- NAME: Michael Jordan
- OCCUPATION: Basketball Player
- BIRTH DATE: February 17, 1963 (Age: 50)
- EDUCATION: Emsley A. Laney High School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Brooklyn, New York
- Full Name: Michael Jeffrey Jordan
- AKA: Michael Jordan
- Nickname: "Air Jordan"
- Nickname: "Black Cat"
- Nickname: "MJ"
- Nickname: "His Airness"
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aquarius
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Attending the induction ceremony was a bittersweet affair for Jordan because being at the event meant "your basketball career is completely over," he explained.
While he may not be playing on the court,
Jordan remains active in his sport. He became the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats in 2010 and serves as the team's chairman. And improving the team's less-than-stellar record seems to be Jordan's number one priority these days. He told ESPN in November 2012 that "I don't anticipate getting out of this business. My competitive nature is I want to succeed. It's always been said that when I can't find a way to do anything, I will find a way to do it."
Outside of his work with the Charlotte Bobcats, Jordan is involved in a number of business ventures, including several restaurants. He also does a lot for charity, including hosting the annual golf event known as the Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational.
Jordan married 35-year-old Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto on April 27, 2013, in Palm Beach, Florida. Tiger Woods, Spike Lee and Patrick Ewing, among other celebrities, reportedly attended the wedding ceremony. In November 2013, Jordan's rep announced that the NBA star and Prieto were expecting their first child together—and Jordan's fourth—in April 2014.
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