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Michael Jordan Biography

Birth Name:
Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Basketball player, baseball player, sports team executive

Fast Facts

  • 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



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