Michael Jordan: Bio, Age, Family, NBA Career, Awards And Net Worth

NameMichael Jeffrey Jordan
Also known asAir Jordan, MJ, His Airness, Money, Black Cat
Date of birthFebruary 17, 1963
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York, United States
ParentsJames R. Jordan Sr. (Father) and Deloris Peoples (mother)
SiblingsDeloris Jordan, James R. Jordan Jr., Larry Jordan, Roslyn Jordan
SpousesJuanita Vanoy (married 1989, divorced in 2006) and Yvette Prieto (married in 2013)
ChildrenJasmine Mickael Jordan, Jeffrey Michael Jordan, Marcus Jordan, Victoria Jordan, Ysabel Jordan
OccupationProfessional Basketball Player and businessman
Net Worth$1.6 billion

Who Is Michael Jordan?

Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known as MJ, is an American former professional basketball player, Olympic athlete, and entrepreneur. As a result of his many awards and achievements, Michael Jordan is often regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time.

Early Life And Family

Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. His father, James R. Jordan Sr was an employee in the electrical and heavy equipment industry. His mother, Deloris Peoples, was a banker.

He later relocated with his family to Wilmington, North Carolina. He attended Wilmington’s ‘Emsley A. Laney High School’. It was here that he developed an interest in basketball, baseball, and football.

Michael Jeffrey Jordan got married to Jaunita Vanoy in 1989. They parted ways after 17 years and she received $168 million as settlement. They had two sons together named Jeffrey and Marcus. Both of them are now basketball players.

On April 27, 2013, MJ married Yvette Prieto, a model. They had two twin daughters named Victoria and Ysabel.

NBA Career, Awards, And Achievements

Michael Jordan left university in 1984 to join the NBA Draft. He was selected by the Chicago Bulls and he performed great. He won the gold medal in the same year as a member of the winning team in the Summer Olympics.

He returned to his education and graduated from the University of North Carolina after two years.

Apart from being the NBA Champion many times, has received many NBA awards. This includes ‘Rookie of the Year’, ‘Defensive Player of the Year, ‘Slam Dunk Contest Champion’.

Michael Jordan’s Net Worth

Michael Jeffrey Jordan, often labeled as the greatest basketball player of all time, has a lot of money. According to Forbes, this NBA star has a real-time net worth of 1.6 billion USD.

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