The “greatest basketball player of all time” and also a great athlete Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York, to parents James and Deloris. He is currently 58 years old. The American former basketball player who is also famous by the nick name MJ and Air Jordan is the main owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
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About Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan’s biography at a glance:
Birthdate & place
17th February 1973 in Brooklyn, New York
58 years at present
6 ft 6 inches or 1.98 meters
MJ and Air Jordan
James R. Jordan Sr.
Juanita Vanoy (1st) & divorced on 29th December 2006
Yvette Prietto (2nd)
September 1989 (1st)
April 2013 (2nd)
Two sons and three daughters
Space Jam in 1996
1.6 billion USD
Michael Jordan was a great basketball player, an Olympic athlete, businessman, and actor. He is recognized as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. The Chicago Bulls won six National Basketball Association Championships by Michael Jordan’s leading and he also won The National Basketball Associations (NBA) Most Valuable Player Award five times.
Michael Jordan Birthday
Michael Jordan was born on 17 February 1963 and is now 57 years old. He was born at Cumberland Hospital in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, united states. When he was just a kid his family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina.
His mother Deloris peoples was a banker and father James R. Jordan. Sr. was a general electric plant supervisor. He has four siblings.
He started playing basketball at an early age and developed a competitive acuity of winning every game.
Jordan was one of five siblings of his parents James and Deloris. He had a stable family life as his father mother both worked. Jordan is the fourth of five children of his parents. He has two older brothers, one older and one younger sister. His father taught him to play baseball and basketball.
Lately, his father was murdered by two teenagers who shot him in his car after robbing him and left his body in a swamp in McColl, South Carolina. His body was found 11 days after the murder. The teens later convicted their crime and received life sentences for first-degree murder.
In his early 20s, he got married for the first time.
Jordan was married to Juanita Vanoy in September 1989, at a chapel in Las Vegas and they had two sons named Joffrey and Marcus and one daughter, jasmine. Jordan. They announced their divorce in 2002 and they finally got divorced on December 29, 2006. They called the divorce as “mutually and amicably” decision. Jordan gave Juanita $168 million of settlements and which is worth near $213 present time.It was the largest celebrity divorce settlement of public record of that time.
After that, he married his longtime girlfriend, Cuban American model Yvette Prieto, on April 27, 2013, and on February 11, 2014, Prieto gave birth to identical twin daughters, Victoria and Ysabel. Michael Jordan became a grandfather in 2019. His eldest daughter Jasmine who is also married to a professional basketball player Christmas Rakeem, gave birth to a son.
He has five kids two sons, Jeffrey Jordan and Marcus Jordan and three daughters, jasmine Mikael Jordan, Victoria Jordan, Ysabel Jordan.
Jeffrey Michael Jordan was a former basketball player. Marcus James Jordan also played basketball. He played for the UCF Knights men’s basketball team of conference USA
Michael Jordan was 6 ft. 6 inches or 198cm. He attended school in Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, where he started playing sports with the three major sports like basketball, baseball, and football. He tried to play in the varsity basketball team in his sophomore year but due to his short height of 5’11” or 1.80cm he was disallowed because it was too short to play at that level. Instead of being downcast he joined his school basketball team and worked hard to increase his height. His weight was 216Ib or 98kg.
Jordan was devoted to sports from his childhood. He was introduced to baseball and basketball by his father. His first love was baseball and he used to play it a lot. But he started playing basketball inspired by his elder brother and they both used to compete with each other. After that, he tried out for the varsity team but couldn’t make it because of his short height. Then he joined the high school team and took a vow to work harder and make in the varsity team next year. He also grew six inches during the year and got what he wanted.
Once he reached the varsity team, the rest is now history. Jordan averaged 25 points per game during his high school and averaged 27 points, 12 rounds and 6 assists per game during senior seasons. Jordan was invited to play in the prestigious McDonalds High School all-America game and won the game scoring 30 points.
Later, Jordan was signed with North Carolina tar heels under the coach Dean Smith. Under this legendary coach, Jordan played his first freshmen game and won Freshmen of the year honor scoring 13.4 average points. After that, he played three seasons with the tar heels and averaged 17.7 points.
Jordan left the North Carolina one year before the scheduled graduation to join the 1984 NBA draft. He was selected into the Chicago Bulls. Jordan returned North Carolina after two years in 1986 to complete his degree and graduated the year with a bachelor of arts in geography.
After that, his basketball career had its time as he played 15 seasons in the NBA, wined six championships in the Chicago bulls.
Michael Jordan won, six NBA finals most valuable player award (MPV). He also won ten scoring titles. After that, ten all NBA First-team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors and Fourteen NBA.
Michael Jordan starred as himself in the 1996 movie Space Jam.
Michael Jordan worth
Michael Jordan as the NBA's greatest player of all time only made less than $100 million but Now he is one of the most billionaires of the world with an estimated net worth of $1.9 billion. He is the highest-paid athlete of all time and as a former athlete most successful man with huge wealth, numerous houses, custom planes, and own golf course. He is clearly a man of intelligence, great health, and amazing personality. He is totally enjoying his retirement afterlife.
Michael Jordan bought most of the highland park, Illinois in 1991 to build a house. This house is 56.000 square feet, a 7-acre mansion. It was completed after four years. He listed to sell this Highland mansion in 2012. This house was listed for $29 million and paying more than $100,000 taxes each year. Inside the house, there is everything you can think of.
There is an outdoor tennis court, an infinity pool with a grass island in the middle, there’s a pond stocked with fish, a full-court basketball court, a huge seating area outside the court, it has 9 bedrooms and 19 bathrooms, a cigar room, there’s a skylight over the kitchen table, a full gym, a wine cellar, a piano room, there’s a TV room with a 100+ inch screen, there’s a three-bedroom guest house.
All-star Game selections. He won three All-Star Game MPV awards, three steals titles and NBA defensive player of the year award. He was called as “The greatest basketball player of all time”.
Jordan was retired from basketball in 1993-94 NBA season and started a career in baseball. He explained this as for his father’s death. He wanted to honor his father’s dream of seeing him as a baseball player. He played as for the minor league team Birmingham Barons.
He returned to basketball again in 1995 and reclaimed his former position and won three more games in NBA championships in the Chicago Bulls teams.
His second retirement was in 1998 as his contract with the Chicago bulls was at an end. And after he joined Washington wizards and saved the team from continuous failings.
After the finale retirement in 2006, he became part-owner and 2010 primary owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.