Lamar Odom has been in the news a lot over the past 8 years, and it isn’t really due to his basketball career. In 2008 he married Khloe Kardashian and gained a lot of press thanks to becoming a part of her famous family. Unfortunately, he and Khloe didn’t even make it to their 10 year anniversary and got a divorce recently. Fans often wonder how much Odom is worth. The answer is fairly tricky, but we tried to break it down for you below.
His Salary After Marriage
Odom played a big part in helping the Lakers win a championship in 2009, the same year that he got married. He also signed a $32.8 million, 4 year, contract. However, before it was up he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 2011. That didn’t last long as he ended up being traded to the L.A. Clippers the next year with only a $8.2 million salary for that year. Odom’s earning potential started to fizzle out as he made bad choices which led to the demise of his marriage as well. Currently, Lamar Odom’s net worth is estimated to be at $56 million.
During their marriage, Khloe kept rising into stardom. She has had quite a few television appearances thank her “Momager”, Kris Jenner. Her and Odom had their own spin off show, Khloe & Lamar. She also had another show, Kocktails with Khloe. The starlet has co-authored a book, started a fragrance line with Odom, hosted a radio show and been a part of many paid appearances. There is also some family money from her father, Robert Kardashian, who passed away from cancer. However, what’s probably made her the most money though is the salary from her family’s TV show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, which has now been shortened to just, The Kardashians. It’s been estimated that Khloe Kardashian’s net worth is probably around $23.6 million.
Putting Into Comparison
As you can see, Khloe’s net worth is less than Odom’s, but she does currently have a net worth higher than her younger sister Kylie who is reportedly worth $10 million. However, they could all change with Kylie’s successful makeup line and her new spinoff show, Life of Kylie. Her net worth is also higher than sister Kourtney’s, whose net worth is about $20 million. Khloe’s other younger sister, Kendall, does have a higher net worth than Khloe at $30 million, thanks to her successful modeling career. The family member with the highest net worth currently is Kim Kardashian as it’s estimated to be at least $100 million. Forbes has reported that she’s the 42nd highest paid celebrity in the world. This figure only takes into account how much money she has made and not the salary of her famous husband, Kanye West.
Factors That Have Influenced Odom’s Net Worth
While Odom does have a high net worth, it could have been higher. His career earnings, since, 1999 when drafted by the Clippers, are close to $116 million. A lot has happened to the basketball player though. Khloe and Odom did have a prenuptial agreement so he didn’t lose anything in his divorce, but he did have a lot of difficulties with sobriety during his marriage. In the fall of 2015, Odom was found unconscious at a brothel in Nevada. He was in a coma for 4 days and in the hospital for weeks. He had hoped to make a comeback in his basketball career, but it never happened. Now that it seems that his basketball days are behind him, he does plan on writing a book that should hopefully net him some profit.
With a net worth of $56 million, Odom isn’t doing that bad as compared some other celebrities. However, it could have been a lot more if he had made better decisions and didn’t blow some of his money on drugs and women. He does still have some earning potential though thanks to his new book that he has admitted to writing. With the world still so fascinated with the Kardashians, it wouldn’t be surprising if it ending up being a best seller as curious fans flock to buy it to see what dirt he has on them. It may also answer some questions about the time leading up to his medical emergency in the brothel and the days afterward that he spent with Khloe during his recovery.