Orenthal James Simpson is the former NFL football star, actor, broadcaster, advertising spokesperson, and convicted felon. Simpson is an American former football running back, he is known for his speed and elusiveness.
He is also famous for the murder case linked with him. Simpson acquitted on two counts of murders in the criminal court, the death of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Oj Simpson Net Worth is around $3 million.
Oj Simpson Biography
Orenthal James Simpson was born on July 9, 1947, in San Francisco, California. He was a famous football player. Oj played football at Galileo High School at San Francisco, first as a tackle and then as a fullback. Simpson attended the University of Southern California, he was a college football superstar, wins the Heisman Trophy in 1968.
He later enjoyed a successful post-playing career as an actor and broadcaster, but later, he charged for the murder of his ex-wife and his ex-wife’s friend. In 2008, Simpson also charged with the felonies of armed robbery and kidnapping and sentenced 33 years in prison.
Early Life and Family
Oj Simpson (full name Orenthal James Simpson) is a son of Eunice, a hospital administrator, and Jimmy Lee Simpson, a chef, and bank custodian. Orenthal’s name given by his aunt, who is a French actor she liked. Simpson has one brother and two sisters. Later t in 1952, his parent filed a divorce. Simpson’s father announced he was gay and died of AIDS in 1986.
He started his schooling from Galileo High School in San Francisco. Later, he takes admission in the University of Southern California.
Oj Simpson Personal Details
|Real Name||Orenthal James Simpson|
|Date of Birth||July 9, 1947|
|Place of Birth||San Francisco, California, U.S.|
|Profession / Occupation||American football running back|
Oj Simpson Stats
|Eyes Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||12 Us|
Oj Simpson Family Details
|Spouse / Wife Name|| Nicole Brown Simpson (m. 1985–1992), Marguerite Whitley (m. 1967–1979)|
|Father Name||Jimmy Lee Simpson|
|Mother Name||Eunice Simpson|
|Children||Sydney Brooke Simpson, Justin Ryan Simpson, Jason Simpson, ArnelleSimpson, Aaren Simpson|
|Siblings||Melvin Leon Simpson, Shirley Baker Jimmy, Lee Simpson, Carmelita Jackson|
Simpson married twice. Firstly he married Marguerite L.Whitely in 1967, and the couple has three kids together. They divorced in 1979.
The second wife of Simpson was Nicole Brown, they married in 1985, and the couple has two kids together, Justin and Sydney. Afterward, they got divorced in 1992. Brown filed a case against Simpson because of his abusive behavior.
Simpson gained fame by winning the Heisman Trophy in 1968 and two times all American Halfback of the USC Trojans, setting the NCAA records.
In 1969, Simpson joined the professional Buffalo Bills and made many records by his perfect gaming skills. He also played for San Francisco at the end of his career.
Simpson gained 11,236 running yards, placing him 2nd on the list of NFL’s all-time rushing when he retired. Now he ranked 21 on the list. He was considered the first NFL player to rush more than 2,000 rushing yards in the single game.
He retired from professional football in 1979, afterward he started his career as an actor and broadcaster. Simpson debut movie was THE KLANSMAN in 1974, played the role of a man framed for murder by the police.
Later, Simpson appeared in NAKED MAN and its sequels. He regularly appeared in different commercials. Furthermore, he worked as a commentator for Monday Night Football and the NFL on NBC brand.
Oj Simpson Net Worth
The total net worth of OJ Simpson estimated is roughly $3 million in 2020, but back in 1994, at the height of his fame, Oj Simpson net worth was $11 million.
After the murder of his ex-wife and her friend, everything changed in the life of Simpson. He had to pay $33.5 million after losing the trial to the victim’s families.
Interesting Facts About O. J. Simpson
- Simpson nickname is “the Juice” as a play on O.J, a common abbreviation of orange juice.
- Oj Simpson titled as NFL player of the year in 1973.
- Simpson is the faster player to gain 1,000 rushing yards in a season: 1,025 in seven games in 1973 and 1,005 in seven games in 1975.
- Simpson is the highest-paid athlete of NFL at that time, his five-year contract worth 650,000 million dollars.