|Net Worth:||$1.5 Billion|
|Born:||February 17, 1963|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional NBA Player/Entrepreneur|
Michael Jordan is one of the most recognized names in NBA history. He is also known for the endorsement of Nike’s Air Jordan, and for the movie Space Jam.
Jordan has become known as the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN. He is now part-owner and head of basketball operations for the Charlotte Bobcats.
As of 2018, Michael Jordan’s net worth is $1.5 billion.
Michael Jordan was born on February 17, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. His family moved to Wilmington, North Carolina when he was a toddler. He was the fourth of five children, with two older brothers, one older sister, and a younger sister.
As a sophomore in high school he did not make his basketball team due to his height. He focused on other sports that year, such as baseball and football.
In his Junior year he was 6 foot 3 and made the team. During that year he earned about 20 points per game. In his senior year he was selected for the McDonald’s All-American Team.
Jordan was first drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984, and in his first season he helped the team make the playoffs.
He scored an average of 28.2 points per game that season, which led to his NBA Rookie of the Year Award. In the 1986-1987 season he became the first player in years to score more than 3.000 points in a single season.
Over the next few years, Jordan helped the Bulls win championship after championship. He took a break from 1993-1994 season for a stint in minor league baseball, but returned to the Chicago Bulls in 1995. Upon his return he came back stronger, averaging 30.4 points that season.
In 1998 Jordan retired and joined the Washington Wizards as part owner.
In 2006 Jordan bought a share of the Charlotte Bobcats and joined as its managing member. His priority is to improve the team’s stats, and he does not anticipate leaving the basketball business.
As of 2018, Michael Jordan is the richest athlete in the world, with a net worth of $1.5 billion.
Here are some of the best highlights of Michael Jordan’s career:
- Most Valuable Player (1987-88, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1995-96, 1997-98)
- Defensive Player of the Year (1988)
- Rookie of the Year (1984-85)
- All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998)
Favorite Quotes from Michael Jordan
“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan
“One day, you might look up and see me playing the game at 50. Don’t laugh. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan
“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan
“I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.” – Michael Jordan
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Michael Jordan’s ambition to succeed and determination to help others has kept in him the game for years.
He is a recognizable face in sports, as well as marketing for products such as Nike’s Air Jordans. His drive and passion for basketball has led to his large net worth, and has inspired many other players.
As of 2018, Michael Jordan’s net worth is $1.5 billion dollars.