Lamar Odom net worth and salary: Lamar Odom is an American professional basketball player who has a net worth of $50 million. Lamar Odom has earned his net worth playing professional basketball for the NBA as a forward for the Los Angeles Lakers. Odom who was born on November 6th 1979 in South Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York had a rough childhood, his father was a heroin addict and he lost his mother at the tender age of 12 due to colon cancer. Lamar was raised by his grandmother Mildred. He started playing basketball during his high school years first at Christ The King Regional High School in Middle Village, New York, and transferred to Redemption Christian Academy in Troy, New York for the basketball season and then to St. Thomas Aquinas High School in New Britain, Connecticut. During his youth Odom played on the same USA Today All-USA 1st Team along with Elton Brand of the Philadelphia 76ers and Ron Artest of the Los Angeles Lakers. In the 1999 NBA Draft after his freshman year at the University of Rhode Island, this 6 foot 10 inch forward was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the fourth overall pick. Because of impressive first season record he was named to the 2000 NBA All-Rookie First Team.
In the 2003-2004 season he joined another young rookie named Dwyane Wade, with the Miami Heat, at the end of the season Lamar was traded as part of a package deal along with Caron Butler and Brian Grant to the Los Angeles Lakers for All-Star Shaquille O'Neal. He has played for the Lakers since the 2004 season, and also played in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens for the US national team, averaging 9.3 ppg en route to a bronze medal. Odom has three children with his ex-girlfriend Liza Morales. He is currently married to Khloé Kardashian but their relationship has been controversial and the couple is currently separated.