Michael Jordan is a “baller” of epic proportions who is now serving up even more greatness. He’s donating $2 million from the docuseries “The Last Dance” to food banks in Chicago and the Carolinas.
The 10-part ESPN docuseries detailing Jordan’s last season with the Chicago Bulls was one of the most popular television events of 2020. With that popularity came profit. Jordan reportedly made $3 million to $4 million for his participation in the Emmy-winning series. Just in time for the holidays, His Airness decided to give back, big time.
In a statement, Jordan reflected on the hardships many are facing this year amid the coronavirus pandemic:
“In these challenging times and in a year of unimaginable difficulty due to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to pause and give thanks. I am proud to be donating additional proceeds from ‘The Last Dance’ to Feeding America and its member food banks in the Carolinas and Chicago to help feed America’s hungry.”
Jordan previously announced he would donate all of his earnings from the hit series to the nonprofit Friends of the Children, dedicated to breaking the cycle of generational poverty.
MJ’s charitable efforts are lengthy, specifically this year. He recently pledged to donate $100 million over the next 10 years to organizations dedicated to fighting for racial equality and spent millions to open a healthcare clinic in North Carolina to help those without healthcare.
By the way, Forbes estimates #23’s net worth to be $1.6 billion. Since he retired in 2003, he has built a lucrative career, predominantly through deals with Nike.