Born on February 17, 1963, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Jordan grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, and entered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981.
As a freshman, he made the winning basket against Georgetown in the 1982 national championship game.
He led the U.S. basketball team to Olympic gold medals in 1984 in Los Angeles and in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain.
In 1984 Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls. In his first season (1984–85) as a professional
he returned to lead the NBA in scoring for seven consecutive seasons
Jordan was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) five times (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998)
From 1996 to 1998 the Jordan-led Bulls again won three championships in a row
In 2016, Jordan became the first billionaire player in NBA history. Also in 2016, President Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. As of 2022, Jordan's net worth is estimated at $1.7 billion.