On this day in 1963, Michael Jordan was born. Many consider him the greatest basketball player of all time.
What was Michael Jordan's childhood like?
Michael Jeffrey Jordan, was born in Brooklyn, New York, but moved to Wilmington, North Carolina as a young child. He was the third son of James and Delores Jordan.
He was a good student and excelled as an athlete in three sports: Football, baseball, and basketball. As a 5 foot 9 inch sophomore at Laney High School, he was cut from the Varsity team, which would be a lifelong motivator for Jordan. Later he became the first player in high school history to average a triple-double (double digits in points, assists and rebounds) and led his team to the State Championship.
What awards and honors has Michael Jordan received?
Jordan won six NBA championships, all with the Chicago Bulls. He won his first championship in 1991, and then won five more consecutively from 1996 to 1998. Jordan has received numerous individual awards and honors throughout his career, including: 5 MVP awards, 10 NBA scoring titles, 14 All-Star selections and Hall of Fame inductee in 2009.
What is Michael Jordan's net worth?
As of 2021, Michael Jordan's net worth is estimated to be around $2.1 billion, making him one of the wealthiest athletes in the world. He has also made a significant amount of money through his various business ventures, including his partnership with Nike.