|Birthdate||February 17th, 1963|
|Birthplace||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Length||1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Nickname||His Airness, Air Jordan, Money|
|Traits||Offensive Consistency, Overall Durability|
Jordan Salary & Net WorthHow much did Michael Jordan earn?
Michael Jordan has a net worth of...
1.4 Billion Euros (1.6 Billion Dollars)
Have you ever hear of retired professionals making more money based on the fact that they used to practice their trade twenty odd years ago? Well, he does. MJ is a money minting machine. He made less than 100 Million Dollars playing basketball. That's chump change considering what he's earning now. The legend has sponsorship deals with Nike, Gatorade, Hanes, and Upper Deck. His brand sells. The way in which he has marketed himself could very well be a lesson for pro athletes in the future. He's estimated to be worth somewhere in the region of about 1.6 Billion Dollars and 2.1 Billion Dollars.
Current JobWhat does Jordan currently do?
Apart from laughing his way to the bank, the legend made one investment that played out well. His stake in the Charlotte Hornets NBA team is his most successful venture to date. It made him a billionaire too. (Image: imgur.com)
The first step in tackling an issue is acknowledging that you've got a problem. His Airness has an issue with gambling. He's a compulsive bettor but says it's because he is competitive. He has been doing it since his high school days, and it only got worse over the years. (Image: imgur.com)
What do you call it when you hustle security cards, bet on Jumbotron cartoon races during games, and win because you got help from arena staffers? We call it a problem. An addiction. A bit psychopathic even. (Image: imgur.com)
Ja Ja Ja Juanita!
A hefty payday was what she received for being married to the NBA legend for a little over a decade. The man was talented and was always going to make the big bucks, but his endorsements got him to the half a billion mark when Juanita found herself to be experiencing "irreconcilable differences" with her husband. (Image: imgur.com)
Patience is a Virtue
Juanita took away nearly half of all the money he had when they divorced in 2006. Had she waited a few more years, she would have made much more, but she cashed in early. She got 168 Million Dollars as her settlement. That's more money than she would have ever made, anyway. (Image: imgur.com)
He's no joke
The thrill of competing is what he lives for. An insatiable desire to fill that need saw him pick up a baseball bat for a minor league baseball team, the Birmingham Barons, whilst he was nowhere near done with the NBA. What prompted him to change track is something that we'll never get. (Image: imgur.com)
Change of Scenery
The man was grieving when he decided to retire in 1993. It could have been one of the reasons for him to try out baseball. After all, he played it as a youngster, and his father believed in him. What more does a man need to pursue his dreams? (Image: imgur.com)
Bye Bye Daddy!
A robbery that went wrong- This is the official narrative that has been circulating since his alleged killers were reprimanded. Although it is a rather sad way to lose a life, there are pressing questions about the crime itself that remain unanswered. It's such a shame that our legend lost his father as he did. We're relieved that he didn't go into a self-destructing decline when he lost his pops. The man never got to say goodbye to the most important person in his life. Was it all worth it? (Image: imgur.com)
Look back MJ
The memories of what he did in his lockerrooms must have come back to haunt him. He might not be losing his sleep over it, but the reality of how he had been doesn't appeal any longer. It is a characteristic of all winners. You've got to be an ar**h**e sometimes to propel yourself and others around you. And he was the biggest of them all. It drove him to success. This man would gladly repeat it if given another chance. (Image: imgur.com)
Signed in 1984 by Nike, his brand has sold over a billion dollars in sales in just the last quarter of 2019. There's an entire generation of youngsters who are buying his sneakers, without ever having witnessed him in action. (Image: imgur.com)
Mums the word
All that success was achieved by him keeping his mouth shut. He didn't focus on anything but his career and his endorsement. He didn't speak for a cause, nor did he stand up against racism. It wasn't a hard choice for him to make. It's not like he's going to eradicate racism single-handedly. The odds are stacked up against him, and the gambler doesn't like that. (Image: imgur.com)
Love Life - Single, Girlfriend or Wife?
Michael Jordan Wife - Yvette Prieto
Yvette is all smiles. She knows that she's in for a big payday if this thing goes south. (Image: imgur.com)
Michael Jordan Wife - Yvette Prieto
The big man looks happy by her side. He likes the tweety bird, doesn't he? (Image: imgur.com)
Family - Get to know them
Jordan Daughter - Jasmine
We wonder what Jasmine thought when she decided to go with those socks. They look ridiculous. (Image: imgur.com)
Jordan Son - Marcus
Yes. The trophy room is full, and it's full of dad's stuff Marcus. (Image: imgur.com)
Jordan Son - Jeffrey
MJ set the bar high. Jeffrey was never going to have a chance, was he? (Image: imgur.com)
Jordan Car - What does he drive?
Ferrari 512 TR
The Testarossa was one of his favorites. A black Ferrari stands out for all the wrong reasons. He gets a pass for that car, but not for the white socks that he's wearing outside training. (Image: imgur.com)
The Corvette is the cheapest car in this billionaire's garage. It's an anniversary edition from the 90s. (Image: imgur.com)
House - Where does he live?
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
This is where he lived while he played for the Bulls. We think he has sold it now. (Image: imgur.com)