Michael Jordan makes record-breaking $10 million donation to children foundation for his 60th birthday


Basketball legend, Michael Jordan has made a record-breaking $10 million donation to Make-A-Wish America in honor of his 60th birthday.

Jordan, who turns 60 today, February 17, says he hopes his donation will inspire others to support Make-A-Wish.

“For the past 34 years, it’s been an honor to partner with Make-A-Wish and help bring a smile and happiness to so many kids”, the Charlotte Hornets owner said in a statement.

“Witnessing their strength and resilience during such a tough time in their lives has truly been an inspiration. I can’t think of a better birthday gift than seeing others join me in supporting Make-A-Wish so that every child can experience the magic of having their wish come true”

Meanwhile, The gift is the largest given by an individual in the foundation’s 43-year history.

However, the first wish Jordan granted happened in 1989. He has granted hundreds of wishes to children all over the world, according to the organization.

Jordan was named a Make-A-Wish ambassador for the life-changing impact he has had on wish kids and their families in 2008.