Michael Jordan has donated $10 million (£8.3 million) to the charity Make-A-Wish.
The NBA icon and businessman, also recognised by his initials MJ, announced in a Wednesday statement to the Associated Press he would celebrate his 60th birthday on 17 February by donating $10 million (£8.3 million) to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
“I can’t think of a better birthday gift than seeing others join me in supporting Make-A-Wish so that every child can experience the magic of having their wish come true,” Michael told the outlet. “Witnessing their strength and resilience during such a tough time in their lives has truly been an inspiration.”
The Hall of Famer added “it’s been an honour to partner with Make-A-Wish and help bring a smile and happiness to so many kids” since 1989.
The Make-A-Wish official Instagram account shared the donation news, noting Michael’s $10 million (£8.3 million) gift broke the record for the highest single donation the organisation had received from an individual.
According to Forbes, Jordan has a net worth of $1.7 billion (£1.4 billion). While he lives a lavish lifestyle and is the owner of a $80 million (£66 million) yacht, a personal golf course worth $20 million (£16 million) in Florida, and a variety of luxury cars, including a $2.2 million (£1.8 million) Bugatti, he is known for his philanthropy.
He raised funds for charities through golf tournaments and donated millions to Chicago schools, health clinics, and disaster relief efforts. He has also donated $100 million (£83 million) to support racial equality, social justice, and education.
– Cover Media