Lamar Odom Net Worth: Career & Lifestyle

American professional basketball player, team member of the Los Angeles Lakers in NBA Lamar Odom has a total net worth of $30 million.

Lamar has spent the majority of his professional career in the LA Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Moreover, In 2011 Lamar was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year.

Lamar played basketball since high school and, in 1997, received national player of the year honors from the parade.

In the 1999 NBA draft, Lamar was selected by Los Angeles Clippers with the fourth overall pick in the first round.

Lamar Odom
Lamar Odom

Eventually, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team.

Lamar was suspended twice for violating the league’s anti-drug policy.

Furthermore, he signed and played the 2003-04 season for Miami Heat as a restricted free agent.

After playing the 2003/04 season, he was traded to LA Lakers.

Later in his career, after being in the LA Lakers for seven seasons in 2011, he was traded to Dallas Mavericks.

However, his career started declining, and he was traded back to Clippers in 2012 and played in Spain in 2014.

Besides the NBA, Odom also played for the United States national team in the 2004 Olympics, winning a bronze medal.

Also, in 2010 as a part of the national team, he won a gold medal in the FIBA World Championship.

Early Life

Lamar Joseph Odom, better known as Lamar Odom, was born on November the 6th, 1979, in South Jamaica, Queens, New York City, United States.

His father, Joe Odom, was a heroin and crack addict, and his mother, Cathy Mercer, died of colon cancer when he was just twelve years of age.

At the time of his mother’s death, she reportedly told him, “Be nice to everybody.”

After the death of his mother, Odom was raised by Mildred Mercer, his paternal grandmother.

He first joined Christ The King Regional High School in Middle Village, Queens but left at the start of his senior year because of poor grades.

He then transferred firstly to Christian Academy in Troy, New York, and then to St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Connecticut.

 Quick Facts

Name    Lamar Odom
Birth Name Lamar Joseph Odom
Nick Name   Lam Lam, Lammy
Net Worth   $30 million
Income/Salary  $8.2 million per year
Date Of Birth     November 6th, 1979
Horoscope      Scorpio
Father   Joseph Joe Odom
Mother Cathy Mercer
Siblings    Jamar Odom
Place of origin     Jamaica, New York, United States
Current residence       USA
Religion      Christian
Gender      Male
Ethnicity     African-American
Nationality     American
Age      42  years old
Height (Approx.)    6 feet 10 inches, 208 cm, 2.08 m
Weight     104 kg, 229 lbs.
Shoe size  16 US
Eye color  Black
Hair Bald
Sexual orientation     Straight
Marital Status    Married
Ex-wife   Khloe Kardashian (2009-2016, 7 years)
Ex-girlfriend  Liza Morales (1995-2006, 11 years)
Fiancé   Sabrina Parr
Children     2 children (living), 1 dead
Children’s Name Destiny Odom, Lamar Jr. Odom

Jayden Odom (dead)

High School  Christ the King (Queens, New York)

Redemption (Troy, New York)

St. Thomas Aquinas (New Britain, Connecticut)

College   Rhode Island (1998-1999)
Playing Carrera  1999-2014
Position  Power forward/ Small forward
Number  7
Profession   Professional Basketball Player, Actor
Movie  National Lampoon’s Van Wilder
Awards    National Basketball Awards (Wins 2)

NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award (Wins 1)

Nomination  Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Male Reality Star (Nomination-2011)
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Last Update    October, 2022

Net Worth and Income

An American professional basketball player Lamar Odom has a net worth of $30 million as of 2022.

Lamar has amassed the net worth playing professional basketball for NBA as a forward for the LA Lakers.

Net worth today seems way low than what he earned in his career.

Reportedly, Lamar earned more than $115 million throughout his NB career.

Odom signed $33 million worth of contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.

In 2008-2009 he made the largest paycheck of his career earning $14 million in Los Angeles Lakers.

Game
Lamar Odom in a Game

Despite earning hundreds of millions of dollars, he had some tax issues with IRS throughout his playing career.

Likewise, Lamar attempted unusual tax deduction claims such as $127,000 in fitness expenses, almost $12,000 in fines for on-court bad behavior.

However, IRS reacted against Lamar by ordering to pay $87,000 in back taxes.

In 2007, Odom sued the IRS for sending him a tax bill of $87,000. The bill also included $9,000 in interest.

Apart from that Lamar also earns from endorsements and his own line of clothing.

Career Earnings of Lamar Odom

Los Angeles Clippers (2012-13) $8,200,000
Dallas Mavericks (2011-12) $8,900,000
LA Lakers (2010-11) $8,200,000
LA Lakers (2009-10) $7,500,000
LA Lakers (2008-09) $14,148,596
LA Lakers (2007-08) $13,248,596
LA Lakers (2006-07) $12,348,596
LA Lakers (2005-06) $11,465,333
LA Lakers (2004-05) $10,548,596
Miami Heat (2003-04) $9,963,596
Los Angeles Clippers (2002-03) $3,557,585
Los Angeles Clippers (2001-02) $2,812,320
Los Angeles Clippers (2000-01) $2,628,960
Los Angeles Clippers 1999-00) $2,445,480
Total Career Earnings $115,967,658

Net Worth of Lamar Odom in Different Currencies

Let’s take a look at Lamar Odom’s net worth in different currencies around the globe as of October, 2022.

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 25,504,131
Pound Sterling £ 21,617,727
Australian Dollar A$ 40,810,770
Canadian Dollar C$ 37,663,950
Indian Rupee ₹ 2,226,315,000
BitCoin ฿ 670.68

Cars and Houses

Professional NBA player Lamar Odom has splashed some of his fortunes on some luxurious cars and real estate.

Just like every other NBA superstar Lamar has a sizable collection of automobiles.

Let’s check them out one by one.

Cars

Audi A8

The luxurious sedan is equipped with a 4.0-liter V8 engine that generates 453 brake horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque.

A8
Lamar’s Audi A8

The car costs $87,500.

It can reach the top speed of 155.3 miles an hour and reach from 0-62.5 miles an hour in 4.9 seconds.

Mini Cooper S

Similarly, Odom has been spotted in his Mini Cooper S several times.

The base price of the car starts from $30,900.

It comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which pumps 176 brake horsepower. The car can reach the top speed of 142 miles an hour and can go from 0-60 miles an hour in 6.2 seconds.

Chevy Suburban

This one is a more practical kind of vehicle Odom owns. This decent SUV has a 5.3-liter V8 engine that generates 420 brake horsepower.

These are not the fastest vehicles given their size and weight, but they still can juice up from 0-60 miles an hour in 7.6 seconds.

The SUV can cost up to $51,700.

Mercedes S Class

What good is a car collection if there is not at least one Mercedes-Benz?

Don’t be fooled by the luxury, though. It still has a 496 brake horsepower 4.0-liter V8 engine and is pretty fast.

The car comes with nine-speed automatic transmission and a 4matic all-wheel-drive system.

It can reach the top speed of 130 miles an hour and can go from 0-60 miles an hour in 4.8 seconds.

But this marvel of auto mechanics does not come cheap. The base-level S class comes with a price tag of $116,300.

However, this is not just one Mercedes-Benz on Lamar’s collection.

He also has a cool-looking G-wagon.

The luxury and off-road capable SUV costs $131,000. The SUV comes equipped with a 4.0-liter AMG V8 Biturbo engine.

Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe

Lamar also has a Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe, which his ex-wife Khloe Kardashian gifted back in 2010.

The cars cost over little shy of half a million dollars.

It has a top speed of 149 miles an hour and can go from 0-60 in 5.3 seconds.

The car has a massive 6.75 V12 engine.

Houses

Lamar Odom has owned numerous luxurious real estate throughout this career.

Back in 2003, Lamar purchased an 8,557 square feet mansion in the suburb of Miami, Florida.

He paid just over $3 million for the mansion.

He rented the house for $20,000 a month when he was traded from Miami Heat.

Lamar attempted to sell the property for a couple of years, and in April 2017, he listed the house on the market for $5.2 million and later reduced it to $4.5 million.

Still, there was no sign of interested buyers. He again had to drop the price to $4.1 million.

In 2018 he again had to cut the price to $3.4 million but no luck.

He relisted the property a month later for $3.6 million.

Ultimately he sold the house for $2.6 million, which was half of its original listing price of $5.2 million.

Sources say that Lamar moved to China.

But Miami mansion was not the place NBA forward owned.

He, along with his wife Khloe Kardashian, recently purchased a house in Mulholland Park neighborhood of Tarzana, California.

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian Former Mansion
Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian Former Mansion

The house sat on ¾ of an acre.

This Mediterranean-style stunning mansion featured 8,000 square feet of living space with seven bedrooms.

The house featured a den, swimming pool with spa, an outdoor kitchen, a home theater, and interestingly an amusement park with waterfalls.

However, after their split, they sold their marital home for $5.499 million in 2014.

Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco purchased the house.

Lifestyle

With multi-million dollars in his possession, Lamar does not shy to spend it on luxurious lifestyles and exotic vacations around the globe.

His wedding to Khloe was something to witness. More than 250 VIPs attended the event.

The guest list included the A-lister NBA stars such as Kobe Bryant as well as some other known celebrities such as Lara Spencer, Ryan Seacrest, and Kelly Osborne.

Lamar Odom Weds Khloe Kardashian
Lamar Odom Weds Khloe Kardashian

They also had a huge rehearsal dinner with some close relatives and friends, and of course, many of them were celebrities.

He is also a sneakerhead with his collection, including footwear from Nike.

Lamar has been to numerous exotic travel destinations for vacations, but most of them are not made public.

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Charity

Lamar Odom likes giving back to society.

Reportedly, he has been actively involved in more than four charitable foundations and supports seven causes.

In March 2004, Lamar launched Cathy’s Kids, and a non-profit organization focused on making a positive impact on the lives of underprivileged children.

Likewise, the organization also works on other projects, such as treating cancer, a disease that has played a significant role in his life.

His mother, Cathy Mercer, died of Colon cancer.

Media, Investments, Endorsements, and Book Publications

Media

Lamar Odom has made some screen appearances throughout his career.

He is best known for Van Wilder, Entourage, Khloe & Lamar, and Hood of Horror.

Apart from that, Lamar has appeared in Arliss, ESPN Outside The Lines Sunday, Fantasy Factory, Kobe Doin’ Work, and Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Investment

Lamar once told in an interview that he wanted to invest in tech stocks such as Apple and Microsoft and also wanted to explore cryptocurrencies.

Lamar recently launched his own clothing line called Rich Soil.

Very little has been known about the clothing line so far.

Endorsements

Reportedly, Odom endorsed Samsung back in his career.

Odom also endorsed Power Balance Bracelets. In fact, he was sued for the endorsement deal.

The complaint appealed that Odom was responsible for promoting the false products. Shaquille O’Neal was also entangled in the lawsuit as he was also the face of the product.

Book Publications

Lamar Odom has authored a New York Times best-selling book titled Darkness to Light.

It was published on May 28, 2019.

In the memoir, Lamar has written about the rise into the fame of a motherless and crack addict father’s child.

Career

Lamar Odom was picked fourth overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft by Los Angeles Clippers.

After his fantastic first season, he was named the 2000 NBA All-star Rookie First Team.

Odom played from 2011-2012 for Dallas Mavericks and again for Los Angeles Clippers from 2012-13.

Similarly, Odom signed with Laboral Kutxa Baskonia of the Spanish League in February 2014.

Likewise, he played out the remainder of the 2013-14 season with the New York Knicks.

Lamar Odom 2021
Lamar Odom 2021

Lamar was in a relationship with Liza Morales.

They even had three children together. Sadly, the youngest of them died on June 29, 2006, from infant Death Syndrome.

In 2009 Lamar married reality television star Khloe Kardashian after a month of dating.

The wedding was featured on the show Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Later in his career, Odom was found unconscious at a brothel in Las Vegas in 2015.

He had a kidney failure and also suffered from several heart attacks.

Khloe had submitted her petition in court but had to withdraw because of his condition.

After Odom made a full recovery, Khloe filed for a second divorce in December of 2016, and they were separated.

Unknown facts About Lamar Odom

  • Executive of Adidas once commented that Odom possessed a $2 million smile.
  • Lamar was once suspended from LA Clippers after testing positive for marijuana in 2001.
  • Odom was dropped from the LA Clippers after his performance suffered from his drug use in 2013.
  • Lamar was transferred from Vegas to LA hospital by medical transport.

FAQs

Who is Lamar Odom with now?

After a public divorce with Khloe Kardashian, Lamar was in a relationship with Sabrina Parr and got engaged in 2019 but later separated after a year.

Why did Khloe and Lamar break up?

Lamar was deep into substance abuse and later admitted to cheating on Khloe multiple times.

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