Lamar Odom Net Worth
Lamar Odom net worth: Lamar Odom is an American professional basketball player who has a net worth of $30 million. Lamar Odom has earned his net worth playing professional basketball for the NBA as a forward for the Los Angeles Lakers. During his NBA career, Lamar earned $115 million in total salary (pre-tax). His best earning season was 2008-2009 when the Lakers paid him $14 million.
Early Life: Lamar Joseph Odom was born on November 6, 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. On her deathbed, she reportedly told him: "Be nice to everybody." 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. As a senior, Odom was recognized nationally as the Parade Player of the Year in 1997. Among other distinctions, he earned USA Today All-USA First Team honors and was named to the Parade All-American First Team for the second consecutive year. During high school, 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. He also played at the Adidas ABCD Camp with future Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant.
Odom considered entering the NBA directly from high school but decided he wasn't ready. He committed to play for the Runnin' Rebels at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A number of issues arose before he ever stepped foot on the court for UNLV. The validity of his ACT score was questioned and he was arrested for soliciting prostitution. UNLV revoked his scholarship. Odom transferred to the University of Rhode Island, where he sat out the 1997-98 season. Odom played one season (1998–99) for Rhode Island, during which he averaged 17.6 points per game and led his team to the conference championship. He earned First Team All-Conference honors and was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year. He was named the most valuable player of the Atlantic 10 Tournament after his three-point shot at the buzzer against Temple gave the Rams their first A-10 title.
Career: 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 his impressive first season, 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 played for the Lakers from 2004-2011. He played for the Dallas Mavericks from 2011-2012 and the Clippers again from 2012-2013.
On February 18, 2014, Odom signed with Laboral Kutxa Baskonia of the Spanish League and the Euroleague on a two-month deal with an option to extend it for the remainder of the season. A month later, he was ruled him to play out his contract due to a back injury. He appeared in just two games for Baskonia. He played out the remainder of the 2013-2014 season with the New York Knicks.
He was part of the U.S. national basketball team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, averaging 9.3 ppg en route to a bronze medal.
Personal Life: Odom has three children with his ex-girlfriend Liza Morales – Destiny (b. 1998), Lamar Jr. (b. 2002), and Jayden (2005–2006). On June 29, 2006, 6½-month-old Jayden died from sudden infant death syndrome while sleeping in his crib.
In September 2009, Odom married Khloé Kardashian after a month of dating. Their wedding was featured on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Odom became a fixture on the show and a household name to millions who were not already familiar with him as a basketball player. In December 2010, E! announced another spinoff from the series featuring Odom, Kardashian, and his two children from his previous relationship. The series, titled Khloé & Lamar, debuted on April 10, 2011. Soon thereafter, Odom almost opted out of the show as the filming wore him down. The series was canceled in 2012 after two seasons.
On August 30, 2013, Odom was arrested on charges of driving under the influence (DUI). After the arrest, he refused to submit to a chemical test. On December 9, Odom pleaded no contest to the DUI charges and accepted a sentence of three years' probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment. On December 13, after months of speculated separation, Kardashian filed for divorce from Odom and for the legal restoration of her last name.
On October 13, 2015, Odom was hospitalized after being discovered unconscious at the Love Ranch, a legal brothel in Nevada. Odom suffered kidney failure and several heart attacks and strokes; he became comatose and was placed on life support in a hospital in Las Vegas before regaining consciousness. He was transferred from Las Vegas to a Los Angeles hospital by medical transport. Kardashian withdrew her request for a divorce and released a statement saying that she had not reconciled with Odom, but wished to assist him in making medical decisions during his recovery. Odom's recovery went well and on May 26, 2016, Kardashian filed for divorce again. Their divorce was finalized in December 2016.
Real Estate: In 2003, Odom bought an 8,557 square foot mansion in the Miami suburb of Pinecrest, Florida for just under $3 million. When he was traded from the Miami Heat, he held onto the house and offered it for rent for $20,000 per month. For a couple of years, he attempted to sell the home. In April 2017, he put the house on the market for $5.2 million, cut the price to $4.5 million, and then sliced it again to $4.1 million. In October 2017, Odom put the house back on the market for $3.8 million and then proceeded to cut the price to $3.4 million in January 2018. One month later, he relisted it for $3.6 million.
In 2014, Odom (and Kardashian), sold their marital home, an 8,000 square foot home in the Mullholland Park neighborhood of Tarzana, California for $5.499 million. The home sold to the Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco.
|Net Worth:||$30 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 6, 1979 (40 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft 9 in (2.08 m)|
|Profession:||Basketball player, Actor|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Lamar Odom Earnings
- Los Angeles Clippers (2012-13)$8,200,000
- Dallas Mavericks (2011-12)$8,900,000
- Los Angeles Lakers (2010-11)$8,200,000
- Los Angeles Lakers (2009-10)$7,500,000
- Los Angeles Lakers (2008-09)$14,148,596
- Los Angeles Lakers (2007-08)$13,248,596
- Los Angeles Lakers (2006-07)$12,348,596
- Los Angeles Lakers (2005-06)$11,465,333
- Los Angeles Lakers (2004-05)$10,548,596
- Miami Heat (2003-04)$9,963,596
- Los Angeles Clippers (2002-03)$3,557,585
- Los Angeles Clippers (2001-02)$2,812,320
- Los Angeles Clippers (2000-01)$2,628,960
- Los Angeles Clippers (1999-00)$2,445,480