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Michael Jordan makes record-breaking $10 million donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Michael Jordan makes record-breaking $10 million donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation

That's a hell of a lot of wishes that can now come true thanks to his incredible contribution.

Michael Jordan has made a whole lot of wishes come true in his lifetime.

But it seems a lot more are on the cusp of becoming reality now after he donated USD $10 million (AUD $14.4 million / GBP £8.3 million) to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to celebrate his 60th birthday.

Jordan's brilliant contribution also took out the accolade as the charity's largest donation in its 43-year history.

But the man who is widely regarded as NBA's all-time best player doesn't donate for clout.

Instead, he did it hoping it would encourage others to donate what they can.

Michael Jordan and wish kid Donovan.
Make A Wish Foundation

Jordan has been involved with the Make-A-Wish foundation since 1989, regularly donating cash to making the dreams of sick kids come true.

"For the past 34 years, it's been an honour to partner with Make-A-Wish and help bring a smile and happiness to so many kids," the basketball-playing icon said in a press release.

"Witnessing their strength and resilience during such a tough time in their lives has truly been an inspiration."

He added: "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."

Aside from his donations over the years, Jordan has granted hundreds of wishes to children all over the world.

In fact, he remains one of the most requested celebrity wish-granters, despite retiring from professional basketball for the final time in 2003.

Instead, he now supports the NBA by being the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.

As you do, when you are a literal billionaire (he's worth USD $1.7 billion, or AUD $2.4 billion/GBP £1.4 billion, as per Forbes).

Jordan said that he hopes his donation will prompt others to do the same and close the gap in the number of kids waiting for their wishes to come true.

Jordan was named Make-A-Wish chief wish ambassador in 2008 thanks to the 'life-changing impacts he has had on wish kids and their families'.

Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls during the 1996-1997 season.
Tribune Content Agency LLC / Alamy

Jordan found himself back in the spotlight recently thanks to current NBA star LeBron James.

James recently hit the record-breaking points total for the NBA, and thus reignited the game's 'Greatest of All Time' debate.

But, despite James' incredible achievement, Jordan is still widely regarded as the best ever player to grace a basketball court.

After all, he did take home six championships titles with the Chicago Bulls and several Olympic gold medals throughout his illustrious career.

That in itself, sounds like a little boy's wish come true.

So, it would seem, Jordan has decided now to pass his luck onto others.

Featured Image Credit: Tribune Content Agency LLC / Alamy. PA Images / Alamy.

Topics: Celebrity, Charity, Basketball