Michael Jordan

1963 - Today

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Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials MJ, is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. He played fifteen seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) between 1984 and 2003, winning six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls. He was integral in popularizing basketball and the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, becoming a global cultural icon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Jordan has received more than 83,753,379 page views. His biography is available in 107 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 103 in 2019). Michael Jordan is the most popular basketball player, the 233rd most popular biography from United States (down from 230th in 2019) and the most popular American Basketball Player.

Michael Jordan is most famous for being a professional basketball player. He played for the Chicago Bulls from 1984 to 1993 and for the Washington Wizards from 2001 to 2003.

Memorability Metrics

  • 84M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 70.75

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 107

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.02

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.82

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Michael Jordans by language

Over the past year Michael Jordan has had the most page views in the with 8,657,909 views, followed by Spanish (1,388,008), and French (650,859). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Kannada (436.18%), Kurdish (Kurmanji) (211.86%), and Korean (111.23%)


Among basketball players, Michael Jordan ranks 1 out of 1,757After him are Shaquille O'Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Jerry West, Clyde Drexler, Dražen Petrović, and Larry Bird.

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Among people born in 1963, Michael Jordan ranks 7Before him are Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, José Mourinho, Whitney Houston, Quentin Tarantino, and Jet Li. After him are Viktor Orbán, George Michael, Mohammed VI of Morocco, Garry Kasparov, Till Lindemann, and Sergey Bubka.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Jordan ranks 233 out of 20,380Before him are Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), Arthur Miller (1915), Peter Falk (1927), Walt Whitman (1819), and Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856). After him are Steve Ballmer (1956), Kevin Costner (1955), Robert Wadlow (1918), Carl David Anderson (1905), Diane Keaton (1946), and Audie Murphy (1925).


Among basketball players born in United States, Michael Jordan ranks 1After him are Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Kobe Bryant (1978), Dennis Rodman (1961), Jerry West (1938), Clyde Drexler (1962), Larry Bird (1956), and LeBron James (1984).