Michael Jordan

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Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials MJ, is an American former professional basketball player and businessman. His biography on the official National Basketball Association (NBA) website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." Jordan was integral in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, becoming a global cultural icon in the process. Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Jordan has received more than 62,869,804 page views. His biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 96 in 2019). Michael Jordan is the most popular basketball player, the 267th most popular biography from United States (up from 359th 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.

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Among basketball players, Michael Jordan ranks 1 out of 1,264After him are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Shaquille O'Neal, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Dennis Rodman, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Clyde Drexler, and Scottie Pippen.

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Among people born in 1963, Michael Jordan ranks 5Before him are Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Quentin Tarantino, and Whitney Houston. After him are Jet Li, Ronald Koeman, José Mourinho, George Michael, Viktor Orbán, Garry Kasparov, and Till Lindemann.

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Among people born in United States, Michael Jordan ranks 267 out of 15,968Before him are Jack Kerouac (1922), J. Edgar Hoover (1895), Charles Francis Richter (1900), O. J. Simpson (1947), Desmond Doss (1919), and Shirley Temple (1928). After him are Diane Keaton (1946), Hugh Hefner (1926), Philip Kotler (1931), Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), Bette Davis (1908), and Gwyneth Paltrow (1972).


Among basketball players born in United States, Michael Jordan ranks 1After him are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Bill Russell (1934), Magic Johnson (1959), Dennis Rodman (1961), Larry Bird (1956), Kobe Bryant (1978), Jerry West (1938), Clyde Drexler (1962), and Scottie Pippen (1965).