When it comes to lifestyles of the rich and famous, it is not surprising for a celebrity to be on that list. And especially when that actor is in demand, it is assumed that they are living the high life. A great example of this is Michael B. Jordan. From playing the lead in “ Fruitvale Station” to embodying the role of Erik Killmonger in the Marvel smash hit, “ Black Panther ,” Jordan’s star has never been brighter. Meanwhile, even off the silver screen he has snagged several endorsements including teaming up with Tessa Thompson for high profile commercials that aired during the Super Bowl. But exactly how rich is he and how did his career reach its current height? Michael B. Jordan’s Early Life Michael Bakari Jordan is a California native who was born in 1987 in Santa Ana. He’s the middle child of three children. However, at the age of two his family relocated to Newark, NJ, which is the city Jordan considers his hometown. Being in front of the camera was in his blood from an early...
Sep 26, 2023
Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman’s pickleball team has three new investors. Boardroom reports that Drake, Michael B. Jordan, and Steve Stoute have become co-owners in Thirty Five Ventures’ (35V’s) Brooklyn Aces.
Jul 20, 2023
Actor Michael B. Jordan is all about using his position in Hollywood to improve outcomes for underrepresented voices.
Jul 12, 2023
Michael B. Jordan is continuing to make moves outside of Hollywood.
Jun 29, 2023
When it comes to chasing your dreams, it’s important to always remain grounded.
Mar 10, 2023
Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut is quite legendary.
Mar 6, 2023
The winner for the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic Startup Pitch Competition has been announced.
Feb 4, 2023
Michael B. Jordan is an actor, director, producer, and now, a sports team owner.
Dec 13, 2022
The Invesco QQQ’s Legacy Classic is making its grand return with MaC Venture Capital and Concrete Rose Capital. And, it’s set to be even bigger. Courtesy Photo
Nov 9, 2022
TracFlo is definitely a startup you’re going to want to look out for in 2022. It was announced that the app — created to streamline contractor documents and workflow operations for construction projects — won the Startup Pitch Competition for HBCU founders during the inaugural Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic in an Instagram post. As the winner, TracFlo took home a $1 million prize thanks to the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic, which partnered with MaC Venture Capital and Serena Ventures — tennis legend Serena Williams’ investment firm. Through her firm, Williams is on a mission to create change through investing in opportunities that make the lives of everyday people better. “We see a lot of venture companies investing in a lot of people, but it’s really just about following people of color and women and giving them the same opportunities,” said Williams, during a live broadcast of the event which aired on TNT. View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic...
Dec 20, 2021
Although reports show esports is projected to reach 285 million frequent users by 2024, those numbers, although impressive, have less significance if the Black community remains underrepresented and under-resourced. Looking to provide a gateway for the Black community, co-founders Christopher Peay (chief marketing officer) and Ryan Johnson (chief executive officer) launched Cxmmunity, a nonprofit to revitalize minority involvement in the esports industry and increase minority involvement in STEM. The inception of Cxmmunity began in Georgia, a state that has reportedly become the esports capital of the nation. And, its city of Atlanta is marked as one of the premier locations for U.S. gamers due to the venues and infrastructures, which can house the necessary elements of an esports ecosystem. However, despite the state’s gleaming presence for gamers, there are still inequities for the Black population within the school systems. According to Peay, there were evident discrepancies...
Nov 23, 2021
Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic — a college basketball showcase — is bringing Historically Black College and University (HBCU) culture to television screens across the nation. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Invesco US (@invescous) Airing on Dec. 18, the TNT broadcast will feature a doubleheader competition of Hampton University versus North Carolina Central University and Howard University versus North Carolina A&T University. The inaugural Legacy Classic is set to bring viewers into a full-blown HBCU experience, and now, the event is also creating opportunities for current HBCU students and alumni. According to a press release provided exclusively to AfroTech, the Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic has partnered with MaC Venture Capital and Serena Ventures — tennis legend Serena Williams’ investment firm — to create a Startup Pitch Competition for HBCU founders. “At MaC we like to say that talent is ubiquitous but access to opportunity is not,” MaC Venture Capital General Partner...
Oct 18, 2021
A new report by Variety revealed a very sad truth about the biggest salaries in Hollywood. The outlet reports that the actor who got the biggest payday in Tinsel Town was none other than Daniel Craig. The current James Bond received more than $100 million for the “Knives Out” sequels, which are being directed by Hollywood heavyweight Rian Johnson. And there’s a reason Craig is getting this heavy salary: the “new deal” that’s available to many Hollywood stars. “Netflix compensates movie stars for the projected back-end box office participation they would reap if their movies were released exclusively in theaters. Add to that salary bumps Craig would’ve received for second and third films in the murder mystery series, and the outgoing James Bond is sitting on a nine-figure check,” explains Variety. And there’s more to the biggest salaries in Hollywood, too. In a nutshell, actors who are involved in the business of streaming can expect a bigger payday than those who limit their efforts...
Aug 26, 2021
Michael B. Jordan has broken his silence. The “Creed” actor recently faced backlash after the announcement of his new rum brand J’Ouvert caused controversy due to cultural appropriation claims. The name reportedly refers to both the Antillean Creole French term for “daybreak” and the annual festival held in Trinidad and Tobago, as well as other locations, to celebrate Caribbean culture and commemorate the anticipation from slavery during Carnival. While many quickly began to direct blame at Michael B. Jordan, rapper Nicki Minaj, who is Trinidadian, took to Instagram to encourage the actor to make things right. “I’m sure MBJ didn’t intentionally do anything he thought Caribbean ppl would find offensive — but now that you are aware, change the name & continue to flourish & prosper,” wrote Nicki Minaj. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Barbie (@nickiminaj) According to Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, Trinidad and Tobago Minister of Trade and Industry Paula Gopee-Scoon...
Jun 23, 2021
Michael B. Jordan makes moves behind the scenes too! As the co-founder of Obsidianworks, Jordan alongside the company’s founder Chad Easterling, lead a culture-powered marketing agency built with the goal of building a more inclusive era of brand storytelling. The pair works with a core team of senior leadership which includes CAA alum and nonprofit advisor René Spellman and creative marketing agency veteran Bobby Moore III. Together, they bring both unique perspectives and a resume stacked with the expertise of having helped establish the agency as a go-to resource for major global brands who seek to reach Gen-Z, millennial, and multicultural communities. Today (June 3), full-service cultural marketing agency 160over90 has announced a strategic investment in and partnership with Obsidianworks to continue the company’s work for more inclusive brand storytelling. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Michael B. Jordan (@michaelbjordan) “ We created Obsidianworks to offer...
Jun 3, 2021