Michael Jordan Net Worth $1.5 billion
Michael Jordan salary $110,000,000
Michael Jordan Net Worth: How rich is Michael Jordan? & How much money is Michael Jordan worth? Time to find out!
Michael Jordan is an American retired professional basketball player, businessman, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets, and his current net worth is $1.5 billion.
Born in Brooklyn, New York as the fourth of five children of Deloris, a banker, and James R. Jordan, Sr., an equipment supervisor, Michael’s family then moved to Wilmington, North Carolina, short after his birth.
Jordan went to Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, the place where he discovered his love for playing basketball, baseball and football.
During his sophomore year, he tried out several basketball teams but didn’t get in because he was deemed too short to play at that level.
The failure didn’t let Jordan down and he was more motivated than ever to prove that he is worth it. And so, he became the star of Laney’s junior varsity squad, and tallied several 40-point games.
The next summer, after growing four inches, about 10cm, and trained hard, he managed to get a spot on the varsity roster.
While in college, a bunch of college basketball programs wanted to recruit him, including Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse and Virginia.
A while after he accepted a basketball scholarship to North Carolina, where in majored in cultural geography.
The now retired professional basketball player has played 15 seasons in National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards.
Thanks to his leaping ability, demonstrated by performing slam dunks from the free throw line in slam dunk contests, he has earned the nicknames Air Jordan and His Airness.
Throughout his basketball career he was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was often considered in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.
Among his many accomplishments he holds the NBA records for highest career regular season scoring average, and highest playoff scoring average, as well as the winner of five Most Valuable Player Awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, that’s just to name a few.
Apart from his basketball career he is also famous for his endorsements with Nike’s Air Jordan sneakers, which were released in 1985 and continue to be popular today.
Years after starring in feature film Space Jam as himself, Jordan has become part-time owner and head of basketball operations for the then-Charlotte Bobcats, when he purchased controlling interest.
Since 2015, he is a billionaire and has become first NBA player in history to be worth such an amount of money. He is the third richest African-American, behind Oprah Winfrey and Robert F. Smith.
This wraps up our Michael Jordan Net Worth profile!