Michael Jordan was born on 17 February 1963. And as of today, he is 59 old. If you are interested in sports, you must have heard about THE GREAT MICHAEL JORDAN. Michael Jordan is a legendary Basketball veteran and currently a businessman. He has had an impeccable career and has built a legacy that is nearly impossible to achieve. He is among one of the highest-paid and wealthiest athletes of all time. Now coming to the question: How old is Michael Jordan?
The early life of Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan’s full name is Michael Jeffrey Jordan. He was born into a well-to-do family in Brooklyn, New York, in 1963. His father was an equipment supervisor, and his mother was a bank employee. Later Michael’s parents relocated to Wilmington, North Carolina, in 1968. He then enrolled himself in Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington. He had a keen interest in sports and excelled in different sports at Emsley A. Laney High School, including Basketball, Baseball, and Football. During high school, Jordan failed to make it into his High School Basketball team because of his height, but his failure didn’t hinder his success. Instead, it made him work harder, and he made it into the team the following year. Later he joined the University of North Carolina on a basketball scholarship. During his university years, he practiced under the guidance of Legendary coach Dean Smith.
Michael Jordan was a standout athlete, and he was named Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Rookie of the Year for 1982 in his first season at North Carolina. His excellent basketball skills helped his team win the NCAA championship by beating Georgetown University.
The Chicago Bulls picked Michael Jordan to join the NBA Draft during his school days. He then dropped out of University and joined the Chicago Bulls, but later returned to college to complete his degree.
Michael Jordan kicked off his professional career when he dropped out of school to join the Chicago Bulls. He had two terms with the Chicago Bulls. The first was from 1984-1993, and the second was from 1995-1998. He played his last match for the Washington Wizards.
In his debut match for Chicago Bulls, Michael stole the show by scoring 16 points. He won the NBA Rookie Of the Year award in the 1984-1985 season and averaged 28.2 points per game. He had a dream season in 1986-87 and scored more than 3000 points in a single season with an average of 37.1 points.
He led the Chicago Bulls to their first NBA championship in 1990 by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers. Michael and the Chicago Bulls continued their dominance and won three consecutive titles. Michel Jordan also won three successive MVP(most valuable player) awards for the Chicago Bulls.
1993 was a bad phase for his personal and professional career. Two men murdered his father during a robbery attempt. He was heartbroken and shaken from the inside and couldn’t cope with the grief of his demised father. Later, some reports of his gambling went viral, and he announced his retirement from professional basketball in October. He tried his hands at Baseball, and in 1994-95 he played for the minor league baseball team Chicago White Sox. He continued to play Baseball for 17 months, and his enthusiasm for Baseball faded away, and he announced his retirement from Baseball.
Michael Jordan achieved the feat of scoring 25000 career points and became the second fastest after Chamberlain to do it. He joined the Chicago Bulls for the 1994-95 season. He came back into form in the 1995-96 season, and Chicago Bulls finished 72-10, a record for most wins. The Chicago Bulls also won their fourth title.
Michael Jordan announced his retirement for the second time in 1999. He ended his career on a high note, and people recognized him as the highest basketball player. He became the president and part-owner of the Washington Wizards in 2000. He again made a comeback and started playing for Washington Wizards, but he could play only for a few games due to his knee injury. He played his last game on 16 April 2004 against the Philadelphia 76ers. He won an Olympic gold medal along with the US basketball team in the 1992 Olympic Games.
Michael Jordan Family
Michael Jordan’s father is James R. Jordan, Sr. and his mother’s name is Deloris Jordan He is the fourth child of his parents. He has four siblings, James R. Jordan Jr. and Larry Jordan, his elder brother, and Deloris, his elder sister. His younger sister’s name is Roslyn.
He married Juanita Vanoy on September 2, 1989. Michael and Juanita have 3 children(Two sons and one daughter). Their sons’ names are Jaffery and Marcus, and Jasmine is their daughter. On December 29, 2006, Jordan and Juanita separated because of their differences. On April 27, 2013, Jordan married Yvette Prieto. On February 11, 2014, Prieto gave birth to twin girls, Ysabel and Victoria.
Michel Jordan is currently a billionaire, and his estimated net worth is around $1.6 billion. He has earned a whopping amount of money from brand endorsement and partnerships. He has made $1.8 billion from partners like Nike, Gatorade, and Hanes and $90 million from his NBA contracts. He is regarded as the greatest player in the history of the NBA and has won 6 titles with Chicago Bulls. He has had an impeccable career and has an immense popularity. His struggle and perseverance have led him to achieve such milestones, which are quite impossible for a normal human.