Orenthal James Simpson ( nicknamed “The Juice” ) is a former American Football Running Back player and was born on 9th July, 1947 and was raised in San Francisco, California by his parents Eunice and Jimmy Lee Simpson. His father was a chef and bank custodian and his mother was a hospital administrator. O. J. Simpson was 2nd youngest and has 3 siblings one brother, Melvin Leon Simpson and two sisters, Shirley Baker and Carmelita Jackson.
When he was a child he suffered from rickets and wore braces those are made by his mother with scrap on his legs until the age of five. Simpson was born and grown up in San Francisco and there family used to live in the housing projects of the Potrero Hill. On 24th June, 1967 Simpson got married with Marguerite L. Whitley and gave birth to three children named Arnelle L. Simpson, Jason L. Simpson and Aaren Lashone Simpson.
Later in March 1979 Simpson and Whitley got divorced. Then Simpson married with Nicole Brown on 2nd Feb, 1985 and he met Nicole Brown before giving his divorce with Whitley in 1977 when she was working as a waitress at “The Daisy”( night club ) and started dating with Nicole after he met her. Together they had two children, Sydney Brooke Simpson and Justin Ryan Simpson. Later on 25th Feb, 1992 Nicole filed for divorce after seven years of marriage relationship citing “irreconcilable differences”.
O. J. Simpson was convicted in various criminal activities including his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman murders, owning a $1.4 million in back taxes, Las Vegas robbery and also in criminal conspiracy, kidnapping and assault. In October 2008, O. J. Simpson was convicted on 12 counts by jury and on 5th Dec, 2008 he was sentenced to 33 years in prison and had no possibility of parole for nine years that is up to 2017.
Career: He grew up as an exceptional athlete with exceptional speed and exceptional strength. Simpson used to play many athletic games in his childhood and after breaking a thumb in basketball to stay in sports O. J turned to track in football in Galelio High School and he quickly became the schools star running back. From 1956 to 1966, he was a student at city college of San Francisco and played both offensive as well as defensive and was joined in Junior College All American Team as a running back player.
He attended “The University of Southern California “ in Los Angeles from 1967 to 1968 and received an athletic scholarship and played as running back under head coach John McKay. Simpson impressed every one with his athletic ability, in 1967 he ran 1543 yards and again in 1968, he rushed 1880 yards on 383 carriers and 13 touchdowns.
Also in 1968, Simpson received the “Walter Camp” award, “Heisman Trophy” and the “Maxwell Award” and signed a television contract with ABC. In 1968 he ran for 1709 yards and 22 touchdowns and still holds the record for largest margin of victory with 1750 points for defeating Leroy Keyes. His professional career started in 1969 after he joined with Buffalo Bills, they paid hefty amount of $650,000 over five years for a contract in professional sports history.
He became the first player to cover 2000 yards, with 2003 yards covered and 12 touchdowns. Later Simpson won 1973’s NFL Most Valuable Player award and Bert Bell award. After his 1973’s famous 2000 rush yard season, he ran for more than 1000 yards for next three seasons. Due to his knee injury he had played only seven games in 1977 season for Buffalo Bills. In 1978 he was traded to San Francisco 49ers and played with 49ers for 2 seasons.
O. J. Simpson had a total of 11,236 rushing yards in his career which made him stand 2nd on the NFL’s All Time Rushing list at the time of his retirement and now he stands at 21st place on that list. In 1985, he was inducted into the Pro-footballs Hall of Fame and he won NFL’s rushing title four times in his career.
O. J. Simpson Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $0.3 Million US Dollars
O. J. Simpson has a net worth of $0.3 million US dollars as of 2017. Simpson is not only a hall of fame pro football player but also a successful television producer, actor and commentator. He acted in several movies such as The Klansman (1974), Back To The Beach (1987), The Naked Gun Series(1988), The Miniseries roots and he also produced many television series in early 80’s.
He also appeared in Hertz Rental Car Company’s television commercials and also worked as a commentator for The NFL on NBC Brand and for Monday night football. Although his net worth in 1992, when he and Brown divorced is estimated to be around $10.8 million which will be around $18M today. He also used to get a monthly income of $55,000 in 1992 in which most part of income came from Hertz advertising contract, which will be equivalent to $92,000 per month ( calculated by taking inflation rate so on ).
He was convicted in a civil trial and the jury ordered to pay $33.5 M as compensation towards damages to the Goldman’s and Nicole Brown’s families and paid only around $500,000 up to date. He played for San Francisco 49ers and was paid highest for any footballer of NFL with a salary of $806,688. He also gets NFL’s pension of $25,000 per month.
Simpson had many endorsement deals with several companies like Hertz Rental Car Company ( from 1975 he appeared in ads with Hertz ), Pioneer Chicken, he owned two franchises of pioneer chicken, Honey Baked Hum, the pX corporation, Napa natural soft drinks and also appeared in advertisements in comic books for Dingo cowboy boots.
Born and raised in ghetto in San Francisco, he fought his way to glory on the plain fields of America. He became one of the first black spokesman for major advertisements, he also appeared in the movies and on T.V. Although he lead a very successful life but now “The Juice “ continues to serve his sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Centre, Nevada at the age of 69 due some incidents in his life.