O.J. Simpson is an American former NFL running back. He is a broadcaster, spokesman, actor and a convicted felon for the murder of his former wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman.
O.J. Simpson’s Early Life and Education
He was born on 9 July 1947 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is the son of his parents Jimmy Lee Simpson and Eunice Simpson. O.J. grew up with his brother Melvin and sisters Shirley and Carmelita. After his parent’s divorce, his mother raised them as a sole parent. He holds an American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnic heritage.
Likewise, he graduated from Galileo High School and later attended the University of Southern California.
O.J. Simpson’s Professional Life
O.J. Simpson started playing football in college, and his professional career began when he played as the running back in the National Football League (NFL). He has played with numerous clubs like Buffalo Bills from 1969 to 1977, the San Francisco 49ers from 1978 to 1979, and became the first NFL player to rush for over 2000 yards in a season.
O.J. Simpson’s Personal Life
O.J. Simpson currently seems to be living a single life. However, in the past, the running back has been married twice. First, he tied his knots with Marguerite L. Whitley at the age of 19. They walked down the aisle on June 24, 1967, in an intimate wedding ceremony. From their marriage, they had three children Arnelle, Jason, and Aaren.
Unfortunately, Aaren drowned in the family’s swimming pool and lost her life just at the age of two. However, the marriage life could not last for a very long time, the couple started having major complications and finally got divorced in March 1979. During the time of his marriage with Marguerite, he met another girl named Nicole Brown in 1977.
The two first met when Nicole was working as a waitress at a nightclub named The Daisy. The two began dating even while married. Finally, after the divorce from his first wife, he dated Nicole for quite a long time before finally tying their knots on February 2, 1985. Together, they had two children Sydney and Justin.
Likewise, even their marriage did not last for a long time. Nicole filed for divorce after seven years of their marriage citing irreconcilable differences. However, after the divorce, they reconciled the following year until he was charged for being tried for the murders of Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman and was later found responsible for both murders.
After being found guilty of two murders, he was sentenced to nine years of prison serving on October 3, 2008, and was released on October 1, 2017. As of now, he is currently living a single life. There is not much provided of his dating life as of now. He does not share openly about his private affairs. Moreover, he has also dated celebrities like Christie Prody, Skylar Satenstein, Kris Jenner, and more.
O.J. Simpson’s Net Worth
The former NFL running back O.J. Simpson has an estimated net worth of around $3 Million as per various sources. A huge load of his money generally came from his past career as a running back. However, his annual income is yet under moderation but, sources say he earns thousands of dollars from the NFL pension.
According to legal filings from his divorce from Nicole in 1992, he had a net worth of $10 Million at the time in which half of the wealth came from his Brentwood estate value. He purchased the property back in 1977 for $650,000. To determine his divorce, he consented to pay $10,000 to Nicole for child support and also a one-time payment of $433,750.
While his time on the Bills, he demanded a 5-year contract for $650,000 which was the largest contract in the history of the sport. After his trial, he was ordered to pay $33.5 million in damages to Goldman and Brown families. He owes more than $40 Million to the families.