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Hakeem Olajuwon Net Worth

Hakeem Olajuwon Net Worth is
$200 Million

Hakeem Olajuwon Bio/Wiki 2018

Hakeem Olajuwon Net Worth $200 Million

Hakeem Olajuwon has an estimated net worth of $200 million. While playing for the University of Houston, he was selected as the very first overall pick on the 1984 NBA Draft together with John Stockton, Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan. The glorious years of his career came in during the 1993-94 season when he won the NBA MVP, Finals MVP and Defensive Player of the Year on an identical season. He was also chosen among the most significant Players in the annals of NBA. After his successful NBA career, Hakeem Olajuwon invested in property in Houston Texas. According to research, Olajuwon made over $100 million gains from this enterprise. Fundamentally, Olajuwon buys real estates and sell them on higher costs. Olajuwon directly buys the asset and will not pay or charge interest, as it is against the Muslim law, thus the hazard associated with his business is minimal as compared to others.



Full NameHakeem Olajuwon
Net Worth$200 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 21, 1963
Place Of BirthLagos, Nigeria
Height6 ft 9 in (2.08 m)
Weight256 lbs (116 kg)
ProfessionBasketball player
EducationUniversity of Houston
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseDalia Asafi (m. 1996)
ChildrenAbi Olajuwon, Aisha Olajuwon, Rahmah Olajuwon
ParentsSalim Olajuwon, Abike Olajuwon
SiblingsAkinola Olajuwon, Afis Olajuwon, Tajudeen Olajuwon, Yemi Kaka, Kudirat Olajuwon
NicknamesAkeem Abdul Olajuwon, The Dream, Akeem Olajuwon, Akeem The Dream
AwardsNBA 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...
NominationsMilliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year
MoviesNBA: Furious Finishes, Heaven Is a Playground, 1983 NCAA Championship: NC State vs. Houston, NBA Hardwood Classics: Hakeem Olajuwan: Hakeem the Dream
#Trademark
1Short hair and thin mustache
2Perfected the unstoppable "Dream Shake" spin move like no one else
3Nearly always wore knee and elbow pads
#Fact
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.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heaven Is a Playground1991Luther Hakim

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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

Archive Footage

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

Known for movies

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