Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan

Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), 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. His biography on the official NBA website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." 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.

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Full name at birth
Michael Jeffrey Jordan
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Claim to fame
Led Chicago Bulls to 6 NBA Championship wins
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Date of birth
17 February 1963
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Place of birth
Cumberland Hospital, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
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Age
58
Occupation
Basketball player, businessman, philanthropist
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PERSONAL DETAILS

Height
6' 4½" (194 cm)
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Weight
218 lbs (98.9 kg)
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9
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13
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Residence
Florida, USA
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Net worth
$1,900,000,000 USD
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High school
Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
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University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA)
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Partner: Yvette Prieto (Married) 2 children
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Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto
If you`re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I`ve had them; everybody has had them. But 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.
  • Children with ex-wife Juanita: sons Jeffrey Michael (b. 18 November 1988) and Marcus James (b. 24 December 1990), and daughter Jasmine Mickael (b. 7 December 1992).
  • Third of five children.
  • Attended Laney High School in Wilmington, NC. The gymnasium is now called the "Michael Jordan Gym" in his honor.
  • Has numerous records and awards under his name and career, including most points in a single playoff game (63), most scoring titles (10), highest scoring average (31 points per game), and most three pointers in one quarter of a playoff game (5).
  • In January 2002, wife Juanita filed for divorce in circuit court in Waukegan, Illinois, citing "irreconcilable differences." She sought permanent custody of the couple's three children, their 25,000-square-foot home in Highland Park and half the couple's property. She withdrew the divorce papers a month later only to re-file them seven years later.

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