OJ Simpsons Net Worth Money and More

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Net worth : $250,000

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Orenthal James (O.J.) Simpson, is an American football player and actor though retired now. Being born on July 9, 1947, in San Francisco, Simpson has made world class records in his football as well as acting career and has made himself stand apart from others. Career for him started with football followed by football broadcasting and acting after retiring from football.

Being fond of sports, Simpson was a member of street gang called “Persian Warriors”. His likeliness for football was much appreciated at school level and thus he was player of the school football team called, Galileo Lions. College life boosted his career as a football player to a greater extent and Simpson achieved greater heights. He was awarded with an athletic scholarship for the University of Southern California. The very professional career in football for him started when he joined USC vs. UCLA football game and became a junior Heisman Trophy member. Simpson’s touchdown made him win his football games. He was also awarded with Walter Camp in 1967. The records made by hum are unbeatable even today, and hence IAAF has declared his record or achievement as the world’s best rather the world record. Simpson even today holds records and has won awards like the Maxwell Award, Heisman Trophy and Walter Camp, all three in same year. He made a new life in football by creating different records of rushing yards and touchdowns. He became the first player ever passing the 2,000-yard mark and scoring 12 touchdowns. His best game was played at Thanksgiving game in 1976 against Detroit Lions, then making a record of 273 yards and scoring 2 touchdown.

During the time when Simpson had to say goodbye to football, or rather when he retired, he stood 2nd on NFL’s all-time rushing list and even today stands 18th. He was also titled as “NFL Player of the Year” in 1973.

Simpson was given a nickname ‘’Juice” when he played on “O.J.” being an abbreviation for “Orange Juice.”

Simpson was signed up with several endorsements with companies like Hertz rental car, Pioneer Chicken, HoneyBaked Ham and many more while also appeared in the comic book advertisements for Dingo. Simpson’s talents, looks and hard work together made him achieve everything.

Being happy with his career, Simpson enjoyed his own personal life. Being married to Marguerite L. Whitley, Simpson became father to three children. Unfortunately, they had a divorce in 1979. Later, he married to Nicole Brown in 1985, had two children but sadly the relationship came to an end with a divorce in 1992.

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Even though having a wonderful career as a football player, Simpson dreamt of more. He enacted quite a few television serials and movies, the list is:

  • Roots in 1977- television mini-series
  • The Klansman in 1974
  • The Towering Inferno in 1974
  • The Cassandra Crossing in 1976
  • Capricorn One in 1978
  • Back to the Beach in 1987
  • The Naked Gun trilogy in (1988, 1991, 1994)

Simpson’s talent was not only confined to the boundaries only of football and acting and hence he started his own film production company called “Orenthal Productions”. The company released quite a few TV series and films.

Simpson never limited to himself to one particular profession or career. He always had a zeal to learn more, this can again be observed from his life when he anchored shows like “Monday Night Football” and also “The NFL”. He was also the host for few of the episodes of “Saturday Night Live” during its third season.

 

But this is not the end to what experiences Simpson had in his life and what he made out of it. He did not had everything good-good with his life. Unfortunately, he was charged with the deaths of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman where Nicole Brown was his 2nd wife. In the case of these charges, he was declared to be guilty of Ronald Goldman’s death and unlawful stabbing of Nicole Brown. But this verdict was not final. Simpson’s case was made into an event and became one of the most watched show in the history of American TV. There was no proper judgment whether he was guilty for these murders or not and thus this became the controversy of the time. The controversy led to cold war between African-Americans and white Americans, where “not-guilty” was the justice for African-Americans and “guilty” was the justice for white Americans. The counsel defending Simpson included of Robert Kardashian, Johnnie Cochran and Lee Bailey.

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But later, it was proved that Simpson was guilty for his wrongful deeds. Thus the decision said that he was liable to pay $33,500,000 for the damages caused and also his trophy and other belongings were auctioned for almost $500,000 where the entire amount was handed over to Goldman family.

Even though Simpson had paid charges foe what had been done by him, the Goldman family did not seem satisfied. They kept on trying to get more out of him from different source like his pension, etc. but failed.

A book was also written with respect to this case, called “How I Helped O.J. Get Away with Murder” by Mike Gilbert, Simpson’s friend. He was again arrested for some robbery charges and had an ongoing case in relation to that too. He faced controversies with regards to that also. Thus Simpson not only had a good life with football and filming but also an equally troublesome counterpart with different criminal charges.

 

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