Real Name/Full Name Bennet IfeakanduOmalu
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Dr. Bennet Omalu
Birth Place: Nnokwa, Idemili South, Anambra State, Nigeria
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 30 September 1968
Age/How Old: 54 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 73 Kg
In Pounds – 161 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –John DonatusAmaechiOmalu
Mother – Unknown
Siblings: Six
School: Federal Government College Enugu
College: University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Religion: Roman Catholic
Nationality: Nigerian and naturalized U.S. citizen
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: PremaMutiso
Wife/Spouse Name: PremaMutiso
Kids/Children Name: Ashly Omalu, Mark Omalu
Profession: Physician, forensic pathologist and neuropathology
Net Worth: $750 million
Last Updated: March 2023

Bennet Omalu is one of the most famous Nigerian-American physicians who is also a pathologist and a neuropathology. He was the first person who ever discovered and published the finding on the chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in football players who played for America. He did the finding while he was working at the Allegheny County coroner’s office. Then he went to San Joaquin County, California, and also became a chief medical examiner there. He is also a professor at the University of California, and he works in the department of laboratory medicine and medical pathology.

Well, how well do you know about Bennet Omalu? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Bennet Omalu’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Bennet Omalu to date.

Biography and Early Life

Bennet Omalu’s ancestry is Igbo, and he was born in Nnokwa, Idemili South, and Anambra, which is in Nigeria. He was born on September 30, 1968, and he also had seven siblings. He was born when the Nigerian Civil War was happening, and due to this, he and his family had to flee from their Igbo Village. His father was a civil mining engineer, and his mother was a seamstress. His father was also a community leader in the Enugu-Ukwu region.

He started his primary school at the age of three and went to the Federal Government College Enugu. Later he went to medical college at the mere age of 16, and he went to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Bennet Omalu in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Bennet Omalu’s age is 54 years old as of today’s date 30th March 2023 having been born on 30 September 1968. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 161lbs in Pound and 73 kg in Kilograms.


Omalu started school at the age of 3, and he went to Federal Government College Enugu. Later h went to the University Of Nigeria for his medical degree in Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), and he earned this degree in June 1990. After he graduated, he did a clinical internship. He did this in the highland city of Jos.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Bennetomalu With Wife PremaMutiso
Bennetomalu With Wife PremaMutiso

Omalu got married to PremaMutiso, and they are originally from Kenya. They both currently live in Elk Grove, California, and they also have two children together: Ashly and Mark. He is also a practicing Catholic, and he was granted naturalized citizenship in the USA in 2015.

Is Bennet Omalu Gay?

No, Omalu is not gay as he is married to PremaMutiso and also a practicing Catholic. He is leading a happy married life so he is very much straight.

Professional Career

Bennet started his internship after completing his Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery and did a three-year service there. But after the presidential election in Nigeria, he became disillusioned, and he then began searching for scholarship opportunities in America.

He first came to Seattle in 1994, and he came there to complete his epidemiology fellowship at the University of Washington. He then left the state for New York City, and there he went and joined Columbia University’s Harlem Hospital Center. He went there for the residency training program.

Before his residency, he even trained as one of the forensic pathologies, and during his residency, he also became interested in neuropathology.

He also holds seven advanced degrees and several board certifications. He then also received his fellowship in pathology and neuropathology. He received this fellowship from the University of Pittsburgh, and he was a fellow there from the year 2000 to 2002. He then did a master of public health (MPH) in epidemiology in the year 2004. He then also did the master of business administration from the Tepper School of Business, which is at Carnegie Mellon University, in the year 2008.

He then also served as a chief medical examiner of the San Joaquin County, California, and he was a medical examiner from that place 2007-2017. Currently, he is a professor at the University of California, Davis, and works at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.


Bennet hasn’t won any major awards, but he has won the Distinguished Service Award. He has also earned many certifications and is also famous for his fleets in the medical world.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Bennet Omalu in 2023

Bennetomalu Net Worth
Bennetomalu Net Worth

As of 2023, The total estimated net worth of Bennet Omalu is around $750 million, and he has earned most of his net worth from the services he has done in the medical field till now. He has earned a good amount of net worth till now.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Bennet started his primary school at the mere age of 3.
  • Bennet went to medical college when he was just 16.
  • He went to the USA as he was disillusioned with the Presidential elections of Nigeria.

Bennet Omalu is one of the most famous Nigerian-American physicians who has made a good name for himself. He has earned a good reputation for himself in the medical world and earned a good amount of net worth. He is nothing but an inspiration for many students today.


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