O. J. Simpson is well known former American football player, actor and broadcaster. During his career, Simpson has won many awards. Some of them include Maxwell Award, Heisman Trophy, NFL Offensive Player of the Year, Walter Camp Award and many others. In 1985 he was included in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Despite his successful career, O. J. Simpson ad a lot of problems with the law and he is now sentenced for 33 years’ imprisonment. He was charged with such crimes as kidnapping and armed robbery. If to talk about his family life, it could be said that O.J. Simpson was married twice and he has 5 children. Both marriages ended up in divorce. So how rich is O. J. Simpson? It is estimated that O. J. Simpson’s net worth is $250 thousand. Of course, this sum was higher when Simpson did not have problems with the law. The main source of it was his career as a football player.
O. J. Simpson Net Worth $250,000
Orenthal James Simpson, also known as O. J. Simpson, or “The Juice”, was born in 1947, in California. Simpson studied at Galileo High School and played football there. Later he continued his studies at City College of San Francisco, where he also was a part of the college team. Soon Simpson became more and more successful and professional. In 1969 Simpson became a part of the team called “Buffalo Bills”. This, of course, had an impact on the growth of O. J. Simpson’s net worth. He was able to perform being best skills and gained acclaim and popularity very soon. In 1978 Simpson started playing for “San Francisco 49ers”. One year later, Simpson decided to retire from playing football.
As it was mentioned before, Simpson is also known for his acting career. He has appeared in such movies as “Roots”, “Back to the Beach”, “Capricorn One”, “The Cassandra Crossing” “The Naked Gun” and others. All these appearances added a lot to Simpson’s net worth. What is more, Simpson was a commentator at “Monday Night Football” and also appeared in “Saturday Night Live”. In addition to this, Simpson worked together with “Hertz”, “HoneyBaked Ham”, “Calistoga Water Company” and other companies. This made O. J. Simpson’s net worth higher. Sadly, Simpson ruined his success by involving himself in several serious crimes, which did not send him to jail, but also made him lose his fans all over the world. This only shows that you can lose your popularity and success very quickly.
All in all, it could be said that before committing crimes, O. J. Simpson was a really successful football player and actor. He had a lot fans and was acclaimed by many people. Unfortunately, everything has changed and now Simpson is in prison and will probably stay there for a long time. Let’s hope that other people will learn from his example and will act very carefully as one mistake might change your life completely. Maybe if Simpson will come out of jail he will be able to overcome his problems and learn from his mistakes.
Serving a 33-year sentence in Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, NV, for a robbery and kidnapping committed in Las Vegas. 
Inducted into the California Community College Sports Hall of Fame in 1984 (inaugural class).
Appears briefly as an extra in "An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn".
Multiple attempts at a Hollywood comeback yielded no offers.
In November 2006 publisher Judith Regan arranged for Simpson to write a hypothetical confession to the Nicole Brown Simpson / Ron Goldman murders. The book, "If I Did It", attracted so much negative publicity that it was quickly canceled.
A Las Vegas (NV) jury convicted him of armed robbery and kidnapping in 2008, 13 years to the day after he was acquitted of killing ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
In an interview with Michael Kay on "CenterStage", Kevin Costner cited Simpson as his favorite athlete, calling him the greatest football player he ever saw.
Inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1983.
Under terms of their divorce, Marguerite Simpson received a $500,000 trust fund for herself and her two children. In addition, she received $600,000 to purchase a new home and 50% of his deferred income from his pro-football employment contracts. They also divided $3 million in community property.
The second professional athlete to host Saturday Night Live (1975) (February 25, 1978). He was the only former host not invited to attend the show's 25th Anniversary Special.
The first pro football player to grace the cover of "Rolling Stone" (September 8, 1977).
A Hungarian metal band ('Húsdaráló Project') wrote a song about him.
At the height of his football fame, polls indicated he was one of the top three most recognized faces in North America.
Howard Stern's book "Miss America" was originally titled "Getting Away With Murder" and had a photo of O.J. and Stern (taken at Donald Trump's wedding) on the cover.
During his 1998 guest appearance on The Ruby Wax Show (1997), he pretended to stab host Ruby Wax with a banana while mimicking the theme music from Psycho (1960).
Tied for 30th with Herschel Walker on NFL All-Time Rushing Touchdowns List (61).
Ranks 21st on NFL All-Time Rushing Average List (4.674).
Ranks 14th on NFL All-Time Rushing Yardage List (11,236).
Ranks 16th on NFL All-Time Rushing Attempts List (2,404).
Was considered for the title role in The Terminator (1984), but producers feared he was "too nice" to be taken seriously as a cold-blooded killer.
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985.
Running back for the Buffalo Bills (1969-77) and San Francisco 49ers (1978-79).
When he retired in 1979 he held the following NFL records: rushing yards in a season with 2,003 (since broken by Eric Dickerson), and touchdowns in a season with 23 (since broken by John Riggins in 1983).
Won the Heisman Trophy in 1968 as a halfback for the University of Southern California.
Was working on a TV movie entitled Frogmen (1994) shortly before the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. It was reportedly designed to be a pilot for a proposed series, but has never aired.
Was in a street gang called The Persian Kings c. 1954.
Children by second wife Nicole Brown Simpson: Sydney Brooke Simpson (born 17 October 1985), Justin Ryan Simpson (born 6 August 1988).
Children by first wife, Marguerite L. Whitley: Arnelle L. Simpson (born 4 December 1968) Jason L. Simpson (born 21 April 1970) Aaren Lashone Simpson (24 September 1977 - 26 August 1979) (drowned in family swimming pool)
(2/4/97) Held liable for the deaths of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman by a jury in a civil suit. A few days later, the jury awarded compensatory damages to the Goldmans in the amount of $8.5 million, and punitive damages in the amount of a further $25 million.
Football player turned actor/sportscaster
Charged and tried for the murder of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in June 1994. In November 1995 he was found not guilty after 1-1/2 years of confinement.
A computer game (from Banana Productions) entitled "O.J.'s All- American Race to Acquittal" debuted in January 1995, and reveals among other things that O.J.'s full name, Orenthal James Simpson, is an anagram of "O.J. on simple harassment.".
[about the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman] I don't know how often I can discuss one incident in my entire life, but I'll continue to do that.
[upon being told that his children had been taken out of his house to a police station] What do you mean you have my children at the police station? Why are my kids at the police station?
[on talking about his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson to his children] It will come up in conversations where it's in a part of the conversation. Or we may be somewhere and I would tell some story about their mother and I. You know, we always honor her birthday.
I'm enjoying the money, the big house, the cars; what ghetto kid wouldn't?
I have always wanted to be liked and respected.
I had one fight in my adult life. I had the famous '89 fight with [Nicole Brown Simpson] which she admits that she initiated the physical part.
I think I've been a great citizen.
I tend to watch a little TV . . . Court TV, once in a while. Some of the cases I get interested in.
[about allegations that he had beaten his wife Nicole Brown Simpson on at least one occasion] I didn't beat her. I just pushed her out of bed.
My NFL pension can barely pay my son's tuition. You know, it's very little money.
[upon being told that his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson was dead] Oh my God, Nicole is killed? Oh my God, she is dead?
Money takes wings. The only thing that endures is character.
If there wasn't no fight, there wasn't no weekend.
[1970s, interview with Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service about his acting career] Obviously, I'm not Dustin Hoffman. I have to play an athletic type, just as Woody Allen has to play a wimp type. No matter how many acting lessons I took, the public just wouldn't buy me as Othello.
[1995, on his acquittal] When things have settled down a bit I will pursue as my primary goal in life the killer or killers who slaughtered [Nicole Brown Simpson] and [Ron Goldman].
[1975, in Playboy magazine] The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top.
[1998, in Esquire Magazine] Let's say I committed this crime . . . even if I did do this, it would have been because I loved her very much, right?