Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 2023 – Net Worth, Salary, Records, and Endorsements


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a former American basketball player and here is more about his net worth, salary, records, and endorsements

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an NBA legend who is famous for his playing days with the Los Angeles Lakers. Let’s know more about his net worth.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Facts

Birth PlaceNew York City, New York
Father’s NameFerdinand Lewis Alcindor Sr.
Mother’s NameCora Lillian
Star SignAries
CollegeThe University of California
Net Worth$22 Million
Salary $3 million ($5.8m today)
Date of BirthApril 16, 1947
Height (ft)7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Weight (kg)102 (225 lb)
NBA Draft Year1969
NBA Draft PickRound 1/ Pick: 1st overall
Playing Career1969-1989
Coaching Career1998-2011
TeamsMilwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers (as a player); Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers (as a coach)
Achievements6x NBA champion (1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988), 2x NBA Finals MVP (1971, 1985), 19x NBA All-Star, 6× NBA Most Valuable Player (1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980)
Wife/GirlfriendHabiba Abdul-Jabbar (1971-1978)
ChildrenHabiba, Sultana, Amir, and Kareem Jr.
EndorsementsAdidas, AT&T, Nestle, NBA2K
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Furthermore)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.) was the 1st overall draft pick in 1969 by the Los Angeles Lakers. He used to play in the position of center and is best remembered for his Los Angeles Lakers days when he teamed up with Magic Johnson.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Stats

Points38,387 (24.6 ppg)
Rebounds17,440 (11.2 rpg)
Assists5,660 (3.6 apg)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar used to play for the University of California, where his excellent performance earned him many accolades.

During his college career, Kareem was a three-time national player of the year (1967–1969); was a three-time unanimous first-team All-American (1967–1969); played on three NCAA basketball champion teams (1967, 1968, and 1969); was honored as the Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Tournament three times and became the first-ever Naismith College Player of the Year in 1969.

In 1969, the Milwaukee Bucks drafted Abdul-Jabbar. In his rookie year, Abul-Jabbar scored 28.8 ppg and had a rebound rate of 14.5 rpg. This earned him the title of NBA Rookie of the Year.

In 1971, Abdul-Jabbar helped the Milwaukee Bucks to win their first-ever NBA championship by defeating the Baltimore Bullets in the NBA Finals.

In 1975, Abdul-Jabbar signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. With the Lakers, he won the NBA championship five more times in 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, and 1988.

He held the record for the most points scored in the NBA until LeBron James surpassed his haul in February 2023.

In 1989, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar retired from the NBA as a Los Angeles Lakers player. After retiring, Abdul-Jabbar worked as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers and the Seattle Supersonics. He also served as a scout for the New York Knicks. He returned to the Lakers as a special assistant coach to Phil Jackson for six seasons (2005–2011).

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Kareem Abdul Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers addresses the crowd during a game played on March 23, 1989 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Net Worth and Salary

The 75-year-old is reported to have a net worth of $22 million in 2021. Most of his net worth is acquired from his salary and endorsements.

In his final season with the Lakers, Abdul-Jabbar earned the highest salary of his career, $3 million. He has since invested his money well and lives quite a content life.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Personal Life

Born in New York City, New York, Abdul-Jabbar is the son of Cora Lillian, a department store price checker, and Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Sr., a transit police officer and jazz musician.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr., but converted to Sunni Islam in the summer of 1968.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hitting his famous Skyhook. (The Undefeated)

Abdul-Jabbar was married to Habiba Abdul-Jabbar from 1971 to 1978. They have four children together named Habiba, Sultana, Amir, and Kareem Jr.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Endorsements and Property

Abdul-Jabbar has endorsement deals with Adidas, AT&T, Nestle, and NBA2K. it can be estimated that Kareem has earned over $2 million from these endorsement deals.

It is said that Adidas was his most lucrative deal. Kareem was the first NBA athlete that Adidas had signed and paid him over $30,000.

FAQs about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

(Q) What is the age of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is 75 years old and was born on April 16, 1947.
(Q) What is the net worth of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has a net worth of $22 million.
(Q) Where was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar born?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born in New York City, New York.
(Q) What is the height of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s height is 7 ft 2 in.
(Q) What is the weight of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s weight is 102 kg.
(Q) Who was the wife of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s wife was Habiba Abdul-Jabbar (m.1971-d.1978).
(Q) In which year was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar drafted?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was drafted in the year 1969/ Round 1/ Pick: 1st overall
(Q) In what position did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar play?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played in the position of Center.
(Q) How many NBA championships did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar win?
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has won six NBA Championships.

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