Michael Jordan is an American former basketball player. He won the Most Valuable Player Award five times and he also took his Chicago Bulls to NBA championships six times. Michael Jordan’s Net Worth made him one of the richest athletes in history.
Michael Jordan Early Life
On the 17th of February 1963, Michael was born in Brooklyn, New York. He grew to be competitive at his early age growing up in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Michael grew up in normal family life. James, his father turned a manager at General Electric after working as a maintenance worker. His Mother Delores works in the bank as a bank teller and she has written many books. Michael had four other siblings: Deloris, Roslyn, Larry, and James Jr.
Michael’s father built a basketball court in his backyard and introduced basketball to Michael. In the summer of 1993, James was murdered. He was shot in his car by 2 teenagers apparently robbing has he was driving to Wilmington from Charlotte. His body was later found in a swamp in McColl. After being missing for 11 days.
Michael Jordan College Career
In 1981 Michael was admitted into the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He became the most important member of the basketball team of the school. He led His School team to victory scoring the final basket they needed to defeat Georgetown University. In 1983 and 1984 he was selected as the NCAA College Player of the year.
In 1984 he joined NBA leaving college after his junior year. He graduated studying geography in 1985 and he continued playing basketball professionally.
Michael Jordan Professional Career
In 1984, Michael was chosen by the Chicago Bulls and there his professional career began. Behind Hakeem Olajuwon, that was selected firstly by the Houston Rockets. Also, Sam Bowie, selected by the Portland Trail Blazers, Michael was third overall. The selection also featured legendary players like Charles Barkley and John Stockton.
In the court, Michael proved how worthy he was. By scoring an average of 28.2 points per game that season he made the tea make the playoffs. Jordan won the NBA Rookie of the Year Awar. And he was chosen for the All-Star game due to his outstanding efforts.
Michael was outstanding in the game of basketball through the 80s and 90s. However, After some short minor league baseball games, He joined the Chicago Bulls and came back to basketball. This time he returned stronger than before having an average 30.4 points per game. He led the Bulls to a 72 regular-season record. The Seattle SuperSonics was defeated by them and they claimed the NBA Championship.
In 1996-7, Chicago almost matched their record with 69 wins. In 1998 the 2 teams met again in the championships, as Jordan claimed his sixth NBA title scoring the winning shot.
Michael Jordan Retirement
For over 19 years he started his career. Michael retired from basketball 3 times. He made his first retirement in 1993, secondly 1998 and finally for good in 2003.
Michael Jordan’s Net Worth
NBA legend Michael Jordan in the history of professional sports is one of the premier crossover celebrities. He built business empires from his earnings and accomplishments.
According to Forbes Michael Jordan’s net worth is estimated to be $2.1billion. Michael is considered to be one of the richest sportsmen of all time.