Michael Jordon is the NBA legend who is also known as MJ. He has played for teams like Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. He has retired thrice in his career (1984–1993, 1995–1998, and 2001–2003). In 2015, he became first Billionaire NBA player. He has also won two Olympic gold medals in Men’s Basketball. Now let’s have a close look on Michael Jordan’s net worth in 2018.
Michael Jordan Early Life
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born in 1963 on 17th February to James R. Jordan, Sr. and Deloris Jordan. Michael has four siblings, consisting of two brothers named James Jordan Jr., Larry Jordan and two sisters named Deloris Jordan and Roslyn Jordan. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York.
Michael Jordan completed his schooling at Emsley A. Laney High School. Later he went to the Chapel Hill’s University of North Carolina, where he became a basketball sensation.
Michael Jordan married his first wife Juanita Vanoy in 1989. The couple has three children named Jeffrey Michael, Jasmine and Marcus James together. The couple separated in 2002.
In 2011, Michael proposed his girlfriend, Yvette Prieto and the couple married in 2013. In 2014, the couple gave birth to twin daughters named Ysabel and Victoria.
Michael is sports royalty and is surrounded by luxury. He is also a family man and likes to spend most of his free time with his family.
Michael Jordan Career, Awards & Achievement
Michael started off his basketball career in his University. However, he was officially drafted in NBA in 1984 by Chicago Bulls. He played with the team form 1984 – 1993. After taking a short retirement from the game he came back on the ground in 1995 -1998 with the same team.
After his retirement, he came back in 2001, with Washington Wizards with whom he played till 2003.
Michael has also represented US Men’s basketball team in the Olympics and has won two gold medals in 1984 and 1992. He has also won FIBA Americas Championship in 1992 and Pan American Games in 1983 Caracas.
Michael Jordan has done endorsements for brands like ‘Nike (Air Jordan)’ which were launched in 1985. He has also appeared in movies and Television shows like ‘Space Jam’, ‘Almost Live!’, and ‘Michael Jackson: Jam’.
Michael Jordan is the third richest African-American in the world. It is estimated that the sports star makes over $40 million every year through his endorsement deals. He can also be seen acting as a commentator in several NBA games from time to time.
‘Jordan’ one of the most expensive shoe brand in the world is completely inspired by Michael Jordan.
Awards & Achievements
Michael Jordan has won 6 ‘NBA Finals MVP’, 5 ‘NBA Most Valuable Player’, 3 ‘NBA All-Star Game MVP’, 10 ‘All NBA First Team’, 9 ‘NBA All-Defensive First Team’, 10 ‘NBA Scoring Champion’, 3 ‘NBA Steals Leader’, ‘1982 NCAA Champion’, ‘1983 – 1984 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year’, ‘ACC Player of the Year’, ‘1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year’, 14 ‘NBA All Stars’, ‘1985 NBA Rookie of the Year’, and many more titles in his football career.
Net Worth of Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan has an estimated net worth of more than $1.3 billion. He has made majority of his fortune through his million dollar salary as the basketball player in the world. He also appears in several commercials as well as Hollywood projects which also helps him in fueling his fortune.
Michael Jordan is regarded as one of the best basketball players of all times. He is also the richest NBA Player and third richest African-American on the planet.