In the sports world, the name Michael Jordan is practically a household name. The 6x NBA Finals MVP led the Chicago Bulls to six championships—which has earned him legendary status. But outside of the game, he’s even more celebrated for his accomplishments off the court. His three grown-up children—who were all born to his first wife Juanita Vanoy—have all successfully followed in their father’s footsteps and, in some cases, even surpassed the legend.

Background of Michael Jordan’s Kids

Michael Jordan’s three children are all adults now. In spite of the power and fame their dad has enjoyed, their own accomplishments remain impressive. They were born to his ex-wife Juanita Vanoy—a model and former American Airlines employee whom Jordan married in 1989. The couple had two children; Jeffrey and Marcus in 1988, while his daughter Jasmine was born in 1992. In 2006, the couple separated and later divorced in 2006 after 17 years of marriage—amidst rumors that the superstar began seeing another woman at the time. Here’s what Michael Jordan’s three grown-up children have been up to over the years.

Jasmine Jordan

The youngest of the Jordan clan, Jasmine is born to Jordan and Juanita Vanoy on December 7, 1992. Being the daughter of an NBA champion, it’s only natural that Jasmine found her way into the professional basketball world. Upon earning her degree from Syracuse University, Jasmine moved to New York and became the director of player representation for NYC-based agency Priority Sports. Her job there earned her a reported six-figure salary and a spot on Forbes Millennial 30 Under 30.

In June 2019, Jordan announced to the world she was pregnant and expecting her first child. Fans and friends offered words of congratulations to Jasmine, who is now a parent herself. Her father Michael was very vocal in his pride of his daughter, who was the first of his children to become a parent. In December 2019, Jasmine gave birth to a bouncing baby boy and named him Rakeem Christmas Michael Jordan, in honor of his late grandfather.

Jeffrey Michael Jordan

Now 30 years old, Jeffrey is the oldest child of Michael and Juanita Jordan. He was born on November 18, 1988 and attended the University of Central Florida. Jeffrey Jordan played as a point guard for the UCF Knights and chose to forego the NBA, which would have been easy considering his dad’s influencing abilities with the association.

In 2010, Jeffrey Jordan pursued a career in sports management and joined the Chicago-based firm Resonance Advisors; a company that’s headed by a close friend of his father—David Falk. Here he works as a senior vice president and assists athletes in developing their brand. Jordan also tried his hands at coaching and is the founder of JYD Project; a development program to have inner city kids learn the letter of basketball and the game’s fundamentals in Chicago school.

In 2019, Jeffrey Jordan also launched The Central Standard, a trading card company which amongst other things helps creates digital health records for athlete and employs blockchain.

Marcus Jordan

The second of Michael Jordan’s three children, Marcus is born on December 24, 1990. Before his father’s retirement in 2003, Marcus Jordan travelled the country with him to get a firsthand experience to the power and glamour NBA stars enjoy.

In 2009, Marcus Jordan followed the family’s basketball tradition and enrolled in Central Florida University, from where he graduated in 2013. Both his sons; Jeffrey and Marcus attended alongside him.

Similar to his older brother Jeffrey Jordan, Marcus developed a career in sports and currently serves as the head coach of the University of Central Florida’s basketball team. In August 2017, Marcus Jordan was officially named the team’s head coach—which his brother Jeffrey had already held a position in. Marcus also shares an athletic shoe and apparel store in Florida.

Through primetime sneakers, championship rings and fatherhood, the legacy of Michael Jordan lives on through his three grown-up children—Jasmine, Jeffrey, and Marcus Jordan. Each of his kids have successfully carved security stories of their own, making a name of themselves in the sports world thanks to their dad’s influence. Jeffrey is already a successful entrepreneur and sports manager. Marcus continues to prove that he’s following in the footsteps of his dad, through his roles coaching and shoe store shareownership. And then there’s Jasmine Jordan, who made her own mark in the sports industry before becoming a mom. Their dad couldn’t be more proud.