Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - A Short Biography

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Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr., professionally known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, is a former American professional basketball player.

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DOB & Age

Born on 16 April, 1947, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is currently 76 years old.


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the only child of Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Sr. & Cora Lillian.

Height & Weight

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is 7 feet, 2 inches (218 cm) tall & he weighs around 225 pounds (102 kg).


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar completed his high school education from Power Memorial Academy in New York City.

Later in 1965, he enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, & completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969.

Professional Career

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar started his career in 1969, when he was picked first overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1969 NBA draft.

In 1971, Kareem won his first NBA championship title with the Milwaukee Bucks & also won his 1st NBA MVP Award.

In 1975, Kareem joined the Los Angeles Lakers. He played with the Lakers from 1975 to 1989 & had tremendous success, winning 5 NBA championships.

He played 21 seasons in the NBA, winning 6 Titles, 6 MVPs, 2 NBA Finals MVPs, & being a 19-time NBA All-Star. He scored 38,387 points in his career.


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar married to Habiba Abdul-Jabbar in 1971, & they separated in 1978.


Kareem is the father of 5 children. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Jr. (1976), Habiba Abdul Jabbar (1972),

Sultana Abdul Jabbar (1979), Amir Abdul Jabbar (Mother Cheryl Piston), and Adam Abdul Jabbar.

Net Worth

The legendary NBA player, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, has a net worth of around $25 to $30 million.

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