Facts of Lamar Odom
|Full Name||Lamar Odom|
|Birth Name||Lamar Joseph Odom|
|Birth City||Queens, New York|
|Father Name||Joe Odom|
|Mother Name||Cathy Mercer|
|Relation With||Khloé Kardashian|
|No Of Children||2|
|Education||University of Rhode Island|
|Date of Birth||November 6,1979|
How Much Is The Net Worth Of Lamar Odom?
Lamar Odom is an American professional basketball player known for being 2011 the NBA's Sixth Man of Year.
With his eminent career as a basketball player, Odom is estimated to have a net worth of $30 million as of 2020, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Similarly, talking about his salary, he earns an estimated annual salary of $8.2 million.
Nationally known as the 1997 Parade Player of the Year, he played from the Amateur Athletic Union (AUU) team with Elton Brand and Ron Artest. Moreover, he also played with late Kobe Bryant, aka Black Mamba at the Adidas ABCD Camp.
Trivia: Sonny Vaccaro, executive of Adidas at the time, said that Lamar had a $2 million smile.
Odon was drafted in the 1999 Los Angeles Clippers, and in his first season, he was named the 2000 NBA All-Rookie First Team. He served the team as the power forward from 1999 to 2003.
Odom was traded to Miami Heat, which had young talents like Dwyane Wade, Caron Butler, and a veteran, Eddie Jones. As per a verified site, he signed six years contract worth around $65 million and $10 million pay per year.
However, after a season, the former Los Angeles Clippers forward was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in a package along with Caron Butler and Brian Grant for All-Star Shaquille O'Neal in 2004.
In 2009, Odom signed a four years deal extension, which gained him $33 million.
He played around seven seasons for the Los Angeles Lakers, averaging 16.3 points, and 10.2 rebounds in his last game in 2011.
His paychecks while Lamar Odom was in Los Angeles Lakers:
At the end of the season, he disclosed that he was taking a break from basketball after his cousin was murdered and was suffering from an SUV accident.
Lakers traded Odom to the Dallas Mavericks in December 2011 with an $8.9 million trade exception vetoed by NBA Commissioner David Stern.
Mark Cuban, the Mavericks owner, traded him back to the Los Angeles Clippers. He received $8.2 million for playing 82 games of 2012-13 season.
In 2013, 6 feet 2 inches basketball player became a free agent, but he did not land any contract.
As of 2020, he is still waiting for his comeback as a basketball player.
With his successful career, Lamar Odom has amassed more than $100 million fortune as his on-court earnings.
Short-Lived Acting Career
Lamar Odom has also tried his hand in the entertainment industry. In 1996, he first appeared in American sitcom Arli$$.
Since then, he has appeared in movies and TV series like Van Wilder, Entourage, Fantasy Factory, Modern Family, Khloé & Lamar, Minute To Win It, Dancing with the Stars, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
For appearing on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, he earned $857 thousand per episode and $48,000 for Khloé & Lamar.
He has also appeared in a commercial by Taco Bell with Charles Barkley.
Lamar Odom is an owner of Rich Soil Entertainment, music, and film production company. Under the same name, he and his ex-wife Khloé Kardashian has launched a clothing line where price ranges from $15 to $60 per product.
In addition to his clothing line, Odom started a marijuana business, and in late 2017, he launched a cannabis company with the name Rich Soil Organics.
In March 2004, former Lakers player Lamar Odom established Cathy's Kids Foundation to help underprivileged children.
He has supported charitable foundations and campaigns like DKMS mission, Race to Erase MS, Soles4Souls, and others.
With stars like Paris Hilton, Rita Ora, and Elton John, he actively supports causes like Blood, Marrow & Organ Donation, Cancer, Disaster Relief, Health, Poverty, Refugees, and At-Risk/Disadvantaged Youths.
Fines And Taxes
Well, Odom had some issues with the Internal Revenue Service while he was still active on-court.
Back in 2007, Odom wanted tax deductions of $12 thousand from his fines for his foul on-court behavior and $178 thousand fitness expenses claiming it to be necessary for him to stay in shape.
In return, the IRS responded by obligating Odom to pay up to $87 thousand tax and fine.
Lamar filed a lawsuit against the IRS. The court passed a judgment in favor of Odom, which means he made payment of roughly $8 thousand.
Lamar Odom Dead Or Alive?
In 2015, rumors went around that Lamar Odom was dead. He was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel. He was in a coma for three days straight.
Moreover, he survived six heart attacks and 12 strokes. In an interview with US Weekly, he called himself a "walking miracle" who had "cheated death" publicly speaking about his bad days, including his health struggles, cocaine addiction, and recovery.
Ex-Husband Of Khloé Kardashian
Lamar Joseph Odom was born on 6 November 1979 in Queens, New York, to Joe Odom and Cathy Mercer.
Forty years old Lamar is currently engaged to Sabrina Parr. They became engaged on 11 November 2019 with the engagement ring worth $850 thousand after three months of dating.
Previously, he was married to reality star Khloé Kardashian. They walked down the aisle on 27 September 2009 after dating for a month. They divorced on 9 December 2016.
Before Khloé, he was engaged to Liza Morales, and together, Odom shares three children daughter Destiny, Lamar Jr., and late Jayden Odom.