Micheal Jordan Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 03 Sep, 2017
Facts of Micheal Jordan
Date of Birth: 1963 , February-17
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 6 Inch
Name Micheal Jordan
Birth Name Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Brooklyn
Ethnicity Afro-American
Net Worth $1.31 billion
Married Yes
Married to Yvette Prieto (m. 2013), Juanita Vanoy (m. 1989)
Children Marcus Jordan, Jeffrey Michael Jordan, Jasmine Mickael Jordan, Ysabel Jordan, Victoria Jordan
Divorce Yvette Prieto (m. 2013), Juanita Vanoy (m. 1989–2006)
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Synopsis

Michael Jordan was an American professional basketball player, businessman and the chairman of the Charlotte Hornets who is best known by the name MJ. He played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Early Life and Education

The proficient player was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York. He holds an American nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. His family shifted to North Carolina when he was a toddler.

Jordan is the fourth of five children and has two older brothers named Larry Jordan and James R. Jordan. He has one older sister Deloris, and one younger sister Roslyn. He attended Emsley A. Laney High School and played basketball, baseball and football.

Career

From his early age, he was interested in sports and pursued his career as a basketball player. He highlighted his athletic career at his high school and joined NBA. During his rookie season in NBA, he averaged 28.2 ppg on 51.5 % shooting. He was voted as an All-star starter by his fans in a rookie season.

Jordan was chosen by People magazine as one of the most intriguing people of the century and ESPN voted him as one of the greatest athletes. He won two gold medalists in men’s basketball team.

Jordan is known as the world’s greatest clutch player in basketball and eliminated the Cleveland Cavaliers twice from the NBA playoff due to the last second shots. He also participated in the three NBA Slam Dunk contests, winning two of it.

Personal Life

Michael Jordan was married to Juanita Vanoy, a former model as well as a former executive secretary for the American Bar Association.  They first met at a restaurant in Chicago in 1984; Vanoy was 30 whereas Jordan was 26. The duo got engaged in 1987 but suddenly gave up the engagement.

Later, Michael Jordan married Juanita Vanoy in September 1989 in Las Vegas. They have three children together, two sons and a daughter. Their sons named Jeffrey was born in 1988 and Marcus was born in 1990. Their daughter, Jasmine Mickael was born in 1992.

They were married for eighteen years before getting a divorce. Michael Jordon's marriage with Juanita Vanoy reportedly got bitter since 2002, but they officially parted ways in 2006. After the divorce, Michael Jordon got married in 2013 and has a set of twins from wife, Yvette Prieto.

Jordan has a tattoo of the Greek Letter ‘Omega’ on his chest which represents Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, where he is one of the members.

Net Worth

Michael has a house in Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois, valued $4,000, 000 bought in 2013. His earnings were estimated as $31 million by Forbes magazine. He is living a luxurious life as his net worth was estimated as $1.31 billion.

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