Michael Jordan Bio, Net Worth, and Endorsements 2022
Michael Jeffrey Jordan, better known as Michael Jordan or MJ, is one of the world’s most famous basketball players. On February 17, 1963, he was born. Michael Jordan is now the majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA.
He was a key figure in popularizing the sport in the final decade of the 1990s.
Furthermore, he was a part of two three-peats with the Bulls on either side of a brief time in Minor League Baseball.
Jordan also spent time with the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards.
Previously, Jordan was selected third overall by the Bulls in the 1984 NBA draft.
During his first spell, he established himself as one of the league’s greatest defensive players.
In Slam Dunk Contests, he demonstrated his remarkable leaping talents while also performing slam dunks from close to the free throw line.
Jordan was also a member of the Chicago Bulls team that won 72 regular-season games in 1995-96.
He primarily played shooting guard or small forward, wearing the No. 23 jersey, which was eventually retired by the Bulls.
‘MJ’ was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.
Michael Jordan is the father of five children, namely Jasmine, Marcus, Jeffrey, Victoria, and Ysabel.
He is married to Yvette Prieto right now and was previously married to Juanita Vanoy from 1989 to 2006.
Deloris and James R. Jordan, Sr. are Michael Jordan’s parents. A horrible shooting tragedy claimed the life of the former Bulls player’s father.
Following his father’s death in 1993, Jordan announced his initial retirement from the NBA.
- include six NBA championships (1991-1993, 1996-1998).
- NBA Finals MVP six times (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
- 5th Most Valuable Player in the NBA (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998)
- 14 NBA All-Star appearances (1985-1993, 1996-1998, 2002, 2003)
- 3 MVP of the NBA All-Star Game (1988, 1996, 1998)
- 10 All-NBA First Team selections (1987-1993, 1996-1998)
- Defensive Player of the Year in the NBA (1988)
- 9 NBA All-Defensive First-Team selections (1988-1993, 1996-1998)
- NBA scoring champion ten times (1987-1993, 1996-1998)
- 2nd Male Athlete of the Year in USA Basketball (1983, 1984)
Michael Jordan stats 1072 games
- 32,292 points (30.1 PPG)
- 6,672 rebounds (6.2 RPG)
- 5,633 assists (5.3 APG) (via Basketball reference)
2022 Michael Jordan Net Worth
Michael Jordan’s current net worth is estimated to be $2.2 billion by Celebrity Net Worth.
His money is generated through the Charlotte Hornets, endorsements, and other investments.
Jordan is also the first NBA player to have a billion-dollar net worth, and his worth has gradually climbed since becoming the majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets.
Endorsements for Michael Jordan
Jordan is also one of the most effectively promoted athletes in sports.
He has appeared in nearly 20 Gatorade advertisements since 1991.
Nike released the Air Jordan, Michael Jordan’s signature shoe, in 1984.
His Jordan brand is still one of the most successful among NBA players.
Jordan has also worked with large corporations such as Nike, McDonald’s, Hanes, Chevrolet, Upper Deck, and Ball Parks Francs.
Michael Jordan Foundation
The world’s richest athlete has made significant charitable contributions.
Jordan contributed his full season’s salary to 9/11 charity in 2002.
Jordan announced contributions to both the Hurricane Florence relief efforts in 2018 and the Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in 2019.
In addition, for over 30 years, he has worked with the Make-A-Wish foundation, granting hundreds of wishes.
Michael Jordan also contributes to the following charitable organizations:
- America’s Boys & Girls Clubs
- Buoniconti Paralysis Research Fund
- Cats Concern
- Jackie Robinson Trust
- Jordan Family Foundation
- Children’s Wish Network
- Make-A-Wish Foundation LIVESTRONG
- Special Olympics Nevada Cancer Institute Opportunity Village
- Children’s Research Hospital of St. Jude
- The Miami Initiative
- United African College Fund
Michael Jordan’s films include The Last Dance and Space Jam
During the 2020 lockdown, ESPN came to the rescue by publishing a ten-part docu-series in collaboration with Netflix.
‘The Last Dance’ was a ten-part docu-series that recounted Michael Jordan’s life and career with the Chicago Bulls, and it received widespread acclaim.
The Last Dance was a huge success, with fans flocking to recall how Jordan ruled the NBA with his six championships.
However, it was not without criticism.
Several athletes protested about not being paid for the show, and when the series aired, former teammate Scottie Pippen went on to criticize MJ for a variety of reasons.
Jordan was also the main character in the 1996 film Space Jam.
The film had a comedic theme in which MJ assisted the ‘Looney Tunes’ in regaining their freedom.
Though the film bombed at the box office, it will always have a special place in the hearts of NBA fans.
How can you get in touch with Michael Jordan?
Jordan, unlike many other celebs, does not have an Instagram or Twitter account.