Quick Facts of Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon

  • Full NameHakeem Abdul Olajuwon
  • Net Worth$200 Million
  • Date of Birth21 January, 1963
  • NicknameHakeem
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceLagos, Nigeria
  • Ethnicity Afro-American
  • ProfessionFormer NBA Player
  • Nationality Nigerian
  • Active Year1984-2002
  • SpouseDalia Asafi
  • Height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
  • Weight255 lb (116 kg)
  • EducationMuslim Teachers College
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter
  • Children5
  • Horoscope Aquarius
  • FatherAbike Olajuwon
  • MotherSalim
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Hakeem Olajuwon is a former professional Basketball player. He is popular for his fabulous basketball dunks and dribbling skills. This Nigerian basketballer has wonderful records in his One Thousand Two Hundred and Thirty-Eight basketball matches in the National Basketball Association. Hakeem is also very well known for his quotes that inspire the youth “I always keep the ball in the car. You never know.” And has won several titles in his journey.

Hakeem Olajuwon’s Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Hakeem Olajuwon has a net worth of $200million, similar to Conor McGregor. Hakeem used to earn a huge sum of money through National Basketball Association (NBA) as he played from two renowned teams Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets as their key player. And after he resigned from his basketball career, rumors were to be heard that he was active in the stock market and started a Real estate company.

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Hakeem Olajuwon's Mansion
Hakeem Olajuwon’s Mansion
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But, yet there is no proof that he insists on not revealing much about his activities after his career Basketball Career. As shown in the picture, we can see Hakeem Olajuwon enjoying his rich life. Hakeem owns more than one of the most beautiful mansions, which cost millions of dollars, proving he is still earning enough money to live a prosperous life.

According to the given information, Hakeem’s wife is pretty busy with her business, which concludes that this Nigerian basketballer is still increasing his bank balance, property. Also, talking about the average salary of an NBA basketball player, it is $6.4 million. Still, Hakeem being a former player in his time, his average salary was $3.17million, which is more than enough to live a prosperous life without being involved in any other business activities.

Marital Status Of Hakeem Olajuwon?

Hakeem met Dalia at a family function and deeply loved her, as per the information. Hakeem was in love with this young lady and was older than that lady. He dated her since she was the age of six-teen. And were deeply in love. They dated for two years, and when Dalia was eighteen, they tied the wedding knot on August 8, 1986 AD. Being a rich person, Hakeem and Dalia had a very luxurious Honeymoon spot, yet there no information about where it was; we are still searching for it.

Hakeem Olajuwon enjoying with his two daughters
Hakeem Olajuwon enjoying with his two daughters
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After two years of successful marriage life, Hakeem and Dalia finally decided to have a child. So on July sixth, 1988, they had their first child, Abi Olajuwon. And then also decided to have more children. After that, they gave birth to three more children: Abdullah and Abdul, and a daughter Rahmah. Since their marriage, Hakeem and Dalia have been sharing a powerful bond that keeps them and their family Happy and sound.

More About Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem Olajuwon was born on Jan 21, 1963 AD, at Lagos, Nigeria. He was born in an upper-middle-class family and didn’t have to struggle much. He was the third eldest of eight children in his family. Hakeem studied in one of the top schools in Lagos. He first played basketball at the age of 15 while he was studying at the Muslim Teachers College. By the age of seven, Hakeem was already a competent player; he played in many local tournaments.

Picture of Hakeem Olajuwon during his young age
Picture of Hakeem Olajuwon during his young age
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There was not much opportunity for basketballers who wished to pursue higher studies in Nigeria, so Hakeem moved to Houston, the US, to study at the Houston university. After joining the university for his further studies, he immediately applied for the college basketball team. And after an exceptional in matches from the college team. Hakeem became one of the top contenders of the NBA draft.

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Then he played from the “Houston Cougars” And led them to ‘National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Final Four’ appearances. In the 1983–1984 season where he topped the ‘NCAA,’ Which led him to the “NBA” industry and was picked for the team “Houston Rockets,” Which opened a bright road for him towards the “Hall Of Fame” of the basketball history.

Hakeem Olajuwon’s Career Stats

During his professional NBA career, he has played with some of the famous NBA teams such as Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors. Not to mention, he also has an outstanding basketball stats. His NCA Career statistics are:

  1. Points – 26,946 (21.8 ppg)
  2. Rebounds – 13,747 (11.1rpg)
  3. Blocks – 3,830 (3.1bpg)

Apart from his stats, he has also won several reputed NBA titles such as Basketball Hall of Fame as player and FIBA Hall of Fame as player.

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