OJ Simpson net worth as of 2019.
Date of Birth: July 9th, 1947
Country: United States
Wealth Source: NFL Player (Professional), Actor.
Net Worth: $3 Million
Oriental James Simpson is an American known to be a football running back, advertising spokesman, actor, broadcaster, and convicted felon. Today, O J Simpson is known for his criminal trials and later acquittal for the murder of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, together with her friend Ron Goldman.
Simpson was born and raised in San Fransisco, California. He was the son to Lee Simpson, a chef and Eunice Simpson, a hospital administrator. In 1986, his father announced that he was gay and died of HIV/AIDS. Simpson has three siblings Melvin Leon, Shirley Simpson-Baker, and Carmelita Simpson-Durio (deceased). In his teenage life, he joined a street gang then famously known as the Persian Warriors. At Galileo High School, Simpson played football for the school team, the Galileo Lions. In 1965, he enrolled at City College of San Francisco and later joined the University of Southern California.
Simpson’s career in football kickstarted when he joined Buffalo Bills. The contract at that time was the largest in the history of sports. Simpson got paid a whopping $650,000. Before he could retire, Simpson had started in the film career with his television mini-series called Roots in 1977, The Kiansman-1974, The Cassandra Crossing-1976, and The CapriconOne-1978. Other films that Simpson starred include Goldie and the Boxer, Cocaine and Blue Eyes, Back in the Beach, and The Naked Gun. He also worked as a commentator for The NFL on NBC and Monday Night Football and starred in a comedy series Back to the Beach.
In 2006, Simpson actively involved himself in his hidden camera prank television show dubbed Juice.
- Fastest player to gain 1,000 rushing yards in a season: 1,025 in 7 games in 1973 and 1,005 in 7 games -1975
- Fastest player to gain 2,000 rushing yards in a season. 2,003 in 14 games -1973.
- Most rushing yards per game in a season: 143.1 per game -1973.
O. J. Simpson married Marguerite L. Whitney in 1967, and together they had three children: Jason Lamar Simpson, Arnelle L. Simpson, and Aaren Lashone Simpson. In 1977, he met Nicole Brown, and they began dating, and in March 1979, Simpson and Marguerite divorced. Nicole and Simpson married in February 1985, and the two had two children, Justin Ryan Simpson, and Sydney Brooke Simpson. Their marriage lasted seven years, after which they divorced in 1992.
Simpson was a primary suspect after Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman were found dead in Los Angeles. Following a lengthy criminal trial, Simpson was exonerated of the charges.
In 1997, Simpson’s house of 20 years was foreclosed following a default in his mortgage payment. The property was later demolished in 1998 by the next owner.
Simpson was arrested in Miami, Florida, in 2001 after yanking glasses from a motorist in what looked like a traffic dispute that took place three months earlier. He was later charged and acquitted that year.
That same year, he was suspected of possession and trafficking of drugs and money laundering. The police thoroughly searched his house, but they did not find anything. However, he was arrested as the police uncovered suspected to be used in stealing satellite television programming.
Simpson and a group of men entered a casino in Las Vegas in September 2007 and took sports equipment ant gunpoint. He was questioned by the police, which he admitted to having stolen the items. He was charged with criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, assault, and armed robbery. Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison. However, the judge included a no-parole in for a minimum of 9 years. He has since been released.
Famous Quotes from OJ Simpson
“The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that’s the day you start to the top.”
“Fear of losing is what makes competitors so great. Show me a gracious loser and I’ll show you a permanent loser.”
“The only thing that endures is character. Fame and wealth-all that is illusion. All that endures is character.”
“Everybody’s got whatever problems they have. I refuse to let somebody’s mistaken beliefs affect my life.”
OJ Simpson net worth as of 2019, stands at $3 Million.
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