Charles Oakley is a very successful former basketball player from the USA who has played for many teams. Standing at 6’8”, has played in the NBA (National Basketball Association) for teams like Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks, and Washington Wizards. He has also worked as an assistant coach for Charlotte Bobcats. Now let’s have a close look at the net worth of Charles Oakley in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Born in December 1963, in Cleveland, Ohio, Charles Oakley is the son of Corine Oakley and Charles Oakley II. He also grew up in Cleveland. He was a brilliant child during his school and used to play basketball when he went to John Hay High School.
Soon after completing his high school, Oakley went to the Division II back university, Virginia Union University. The university was located in Richmond, Virginia. In his college, he used to play for the Virginia Union and played there from 1981 till 1985. In his senior year, he rebounded with 17.3 per game average in Division II for his team.
According to reports, Charles Oakley was previously in a relationship with American socialite Nefertini Rasool. He was previously married to Maureen Blumhardt. They got married in 1989, but soon called it off. They have a daughter named Christiana. In 2016, he got married to Angela Reed. Charles has been a subject of many controversies. He was arrested in February 2017 for criminal trespassing.
Career, Award & Nominations
In the 1985 NBA Draft, Charles Oakley was picked by the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, he was later traded to the Chicago Bulls. He joined the team led by Michael Jordan and was given the title of team “cop”. In 1986, he won the All-Rookie Team honors. In 1988, he got traded to the New York Knicks. With his new team, he was a defensive specialist. He continued with the Knicks till 1998. He was an NBA All-Star in 1994. That same year, he was also NBA All-Defensive First Team. Following that, Oakley was traded to the Toronto Raptors. He played for the team till 2001.
The Raptors traded Charles Oakley to the Chicago Bulls again in 2001. He played with them for a year and appeared in 57 games. He was able to amass 3.8 points, 2 assists, and 6 rebounds per game. In 2002, he became a free agent and decided to sign with the Washington Wizards. In the 2002-03 season, he played 42 games and was able to make 1 assist, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 points per game. He left the team in 2003.
In 2004, he signed a contract for only ten days with the Houston Rockets. After playing seven games, he made 0.3 assists, 0.7 rebounds, and 1.3 points per game. He retired from professional basketball in 2004. Post-retirement, Charles Oakley was appointed as an assistant coach of the Charlotte Bobcats in 2010. However, he left the job a year later. In 2016, he was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
Net Worth & Earnings
What would be the net worth of a person who played basketball for several teams in his career? He has amassed total career points of 1,282 and has made 9.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. His net worth stands at $15 million. In addition to this, he is the owner of several businesses. In Cleveland, he owns the ‘Nails EtCetera’ and ‘Hair Solutions’. He also owns ‘Oakley’s car wash’, ‘Oakley’s Wash House’ and the restaurants, The Steakhouse and Red.
Charles Oakley has been very successful in many of his endeavors. From 1987 to 1994, he has placed five times in the “rebounds per game”. He has also successfully done many businesses and has also worked as a coach.