Lamar Odom net worth: American professional basketball player and currently a free agent, Lamar Odom has a net worth of $50 million.
Born in South Jamaica, New York to a drug addict father, Lamar Odom lost his mother when he was 12 and was raised by his grandmother. Odom was interested in basketball since his childhood and he started playing for the Christ The King Regional High School during his first three years. He moved to Redemption Christian Academy for the basketball season and was named Parada Magazine Player of the Year in 1997.
Once ranked in the All-USA 1st Team as a senior, Lamar Odom collaborated with Elton Brand and Ron Artest on AAU team. He attended University of Nevada in 1997 but was released the same year in 1997. He transferred to University of Rhode Island and was forced to sit on bench for the first season. He averaged 17.6 points per game and led his side to the conference championship in 1999.
Starting his professional career, he entered in the 1999 NBA draft and was selected by LA Clippers as the fourth overall pick. With an average of 16.6 points per game, he got a place on 2000 NBA All-Rookie First team. He bettered his performance every season to come but it did not help the Clippers to make it to the playoffs. He was dropped out of the game for several drug and marijuana charges, that made him a free agent and he signed for Miami Heat in 2003.
Despite having a solid season with the Miami Heat side, Odom played for LA Lakers starting from 2004-05 season. Despite battling with several injuries during her stay at Lakers, he consistently kept his place in the team and continued his strong play. He also won NBA sixth Man of the Year and became the first ever player for LA Lakers to have won the title. He was traded to Dallas Mavericks for $8.9 million in 2011 and was assigned to Texas Legends. He also played for New York Knicks in 2014 and is currently a free agent in NBA.
Odom is also an Olympic bronze medal winner for US national team while he also participated for the FIBA World Championships in 2006 and 2010. He also led his side to the FIBA Gold in 2010 becoming the first ever player to have won NBA and FIBA World Championship the same year.
Apart from his career as a basketball player, Lamar Odom is also a businessman and runs his own music and film production company, named Rich Soil Entertainment. He has also featured on several television commercials that has helped him to boost his net worth. He has three children with his ex-girlfriend Liza Morales. He got married to Khloe Kardashian in 2009 and has made appearances as a television personality in the show Keeping Up With the Kardashians! The couple filed for divorce in 2013 and making it official in July 21, 2015.
Lamar Odom surely knows how to make money in-and-out of his career and lives a lavishing life with a net worth of $50 million.
Quick facts about Lamar Odom
Full Name: Lamar Joseph Odom
Profession: Former basketball player, businessman
Height: 6′ 10″ (2.08 m)
Weight: 229 lbs (104 kg)
Ethnicity: African American
Date of Birth: November 6, 1979
Place of Birth: South Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States
Education: University of Nevada at Las Vegas
Marital status: Divorced (Khloe Kardashian)
Astrological sign: Scorpio