Micheal Jordan Net Worth
The ancient sport of basketball, founded by the Canadian, Dr. James Naismith, as a form of an exercising activity to help young sportsmen and women get accustomed to the temperature of the cold seasons, has amazingly evolved, and developed to become one of the most popular and played sports in world of today. It is however not outright, to discuss the interesting sport, without making inclusion of its legend, and possibly its greatest performer in history, Micheal Jordan.
Micheal Jeffrey Jordan, is a retired professional basketballer, who played for both the Chicago Bulls, and the Washington Wizards. He was born on the 17th of February 1963, in New York.
Micheal Jordan, often regarded as M.J, has a net-worth of over $1.9 billion which places him as the wealthiest retired athlete. His enormous wealth from his earnings from his days as a basketball player, as well as his numerous royalties, have seen the N.B.A hall of famer acquiring various luxurious assets, from his multi million dollar houses, cars, private jet, a golf course and so much more.
Having grown up in North Carolina, he tried out quite a few sports aside basketball, mainly baseball, and football before deciding to concentrate on basketball. He was admitted into the University of North Carolina to study cultural geography, on the basis of a basketball scholarship. He continued to develop as a young basketball player, and later joined the Chicago bulls as a rookie. He however proved his worth, by showing his quality when he played, gaining admiration from fans and commentators where ever he played. Jordan during his career of several retirements, and comebacks, became the holder of various records, and received a large amount of personal honors, and awards, as well as aiding his clubs to various NBA Championships.
Over the course of his basketball career, one that is rated by many as to being the best of any basketball player ever, he also had the privilege of earning quite a lot, recently calculated to be somewhere around $90 million, but it is his post basketball career involvements, that greatly contributed to the jaw-dropping net worth, he currently assumes.
Jordan bought an N.B.A club, presently called the Charlotte Hornets in 2010, for $175 million, the club overtime gained a huge increase in value, now calculated to be worth over a billion dollar, this as well as his famous Nike franchise, and fashion establishment, `Air Jordan ‘ from which he earns over $100 million yearly, together with his other royalty deals, such as ones with Gatorade, Hernes, and some personal business like his various restaurants, have all contributed to what today could be described as many as an empire.
In life it is important to always put in one’s best in all involvements, and see certain hurdles as a platform to realizing growth, as these accompanied with discipline and belief will go a long way in shaping an individual, on his/her road to success.