Michael Jordan

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Michael Jeffrey Jordan OLY (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials MJ, is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. His biography on the official NBA website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." He played fifteen seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA), winning six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls. Jordan is the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA and of 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Jordan has received more than 67,981,099 page views. His biography is available in 103 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 99 in 2019). Michael Jordan is the most popular basketball player, the 230th most popular biography from United States (up from 267th in 2019) and the most popular 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 1,268After him are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler, Oscar Robertson, and Jerry West.

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

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Among people born in United States, Michael Jordan ranks 230 out of 18,182Before him are Patti Smith (1946), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), Tommy Lee Jones (1946), Orson Welles (1915), Colonel Sanders (1890), and Cameron Diaz (1972). After him are Spencer Tracy (1900), Peter Falk (1927), Robert E. Lee (1807), Henry Miller (1891), Robert F. Kennedy (1925), and J. Edgar Hoover (1895).


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