|Net Worth||$3 Million|
|Born||July 9, 1947|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||Former Football Player|
What is O.J. Simpson’s net worth? Here’s what we know. O.J. Simpson was born on July 9, 1947, in San Francisco, California. At the age of two, Simpson contracted rickets, which led to him being pigeon-toed and bow-legged. He had to wear special shoes, connected by an iron bar to correct the issue for three years.
When he was 13, he joined a gang called the Persian Warriors. After getting busted for a fight, he found himself inside the San Francisco Youth Guidance Center. Much like LeBron James and Michael Jordan, Simpson was into high school sports. Unlike them, he didn’t have the grades to make it. It threatened to take away his chance of playing for a major college.
After completely dominating the competition at the City College, Simpson was admitted to USC as a halfback. He was a star player on the team and won the Heisman Trophy in 1968 at the young age of 21-years-old. He then moved to the NFL in 1969 to play for the Buffalo Bills. He earned himself the nickname of “The Juice” and topped 1,000 yards rushing five consecutive years. Like Stephen Curry, he dominated his sport.
In 1973, he became the first player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a single season. He retired from the NFL in 1979 after an extremely successful career. Simpson found work as a sportscaster and a professional actor, and life seemed to be okay for The Juice, but then everything changed in 1994.
The bodies of Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and a friend Ronald Goldman were found stabbed to death outside of Nicole’s home. Police investigated the murders and all the evidence was leading them to Simpson. Five days after the bodies were found, police put out a warrant for Simpson and urged him to surrender by 11 a.m. on June 17.
He didn’t surrender. Instead, he took off in his infamous Ford Bronco, which led to one of the most bizarre police chases in history. Simpson finally surrendered later that evening at his mansion in Brentwood.
Thanks to his earnings from the NFL, Simpson was able to hire a “dream team” of lawyers. He was reportedly spending $50,000 a day on them, and they did their job, ‘cause Simpson was miraculously found not guilty of murder in 1995. O.J. Simpson’s net worth was declining fast.
In 1997, he returned to court for a civil trial for the wrongful deaths of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman. He was ordered to pay the families $33.5 million in damages. He’s had multiple run-ins with the law since then, and in 2008 he was convicted of 12 counts of armed robbery and kidnapping.
He spent nearly nine years in prison for the charges and was released on parole in October 2017. Obviously, his net worth has suffered quite a bit after being in prison for several years.
It’s not clear what his net worth is right now, but back in 1992, he was estimated to be worth $10.8 million. Most experts believe his net worth today is hovering around the $1 million marks. After all the successes, O.J. Simpson’s net worth shows money buys a lot of things including trouble!