Hakeem Olajuwon 2022 – Net Worth, Salary, Records, and Endorsements


Hakeem Olajuwon is a former American basketball player and here is more about his net worth, salary, records, and endorsements

Hakeem Olajuwon is an NBA great who is famous for his playing stint with the Houston Rockets. Let’s know more about his net worth.

Hakeem Olajuwon Facts

Birth PlaceLagos, Nigeria
Father’s NameSalim Olajuwon
Mother’s NameAbike Olajuwon
Star SignAquarius
CollegeThe University of Houston
Net Worth $230 million
Salary $16.7 million ($25m today)
Date of BirthJanuary 21, 1963
Height (ft)7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Weight (kg)116 (255 lb)
NationalityNigerian / American
NBA Draft Year1984
NBA Draft PickRound 1/ Pick: 1st overall
Playing Career1984-2002
TeamsHouston Rockets, Toronto Raptors
Achievements2x NBA champion (1994, 1995), 2x NBA Finals MVP (1994, 1995), 12x NBA All-Star, NBA Most Valuable Player (1994), Gold at 1996 Atlanta Olympics
Wife/GirlfriendDalia Asafi (m. 1996)
ChildrenRahmah, Aisha, Abdullah, Abdul
EndorsementsLA Gear, Spalding

Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon was the 1984, Round 1, 1st overall draft pick by the Houston Rockets. He used to play in the position of center and is best remembered by his nickname ‘The Dream’.

Hakeem Olajuwon Stats

Points29,946 (21.8 ppg)
Rebounds13,747 (11.1 rpg)
Blocks3,830 (3.1 apg)
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Hakeem Olajuwon in action. (Britannica.com)

Hakeem Olajuwon used to play for the University of Houston, where his phenomenal performance earned him the nickname of ‘The Dream’.

In 1984, the Houston Rockets drafted Olajuwon. In his rookie year, Olajuwon averaged 20.6 points, 11.9 rebounds, and 2.68 blocks.

Playing for the Houston Rockets, Olajuwon won his first NBA championship in 1994 by defeating the New York Knicks in the NBA Finals. He was also the 1994 NBA Finals Most Valuable Player.

In 1995, Olajuwon again won the NBA championship by defeating the Orlando Magic in the 1995 NBA Finals. He was again named the NBA Finals MVP.

Olajuwon was traded to the Toronto Raptors in 2001. His performance with the Raptors was not that remarkable and by the fall of 2002, Olajuwon announced his retirement from the NBA because of a back injury.

The Rockets retired Olajuwon’s jersey No. 34 in his honor. Throughout his NBA career, Olajuwon averaged 21.8 points on 51% shooting, 11.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3.1 blocks in 1238 career games.

Olajuwon won the Olympic gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics while representing the United States men’s national basketball team.

Hakeem Olajuwon makes a move against Shaquille O’Neal. (thedreamshake.com)

Hakeem Olajuwon Net Worth and Salary

The 59-year-old is reported to have a net worth of $230 million in 2022. Most of his net worth is acquired from his salary and endorsements.

According to Hoopshype, Olajuwon earned a massive salary of $16.7 million ($25 m as of today) in the 2000-2001 season with the Houston Rockets. His total salary earnings from his 18-year-NBA career is a staggering $103 million ($164.2m as of today).

Hakeem Olajuwon Personal Life

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Olajuwon is the son of Salim and Abike Olajuwon. His parents were working-class Yoruba owners of a cement business in Nigeria.

In 1996, Olajuwon married his current wife, Dalia Asafi. The couple has four children together; two daughters, Rahmah and Aisha, and two sons, Abdullah and Abdul.

Hakeem Olajuwon Endorsements and Property

Olajuwon had endorsement deals with LA Gear and Spalding. With Spalding, he released his signature shoe, The Dream. The sneaker was very affordable and retailed for only $34.99.

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Hakeem Olajuwon grabs a rebound. (networthbro.com)

FAQs about Hakeem Olajuwon

What is the age of Hakeem Olajuwon?
Hakeem Olajuwon is 59 years old and was born on January 21, 1963.
What is the net worth of Hakeem Olajuwon?
Hakeem Olajuwon has a net worth of $230 million.
Where was Hakeem Olajuwon born?
Hakeem Olajuwon was born in Lagos, Nigeria.
What is the height of Hakeem Olajuwon?
Hakeem Olajuwon’s height is 7 ft.
What is the weight of Hakeem Olajuwon?
Hakeem Olajuwon’s weight is 116 kg.
Who is the wife of Hakeem Olajuwon?
Hakeem Olajuwon’s wife is Dalia Asafi.
In which year was Hakeem Olajuwon drafted?
Hakeem Olajuwon was drafted in the year 1984/ Round 1/ Pick: 1st overall.
In what position did Hakeem Olajuwon play?
Hakeem Olajuwon played in the position of Center.
How many NBA Championship did Hakeem Olajuwon win?
Hakeem Olajuwon has won stwo NBA Championships.
What is the nickname of Hakeem Olajuwon?
Hakeem Olajuwon’s nickname is ‘The Dream’.

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