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

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 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."

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"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.