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November 11, 2007

Michael Jordan Divorce

Michael Jordan's divorce is set to cost him $168 million. Yes, you did read that correctly, Michael Jordan will be paying his ex wife, Juanita, $168 million dollars to finalize the divorce.

As A basketball superstar, Michael Jordan was always in a league of his own. Now he is setting a record with his divorce as he prepares to pay his former wife an unprecedented settlement of more than $168m (£80m).

Last December, when Jordan, 44, and his wife Juanita, 48, split up, the athlete balked at signing the settlement. Insiders claim that negotiations have added £20m to the final deal.

The final severance package for Juanita Jordan, which includes the couple’s seven-acre estate in Chicago and custody of their three children, is expected to be agreed before the first anniversary of their last row – which was said to be about money.

The settlement eclipses the most expensive celebrity divorce on public record, in which Neil Diamond paid his ex-wife Marcia Murphey £75m. After licking his wounds, the singer, who had married the television production assistant before he became famous, won plaudits for his chivalrous verdict. “She’s worth every penny,” he said.

It makes other high-profile divorces, such as Steven Spielberg’s £50m separation from his first wife, the actress Amy Irving, and Sir Mick Jagger’s £12m farewell to Jerry Hall, seem like bargains. Sir Paul McCartney’s pending settlement with Heather Mills has been mooted at £50m.

Earlier reports that Juanita received $150 in the Jordan's divorce seem to have understimated the final pay-off:

Jordan said he and his ex-wife were open with their children about their marital difficulties.

"We have all different types of dialogues, even with all of us in the same room," the 44-year-old Jordan said.

Juanita, 48, a South Side native, could not be reached for comment.

Earlier this year, Forbes magazine estimated that Juanita Jordan, who was married to Jordan for 17 years, received as much as $150 million in the December 2006 split.

As The Times reported, that year's delay seems to have added $20 million to the divorce bill for MJ.

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THIS IS RIDICULOUS NO ONE DESERVES TO BE PAID THIS MUCH FOR SEX

Posted by: ABPINKNEY | Nov 13, 2007 4:38:53 PM

THIS IS RIDICULOUS NO ONE DESERVES TO BE PAID THIS MUCH FOR SEX

Posted by: ABPINKNEY | Nov 13, 2007 4:39:02 PM

Well they had a commitment of marriage it not amount that cheapens the
It’s the engagement; involvement not given or denied to the principle of faith
They were married in a religionist sense they’re suppose have a sincere commitment to religion
I don’t any woman that lay down with a man should in marriage or in a relationship to have
There children shouldn’t by that man be cheapened or by one else’s amount of money in a
Divorce settlement after all we’re talk family and mother you have one don’t you?


Posted by: Joseph E. McGee | Nov 13, 2007 7:50:45 PM

thats shit is so fucked up and that bitch do not deserve all that money ... all she was, was just a house wife that man worked hard for his money and its not fair that every time a black man makes the money out of the relationship and then the shit does not work out until the point they get a divorce the bitch always gets the most money... i bet if the tables was turned the shit wouldn't go down like that

Posted by: mychael | Feb 13, 2008 5:39:52 AM

that bitch ABpinkey need to shut the fuck up

Posted by: kelly | Feb 13, 2008 5:42:53 AM

This kind of thing makes me really, really hate women. I think women are the scum of the earth. They are greedy and controlling bitches and out to rob men for all the money they can get. Michael should've had a prenuptual agreement. This shit has to end. We men need to unite & rise up and take our power back from these weak, stupid bitches. I'm working on becoming a multi-millionaire myself and I don't want some stupid bitch robbing me of everything and taking my house just because she had sex with me. The legal system gives women way, way too much power over men now and it really outrages me. WHEN are men going to stand up and put a stop to all this shit? We don't have to take this shit! Women are assholes!

Posted by: Robert Jackson | Mar 28, 2008 7:52:16 AM

WELL IF MICHAEL HADN'T WENT OUT AND GOT SOME WHITE STUFF JUANITA WOULDN'T HAVE HAD TAKEN A TRUCKLOAD OF HIS GREEN STUFF AND BESIDES IF SHE WERE A WHITE WOMAN SHE WOULD HAVE GOTTEN MORE THE WHITE WOMAN CONFRONTED JUANITA AND SHE HIT MICHAEL IN HIS POCKETS AS A MAN I AIN'T MAD AT HER FOR GETTING PAID PEACE

Posted by: JOE COOL | Apr 12, 2008 9:03:56 AM

Michael just dont worry about it.It will work out.and I have your number.Number 23.your my favorite player.

Posted by: Elisha boone | May 9, 2008 4:28:36 PM

Michael just dont worry about it.It will work out.and I have your number.Number 23.your my favorite player.

Posted by: Elisha boone | May 9, 2008 4:28:42 PM

Any guys shitting Mrs Juanita Jordan. Have you tried playing plain housewife to a world famous husband? Tending to the kids and keeping house for your man too busy to bring in money not only for the family but for everyone surrounding him, turning them into multi millionaires, and going home not as often as any ordinary husband would? Ha ha ha. Ask any sane loving housewife if that scenario wouldn't blow your ordinary plain housewife head. So? Don't judge this poor woman for getting a too material price of $168 M in exchange of losing one loving husband forever. The woman you ass-holed is one who sacrificed too, by sharing her husband to the world. Yeah! Im getting sentimental. but what the heck. After all money don't listen to sentiments. It's just plain money.

Posted by: elensantua | Sep 5, 2008 2:21:11 PM

Any guys shitting Mrs Juanita Jordan. Have you tried playing plain housewife to a world famous husband? Tending to the kids and keeping house for your man too busy to bring in money not only for the family but for everyone surrounding him, turning them into multi millionaires, and going home not as often as any ordinary husband would? Ha ha ha. Ask any sane loving housewife if that scenario wouldn't blow your ordinary plain housewife head. So? Don't judge this poor woman for getting a too material price of $168 M in exchange of losing one loving husband forever. The woman you ass-holed is one who sacrificed too, by sharing her husband to the world. Yeah! Im getting sentimental. but what the heck. After all money don't listen to sentiments. It's just plain money.

Posted by: elensantua | Sep 5, 2008 2:24:53 PM

i love jordan his daa man!!
and dis bitch shes even older than him i dont noe why he married her.... da was mistake .but who cares his a sucessful black man
love is shoes

Posted by: Jordan's wife | Sep 18, 2008 4:23:32 PM

This message is for Kelly who hates women so much, are you gay? Perhaps that's why you hate women so much bc you are a fag. Juanita deserved every penny for all the years she remained loyal while he cheated. You sound like you have mommy issues, little boy. P.S. Your grammar sucks.... Fag

Posted by: Anonymous | Feb 28, 2009 12:17:41 AM

You people are hilarious. First the guy above talkin' about Mike gettin' some "White" stuff. LOL. What difference does it make what color the bitch was. And who's to say Juanita didn't cheat. None of you know, because her life ain't made public like Mike's. Second, this COWARD, anonymous calling people gay because of their opinion. Just because dude happens to hate how women get over doesn't mean he doesn't like fuckin' them. Actually, that's all women are good for nowadays, and the earlier in life boys learn that, the better off they will be in life. There is no moral, religious, or otherwise "right" way that any woman deserves that much money, or any money in my opinion for a divorce. Women are supposedly so "equal" to men, then why do they need to be finacially compensated for something like marriage. She was a lawyer when they were married and because she chose to be a housewife and not work because she had a rich husband is her own fault. Take your equal ass back to work. Being married to a celebrity, you have the best of everything. As a man, Mike, or any other guy should be obligated only to give her the house, and support his children. Anything after that ain't his responsibility. She's a grown woman, make do. Anybody who thinks women should be paid for, basically sex, should just outlaw women working real jobs and put them hoes on the corner were they belong. Call a spade a spade. Women who get paid to fuck "legally" or illegally are prostitutes. And this isn't all women. There are some good women left out there though who actually pull themselves up without a man. Very rare, though nowadays. THAT is the kind of woman, that if you are lucky enough to find, you keep.

Posted by: kj | Apr 17, 2009 7:34:57 PM

Kj, you sound like a walking, talking, baboon faced low-life. Words like "hoes" and 'bitches"? My God man, what rap song did you get those words from, or did you usually hear your dad calling your mom that. Juanita deserved every penny she recieved. Money means nothing when you've sacrificed time. Lonely nights, loveless mornings, only recieving money as a means of compensation for lack of love. There is no means of guessing if Juanita would've been an all-star lawyer like Johnny Cochran or not, or even better then he was. We will never know because she sacrificed her career for him. A low-life is a low-life no matter how much money he makes. Also kj, why are you so convinced that she was cheating, not every woman has evil intentions like that. Here's a question? How many women has Michael Jordan had sex with and then returned to Juanita as if nothing happened? You don't know do you? Well guess what, he does, and if a tell all book comes out about sports players cheating on their wifes, then I'm sure will find out so much more about him. This isn't the same issue that Shaquille O'Neal had with his wife, mainly because they were both trashy individuals from the beginning, but something entirely different. Also, if a man feels the need to say that he hates all women and goes on a useless rant about it and how we as "men" should stand up and work together to control women, that sounds more like sexism, chauvinism, and homosexual anger towards women in general. Also, it wasn't Kelly, who made the comment, it was Robert Jackson. So whoever made the post to Kelly, make sure you understand 2 things: 1. The person who makes the post will have their name directly below it, not over it, read carefully dumb-ass. 2. Make sure you talk about the right person, otherwise people will see you as an idiot like I see you right now. One more thing, any man who defends a man who has an extreme indifference to women in general, is more than likely a homosexual too. If you wish to be with a woman, which all man should, then don't condemn them on the bases of what others have done. Thats just like me saying that all black people who are really, really black are criminals, thugs, and rapists. Its not true, but would you want to be categorized as such? The answer...No. Don't judge the actions of one group because of a few people.

Posted by: Anphiros | May 21, 2009 9:23:19 PM

Well, up above is a mouth full. I must say that I can agree with most of what was said about women. Also through the languish was very course. Women do get away with a lot. No woman is worth that kind of money because her husband cheated on her. If you ask a prostitute,and I don't mean a street walker. Am talking about $20,000 women and I know something about that class of woman. They will tell you that the so call girlfriend and wives want to be repeatable whores. If you work a job as a house keeper for 17 years and one day you and you boss have a very bad disagreement and you part ways will he have to pay you $168 millions dollar? I know of men who wives left them because the were building a business. And when they made it, that is became successful. Here she come wanting money for the kids and herself. Most black men wives want them on a secure job and run when her decide to build a business. Finally I don't think that because a man hate the conduct of women that that makes him a homosexual. And I don't think that all or any homosexuals hate women. I could go on but what is the use women want it their way and as for men not putting up with getting the worst end of the deal. Well, when men learn that they want and knew what we have and learn to use the right head. Then it will stop. You are better of paying for it because in the end and during the time that you are evolve it is costing you and it will really cost you to get her out of your life. Who much did she have sex with him for? 365 times 17years= round numbers $27,000 plus the estate. No piece is worth that kind of money. Find your self a professional and they is other way on getting the kids and it is cheaper.

Posted by: Night Rider | Dec 28, 2009 11:06:31 PM

That's crazy. No one deserves millions of dollars for a divorce if that person didn't contribute that much in the relationship.
Did Jordan's wife contribute $178Million to the family live style or well being? Of course not, so she doesn't deserve $178Million. ANY superstar athletes or even any one whom has a CHANCE to be a superstar athelete, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU SIGN A PRENUMPTUAL AGREEMENT PLEASE!! Lebron James is next. Lebron's nose is so wide open now that I bet his girlfriend/wife is just licking her chops just waiting to me filthy rich like Jordans' ex-wife. I'll be she reads every post, every article pertaning to Jordans ex. just waiting for the numbers to drop like the lottery. This time it's a real life lottery for her, just waiting for the mulimillion dollar payday that's coming for her via LeBron James. LeBron's wife is from the CLEVELAND/AKRON area just like myself. What is the HELL does a Cleveland/Akron woman still in her twenties going to do in the DEEP DEEP south. I thought ATLANTA,GA was bad but Miami is super deep south. She'll get so bored so fast and will be searching for that opportunity to get a divorce from LeBron so she can cash in. Not to mention that Chris Henry(former receiver with the Cincy Bengals)is dead now because of one of them stupid women but now Mike got screwed, Lebron James is next and the bitch that got Abraham Shakespeare killed is having fun in jail (her lawyer said a couple weeks ago). Singers, musicians, actors and successful black men in america,
STAY FAR AWAY FROM THE AMERICAN WOMAN if you do have the urge to marry one of them.
ALWAYS HAVE HER SIGN A PRENUMPTUAL!!!

Posted by: cal | Jul 26, 2010 7:48:17 PM