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Michael Jordan donating money from ‘The Last Dance’ to charity

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Michael Jordan is a billionaire, owns an NBA team, and heads arguably the most prestigious shoe brand in the country. He’s not exactly hurting for money, which helps explain why he’s handling his share of the profits from “The Last Dance” documentary generously.

Forbes’ Kurt Badenhausen wrote about Jordan’s donation plans in an article published Sunday.

According to Badenhausen, “Jordan’s multimillion-dollar share of the proceeds from The Last Dance will all go to charity, including the Friends of the Children nonprofit in support of the group’s national expansion and work in Charlotte and Chicago, as well as other as-yet identified beneficiaries.”

The 57-year-old six-time NBA champion’s take on the project could be worth up to $4 million.

“The Last Dance” is a 10-part documentary series airing on ESPN over a five-week span. The first two episodes debuted on Sunday night and generated the highest ratings ever for an ESPN documentary. The documentary covers the 1997-1998 Bulls, which was their final championship season before the team broke apart.

So why did MJ agree to the documentary if not for monetary reasons? Another theory that makes sense has prevailed.

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