Greg Oden Net Worth

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Net Worth $ 16
Source of Wealth Basketball
Profession Former basketball player, now financial advisor to athletes
Spouse/Partner Married
Date of Birth Jan 22, 1988
Zodiac Aquarius
Age 35
Gender Male
Height 213 cm / 6 ft 11 inch
Nationality American

Greg Oden's net worth is estimated at $16 million 💵

Biography and early life

Greg Oden is a former 34-year-old American basketball player and is now a professional athlete advisor.

Even though his knee injury somewhat marked his career, he also had numerous successful moments that made him that fortune.

Oden retired from playing professional basketball but is still a sports advisor in the sports business.

Greg was born in Buffalo, New York. His parents are Greg Oden Senior and Zoe Oden, and he has a half-brother named Anthony Oden. When he was 9, his family moved to Terre Haute, Indiana, where he went to the Sarah Scott Middle School and started playing basketball for the first time.

Later, he attended Lawrence North High School and studied at the Ohio State University from 2006 until 2007. Odel did not finish his college education then but had a rather long break till he decided to finish his degree in 2016.

Greg fell in love with basketball in fourth grade, and by fifth grade was 5,10, and by sixth grade was 6,6, so it was not difficult to predict his career.

Career

Greg Oden had an impressive career, and his early beginnings started when he played basketball at Ohio University for the season 2006-2007, however, he started being recognized even before that time. In 2005, Oden was named National Basketball Boys Player of the Year[3] .

Within time, notable people in the field noticed him, and opportunities came along.

But, Oden’s more serious career started when he entered the NBA in 2007, his biggest dream to come true. In 2007, Oden earned the Defensive Player of the Year award.

Other than that, in 2007, Oden pulled up more honors in his college season and received awards such as the NABC Defensive Player of the Year, the Pete Newell Big Man award, and the First-team All-Big Ten award.

In the 2008 and 2009 seasons, Odel missed playing because of his various injuries; however, for the games, he did play, he achieved great stats.

In 2013, Oden signed with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh-led Miami Heat and played in 23 games.

In 2015, Oden signed a one-year $1.2 million contract with the Jiangsu Dragons[4]of the Chinese Basketball Association and played 25 games.

Currently, he is an athlete advisor for Edyoucore Sports & Entertainment, a company providing financial education and consulting services to individuals based in Baltimore. As an athlete advisor, Oden focuses on helping professional players to understand their economic reality.

Most famous for

Even though he is now a former basketball player, all of Greg Oden’s fame and popularity came from his professional basketball career in the NBA. The highlights of Oden’s career were when he played for the Portland Trail Blazers[1]and the Miami Heat[2] .

On another note, he is also famous because he helped Ohio State advance to the 2007 National Championship Game to face the Florida Gators. He was named to the First-team All-Big Ten, and the Consensus Second-team All-American.

Oden also received the NABC Defensive Player of the Year and the Pete Newell Big Man Award.

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Relationships

Despite his turbulent relationship with his girlfriend Candyce Brown, which did not end up well, and a few others in which he had troubles, he is now happily married to Sabrina Oden.

The couple married in Maui, Hawaii, and they have one child, their daughter, Londyn Oden.

Specific info

Oden was arrested for domestic violence when he was accused of hitting his girlfriend-at-the-time, Candyce Brown, for which he pleaded guilty.

Oden is also charged with punching Christina Green in the face three times and even breaking her nose. Also, he was having problems with alcohol and depression.

Properties and real estate

Greg Oden owns a house of over 3,603 square feet (5 bedrooms and three bathrooms) in Oregon and a home in Dublin, Ohio, with 5,300 square-foot with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and one half-bathroom.

Conclusion

Although Oden is now retired, and despite having an injury during most of his career, he played basketball pretty well. His primary source of income is evident thanks to his basketball career, from which he made a net worth of $16 million.

Right now, he is devoted to his family and trying to help young players reach their best potential while teaching them the financial pitfalls of success.

FAQs

How much money did Greg Oden get?

His estimated earnings for the six seasons he played he received a salary total of $24.066.185.

What does Greg Oden do for a living?

Greg Oden was a professional basketball player, but now that he is retired from playing. He works as an athlete advisor, providing educational and consulting services to players concerning their financial reality. 

How many games did Greg Oden play in the NBA?

Oden’s professional career as a basketball player lasted six years, and he was seen playing in 105 games. 

Why did Greg Oden retire?

 Greg Oden retired from playing professional basketball in the NBA because of his injuries and the fact that he was on bed rest often due to his surgeries. 

References

  1. Miami heat (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_Heat (Accessed: November 3, 2022). 

  2. Portland Trail Blazers (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_Trail_Blazers (Accessed: November 3, 2022). 

  3. Gatorade Player of the year awards (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gatorade_Player_of_the_Year_awards (Accessed: November 3, 2022). 

  4. Jiangsu dragons (2022) Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiangsu_Dragons (Accessed: November 4, 2022).