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.
|Full name at birth||
Michael Jeffrey Jordan
|Claim to fame||
Led Chicago Bulls to 6 NBA Championship wins
|Date of birth||
17 February 1963
|Place of birth||
Cumberland Hospital, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Basketball player, businessman, philanthropist
6' 4½" (194 cm)
218 lbs (98.9 kg)
Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA)
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