Michael Jordan

  • Birth Name: Michael Jeffrey Jordan
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Profession: Basketball player, Baseball player, Sports team executive
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  • Was cut from the high-school varsity basketball team in his sophomore year. 
  • Claimed his trademark tongue-wagging habit came from watching his dad stick his tongue out while working on the family car.
  • Won six NBA championships and was named MVP of the NBA Finals six times. 
  • Appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated a record 49 times.
  • Named MVP of the NBA five times.
  • Is a 10-time NBA scoring leader.
  • Won an Olympic gold medal in 1984 and 1992.
  • Named Athlete of the Century by ESPN in 1999.
  • Inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.
  • Became the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats in 2010. He is the first former player to become majority owner of an NBA team.
  • Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2016.


  • Roslyn — Sister
  • Juanita Vanoy Jordan — Ex-wife
  • Jasmine Mickael Jordan — Daughter
  • Larry Jordan — Brother
  • Marcus James Jordan — Son
  • James R. Jordan Jr. — Brother
  • Deloris — Sister
  • Victoria Jordan — Daughter
  • Yvette Prieto — Wife
  • Jeffrey Michael Jordan — Son
  • James Jordan — Father
  • Deloris Jordan — Mother
  • Ysabel Jordan — Daughter


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States (BA in Geography, 1986)

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