What is Basketball Player Emeka Okafor’s Net Worth in 2024?

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Emeka Okafor is a former American basketball player who was born in Houston, Texas. He played in the center and power forward positions, wearing jersey number 50. In this article, all of the information regarding his glorified life, career, education, and net worth is given below.

Emeka Okafor’s Net Worth in 2024

Emeka Okafor started playing professional basketball in 2004 and retired in 2020. His professional career is associated with the American and Korean basketball leagues. Emeka Okafor’s net worth is now $30 million. The huge earnings from a stunning basketball career led him to a millionaire life.

Total Salary Earned From NBA Career:$88.6 Million
Average Annual Salary: $8 million
Highest Paid Season 2013-14:$14.4 million
Debut Season Salary (2004-05):$3.7 million
Total Salary Earned From New Orleans Hornets:$42.3 million
Salary Earned From Charlotte Bobcats:$17.4 million

Beginning Period of Life 

Emeka Okafor was born on September 28, 1982. His full name is Chukwuemeka Ndubuisi “Emeka” Okafor. He finished his school career playing basketball at Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas.

His college basketball career was with the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut. Here he played for the UConn Huskies men’s basketball program from 2001 to 2004.

His college career achievements include two-time Big East Defensive Player of the Year, Big East Player of the Year honors in 2004, All-Big East First Team, the Pete Newell Big Man Award, and NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player.

Emeka Okafor- Complete Biography Chart

Net Worth:$30 million
Profession:Basketball Player
Full Name:Chukwuemeka Ndubuisi “Emeka” Okafor
Father Name:Pius Okafor
Mother Name:Celestina Okafor
Sibling:Nneka Okafor
Birth Date:September 28, 1982
Birth Place:Houston, Texas, United States
High School:Bellaire High School
College Education:University of Connecticut
Position: Center and Power Forward
Achievement: Third-team All-American-NABC, NBA All-Rookie First Team, First-team All-Big East
Eye Color:Black
Hair Color:Balck
Wife/Girlfriend: Ilana Nunn Okafor
Height: 6 feet 10 inches
Weight: 114 kg
Current Age: 39 years
Jersey Number: #50


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Contract History With NBA Teams

Emeka Okafor career earnings

In the 2004 NBA draft, Charlotte Bobcats took him 2nd overall in the 1st round. During his ten-year career, he wore the jerseys of several different teams. He played for the Charlotte Bobcats, New Orleans Hornets, Washington Wizards, Delaware 87ers, New Orleans Pelicans, and Ulsan Hyundai Mobis Phoebus. He also got the chance to play for the USA national basketball team.

As a member of the USA national team, he participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, winning the bronze medal.

Career Records

In his career, he played a total of 616 games and scored 12.0 points on average, 9.7 rebounds on average, and 0.8 assists on average. His other career statistics are FG% 51.2, FG3% 0.0, FT% 58.6, eFG% 51.2, PER 17.0, and WS 45.3.

Success and Awards 

Emeka Okafor’s career achievements include: Chip Hilton Player of the Year (2004), NCAA Champion (2004), NABC Co-Player of the Year (2004), NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2004), Third-team All-American-NABC (2003), Consensus first-team All-American (2004), NABC Defensive Player of the Year (2003, 2004), Pete Newell Big Man Award (2004), NBA Rookie of the Year (2005), 2005 NBA All-Rookie First Team (with Dwight Howard and Ben Gordon), NCAA blocks leader (2003), Big East Player of the Year (2004), Big East Defensive Player of the Year (2003, 2004), and First-team All-Big East (2003, 2004).

Emeka Okafor's height

Emeka Okafor’s Wife

Okafor married Ilana Nunn Okafor in 2012. They have two children. They have one daughter, Adaeze, born in 2013, and another son.

Body Structure- Height and Weight

Emeka Okafor stands up to 6 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 252 pounds. This man is still alive in the world, and he is 39 years old now.

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Over the past five years, Rick C. Nees has written hundreds of NBA players' biographies, some of which have already been published in famous newspapers. He previously worked as- Commentator, Basketball Analyst, Basketball Player, Newspaper Sports Editor, Radio sports presenter. Rick grew up watching basketball leagues. He was a state-level high school basketball player who followed all NBA events since he was a child.


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