How Much is Lamar Odom's Net Worth: Biography, Age, Wife & more – Lamar Odom is an American former professional basketball player who has a net worth slated at US$30 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. A chunk of his net worth comes from his career as a professional basketball player. He has also earned millions from endorsement deals, investments and other business ventures.
Who is Lamar Odom?
Born Lamar Joseph Odom on November 6, 1979 in South Jamaica, Queens, New York in the United States of America. He is the son of Cathy Mercer and Joe Odom, a heroin addict. When Lamar was 12 years old, he lost his mother to colon cancer. His mother reportedly told him on her deathbed to “Be nice to everybody.” Mildred Mercer, his maternal grandmother took charge of raising him.
Lamar attended Christ the King Regional High School in Middle Village, Queens where he played basketball for his first three years. Due to his poor grades, he transferred to Redemption Christian Academy in Troy, New York before finally ended up at now-defunct St. Thomas Aquinas High School in New Britain, Connecticut.
During his time at St. Thomas, he was privileged to be coached by Jerry DeDregorio. Lamar played in the AAU with future NBA stars and teammates Elton Brand and Ron Artest while still in high school. He earned USA Today All-USA First team honors and got named Parade All-American First Team for two years.
Lamar had previously dreamt of turning pro immediately after high school but consequently changed his idea. He went to University of Rhode Island, where he played college basketball for only one season, earning all-conference honors in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
In the 1999 NBA Draft, Lamar was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers with the fourth overall pick in the first round. He went on to play for four seasons with the LA Clippers, being named the NBA All-Rookie Team in his first year and was suspended twice for violating anti-drug policy of the league.
Lamar signed for Miami Heat as a restricted free agent playing just one season before being moved on to Lakers. He spent seven seasons at the Lakers before signing for Dallas Mavericks in 2011. A downslope in his career meant that he had to go back to Clippers just a year after joining Dallas Mavericks.
Lamar Odom was married to Khloé Kardashian from September 2009 until their divorce in December 2016. He has also been in romantic relationships with Sabrina Parr which ended just after a year and Taraja P.
He had three children; Destiny, Lamar and Jayden with his long time girlfriend Liza Morales. Unfortunately, he lost Jayden when he was just 6 and half to a sudden infant death.
His height is 2.08 m tall.
How many houses and cars does Lamar Odom have?
Odom owns a number of houses in the United States. During his one season with the Miami Heat, he purchased an 8,557square foot mansion for almost US$3 million. He currently lives in his home in Los Angeles.
Lamar has in his car collection some of the luxurious cars which he is often seen driving around town in. These automobiles include Lexus, Mercedes, Ford, Toyota, etc.
How much does Lamar Odom make per year?
During his prime years with the Lakers, he earned US$14 million per season. Reports by online sources have it that he makes US$3 million currently from his various TV appearances and endorsement deals, including his current run on Big Brother.
What investments does Lamar Odom have?
Lamar Odom has invested in real estate. He bought a house which he and ex-wife used to live. He later put the home up for sale at US$5.499 million which was acquired by Kaley Cuoco of the Big Bang Theory.
How many Endorsement deals does Lamar Odom have?
It is unknown how many endorsement deals he had during his career as a professional NBA star.
How many Philanthropy works has Lamar Odom supported?
According to looktothestars.org, Lamar has supported a total of four (4) charities and foundation so far in his life. These non-profit organizations are Cathy's Kids Foundation, DKMS, Race to Erase MS and Soles4Souls.
He also launched Odom Wellness Treatment Centers in California after his near death experience in the hands of cocaine.
He also does some works to generate funds for cancer research and care as well as promoting its awareness to people. The Odom Cancer charity has come under financial scrutiny in recent years.
How many businesses does Lamar Odom own?
Lamar Odom is the owner of three drug addition treatment centers in San Diego, El Cajon, and Lemon Grove called Odom Wellness Treatment Centers in California.
It is reported also that he Odom owns a music and film production Company called Rich Soil Entertainment.