In March 2010, Jordan became the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, after four years as part of the team’s ownership group and its Managing Member of Basketball Operations. Jordan is the first former player to become the majority owner of an NBA franchise.
Does MJ still own the Bobcats?
Hall of Famer and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan is now majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. According to ESPN, the NBA Board of Governors approved Jordan’s $275 million purchase of the team on Wednesday.
What teams do Michael Jordan own?
He became part-owner and head of basketball operations for the Charlotte Bobcats (now named the Hornets) in 2006, and bought a controlling interest in 2010. In 2014, Jordan became the first billionaire player in NBA history.
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How much did Michael Jordan pay for Hornets?
In 2006, Jordan purchased a minority stake in the Charlotte Bobcats (now called the Hornets), and he took majority ownership in 2010 for an estimated $180 million. In 2019, he sold a minority stake in the franchise that valued the Hornets at $1.5 billion. Not a bad investment, huh?