About Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan, one of the greatest basketball players in history, Olympic athlete, actor and businessman, was born in New York, in 1963. For more than decade since the mid 1980s he has been the star of Chicago Bulls and the whole National Basketball Association. During this period the legendary basketball player has led his team to the national championship six times and five times garnered the NBA Most Valuable Player award. According to the latest estimates, Michael Jordan net worth amounts to $650 million, making him one of the wealthiest athletes in the world.
Since his early years in South Carolina Michael has been a super competitive kid, who could never lose the game and let it go. Once when commenting on Jordan’s playing style James, his father, has admitted that his son has a “competition problem”. However, he noted that the person Michael is trying to outdo is himself: every day he tries to be the best he can, better than he has been before. Although this quality of his character has not been always particularly useful in his personal life, it sure has served for his professional career and contributed to Michael Jordan net worth growth.
Since the early 1980s the future millionaire has played college basketball for the University of South Carolina. Starting from his freshman year Jordan was the team’s key player, who led UNC to the victory in 1982 NCAA Division I championship. At the age 20 he joined United States team at the Olympic Games, which took place in Los Angeles, California. That year, in 1984, American basketball fans celebrated victory. Michael earned his second Olympic gold medal in 1992, as the U.S. national team won the games in Spain. Michael Jordan net worth growth gained momentum as he was drafted by one of the strongest teams of National Basketball Association, Chicago Bulls. His coaches have never got the chance to regret this choice, as Jordan had proved to be one of the most valuable players in the team during his first season, scoring 28.2 points on average. That year he garnered NBA Rookie of the Year Award.
The season 1985-1986 was not one of the greatest in Jordan’s professional career. That year he experienced a serious injury, which forced him to take a break from basketball. He returned to the court in 1986, breaking new grounds and scoring over three thousand points in one season. Only one man before Jordan, Wilt Chamberlin, has achieved a similar result. As his talent developed, Michael Jordan net worth grew at the increasing speed. For the season 1987-1988 he won his first NBA Most Valuable Player Award. Jordan has later received the same honor four more times during the period 1991-1998.