Michael Jordan donates 10 million on his 60th birthday
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Michael Jordan donated $10 million to Make-A-Wish. This is the largest donation ever received by the organization, which has been active for 43 years, on the occasion of his 60th birthday. Jordan, currently owner of the Charlotte Hornets, has supported Make-A-Wish since 1989.
He said to ESPN: “I am honored to have partnered with Make-A-Wish for 34 years, and to help make so many kids happy. Witnessing their strength and resilience, especially during such a difficult time, has been truly inspiring”.
Jordan finally stated that he hopes that his gesture will inspire other people to do the same: "I would love for others to support Make-A-Wish and help kids achieve their dreams. I can't imagine a better birthday present." Jordan has made the dreams of countless kids around the world come true and remains one of the organization's most important and sought-after partners.
For this reason, in 2008 Make-A-Wish elected him chief ambassador for having changed the lives of children and their families.
On 2 September 1989 Jordan married Juanita Vanoy, who was four years older than him.
They had three children: Jeffrey (born in 1988 before marriage, and who played basketball in the NCAA from 2007 to 2012, but not among the pros after being undrafted in 2012), Marcus (born in 1990, he also played basketball in the NCAA from 2009 to 2012 and remained undrafted in 2013) and Jasmine (born 1992).
In 2006 the couple gets a divorce. On April 27, 2013, he married Cuban model Yvette Prieto, 15 years his junior. In 2014 the couple had twins named Victoria and Ysabel. On May 27, 1993, while he was playing the conference finals against the New York Knicks, he was seen in a casino linked to the American Cosa Nostra in Atlantic City.
In 1992, he had to cover a $ 57,000 loss from gambling. After his first retirement in 1993, then NBA commissioner David Stern denied on multiple occasions that Jordan's was a suspension due to his off-field life.