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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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Space Jam 1996 Michael Jordan
Almost Live! 1990 TV Series



Like Mike 2002 the producers wish to thank: without whose legendary career there would be no "Like Mike"
Hoop Dreams 1994 Documentary thanks
Michael Jordan: Chaos in the Windy City 1994 Video Game special thanks
Malcolm X 1992 thank Allah



Naked Sports: Four Portraits 1993 TV Movie Himself
Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood 1993 TV Movie Himself
Power Plays 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Michael Jordan: Air Time 1993 Video documentary Himself
1993 NBA All-Star Game 1993 TV Special Himself
Marathon 1992 Documentary Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1988-1992 TV Series Himself
Malcolm X 1992 Himself - at End of Credits (uncredited)
Barcelona 1992: Games of the XXV Olympiad 1992 TV Mini-Series Himself
1992 NBA All-Star Game 1992 TV Special Himself
The NBA Dream Team 1992 Video documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 1991 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host
Voices that Care 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
1991 NBA All-Star Game 1991 TV Special Himself
A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan 1991 TV Movie Himself
Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend 1990 TV Special
1990 NBA All-Star Game 1990 TV Special Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989-1990 TV Series Herself / Himself
The 11th Annual Black Achievement Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
NBA Superstars 1990 Video documentary Himself
Playground 1990 Video documentary short Himself
Kenny Rogers Classic Weekend 1989 TV Special Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1986-1989 TV Series Himself
1989 NBA All-Star Game 1989 TV Special Himself
Michael Jordan: Come Fly with Me 1989 Video documentary short Himself
Greatest Sports Legends 1988 TV Series Himself - Host
1988 NBA All-Star Game 1988 TV Special Himself
1988 NBA All-Star Saturday 1988 TV Movie Himself
1987 NBA All-Star Game 1987 TV Special Himself
The NBA on CBS 1986 TV Series Himself - Chicago Bulls Guard / Forward
1985 NBA All-Star Game 1985 TV Special Himself
1984 NBA Draft 1984 TV Movie Himself - 3rd Overall Pick
Dean Smith 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Unusually Thicke 2014 TV Series Himself
30 for 30 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
The Doctor 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2003-2013 TV Series Himself
NBA Hardwood Classics 2003-2012 TV Series Himself
The Dream Team 2012 Documentary Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2005-2011 TV Series Himself
The Wayman Tisdale Story 2011 Documentary Himself
The Jay Leno Show 2010 TV Series Himself
The 20th Anniversary American Century Championship 2009 TV Movie Himself - Chicago Bulls Hall of Famer
Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge 2009 TV Movie Himself
9 - Un chiffre, un homme 2008 Himself
Find Yourself a Dream: The Bob Love Story 2008 Video documentary Himself
Who Made You? 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Swoosh! Inside Nike 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
18th Annual American Century Championship 2007 TV Mini-Series Himself
The World Awaits: De La Hoya vs. Mayweather 2007 TV Movie Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
2007 Trumpet Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
Basketball Man 2007 Video documentary Himself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank? 2006 TV Movie Himself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... 2006 TV Series Himself
Tiger at 30 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
60 Minutes 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - Former NBA Player (segment "Michael Jordan")
16th Annual American Century Championship 2005 TV Mini-Series Himself
Tiger: The Authorised DVD Collection 2004 Video documentary Himself
My Wife and Kids 2004 TV Series Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
SkyWalker: The David Thompson Story 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Super Size Me 2004 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 Himself (uncredited)
2003 NBA All-Star Game 2003 TV Special Himself
Relatively Speaking: Joe Dumars 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
SportsCenter 2002 TV Series Himself
A Season on the Brink 2002 TV Movie Himself (player, 1984 Los Angeles Olympics) (uncredited)
2002 NBA All-Star Game 2002 TV Special Himself
Roots: Celebrating 25 Years 2002 TV Movie Himself
Ultimate Jordan 2001 Video documentary Himself
Caiga quien caiga 1997-2001 TV Series Himself
ESPY Awards 2000 TV Special
Legends, Icons & Superstars of the 20th Century 2000 Video documentary
Michael Jordan to the Max 2000 Documentary Himself
2000 Essence Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Honoree
Michael Jordan: His Airness 1999 Video documentary Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997-1999 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-1999 TV Series Himself
30th NAACP Image Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
NBA 100 Greatest Plays 1999 Video Himself
He Got Game 1998 Himself
1998 NBA All-Star Game 1998 TV Special Himself
The 1997 NBA Finals 1997 TV Mini-Series Himself - Chicago Bulls Guard / Forward
1997 NBA All-Star Game 1997 TV Special Himself
Jet 7 1996 TV Series Himself (1997)
American Dreamers 1996 TV Movie Himself
The 1996 NBA Finals 1996 TV Mini-Series Himself - Chicago Bulls Shooting Guard
Michael Jordan, Above and Beyond 1996 Video documentary Himself
1996 NBA All-Star Game 1996 TV Special Himself
CBS This Morning 1995 TV Series Himself
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
Dangerous: The Short Films 1993 Video Himself ('Jam' video)
There Are No Children Here 1993 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Mike & Mike 2015-2016 TV Series Himself - Basketball Hall of Famer
30 for 30 2010-2016 TV Series documentary Himself
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Making of Trump 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
Kobe Bryant's Muse 2015 TV Special documentary Himself
Saturday Sportsday 2014 TV Series Himself - Basketball Player
SNL Sports Spectacular 2014 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
The Dotted Line 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of 2010 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
A polos 25 2010 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live Presents: Sports All-Stars 2010 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Michael Jackson 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Rome Is Burning 2009 TV Series Himself
Pardon the Interruption 2009 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '09 2009 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Cubs Forever: Celebrating 60 Years of WGN-TV and the Chicago Cubs 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Black Magic 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team 2007 TV Movie Himself
Memòries de la tele 2007 TV Series Himself
Sportsworld 2007 TV Series Himself - Basketball Player
60 Minutes 2006 TV Series documentary Himself - Basketball Player / Himself - Former NBA Player (segment "Michael Jordan")
E! True Hollywood Story 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2005 TV Series Himself
The Greatest 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Heroes of Jewish Comedy 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Michael Jackson's Private Home Movies 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tragedy to Triumph: The Maryland Terrapin Odyssey 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - University of North Carolina, '82-'84
ESPN Outside the Lines Sunday 2003 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley 1998 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
Troldspejlet 1997 TV Series Himself
The Journey of the African-American Athlete 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Idols of the Game 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself (segment "Love and Money")
Blink 1993 Himself (uncredited)
Pyrates 1991 Himself (uncredited)
ProStars 1991 TV Series Himself (1991)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1991 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Athlete

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989 Kids' Choice Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Athlete
1988 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Athlete

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1 Bought 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.
2 Appeared, with Charlie Sheen, in a commercial for "Hanes" underwear. [2009]
3 Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.
4 Inducted into the ESPN Chicago Hall of Fame in 2011 (inaugural class) with Walter Payton, Ernie Banks, Dick Butkus, and Mike Ditka.
5 Lives in Chicago.
6 In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $31 million.
7 Topped "Forbes" magazine's "The 10 Most Expensive Celebrity Divorces", with an estimated settlement of $150 million (April 2007).
8 Played with the Chicago Bulls for 14 years, 1984-1998, and with the Washington Wizards for 2 years, 2001-2003.
9 During his record performance of 63 points against the Boston Celtics in the playoffs, Larry Bird claimed that Jordan was "God disguised as Michael Jordan".
10 Jordan'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.
11 Reinvented 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.
12 Participated in three NBA Slam Dunk Contests, winning two of them.
13 His 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.
14 Contrary 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.
15 His 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.
16 On 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]
17 While 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.
18 While 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.
19 The 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).
20 Known 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.
21 Has 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).
22 In 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.
23 Neither of his parents are more than 5' 9" tall.
24 Wore 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.
25 In 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?".
26 Fired 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).
27 Has a tattoo of the Greek letter 'Omega' over his heart, representing Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, of which he is a member.
28 Children 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).
29 Third of five children.
30 Moved past Wilt Chamberlain for third-place all-time on the NBA scoring list [23 January 2003].
31 Buys custom-tailored shirts monogrammed with "Michael" or "MJ".
32 Attended Laney High School in Wilmington, NC. The gymnasium is now called the "Michael Jordan Gym" in his honor.
33 Grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina.
34 Began shaving his head when he started going bald.
35 Fortune estimated at $400 million. A virtual endorsement cash cow, no athlete has had a larger impact on the economy.
36 In 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.
37 Two-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).
38 His father's murder on July 23, 1993, was instrumental in Jordan's first retirement before the 1993-94 season.
39 In 2000, he was named part owner and director of basketball operations for the Washington Wizards basketball team.
40 In 1999, ESPN voted him as the greatest athlete of the twentieth century.
41 Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. [1991]
42 Professional basketball player in the NBA, 1984-93, 1995-98, 2001-03.
43 Chosen by People Magazine as one of The Most Intriguing People of the Century. [1997]
44 Chosen by the NBA as one of its 50 greatest players of all time in 1996.
45 Has his own line of sportswear called Jordan, a division of Nike. The brand began with the Air Jordan I shoe in 1984.
46 Salary: approximately $80 million per year from endorsement deals, peak of $33 million from the NBA in the 1997-98 season.
47 Picked third by the Chicago Bulls in the 1984 NBA Draft, behind Hakeem Olajuwon and Sam Bowie.
48 Attended the University of North Carolina, 1981-84.

1 [from an a 1997 American Prospect article]Republicans buy sneakers, too
2 In my prime I can probably take LeBron but I'm not sure about Kobe
3 You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. -- GQ, March, 1989.
4 If 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.

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