Other corporations and celebrities have pledged their support to the Bahamas, including several cruise lines. But it’s remarkable to see a million dollar contribution from one individual.
Jordan says he will give the money to non-profits aiding the Bahamas: “As the recovery and relief efforts continue, I will be tracking the situation closely and working to identify non-profit agencies where the funds will have the most impact,” he said.
Jordan is widely regarded as the greatest basketball player of all time, having won six championships with the Chicago Bulls. He’s gone on to become the highest-paid athlete of all time from his brand and endorsements, with a net worth of $1.9 billion.
But it’s clear that he can be just as great off the court, and put his money to great use to help people in need.
“The Bahamian people are strong and resilient and I hope that my donation will be of help as they work to recover from this catastrophic storm,” Jordan said in his statement.
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