Michael Jordan most likely needs no introduction; he is one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the sport. But these days, he’s also a successful businessman; for whom is said to be the richest athlete of the world. Read to find out his net worth for 2019.
Michael Jeffrey Jordan was born on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, NY. His mother, Deloris, worked in a bank and his father, James R. Jordan Sr. was an equipment supervisor. He has four siblings.
His family moved to North Carolina where the future star would be selected by many colleges’ programs (including Duke, Syracuse, and Virginia), given that he played basketball, baseball, and football in Emsley A. Laney High School. He picked the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His major was cultural geography. He was named the NCAA College Player of the Year 1983 and 1984.
He left school so he could join NBA, Chicago Bulls, to be exact. His first season went great, but the second one got remembered by an injury- he had broken his foot in the third game of that year. The Celtics managed to win that series.
Luckily, he came back stronger than ever; he was the second player to ever score more than 3,000 points in a single season. Record after record, win after win, Jordan received Most Valuable Player of the Year Award; this would happen 5 times in his career.
He played on two Olympic American basketball teams; both of them had brought the gold medals back home.
In the 1992 Summer Olympics, he was a part of the “Dream Team“, a squad that was filled with famous, successful basketball players such as Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.
It was a shock for everyone to hear that Jordan had abruptly decided to leave the basketball scene and start playing baseball. Two years later- in 1995, he came back to lead his basketball team into more conquers. He played for the Washington Wizards from 2001 to 2003, but still finished his career with the team that had started it- with the Chicago Bulls in 1998.
Although he had made deals with Gatorade, Coca- Cola, Hanes and such, his best-known contract is with Nike.
Nike Air Jordan sneakers were first sold in 1985, but are still widely recognized and super popular amongst young athletes and teenagers.
Michael Jordan Net Worth 2019
Jordan’s net worth for 2019 is estimated by our sources to be around $1.3 billion. Given that Nike deals are not even near dying down, we’re sure that the number is yet to grow. He surely earned it fair and square.