Deloris Jordan

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Author, Motivational Speaker, Philanthropist (1941)
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Relationship Timeline Of Deloris Jordan

Ex-husband : James R. Jordan
Deloris Jordan married James R. Jordan Sr in 1956 and divorced in 1993.

Deloris Jordan is an American author and philanthropist famous as the mother of the greatest basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan. She is also known for writing You Are Stronger Than Your Situations: Please Don't Jump, which was released on April 30, 2020

Moreover, Deloris was born on September 1941 in Rocky Point, North Carolina, USA. She has co-authored the book Family First: Winning the Parenting Game with her friend Gregg Lewis. Stay tuned to this article for more information like net worth, relationship, husband, childhood, etc.

Deloris Jordan: Relationship and Married Life

The African-American author Deloris was married to James Raymond Jordan Sr. in 1956. They met each other in their high school in North Carolina at a basketball game.

Deloris Jordan in blue clothes and her belated husband James Raymond Jordan in a white attire
Deloris Jordan and her belated husband James Raymond Jordan (Image Source:

After that, they started dating each other for three years and later decided to marry. Unfortunately, James R. Jordon died in 1993. Since then, Deloris has been a widow. 

Deloris married once and didn't find it necessary to marry after her husband's death. Currently, she is enjoying her single life with her successful children. 

About Deloris Jordan's Husband: James R.Jordon

James Raymond Jordon Sr. was an average American citizen. The husband of Deloris Jordan used to work as a mechanic in US Air Force in North Carolina. 

James Sr. was born on August 1, 1936, in Wallas, North Carolina. James Jordon came into the public limelight in the late '80s when Michael Jordon was ruling the NBA as a fresher. 

Photo of Deloris Jordan's belated husband James Raymond Jordon
Photo of Deloris Jordan's belated husband James Raymond Jordon (Image Source:

On July 22, 1993, James R. Jordan was shot dead by Daniel Andre Green and Larry Martin while he was sleeping in the car. The murderer claimed that they were there to steal the red Lexus SC40 car, which was given by his son Michael. 

Later, his body was buried at Rockfish AME Church in Teachey, North Carolina, on August 15, 1993

Net Worth: Deloris Jordan Mother of a Billionaire Athlete

As an author and inspirational speaker, Deloris Jordan earns a decent amount of bucks to live her life comfortably. She doesn't depend on her children's earnings and has gained complete financial independence. 

According to some official sources, the net worth of Michale Jordan's mother, Deloris Jordan, is estimated to be $2 million

Photo of Deloris Jordan in a villa near a sea and beach (Image Source: Instagram @delorise.jordan)

As a billionaire athlete's mother, Deloris lives a luxurious and lavish lifestyle. However, she doesn't like to brag and show off her luxury, cars, and mansions. At present, she resides in Chicago, Illinois. 

Deloris Jordan: Children

Deloris Jordan shares five children with her belated husband, James R. Jordon. They got blessed with their first child James Jordon Jr., in 1957 in Virginia. Shortly after a few years, she gave birth to their daughter Deloris E. Jordan.

Black and white photo of Deloris Jordan with her husband James R. Jordan and children, Michael, James Jr., Larry, Deloris and Roslyn Jordan
Black and white photo of Deloris Jordan with her husband James R. Jordan and children, Michael, James Jr., Larry, Deloris, and Roslyn Jordan(Image

In 1960, Deloris and James built their own house and gave birth to their second son Larry Jordon. After three years of their third child, Deloris gave birth to Michael Jordon on February 17, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

Donations & Charity

In 1989, Deloris and her son Michael started Michael Jordan Foundation to help disadvantaged children. Later, she started the Michael Jordan Education Club for children to get quality education. 

The Michael Jordan Foundation was disbanded, and a new foundation, The James R. Jordan Foundation, was started to honor James R. Jordan after his death. 

Deloris is the president of the James R. Jordan Foundation. She has also launched several other programs like the S.T.E.A.M program, the A-Team Scholars program, etc. Through these foundations and programs, she has given support and help to thousands of children and families. 

Deloris Jordan Son: Sir. Michael Jordon

Michael Jeffrey Jordon, often regarded as the GOAT of the NBA and basketball, is a former basketball player and current Chairperson of the Charlotte Hornets. He is the first athlete to cross the whooping net worth of $1 billion.

Portrait of Michael Jordan wearing Chicago Bulls Jersey
Portrait of Michael Jordan wearing Chicago Bulls Jersey (Image Source:

The American basketball legend Michael Jordan shortly known as MJ earns money from corporate partners like Nike, Hanes, and Gatorade and owns multiple sports and e-sports teams. 

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Childhood & Early Life of Deloris Jordan

Deloris Jordan was born as Deloris Peoples in Rocky Point, North Carolina, to her Afro-American parents and attended a middle school nearby in her hometown. After middle school, she joined Charity High School in Rose Hill, North Carolina, where she met her future husband, James R. Jordan Sr. 

Later, Deloris attended a Trade School in Alabama and James went to join Air Force. After a few years, they decided to reunite and got married. 

Deloris's Books & Writings

MJ's mother, Deloris, is a renowned author of several best-selling books. She is the author of the motivational and inspirational book Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream which was published in 2000, Michael's golden rules of 2007, etc. 

Front Cover of Salt in Hs Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream by Deloris Jordan(Image Source:
Front Cover of Salt in Hs Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream by Deloris Jordan(Image Source:

Deloris has also written children's books like Did I tell you I love you today?, Baby Blessings: A Prayer for the Day You Are Born, and many others. Her books get very genuine and good reviews from the readers. 

Filmographies & Documentries

Apart from writing books, Deloris has played documentaries as the mother of NBA legend Michael Jordan. Recently, her role in the Netflix documentary miniseries The Last Dance (2020) caught the eye of the public, and she instantly came into the limelight. 

Along with The Last Dance, Deloris has cast herself in Michael Jordan to the Max, 2000's documentary. She is also seen in one of the episodes of TBN's signature series Praise in 2005

Presence on Social Media

Did I tell you I love you today? author Deloris Jordan doesn't seem very active on the internet and social media. However, she has an account on Twitter and Instagram. 

Deloris's Instagram account @delorise.jordan has more than two hundred forty followers. Her Twitter handle @Delorisejordan_ was created on July 2017 and doesn't have many followers. 


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