|Source of Wealth:
|Basketball Player, Entrepreneur, Spokesperson
|February 17, 1963
|Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Michael Jordan is a former American professional basketball player. He was the owner of Charlotte Hornet of the National Basketball Association. By NBA's acclamation, he was considered the greatest basketball player of all time and help the association to be popular and famous around the world.
Michael Jeffrey Jordan also known as MJ was born on February 17, 1963 in the neighborhood of Fort Greene in Brooklyn, New York City. Jordan and his parents, Deloris and James R. Jordan Sr., moved to Wilmington, North Carolina where he attended high school and started his athletic career by playing sports like baseball, basketball and football in Emsley A. Laney High School. With a height of 5'11 inches, he did not make it to the varsity basketball team.
Due to his compassion and eagerness, he prove his worth and tallied 40-point games and became the star of Laney's junior varsity team. As a senior, he was chosen to play in the 1981 McDonald's All-American game and scored 30 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists that resulted to the recruitment of several college basketball programs. He choose the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and accepted a scholarship.
During his college years, he was named ACC Freshman of the year and compete against the 1982 NCAA Championship game where he made a winning jump shot. In 1984, he was awarded a Naismith and the Wooden College Player of the year and left North Carolina to join the 1984 NBA draft where he officially joined the Chicago Bulls. He returned to North Carolina in 1984 and earned his degree with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography.
Michael Jordan's Career
In his early NBA years, he joined the Bulls and has been a big helped in making the team won during the playoffs. He was described by the New York Times as the "Phenomenal Rookie of the Bulls", appeared on the Sports Illustrated cover with a heading "A Star is Born" and even voted as an All-Star starter that resulted to be hated by several veteran players.
Jordan's second season caused him to missed 64 games due to his injury. He recovered in time for the postseason and play against one of the greatest in NBA history, the 1985-86 Boston Celtics team. He maintained his unbroken record for points in NBA history. He became the only player to score 3,000 points, 200 steals and 100 blocked shots in a season.
He announced his retirement on October 6, 1993 saying that he doesn't want to play pro basketball anymore. This decision was made due to the death of his father on July 23, 1993. A year later, Jordan surprised the world by joining a Minor League Baseball contract with the Chicago White Sox and said that this decision was made to pursue his father's dream. He came back to NBA in 1995 and decided to second retirement in 1999.
Michael Jordan's Legacy
Michael Jordan is a talented basketball player starting from his rookie year. He was mostly described as the most decorated player in NBA history. He has a total of 5,987 points in the playoffs which is the second highest in NBA history and placed him fifth in the NBA's all-time scoring list. He gained five regular-season MVPs, six finals MVPs and three All-Star Game MVPs that resulted him to be on the list as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history. He is one of only seven players in history to win an NCAA championship, an NBA championship and an Olympic gold medal.
Michael Jordan's Profile
Jordan married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989 and had two sons, Jeffrey and Marcus and a daughter, Jasmine. The Jordans filed for divorce in December 29, 2006. He then married his longtime girlfriend Yvette Prieto on 2013 and gave birth to identical twin named Victoria and Ysabel. Jordan is the fourth of five children. He has two older brothers, Larry and James Jr., one older sister, Deloris and one younger sister, Roslyn. His father, James R. Jordan Sr. has been an inspiration and played a big role in his entire career.