Marcus Jordan is an American former college basketball player and entrepreneur who played as a shooting guard for the UCF Knights men’s basketball team from 2009-2012. Marcus Jordan is best known as the second oldest son of retired NBA Hall of Fame basketball player Michael Jordan.
Marcus was a remarkable high school basketball player, and his skills made him a preferable recruit for schools. Many schools were interested in him but Marcus chose UCF because he wanted to play for a team that was interested in him for his abilities rather than his father’s name.
Marcus put up some great performances with The Knights over three seasons before retiring from basketball. Although Marcus did not pursue a professional basketball career like his father, he did follow in his father’s footsteps by launching his Jordan-inspired sneaker store.
What is Marcus Jordan’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth||$1.5 Million|
|Age||31 Years Old|
|Profession||Basketball Player, Entrepreneur|
|Annual Salary||$500 Thousand|
Marcus James Jordan was born on December 24th, 1990, to Michael Jordan and his first wife, Juanita Vanoy. He has two siblings, Jeffrey and Jasmine, and twin half-siblings, Ysabel and Victoria from Michael’s second wife, the six-time NBA champ Yvette Prieto. Marcus’ mother and father got divorced in 2017.
Marcus grew up in Highland Park, Illinois where he played high school basketball with his older brother, Jeffrey. Marcus played high school basketball at Loyola Academy and Whitney Young Magnet High School.
In 2009, he led the Dolphins to the Illinois 4A championship, scoring a game-high 19 points against Waukegan and earning tournament MVP honors. ESPNU ranked Marcus as the country’s 60th best high school senior shooting guard.
Marcus attended the University of Central Florida for his NCAA basketball career. In his college career, he scored 1152 points. Marcus led UCF to a victory against the University of West Florida in the first game of the 2010-11 season, scoring a career-high 28 points on 8-11 field-goal shooting and 5-7 from beyond the line.
The same year, he had a team-high 18 points in a win over number-16 rated Florida. During his collegiate career, he was named to the 2011 C-USA Second Team and the 2010 C-USA All-Freshman Team.
Marcus then took a step back from basketball during his third year at the University of Central Florida in 2012. He did, however, finish college, getting a degree in hospitality management in 2013.
Marcus Jordan Entrepreneur
Marcus always had a dream of owning a business and when he quit basketball, he opened Trophy Room in 2016, a Jordan-inspired sneakers boutique fashioned after Michael Jordan’s Trophy Room in the Jordan family home, which holds a collection of the rarest and special Air Jordans.
Marcus also has collaborations with famous companies such as Nike and the Upper Deck Card Company and sells a massive collection of Nike and Jordan items.
Marcus initiated the biggest headline for his time with the UCF team during his debut game with The Knights. During his UCF freshman year, he wore Air Jordans to an Adidas-sponsored team’s preseason exhibition game.
Adidas terminated the contract as a result of Marcus’ conduct which caused the university to lose around $3 million in sponsorship money.
Years later, the former student-athlete gave his side of the story with Complex, saying, “one of the things they told me on my visit is that I was going to be able to wear Jordans, and it wouldn’t be a problem.”
Marcus allegedly caused problems for a Los Angeles nightclub in 2010 by boasting on Twitter about how much money he spent partying there. “Last night was stupid… “35K at Haze,” he wrote.
Marcus tweeted about spending around $50,000 at Las Vegas nightclubs while a college sophomore and underage, prompting an investigation by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
Marcus Jordan Arrested
Marcus was arrested for disorderly conduct in Omaha in 2012 after an argument with two ladies in the hotel driveway in the early hours of the morning.
After failing to control the drunk Marcus, the hotel management called the cops to handle the matter. He was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, drinking and driving, and disrupting, but he was released the same night.
Marcus later pled guilty to disturbing the peace and paid a $250 fine plus court fees.
Marcus has not been romantically linked to anyone other than Larsa, who he recently met. Since Marcus was seen having dinner with Scottie Pippen’s ex-wife Larsa Pippen in Miami, there has been much speculation regarding their relationship. But recently, Larsa denied any romantic involvement between them.
Marcus Jordan Net Worth
As of 2022, Marcus Jordan’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million. His father, Michael Jordan who is the greatest NBA player of all time appears to be a billionaire with a net worth of around $2.1 billion as of 2022.
Marcus has led a luxurious existence since his birth. Marcus made his fortune all by himself through his short basketball career as well as his expanding high-end sneaker boutique. Marcus’s riches may be getting even bigger with the addition of a worksite in Orlando for his company.
Jordan has 102k followers on Instagram and posts largely about his adventures and some with his friends and family.