Successful businessman, NBA legend and Hall of Famer Michael Jordan is the founder and owner of Michael Jordan Motorsports (MJM). Jordan discovered a passion for motorcycles and motorcycle racing after he retired from the NBA, founding MJM in 2004.
After a standout career at the University of North Carolina, where he led the Tar Heels to an NCAA Championship in 1982, Jordan was drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the third pick in the 1984 NBA draft. Jordan's accolades and accomplishments include five MVP awards, six NBA Finals MVP awards, 14 NBA All-Star Game appearances, 10 NBA scoring titles, NBA Defensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year Awards, two Olympic Gold Medals and six NBA titles. He is the only player in NBA history to win back-to-back regular season and NBA Finals MVP awards. His 30.1 points per game average is the highest in NBA history and, with 32,292 points, he ranks third on the all-time scoring list.
In early 2010, Michael Jordan again made history when he purchased majority ownership of the Charlotte Bobcats NBA franchise. For the first time in NBA history, a former player became a team owner.
Since its creation, his Jordan Brand (a division of Nike) has been an innovator of athletic shoes and apparel. Jordan Brand has grown to become a market leader under Jordan's creative design input. His endorsement portfolio includes Gatorade, Hanes and Upper Deck, among others. In addition, Jordan's business ventures include several thriving restaurants.
Jordan serves as the Make-A-Wish Foundation's Chief Wish Ambassador and supports many other charitable causes including the James R. Jordan Boys and Girls Club in Chicago and the Jordan Institute for Families at the University of North Carolina, among others. His annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational golf tournament has raised over $6 million for several worthy charities since its inception.