• Michael Jordan donates $1M to Bahamas for Hurricane Dorian relief

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    Basketball legend Michael Jordan is joining the list of celebrities helping to provide relief to the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian.

    People reported that the six-time NBA champion and Charlotte hornets owner announced in a statement posted on Twitter by his representative, Estee Portnoy, that he would be donating $1 million to "organizations assisting with relief efforts in the Bahamas."

    >> Read more trending news

    "I am devastated to see the destruction that Hurricane Dorian has brought to the Bahamas, where I own property and visit frequently. My heart goes out to everyone who is suffering and to those who have lost loved ones. As the recovery and relief efforts continue, I will be tracking the situation closely and working to identify non-profit agencies where the funds will have the most impact. The Bahamian people are strong and resilient and I hope that my donation will be of help as they work to recover from this catastrophic storm."

    Jordan, 56, has a net worth of $1.9 billion, according to Forbes.

    Bahamas Health Minister Duane Sands confirmed to NBC News Tuesday morning that 44 people died because of the slow-moving hurricane, which battered the island for days.

    Next Up: