Jordan will reportedly make about $3 million to $4 million from the project, according to Forbes, and he’s giving it all away to charity.
The docuseries — which is about the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-’98 season — has been a colossal ratings hit, with 6.1 million viewers tuning in to the first two episodes. CNN said “The Last Dance” is the highest-rated documentary in ESPN’s history.
The timing of the hit couldn’t come at a better time for ESPN, which has suffered a significant ratings drop starting in March, after sports leagues around the world suspended their seasons. In fact, the docuseries was originally scheduled to air this June but was moved up while people are home sheltering in place.
It hasn’t been reported which charity or charities Jordan will donate to. But it has been revealed that he’s selling two of his homes, one of them located in Highland Park, Illinois, and the other in Park City, Utah.
The house in Illinois is listed at 32,683 square feet at an asking price of $14.9 million. It was built in 1995 and has nine bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, four half baths and a full-size basketball court. It’s been on the market since 2012.
Built in 2006, the Utah home, which is 9,574 square feet, is currently on the market for $7.5 million. The next person who buys it would be getting five bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms.
The Illinois home can be seen in “The Last Dance,” but it’s been renovated since Jordan purchased it when he played with the Bulls.
The docuseries will continue with its third and fourth episodes on Sunday, April 26. In the past, Jordan has used his money to do things like build medical facilities in his home state of North Carolina.