Hakeem Olajuwon
Hakeem Olajuwon
Real Name/Full Name Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Hakeem Olajuwon
Birth Place: Lagos, Nigeria
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 21 January 1963
Age/How Old: 61 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 213 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 10″
Weight: In Kilograms – 116 Kg
In Pounds – 255 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Salim  Olajuwon
Mother – Abike Olajuwon
Siblings: 7
School: N/A
College: Muslim Teachers College and University of Houston
Religion: Islam
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Dalia Asafi (m. 1996)
Kids/Children Name: Abisola Olajuwon, Abdullah Olajuwon, Abdul Olajuwon, Aisha Olajuwon and Rahmah Olajuwon
Profession: Basketball player
Net Worth: $230 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon is a famous and talented former American basketball player. He was better known by his game name “The Dream,” during his basketball journey. This name was given to him because he used to dunk so effortlessly that his coach from the college said it just looked like a dream to him.

Well, how well do you know about Hakeem Olajuwon? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Hakeem Olajuwon’s net worth in 2024, 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 Hakeem Olajuwon to date.

Biography and Early Life

He was brought up into life on the 21st of January in 1963 in Lagos, Nigeria. He was born to a couple who is christened as Salim Olajuwon and Abike Olajuwon. His parents were working-class Yoruba owners of a business of cement in Lagos, Nigeria. He was the third child of the couple from a total of eight kids. He gives his mum and dad credit for giving him and his siblings the virtue of hard work and discipline. As a kid and teenager, he used to play football but later, at the age of 17, he chose basketball.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Hakeem Olajuwon in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Hakeem Olajuwon’s age is 61 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024 having been born on 21 January 1963. Though, he is 6′ 10″ in feet and inches and 213 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 255lbs in Pound and 116kg in Kilograms.


Hakeem as a kid, went to a high school in Nigeria and later got enrolled in Muslim Teachers College located in Lagos, Nigeria. He later migrated to America to train the coach named Guy Lewis, who used to train the kids at the University of Houston. From university, he got graduated with a degree in physical education. His movement was purely based on a recommendation for his skills and talent in the basketball game.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Earlier, Hakeem Olajuwon tied the holy knot with his college friend named Lita Spencer. The couple became parents to Abisola Olajuwon- a girl. He then wedded to Dalia Asafi on the 8th of August in the year 1996. The couple has spent many happy hours of togetherness and is leading a good life. They are parents to four children, which includes two sons (Abdullah Olajuwon and Abdul Olajuwon) and two daughters (Aisha Olajuwon and Rahmah Olajuwon).

Is Hakeem Olajuwon Gay?

Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon surely isn’t gay as he is happily married to his beloved lady, Dalia Asafi. He is a proud dad for his five children, whom he loves the most. Out of 5 kids, one of his kids which is Abisola, was born with his first wife.

Professional Career

Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon was on a university basketball team and played for three years (1981-1984). He was a very good player in a team, and because of him, the team was in the final four of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. He was selected in the 1984 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets.

He used to play for the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors in National Basketball Association from the year 1984 to 2002. He used to play in the center position.

From that point to his final match, he has worked really hard in his journey to gain success. He is considered one of the best players in the NBA of all time.


Hakeem Olajuwon, along with Shaquille O’Neal, is considered the best NBA player of all time, with many critics and fans. He is responsible for creating multiple records. He is an appreciable Defensive player where he won in the same category and in Finals MCVP awards during 1993-1994. He is the only one in the history of the NBA who has been able to achieve it. He is the year 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, and 1997 was responsible for letting the Rockets to NBA first time.

In 1996, he won the Olympic gold medal. He is counted among the top 50 players. He stood 13th by the SLAM Magazine’s 2009 issue on 50 greatest players of all time. He also reached the 10th position in the list of “All-Time NBA rank in the year 2016. Additionally, he is also one of the four players in NBA history who score quadruple-double.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Hakeem Olajuwon in 2024

Hakeem Olajuwon Net Worth
Hakeem Olajuwon Net Worth

As of the financial year of 2024, he has an estimated net worth of $230 million. He was able to earn this hefty balance being associated with his basketball career. He is an incredible player in the history of the NBA. His long list of achievements, titles, and trophies are enough to justify this. His achievement in his basketball career is all responsible for his bank balance.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He, along with Peter Knobler, had written a tell-all autobiography in 1996. He titled it – “Living the Dream.”

Hakeem Olajuwon has held a superior position in the fame of Basketball. He held his position as a player in the Basketball Hall of Fame and FIBA Hall of Fame. He is an extremely hard-working person who has earned so many trophies, championships in his time. He is a gem of NBA history and is worshipped by many young basketball players. He is a commonly heard name that is quite popular for his insane skills and techniques, especially his dunk in the basketball game.


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