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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Net Worth — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a former American professional basketball player that has a net worth of $20 million dollars. During school, Abdul Jabbar was a two time Player of the Year and three-time first-team All American who won three national tournaments. He won the initiative Naismith College Player of the Year award in 1969. He was to the court for the “Game of the Century” when the Houston Cougars stopped the Bruins’ 47-game winning streak on January 20, 1968. Abdul Jabbar was drafted first overall by the Milwaukee Bucks during the 1969 NBA Draft. He played against the Bucks until 1975, winning one tournament and three MVP awards, before joining the Los Angeles Lakers. He’s a 19-time All Star and ten-time first-team All-NBA player. Abdul Jabbar was named Rookie of the Year in 1970 and is a two time scoring champ. His number, 33, was retired by the Bucks, Lakers and the Bruins. The Lost History of African American Inventors”. In early 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton named him to the place of U.S. ethnic ambassador. He wed his wife, Habiba Abdul-Jabbar, after they met at a Lakers game while he was in school. They had three kids together and divorced in 1978. Abdul Jabbar has one other kid from another relationship. He fought leukemia in 2008, and lots of years afterwards, declared his cancer is in remission.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 16, 1947
Birth place: New York City, New York, United States
Height:7' 2" (2.18 m)
Weight:102.06
Profession:Actor, Producer, Writer
Nationality:American
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1When he appeared on Celebrity Jeopardy, the camera had to be moved back 5 feet to keep all three contestant in shot due to KAJ's height.
2Coached the Oklahoma Storm of the United States Basketball League in 2002, leading them to the league championship before resigning.
3Diagnosed with leukemia in December, 2008.
4Retired from the NBA in 1989.
5Father of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
6Father was a transit police officer in New York City.
7Grandparents are originally from Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.
8Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament wrote a song about him based on the urban myth that he lost all of his money investing in hotels for tall people. The song, entitled "Sweet Lew," appears on the album "Lost Dogs."
9Played in 18 NBA All-Star Games (1970-1977, 1979-1989).
10Played for UCLA (1965-1969). The Sporting News College Player of the Year (1967, 1969). Three-time First Team All-America (1967-1969). Two-time National Player of the Year (1967, 1969). Three-time NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1967-1969). Naismith Award winner (1969). Leading scorer in UCLA history. Led NCAA with .667 field goal percentage (1967) and .635 field goal percentage (1969).
11NBA 35th Anniversary All-Time Team (1980). NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team (1996).
12Holds NBA career records for most minutes (57,446), most points (38,387), most field goals made (15,837) and most field goals attempted (28,307). First player in NBA history to play 20 seasons. Led NBA in scoring (1971-1931.7 ppg, 1972-1934.8 ppg). Led NBA in rebounding (1976-1916.9 rpg). Led NBA in blocked shots (1975, 1976, 1979, 1980). NBA MVP (1971-1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980). NBA Rookie of the Year (1970). All NBA First Team (1971-1974, 1976-1977, 1980-1981, 1984, 1986). NBA All-Defensive First Team (1974-1975, 1979-1981). NBA Finals MVP (1971, 1985).
13Assistant coach for the NBA Los Angeles Clippers, (2000).
14The NCAA outlawed the dunk shot because of his dominance at center for UCLA.
15Began wearing goggles on the court due to corneal erosion syndrome, a condition where the eye cornea doesn't produce moisture and begins to dry out.
16Holds the NBA record for Most Valuable Player awards with six.
17Only college player to win three Player of the Year awards.
18Studied Jeet Kune Do Martial arts under Bruce Lee.
19Played for the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1970 thru 1974-1975) and Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1976 thru 1988-1989).
20Enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1995.
21Graduate of Power Memorial High School, New York City.
22NBA's all-time leading scorer with 38,387 points.
23B.A. from U.C.L.A.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
Airplane! (1980)$35,000


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Deep voice
2Towering height
3Shooting the "sky-hook" and wearing goggles when he played
4Wears a #33 on his basketball jersey


Quotes

#Quote
1Maybe the worst racism of all is denying that racism exists, because it keeps us from repairing the damage. This country needs a social colonoscopy to look for the hidden racist polyps. The finish line is when racism no longer exists, not when people claim it doesn't exist because they don't personally notice it. Why is it that the people who are declaring racism dead are mostly white?
2I think Bono needs glasses to see. I needed glasses so I could keep people's fingers out of my eyes.
3Players today are tremendously gifted, but they don't understand the game as well as players from my generation who got to play in college and learn the nuances, when situations arise that lead to victory or defeat. They think it's all about being on Play of the Day.
4After 9/11, all of a sudden you have this suspicious spotlight on you just because you're Muslim. It was a radical change and it really bothered me. People understand that, even though they take a Christian identity, are not practicing what Jesus was all about. It's the same thing with the radical Islamic people. They're about hatred and trying to impose their will on people.
5On Coach John Wooden: He broke basketball down to it's basic elements. He always told us basketball was a simple game, but his ability to make the game simple was part of his genius. There was no ranting and raving, no histrionics or theatrics. To lead the way Coach Wooden led takes a tremendous amount of faith. He was almost mystical in his approach, yet that approach only strengthened our confidence. Coach Wooden enjoyed winning, but he did not put winning above everything. He was more concerned that we became successful as human beings, that we earned our degrees, that we learned to make the right choices as adults and as parents. In essence, he was preparing us for life.
6On meeting Coach John Wooden: Coach Wooden's office was about the size of a walk-in closet. I was brought in, and there was this very quaint-looking Midwesterner. I'd heard a lot about this man and his basketball wisdom, but he surely look like he belonged in a one-room schoolhouse. I found myself liking Mr. Wooden right away. He was calm, in no hurry to impress me with his knowledge or his power. He called me Lewis, and that decision endeared him to me even more. It was at once formal, my full name. II was no baby Lewie. Lewis. I liked that.
7I saw Islam as the correct way to live, and I chose to try to live that way.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Documentary (Theatrical or Television)On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of (2010)· Deborah Morales


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Linkin Park: Good Goodbye2017Video shortThe judge
The Black Eyed Peas: #WHERESTHELOVE (Feat. The World)2016Video short
The Crazy Ones2014TV SeriesKareem Abdul-Jabbar
Guys with Kids2012TV SeriesKareem Abdul-Jabbar
Scrubs2006TV SeriesKareem Abdul-Jabbar
Whitepaddy2006Hank
The Brian Benben Show2000TV SeriesKareem Abdul-Jabbar
Saved by the Bell: The New Class1998TV SeriesKareem Abdul-Jabbar
BASEketball1998Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Everybody Loves Raymond1996TV SeriesKareem Abdul-Jabbar
Martin1996TV SeriesDr. Skyhook
Slam Dunk Ernest1995VideoThe Archangel of Basketball
Forget Paris1995Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
The Critic1994TV SeriesKareem Abdul-Jabbar
The Stand1994TV Mini-SeriesThe Monster / Monster Shouter
Matrix1993TV SeriesBlind Man
Uncle Buck1991TV SeriesJudge
Amen1991TV SeriesThe Wiz
21 Jump Street1990TV SeriesWesley Williams
Jake Spanner, Private Eye1989TV MovieMan at Sal's House
Bustin' Loose1987TV Series
Diff'rent Strokes1982-1985TV SeriesMr. Wilkes
Fletch1985Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Tales from the Darkside1985TV SeriesThe Djinn, Jan Bin Jan
Airplane!1980Roger Murdock (as Kareem Abdul-Jabaar)
Man from Atlantis1977TV SeriesThark
Emergency!1974TV SeriesMan Stuck in Car
Mannix1971TV SeriesJeff

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Shoulders of Giants2011Documentary executive producer
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of2010Documentary executive producer
The Vernon Johns Story1994TV Movie executive producer
All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar1989TV Movie producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On the Shoulders of Giants2011Documentary written by
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of2010Documentary

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Simpsons2011TV SeriesHimself
Maltin on Movies2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
On the Shoulders of Giants: The Story of the Greatest Team You Never Heard Of2010DocumentaryHimself - Narrator
The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear2010TV SpecialHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2010TV SpecialHimself
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
TCM Guest Programmer2010TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
The Brian McKnight Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1997-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Visits the NBA Finals
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
How Bruce Lee Changed the World2009TV Movie documentary
Kobe Doin' Work2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Girls Next Door2009TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Player
Chabad: To Life Telethon2008TV MovieHimself
Yes We Can2008Video shortHimself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson2008TV MovieHimself
The Black List: Volume One2008DocumentaryHimself
Book TV2007TV SeriesHimself
Stars on Stars2007TV SeriesHimself
The UCLA Dynasty2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Lew Alcindor)
The Apprentice2007TV SeriesHimself
Ali's 652007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Ali Rap2006TV MovieHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The Real: Rucker Park Legends2006Video documentaryHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
ESPN Hollywood2006TV SeriesHimself
Untitled David Diamond/David Weissman Project2005TV MovieHimself
The Drop2004-2005TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Dennis Miller2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Daily Show2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hollywood Squares2004TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Tim McCarver Show2003TV Series
2003 Trumpet Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
The Story2000Video documentary shortMantis (credit only)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2000TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Famous Families1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The Path of the Dragon1998Video documentary shortHimself
The Gregory Hines Show1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Boston Common1997TV SeriesHimself
Living Single1997TV SeriesHimself
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault1996TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995-1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 68th Annual Academy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Buddies1996TV SeriesHimself
Fields of Fire: Sports in the 60s1995TV Movie documentaryHimself - Player
A Night to Die for1995TV Short documentaryHimself
Full House1995TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson1994TV SpecialHimself
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1994TV SeriesHimself
D2: The Mighty Ducks1994Himself
ESPN Outside the Lines Primetime1994TV SeriesHimself
In Living Color1994TV SeriesHimself
Phenom1994TV SeriesHimself
Biography1994TV Series documentaryHimself
Third Annual Rock N' Jock B-Ball Jam1993TV SpecialHimself - Special Guest
The Curse of the Dragon1993DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1983-1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Face to Face with Connie Chung1991TV SeriesHimself - Former NBA Player
New Kids on the Block at Disney-MGM Studios: Wildest Dreams1991TV SpecialHimself
Good Sports1991TV SeriesHimself
CBS Schoolbreak Special1990TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1969-1990TV SeriesHimself - Guest
All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar1989TV MovieHimself - Guest of Honor
Troop Beverly Hills1989Himself
1989 NBA All-Star Game1989TV SpecialHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
21st NAACP Image Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The NBA on CBS1988TV SeriesHimself - Los Angeles Lakers Center
Ebony/Jet Showcase1988TV SeriesHimself
1988 NBA All-Star Game1988TV SpecialHimself
Stingray1987TV SeriesHimself
1987 NBA All-Star Game1987TV SpecialHimself
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1986TV SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1986TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
1986 NBA All-Star Game1986TV SpecialHimself
The 7th Annual Black Achievement Awards1986TV SpecialHimself
All Star Rock 'n' Wrestling Saturday Spectacular1985TV MovieHimself
1985 NBA All-Star Game1985TV SpecialHimself
Pryor's Place1984TV SeriesHimself
Olympic Gala1984TV Special documentaryHimself - Guest
ABC Afterschool Specials1984TV SeriesHimself
1984 NBA All-Star Game1984TV SpecialHimself
Professor Hope's Thanksgiving Campus Comedy Capers1983TV MovieHimself
1983 NBA All-Star Game1983TV SpecialHimself
1982 NBA All-Star Game1982TV SpecialHimself
1981 NBA All-Star Game1981TV SpecialHimself
Games People Play1980TV SeriesHimself
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh1979Himself
The Visitor1979Himself (uncredited)
1979 NBA All-Star Game1979TV SpecialHimself
Dinah!1975-1977TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Laugh-In1977TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Way It Was1977TV SeriesHimself - Guest
1977 NBA All-Star Game1977TV SpecialHimself
Cos1976TV SeriesHimself
1976 NBA All-Star Game1976TV SpecialHimself
1975 NBA All-Star Game1975TV SpecialHimself
1974 NBA All-Star Game1974TV SpecialHimself
Cavalcade of Champions1973TV MovieHimself
1972 NBA All-Star Game1972TV SpecialHimself
1971 NBA All-Star Game1971TV SpecialHimself
1970 NBA All-Star Game1970TV SpecialHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1968TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Bob Hope Show1967TV SeriesHimself
New Day2017TV SeriesHimself
StarTalk2017TV SeriesHimself
MTP Daily2017TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Family Feud2017TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302017TV Series documentaryHimself
The Bachelorette2017TV SeriesHimself
Tavis Smiley2004-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Chew2017TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2010-2017TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Hall of Famer / Himself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - Guest
CBS This Morning2016-2017TV SeriesHimself - Author / Himself
A Football Life2016TV SeriesHimself
Well Read V2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself - Surprise Appearance
AC Green: Iron Virgin2016TV Movie documentary
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Pop-a-Shot Player / Himself - Responding to Donald Trump
PoliticKING with Larry King2015TV SeriesHimself - guest
PBS NewsHour2015TV SeriesHimself
Kareem: Minority of One2015DocumentaryHimself
The View2015TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2015TV SeriesHimself - Author, Mycroft Holmes
Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo2015TV SeriesHimself - Author, Mycroft Holmes
Today2008-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Colbert Report2011-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hollywood Health Report2014TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2014TV SpecialHimself
Huckabee2014TV SeriesHimself - Former NBA Player
Real Time with Bill Maher2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Politics Nation with Al Sharpton2014TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Charlie Rose2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Broadway.com Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Splash2013TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
44th NAACP Image Awards2013TV Special documentaryHimself
The 86th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2012TV SpecialHimself
Iconoclasts2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jeopardy!1998-2012TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant / Himself - Video Clue Presenter
New Girl2012TV SeriesHimself
Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
NBA Hardwood Classics2011TV SeriesHimself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Wooden Effect2011ShortHimself
Chelsea Lately2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2017TV SeriesHimself - Basketball Hall of Famer
Inside Edition2016TV Series documentaryHimself
O.J.: Made in America2016DocumentaryHimself (as Lew Alcindor)
Kobe Bryant's Muse2015TV Special documentaryHimself
Media Buzz2014TV SeriesHimself - Former NBA Player
30 for 302014TV Series documentaryHimself
Behind the Freedom Curtain2013Documentary
I Am Bruce Lee2012TV Movie documentaryHakim (segment of Game of Death)
Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Rome Is Burning2009TV SeriesHimself
Black Magic2008TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Beyond the Glory2004TV Series documentaryHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The Unbeatable Bruce Lee2001Video documentaryHimself
Reflections on 'The Little Dragon'2001Video short5rd Floor Guardian Hakim (segment Game of Death)
Bruce Lee in G.O.D.: Shibôteki yûgi2000Mantis
Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey2000Video documentaryMantis
Bruce Lee: The Legend Lives On1999TV MovieHakim (scenes Game of Death)
The Critic1995TV SeriesKareem Abdul-Jabbar
Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do1995DocumentaryHimself / Hakim (scenes from Game of Death) (uncredited)
Sing si lip yan1993Fighter on Film #2 in Ship's Theater (uncredited)
The Best of the Martial Arts Films1990DocumentaryHimself
NBA Awesome Endings1989Video documentaryHimself
Game of Death1978Hakim Mantis (original 1972 footage)
The Real Bruce Lee1973DocumentaryHakim (uncredited)

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