Who is Yvette Prieto?
You all know who Michael Jordan is? The famous basketball player often dubbed as ‘Air Jordan’, and the greatest basketball player to ever play the game. He played 15 seasons and won six NBA Championships, before retiring in 2003. However, we are here to introduce you to his wife, Yvette Prieto? What do you know about her?
Yvette Prieto was born in March 1979 in Cuba, and is a former model who in her career worked for such designers as Alexander Wang, and modeled for Balenciaga, among other fashion brands. However, she remains best known to the world as the second wife of the NBA legend Michael Jordan.
So, do you want to find out more about Yvette Prieto, from her childhood to most recent career endeavors, and her personal life as well? If yes, then stay with us as we are about to share some of the most interesting facts about Prieto.
Yvette Prieto Wiki: Early Life, Parents, and Education
Yvette is the daughter of Maria and her husband Carlos Prieto. From an early age, Yvette was interested in modeling and fashion on the whole, but sadly, her parents initially took matters into their own hands and chose a different path for young Yvette, so when she finished high school she was enrolled at a university to study business management. After graduating, Yvette joined her father in the family business, but quickly realized that she wasn’t for the big corporate world, and became focused on fulfilling her dreams of being a model.
Yvette began her rise to fame with a few smaller campaigns, but was then noticed by Alexander Wang, a Taiwanese-American designer who at the time worked at Balenciaga, and Yvette struck a deal with Balenciaga which launched her to stardom.
First Meeting with Michael Jordan, Wedding, Marriage, and Children
Yvette and Michael met for the first time in 2008, in a dancing club when Michael laid his eyes on the beautiful model. In no time they started a romantic relationship, which eventually led to marriage, held in April 2013 at Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Her dress was a masterpiece by J’Aton Couture, while some of the celebrity guests included Patrick Ewing, Tiger Woods and Spike Lee, among others. Since the wedding, Yvette and Michael have welcomed twin daughters, Ysabel and Victoria born in February 2014, while Yvette is a stepmom to Michael Jordan’s children from his previous relationship.
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— HoodHills (@HoodHills) April 29, 2013
Yvette Prieto Net Worth
Although her career hasn’t been quite as successful as Michael Jordan’s was, Yvette still earned a decent amount of wealth through her professional endeavors. So, have you ever wondered how rich Yvette Prieto is, as of late 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Prieto’s personal net worth is as high as $5 million – pretty decent don’t you think?
Yvette Prieto and Julio Iglesias Jr.
Before she settled with Michael Jordan, Yvette was in a relationship with the famous musician Julio Iglesias Jr. throughout 2008, however, as their relationship developed, they realized that the relationship couldn’t stand the test of time and they broke up; soon after she met Michael Jordan.
Yvette Prieto Body Measurements
Do you know how tall and how much Yvette weighs? If you don’t, then you are about to find out. Well, she stands at 5ft 6ins, which is equal to 1.68m, while she weighs around 140lbs, or 64kg. Her vital statistics are 37-26-37 inches, while her hair and eyes are brown.
Yvette Prieto Husband, Michael Jordan
Now that we have shared everything there is to know about Yvette, let’s share some facts about her husband, Michael Jordan.
Born Michael Jeffrey Jordan on the 17th February 1963, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, he is the son of Deloris and James R. Jordan Sr.. Although born in New York, he grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina with his four siblings, brothers Larry and Jordan, and sisters Deloris and Roslyn. He went to Emsley A. Laney High School, where he started playing basketball, becoming a star as in senior year he averaged 29.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 10.1 assists. Thanks to his successful career in high school, Michael was offered scholarships to a number of prestigious universities, including Duke. South Carolina, Syracuse, South Carolina and Virginia, but ultimately chose to join North Carolina. He declaring for the 1984 NBA Draft, but graduated with a BS degree in cultural geography.
Professional Career and Net Worth
He was chosen by the Chicago Bulls as the third pick overall, and remained with the Bulls until 1993, during which time he won three NBA Championships in a row, and then retired briefly, from basketball, returning in 1995 and continued his dominance with the Bulls, winning three more NBA Championships. Michael retired again in 1998, but made a second comeback in 2001 when he signed with the Washington Wizards for which he played until 2003. During his career, Jordan became one of the most successful players, and set a number of records and garnered achievements. He had 14 NBA All-Star Appearances, 10 All-NBA First Team selections, and was also the Rookie of the Year in 1985. His jersey No. 23 was retired by Chicago Bulls, but also by Miami Heat, even though he never played for the franchise.
Since retiring, Michael became the owner of the Charlotte Hornets franchise, and has a number of other business endeavors running under the MJ Basketball Holdings company. His continuing association with Nike is reported to contribute $100 million yearly to his bank account. Michael Jordan’s net worth is estimated at $1.7 billion, as of late 2018.