Michael Jordan

1963 - Today

Michael Jordan

Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials MJ, is an American former professional basketball player who is the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. His biography on the official NBA website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." He was integral in helping to popularize the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, becoming a global cultural icon in the process.Jordan played college basketball for three seasons under coach Dean Smith with the North Carolina Tar Heels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Jordan has received more than 52,199,800 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular basketball player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 52M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.01

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 96

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.96

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.74

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among basketball players, Michael Jordan ranks 1 out of 925After him are Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Dennis Rodman, Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Larry Bird, Dražen Petrović, and Radivoj Korać.

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Michael Jordan ranks 359 out of 12,171Before him are George Clooney (1961), Sandra Bullock (1964), David Carradine (1936), Zachary Taylor (1784), Desmond Doss (1919), and Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958). After him are Nicole Kidman (1967), Crazy Horse (1840), Millard Fillmore (1800), Jack Ruby (1911), Warren G. Harding (1865), and Ernest Lawrence (1901).


Among basketball players born in United States, Michael Jordan ranks 1After him are Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Dennis Rodman (1961), Oscar Robertson (1938), Jerry West (1938), Larry Bird (1956), Julius Erving (1950), and Kobe Bryant (1978).

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