Mother: Deloris (Peoples) Jordan
Marriages: Yvette Prieto (April 27, 2013-present); Juanita Vanoy (September 2, 1989-December 29, 2006, divorced)
Children: with Yvette Prieto: Victoria and Ysabel, twins; with Juanita Vanoy: Jasmine; Marcus; Jeffrey
Education: University of North Carolina, B.A., Cultural Geography, 1986
Position: shooting guard.
Led the Chicago Bulls to six NBA championships
(1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998).
Five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and six-time NBA Finals
Has enjoyed lucrative endorsement deals with Nike, Hanes, Gatorade, and others.
Plays for the University of North Carolina. They win the NCAA championship
1984 - Member of the U.S. Olympic basketball team that wins the gold medal in Los Angeles.
1984 - Is drafted by the Chicago Bulls, the third overall pick.
Member of the "Dream Team," helps the U.S. men's team win the gold in the Summer Olympics
1993 - Becomes the first player to be named NBA Finals MVP three years in a row.
August 3, 1993 -
The body of Jordan's father, James, is found in South Carolina. Two young men are later convicted of his murder.
October 6, 1993 - Announces his retirement from the NBA.
February 7, 1994 - Signs a free agent minor league contract with the Chicago White Sox and is assigned to their AA affiliate Birmingham Barons.
March 2, 1995 - Leaves the White Sox spring training camp.
March 18, 1995 - Announces he is rejoining the Chicago Bulls and will wear number 45. His previous number, 23, had already been retired.
Is named NBA Finals MVP, regular season MVP, and All-Star Game
1996 - Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History by the NBA.
January 13, 1999 - Announces again he is retiring from basketball and that he is "99.9%" sure that he won't be coming back.
December 1999 -
ESPN names him Athlete of the Century.
January 19, 2000 - Becomes part owner of the basketball team, the Washington Wizards.
October 30, 2001 - After resigning his position as president of basketball operations and selling his part ownership, makes a comeback playing basketball for the Washington Wizards.
April 16, 2003 - Plays his last game, against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Wizards lose 107-87 and Jordan scores 15 points.
February 1, 2004 - Founds Michael Jordan Motorsports, a motorcycle racing team.
December 13, 2007 - An Illinois appellate court rules in favor of Jordan in a dispute with a former lover who alleges he promised her $5 million to keep quiet about their affair.
January 24, 2009 -
Named the new "Chief Wish Ambassador" for the Make-A-Wish Foundation
. Jordan will be the most prominent figure on the foundation's new Wish Ambassador Council.
September 11, 2009 -
Is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
March 17, 2010 - The NBA's Board of Governors approves Jordan's purchase of the Charlotte Bobcats team, for $275 million. He becomes the second black majority owner of a major professional sports team.
February 6, 2013 - Pamela Smith files a paternity suit against Michael Jordan in Fulton County Superior Court (Georgia) claiming that Jordan is her son's father.
March 4, 2013 - Files a dismissal to the paternity suit filed against him.
March 15, 2013 - Smith withdraws the paternity suit, without prejudice. The possibility of refiling remains, as she stands by her claim that Jordan is the father of her teenage son.
December 12, 2013 -
Former Utah Jazz ball boy Preston Truman sells the shoes Jordan wore during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals at auction for $104,765
. Despite suffering flu-like symptoms, Jordan scored 38 points and led the Bulls to win the game. Afterwards, Jordan autographed and gave the sneakers, Air Jordan XII's, to Truman.
May 6, 2014 - Little Brown and Company publishes his biography "Michael Jordan: The Life."
May 20, 2014 - The Charlotte Bobcats officially reclaim the Charlotte Hornets name after a long-running campaign.
June 2014 - Forbes announces that Jordan officially reaches billionaire status partly due to his ownership of the Hornets.
March 2016 -
Is ranked #1577 on Forbes' annual list of the world's billionaires, estimating Jordan's net worth at $1.14 billion. Forbes says that he will "likely make at least $30 million more than any other athlete in the world, active or retired, in 2016."
March 2016 -
Ranks first on Forbes' 2016 list of The Highest-Paid Retired Athletes
with an estimated earning of $110 million in 2015.