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There isn’t much Michael Jordan hasn’t done. Whether discussing his life and times on the court, in the boardroom and steering the wheel in his personal life, Jordan is well versed in all aspects of success.

Yet, over the years, the one knock on Jordan has been his philanthropic efforts which, according to some, are sorely lacking. The all-time great puts those claims to rest this week, after winning his lawsuit against grocery stores Dominick and Jewel-Osco to the tune of $8.9 Million, and donating his settlement (after attorney’s fees) to 23 Chicago charities.

Opting for key organizations including the Chicago Scholars, Chicago Youth Programs and Children’s Literacy Initiative, this all stems from a promise Jordan made last summer that if he won the lawsuit he would donate the net proceeds to charity.

This six-year ordeal is finally at a close, and Jordan’s contributions greatly help the city’s future and at-risk Chicago youth. Jordan had this to say in a statement, “I care deeply about the city of Chicago and have such incredible memories from my years there. The 23 charities I’ve chosen to make donations to all support the health, education and well-being of the kids of Chicago. Chicago has given me so much and I want to give back to its kids — the city’s future.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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