Michael Jordan is a former NBA player; he is regarded by many to be the greatest NBA player to play the game. A shooting guard from 1984 to 2003, Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards. He currently owns the Charlotte Bobcats NBA franchise.Continue Reading
Michael Jordan won six NBA titles with Chicago in addition to five regular-season MVP and six Finals MVP awards. In the NBA, Jordan holds the record for most PPG (points per game) both in the regular and post-seasons. A 14-time All Star, Jordan is also recognized for retiring from the game of basketball three separate times. First in 1993, which he followed with a short career in professional baseball playing for White Sox minor league team, the Birmingham Barons. Jordan returned to the NBA in 1995, only to retire in 1998, and return once more to play for the Washington Wizards until finally leaving the game for good in 2003.
In addition to his athletic exploits, Michael Jordan is also famous for the way he marketed his name. The first player to receive multi-million dollar endorsements during his career, he was also the inspiration behind Nike's "Air Jordan" brand, as well as starring in the film "Space Jam." In 2004, Jordan owned a motorcycle racing team, and in 2006, became part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.Learn more about Athletes
Michael Jordan has a total of five children, including two sons and three daughters. His children are the products of multiple unions.Full Answer >
Michael Jordan entered the world of business ownership in 1997 when he opened Michael Jordan's Steakhouse in New York's Grand Central Terminal. He also holds a majority ownership stake in the Charlotte Hornets.Full Answer >
Legendary hardwood star Michael Jordan made $90 million in endorsements as recently as 2013, according to Forbes. The earnings are largely a product of Jordan's partnership with the Nike brand, which features his Jordan brand shoes and line of apparel.Full Answer >
Michael Jordan's vertical was unofficially measured at 48 inches during his playing career. The leaping ability brought Jordan to hundreds of highlight reel dunks and back-to-back NBA Slam Dunk titles in 1987 and 1988.Full Answer >