Hakeem Olajuwon Net Worth

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Hakeem Olajuwon net worth is
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Hakeem Olajuwon is a popular name in the field of basketball. It is often asserted the present sum of Hakeem Olajuwon net worth reaches 200 million dollars. Now, he’s retired from this sport, but his name in it’s still popular. In the span of 1984-2002, Hakeem Olajuwon was playing in the NBA as a centre player in two teams, those being Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets. His playing in these teams also added up to the total size of Hakeem Olajuwon net worth. His career into basketball additionally made him among the most successful centre position players in the history.

Hakeem Olajuwon Net Worth $200 Million Dollars

Hakeem Olajuwon was born in Nigeria in 1963. He went from Nigeria to America, when he was selected to play for the team of the University of Houston and his trainer was Guy Lewis. As part of the team, he made it to the Final Four three times.

In the season of 1993-1994, Hakeem Olajuwon received many awards, including Defensive Player of the Year, Most Valuable Player along with Finals Most Valuable Player. In 1996, Hakeem Olajuwon was also one of players of America national team, which became the winner of gold medal. Along with that, Hakeem Olajuwon was selected as among the 50 Greatest Players in the NBA ever.

In 1984, he participated in the NBA Draft and he was selected by the Houston Rockets as the first overall pick. In addition to him, this draft contained such famous basketball players as Michael Jordon and John Stockton. Additionally it is worth saying that at that time Hakeem Olajuwon used his name as ‘Akeem’. Overall, his career in the Houston Rockets improved Hakeem Olajuwon net worth by a mile.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 21, 1963
Birth place: Lagos, Nigeria
Height:6 ft 9 in (2.08 m)
Weight:256 lbs (116 kg)
Profession:Basketball player
Education:University of Houston
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Dalia Asafi (m. 1996)
Children:Abi Olajuwon, Aisha Olajuwon, Rahmah Olajuwon
Parents:Salim Olajuwon, Abike Olajuwon
Siblings:Akinola Olajuwon, Afis Olajuwon, Tajudeen Olajuwon, Yemi Kaka, Kudirat Olajuwon
Awards:NBA Most Valuable Player Award, All-NBA Team, Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award, NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, NBA All-Defensive Team, NBA All-Rookie Team, NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Best NBA Player ESPY Award, Southwest Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Nominations:Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year
Movies:NBA: Furious Finishes, Heaven Is a Playground, 1983 NCAA Championship: NC State vs. Houston, NBA Hardwood Classics: Hakeem Olajuwan: Hakeem the Dream

Interesting Facts

1He did not start playing Basketball until he was age 15.
2Drives a black AMG Mercedes Benz CL65 with vanity Texas license plates "HAK".
3Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008 (first year eligible).
4Prior to coming to the U.S. to attend the University of Houston, he had never played basketball and actually came to Houston to play soccer. Houston coach Guy Lewis saw his potential and placed him in a summer league in 1981, where he was tutored by then-NBA player Moses Malone.
5Shortly after beating the Orlando Magic for the championship in 95, he was challenged by Shaquille O'Neal to a one on one match in which he accepted. The match was going to televised on pay per view. Later after receiving an injury to his hand he respectfully canceled the match.
6He is frequently listed as standing 7' 0" tall, but in reality he is 6' 10".
7His wife was 18 years old when they were married by arrangement. He was 33.
8"Olajuwon" is a Yoruban word, meaning "always being on top"
9Speaks French and the Nigerian dialects Yoruba, Ebo, and Ekiti.
10Does not own his NBA championship rings because his Muslim faith forbids it. He allowed them to be auctioned off.
11Added the "H" to his first name (9 March 1991)
12When Olajuwon won his NBA championships in 1994 and 1995, he defeated the other 3 celebrated centers of the time. Hakeem outplayed Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, and Shaquille O'Neal in the NBA Finals and Western Conference Finals to win his two titles.
13Won an Olympic gold medal in 1996 with Dream Team II. Olajuwon did not play with his peers on the original Dream Team in the 1992 Barcelona games, because at the time he was not an American citizen.
14His jersey, #34, was retired by the Rockets in 2002.
15Did not finish his career with Houston, but instead played 1 season (2001-2002) with the Toronto Raptors.
16Is the NBA's all time leading shot blocker.
17Was a teammate of Clyde Drexler with both the Houston Cougars and the Houston Rockets.
18Lead the Houston Rockets to the NBA Finals in 1986, but lost to the Boston Celtics in 6 games.
19Lead the Houston Cougars to the NCAA championship game in 1983 and 1984, but unfortunately came up short both times.
20Named of one of the 50 Greatest NBA Players of All Time in 1997.
21Was known as "Akeem Olajuwon" up until 1991 when he added the letter "H" to his name.
22Only player in NBA history to win a Defensive Player of the Year award, regular season MVP, and NBA Finals MVP in the same year. (1994)
23Was the 1st pick in the 1984 NBA draft, selected before Michael Jordan.
24Lead the Houston Rockets to 2 NBA championships.
25Basketball player.
26Became a U.S. citizen.


1Short hair and thin mustache
2Perfected the unstoppable "Dream Shake" spin move like no one else
3Nearly always wore knee and elbow pads




Heaven Is a Playground1991Luther Hakim



A Football Life2015TV SeriesHimself
Clutch City2015TV Movie documentary
Arvydas Sabonis 112014DocumentaryHimself
The84Draft2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
1997 NBA All-Star Game1997TV SpecialHimself
1996 NBA All-Star Game1996TV SpecialHimself
Sports Greats: One on One with David Hartman1995TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-1995TV SeriesHimself
1995 NBA All-Star Game1995TV SpecialHimself
1994 NBA All-Star Game1994TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1993TV SeriesHimself
1993 NBA All-Star Game1993TV SpecialHimself
1992 NBA All-Star Game1992TV SpecialHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1990TV SeriesHimself
1990 NBA All-Star Game1990TV SpecialHimself
NBA Superstars1990Video documentaryHimself
1989 NBA All-Star Game1989TV SpecialHimself
1988 NBA All-Star Game1988TV SpecialHimself
1987 NBA All-Star Game1987TV SpecialHimself
1986 NBA All-Star Game1986TV SpecialHimself
1985 NBA All-Star Game1985TV SpecialHimself
1984 NBA Draft1984TV MovieHimself - 1st Overall Pick

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30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story1996TV MovieHimself - Houston Player (uncredited)

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