gilmore. His #23 is one of four retired numbers for the Bulls (along with Bob Love's #10, Scottie Pippen's #33 and Jerry Sloan's #4).
20Known as the world's greatest clutch player in basketball for his numerous shots and high-flying moves to win games. He eliminated the Cleveland Cavaliers twice from the NBA playoffs due to last-second shots, and won his last NBA championship with a steal and a shot.
21Has numerous records and awards under his name and career, including most points in a single playoff game (63), most scoring titles (10), highest scoring average (31 points per game), and most three pointers in one quarter of a playoff game (5).
22In Space Jam (1996), he tells the Looney Tunes that he used to wear his UNC shorts under his Bulls jersey in every game he played in. He really did do this, as a good luck charm.
23Neither of his parents are more than 5' 9" tall.
24Wore the #23 for his NBA career with the Chicago Bulls, and the Washington Wizards. Sometimes wore the #45 because it was his older brother Larry's number in high school.
25In a 1988 game against the Utah Jazz, he dunked over John Stockton, who was 6' 1" and 175 pounds. A Jazz fan heckled him, saying, "Why don't you dunk on somebody your own size?" The next trip down the floor, Jordan dunked again, this time on 6' 11", 285-lb. center Melvin Turpin. He then turned to the fan and said, "Was he big enough?".
26Fired by the Washington Wizards due to player dissension, the team finishing 37-45 two years in a row, and dissonance in the organization involving Jordan's people. Jordan was hired on 19 January 2000 as chief executive and president of basketball operations. Owner Abe Pollin gave him free rein to run the Wizards, and Jordan eventually bought a percentage of the team. He got $10 million in severance. (7 May 2003).
27Has a tattoo of the Greek letter 'Omega' over his heart, representing Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, of which he is a member.
28Children with ex-wife Juanita: sons Jeffrey Michael (b. 18 November 1988) and Marcus James (b. 24 December 1990), and daughter Jasmine Mickael (b. 7 December 1992).
29Third of five children.
30Moved past Wilt Chamberlain for third-place all-time on the NBA scoring list [23 January 2003].
31Buys custom-tailored shirts monogrammed with "Michael" or "MJ".
32Attended Laney High School in Wilmington, NC. The gymnasium is now called the "Michael Jordan Gym" in his honor.
33Grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina.
34Began shaving his head when he started going bald.
35Fortune estimated at $400 million. A virtual endorsement cash cow, no athlete has had a larger impact on the economy.
36In January 2002, wife Juanita filed for divorce in circuit court in Waukegan, Illinois, citing "irreconcilable differences." She sought permanent custody of the couple's three children, their 25,000-square-foot home in Highland Park and half the couple's property. She withdrew the divorce papers a month later only to re-file them seven years later.
37Two-time Olympic gold medalist in men's basketball, in 1984 in L.A. and 1992 in Barcelona (as part of the celebrated original Dream Team).
38His father's murder on July 23, 1993, was instrumental in Jordan's first retirement before the 1993-94 season.
39In 2000, he was named part owner and director of basketball operations for the Washington Wizards basketball team.
40In 1999, ESPN voted him as the greatest athlete of the twentieth century.
41Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. [1991]
42Professional basketball player in the NBA, 1984-93, 1995-98, 2001-03.
43Chosen by People Magazine as one of The Most Intriguing People of the Century. [1997]
44Chosen by the NBA as one of its 50 greatest players of all time in 1996.
45Has his own line of sportswear called Jordan, a division of Nike. The brand began with the Air Jordan I shoe in 1984.
46Salary: approximately $80 million per year from endorsement deals, peak of $33 million from the NBA in the 1997-98 season.
47Picked third by the Chicago Bulls in the 1984 NBA Draft, behind Hakeem Olajuwon and Sam Bowie.
48Attended the University of North Carolina, 1981-84.

#Quote
1[from an a 1997 American Prospect article]Republicans buy sneakers, too
2In my prime I can probably take LeBron but I'm not sure about Kobe
3You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. -- GQ, March, 1989.
4If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

#Trademark
1Fequently sticks his tongue out when making amazing dunks or layups
2Air Jordan sneakers
3Number 23 jersey

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