Height: 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight: 98 kg
Michael Jordan was born on February, 17, in 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. Jordan is considered to be the best basketball player in the history of the game. Michael played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association for two teams, Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls.
Of course talented player is known all over the globe and during more than two decades was the man who popularized basketball and was an example to follow for millions of people, even for those who did not like the game. The name of the basketball player is associated with basketball; someone may even think that he is still playing, though not many people know how old is Michael Jordan.
There is one game that is considered to be the most important in Michael’s career.
In 1982 North Carolina played against Georgetown in NCAA Championship and Jordan became the hero of the game when he made the game-winning jump shot. The shot was noticed by Chicago Bulls scouts and started the ball rolling.
The beginning of professional career was tremendous. His talent was quickly noticed not only by basketball professionals, teammates and fans. The opposite team fans also supported him greatly, so far as it was a real pleasure to over watch him playing and making superb shots.
Due to his slam dunks he had got two nicknames “Air Jordan” and “His Airness”. Michael Jordan gained a reputation of one of the greatest defensive players of the association.
The achievements of Michael are really miraculous. He won his first title with the Bulls in 1991 and did the same in 1992, 1993 seasons. However, after the end of 1992-1993 seasons, he suddenly decided to leave the sport.
Michael tried his hand in baseball, though in the middle of 1995 season he made his great return to the game and that was a great success again. He led his team to three consecutive titles in 1996, 1997 and 1998.
Michael Jordan had a wide range of advertising contracts, awards and admirers. But still he stayed a simple American guy for whom basketball was not just the way for earning money.
During his career he was a real star and received a great number of awards. Michael was a six-fold NBA champion. Once and again Michael stopped his career and came back to sport again.
He is regarded as one of the richest sportsmen all over the globe. Michael Jordan net worth is more than $1 billion. In spite of the fact that now, he doesn’t play professionally; he still earns approximately $100 million per year. Michal Jordan has a private jet the cost of which is $50 million. He uses it for travelling all over the world.
Speaking about personal life of this basketball player it bears mentioning that in 1989 he married Juanita Vanoy, who became his first and the only wife. They had three children. Jordan bought for his family a house which cost $29 million. For a long period of time this couple was the example to follow but unfortunately in 2006 Juanita filed for divorce because of Michael’s relationship with another woman.