Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials MJ, is an American former professional basketball player and the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. He was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s. He gained a reputation for being one of the best defensive players in basketball.
He holds the NBA records for highest career regular season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and highest career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game). Jordan is a two-time inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He became a member of the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015. Jordan is also known for his product endorsements. He fueled the success of Nike’s Air Jordan sneakers, which were introduced in 1984 and remain popular today. In 2014, Jordan became the first billionaire player in NBA history.
Michael Jordan has an estimated net worth of $1.9 billion.
Date of birth:
February 17, 1963
United States of America
Source of wealth:
Basketball player and entrepreneur