What is Lamar Odom’s Net Worth?
|Net Worth:||$30 Million|
|Age:||42 Years Old|
|Born:||November 6, 1979|
|Salary:||$14 Million (2-Year Contract)|
Lamar Odom is a well-known former professional basketball player in the United States with a net worth of $30 million. During his NBA career, he was paid a total of $115 million (before taxes). After signing with the Lakers, his average annual salary was reported to be above $8.2 million. In 2009 and 2010, he was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year while playing for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has an annual average salary of $728,361.
Lamar Odom’s Net Worth Growth
|Net Worth in 2022||$30 Million|
|Net Worth in 2021||$28 Million|
|Net Worth in 2020||$25 Million|
|Net Worth in 2019||$20 Million|
|Net Worth in 2018||$16 Million|
|Net Worth in 2017||$10 Million|
Lamar Joseph Odom was born on November 6, 1979, in South Jamaica, Queens, New York, to Joe Odom and Cathy Mercer. Growing up, Odom had a hard time. He lost his mother to colon cancer when he was twelve years old. His father was a drug addict who used heroin on a regular basis. Mildred, his grandma, raised him.
Odom changed three high schools namely, Christ The King Regional High School, Redemption Christian Academy, and St.Thomas Aquinas High School, where he was a star basketball player. Parade Player of the Year, USA Today All-USC First Team, and Parada All-American First Team were all given to Odom in 1997. Odom pondered entering the NBA right after high school but concluded he wasn’t ready.
Odom received a scholarship from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After certain questions about his ACT score arose, and he was arrested for soliciting prostitution, the school canceled his scholarship. Instead, Odom enrolled at the University of Rhode Island and played one season before entering the NBA Draft in 1998-99.
This 6 foot 10 inch forward was taken by the Los Angeles Clippers with the fourth overall choice in the 1999 NBA Draft after his freshman year at the University of Rhode Island. He was nominated to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2000 after his outstanding debut season.
He joined another young rookie, Dwyane Wade, with the Miami Heat in the 2003-2004 season. At the end of the season, Lamar was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a package deal that included Caron Butler and Brian Grant for All-Star Shaquille O’Neal. From 2004 through 2011, he was with the Los Angeles Lakers. From 2011 to 2012, he was a member of the Dallas Mavericks and then the Los Angeles Clippers.
Odom signed a two-month contract with Laboral Kutxa Baskonia of the Spanish League and Euroleague on February 18, 2014, with the possibility to extend it for the remaining season. Due to a back issue, he was told he would have to finish his contract. For Baskonia, he only appeared in two games. For the remainder of the 2013-14 season, he was with the New York Knicks.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, he was a member of the US national basketball team, averaging 9.3 points per game on his way to a bronze medal.
Rich Soil Entertainment, which Odom founded, specializes in music and film production. During Super Bowl XLIV, he and Charles Barkley co-starred in a Taco Bell ad. Odom also appeared in the HBO television series Entourage during its second season.
Candy is a favorite pastime of Odom’s. In honor of the Lakers’ triumph in the 2009 NBA Finals, Wrigley created a candy copy of the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, which has Odom’s name on the base.
In 2015, Odom was the top hashtag for live individuals on the Google Trends list, which evaluates the biggest sustained spikes in search traffic relative to the previous year.
On June 11, 2021, Lamar Odom fought Aaron Carter, a singer, and rapper, in an exhibition boxing battle. In the second round, he eliminated Carter. Jennifer Lopez’s ex-husband Ojani Noa was defeated in a celebrity boxing battle on October 2, 2021.
Odom was cast as a HouseGuest on Celebrity Big Brother’s third season in 2022.
National Team Career
Odom was a member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic team in Athens, where he averaged 9.3 points per game and helped the Americans win a bronze medal. He was invited to play in the 2006 FIBA World Championships, but he was rejected due to the death of his son, and he also declined in 2007 due to a shoulder ailment.
In Istanbul, Turkey, where the United States won gold for the first time since 1994, Odom was a member of the 2010 FIBA World Championship team. As one of the more senior members of a youthful American team, Odom served as a mentor to several of the younger players and even played center for the tournament. He led the United States in rebounds and had double-doubles in the semi-final and championship games of the FIBA championships, making him the first player in NBA history to win both an NBA title and a FIBA gold medal in the same year.
Awards and Achievement
Odom won the NBA Champion twice in 2009 and 2010 as well as NBA All-Rookie first team in 2000 and Parade Player of the Year in 1997. He then won two medals, one for Men’s basketball and another for representing the USA.
Liza Morales, Odom’s ex-girlfriend, and he had a long relationship. Destiny was born in 1998, Lamar Jr. in 2002, and Jayden in 2005, and the couple had three children together. Jayden died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome on June 29, 2006.
After a month of dating, Odom married Khloe Kardashian in September 2009. Their wedding was featured on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” a reality show that chronicles the Kardashian family. The show catapulted Odom to new levels of fame. Khloe and Lamar became so popular that they started their own program, “Khloe & Lamare,” which included them as well as Lamar’s children Destiny and Lamar Jr. The show premiered in April of 2011. After two seasons, the show was canceled.
In late August 2013, Odom was charged with a DUI. When a chemical drug test was offered to him on the spot, he refused. He pleaded no contest to the DUI charge on December 9 and was sentenced to three years in prison.
Assets and Properties
Odom paid slightly under $3 million in 2003 for an 8,557-square-foot mansion in Pinecrest, Florida, a Miami suburb. After being traded from the Miami Heat, he kept the mansion and rented it for $20,000 per month. He tried to sell the house for a few years but failed. In April 2017, he advertised the house for $5.2 million, then dropped the price to $4.5 million, then $4.1 million. In October 2017, Odom relisted the home for $3.8 million, then in January 2018, he reduced the price to $3.4 million. He advertised it again for $3.6 million every month later on.
Odom (together with Kardashian) sold their home in 2014.
Lamar Odom’s net worth is estimated at $30 million and has a current contract of $14 million with the New York Knicks. The majority of his income comes from professional basketball salaries and some part from brand endorsements.