Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Basketball Player

Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials MJ, is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. His biography on the official NBA website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time."

Full Name
Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Feb 17, 1963
6′ 6″
Net Worth


Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. His zodiac sign is Aquarius, and his ethnicity is African-American. He is the son of James R. Jordan Sr. and Deloris Peoples. Jordan has two older brothers, Larry and James Jr., as well as a younger sister named Roslyn.

Jordan was a talented basketball player from an early age, playing on several teams throughout middle school and high school. After graduating from high school in 1981, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he continued to excel in basketball. During his freshman year, he made the game-winning shot against Georgetown for the national championship title—a moment that sealed his legacy as one of the best collegiate players ever.

Jordan was selected by the Chicago Bulls as the third overall pick during the 1984 NBA draft and quickly gained recognition as one of the league’s most prolific scorers and clutch performers. In 1991, he led his team to its first NBA championship title after defeating Magic Johnson’s Los Angeles Lakers in an epic seven-game series; Jordan earned Finals MVP honors for his performance during this series. He won three more championships with the Bulls (in 1992–93 and 1996–98) while being named regular season MVP five times (1988–89, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1995–96, 1997–98).

In 1999, Jordan retired from professional basketball but returned to play two seasons with the Washington Wizards beginning in 2001 before retiring again in 2003. Following his retirement from basketball for good, Jordan became a successful entrepreneur with interests ranging from real estate to minor league baseball teams; he also serves as chairman of The Charlotte Hornets NBA franchise which he partly owns.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1963</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Michael Jordan is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On February 17, 1963, Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1981</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Attends University of North Carolina</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jordan is a member of the University of North Carolina basketball team and wins the NCAA championship his freshman year.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Selected 3rd Overall in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 19, 1984, Jordan was selected third overall by the Chicago Bulls.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named NBA Rookie of the Year</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jordan became the first rookie since Wilt Chamberlain to score more than 3,000 points in a season.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins First NBA Championship with Bulls</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jordan led the Bulls to their first NBA Championship and was named Finals MVP.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leads Bulls to 72 Win Season</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The 1996 Chicago Bulls set a record for the most wins in an NBA season with 72 wins and 10 losses.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins 6th and Final NBA Championship</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jordan leads the Bulls to their sixth and final NBA Championship, cementing his legacy as one of the greatest players of all time.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Legendary Competitor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Michael Jordan is a legendary competitor and one of the greatest basketball players in history. His tenacity and drive to win and succeed was unmatched. He pushed himself and those around him to be the best they could be and his will to win made him one of the greatest athletes ever.</p></div>


    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Michael Jordan is an inspiration to countless people around the world. His story of hard work, dedication, and success has inspired many to strive for greatness. His determination, resilience, and ambition are qualities that we can all admire and strive for in our own lives.</p></div>


    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Brand Icon</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Michael Jordan is a brand icon for Nike, Gatorade, Hanes and other companies. His iconic name and logo have been used on products around the world. His name has become synonymous with success, making him an unparalleled ambassador for brands everywhere.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Basketball Player to Become Billionaire</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Michael Jordan is the first basketball player to become a billionaire. His estimated net worth is $2.1 billion.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Was Cut from High School Basketball Team</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Despite being an excellent player, Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team in his sophomore year. He refused to give up on his dream and worked hard until he was eventually accepted to the team in his senior year.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Won 6 NBA Championships</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Michael Jordan won 6 NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls during his career, making him one of the most successful players in the history of the game.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Retired Twice from the NBA</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Michael Jordan retired twice from the NBA. The first time was in 1993 and he returned to the league in 1995 before retiring for good in 2003.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has His Own Shoe Brand</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Michael Jordan has his own shoe brand - Air Jordan - which has become one of the best selling and most iconic shoes in history.</p></div>


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