Former Basketball player Hakeem Olajuwon, Nigerian-American, has a $300 million net worth. In the middle of 1990s, Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon brought the back-to-back NBA titles for Houston Rockets and he also played for the Toronto Raptors. Hakeem is the only non-American, one of the best basketball players in history, to win both the NBA MVP and the All-Star game.
Hakeem Olajuwon Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $300 M|
|Full Name Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon|
|Birth Date January 21, 1963|
|Age 59 years|
|Birthplace Lagos, Nigeria|
|Profession Basketball Player, Entrepreneur|
|Wife Dalia Asafi|
Hakeem Olajuwon Early Life
In Lagos, Nigeria, in 1963, Hakeem Olajuwon was born to Yoruba parents Abike and Salim, who ran a cement company. When he entered a local tournament, he started playing basketball while a student at the Muslim Teachers College. Later, Olajuwon moved to the US to join the University of Houston Cougars basketball team. He began to gain the moniker “The Dream” at about this time owing to his effortless dunks. Olajuwon assisted in guiding the Cougars to back-to-back NCAA championship games in both his sophomore and junior seasons. Olajuwon was named the 1983 NCAA Tournament Player of the Year despite the fact that the team lost both games.
Hakeem Olajuwon Career
The Houston Rockets picked Olajuwon first overall in the 1984 NBA Draft. The Rockets’ win-loss record under his leadership significantly improved, making his debut year an immediate success. The following year, Olajuwon helped the Rockets reach and win the Western Conference Finals, which brought about even more success.
The team then advanced to the NBA Finals where they were defeated by the Boston Celtics in six games. He also had a quadruple-double, only the third NBA player to to accomplish that feat. Olajuwon improved his passing after a poor 1991–1992 campaign, and in 1992–1993 he set a new career high of 3.5 assists per game. The Rockets set a new franchise record that season with 55 victories.
In 1994, he guided the Houston Rockets to the NBA Finals, where they defeated the New York Knicks in seven games to capture Houston’s first major championship in more than 30 years. Olajuwon was transferred to the Toronto Raptors in 2001 after declining a $13 million agreement with the Rockets. After only one season with the Raptors due to a back injury, Olajuwon made the decision to retire in the fall of 2002.
Hakeem Olajuwon Wife
Olajuwon wed Dalia Asafi in 1996 and the couple is the parents of four kids: sons Abdullah and Abdul and daughters Aisha and Rahmah. Additionally, Olajuwon has a daughter named Abisola from a prior relationship with Lita Spencer.
Hakeem Olajuwon Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Hakeem Olajuwon is $250 million as of 2022. Hakeem received a salary of $110 million over his NBA career, his highest-earning year was the 2000–2001 campaign, when the Houston Rockets paid him $16.7 million. In today’s money, that equates to about $27 million in earnings. He has bought real estate totaling well over $150 million during the past 20 years.
Hakeem Olajuwon Height and Weight
|Eye Color Brown|
|Hair Color Black|