Edward Charles O’Bannon Jr. was born on the 14th August 1972, in Los Angeles, California USA. He is best known as a retired professional basketball player, who played in the position of power forward for the New Jersey Nets, in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is also recognized for playing in Europe – in Spain, Italy, Poland, etc. His playing career was active from 1995 to 2004.
Have you ever wondered how rich Ed O’Bannon is, as of mid- 2016? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of Ed’s net worth is as high as $100,000. He has been accumulating this sum of money through his relatively successful career as a professional basketball player, but also as car salesman.
Ed O’Bannon Net Worth $100,000
Ed O’Bannon spent his childhood with younger brother Charles – also a professional basketball player with the Detroit Pistons – in his hometown, where he attended Artesia High School. There, he began playing basketball and excelled in it, as he finished his high school career averaging 24.6 points, and 9.7 rebounds per game, andmainly thanks to him, the team won the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division II state championship. His skills led him to become named the most valuable player (MVP) at the Dapper Dan Classic, a McDonald’s High School All-American, and to a high school All-Star game. He had a plan to become a student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), but he enrolled at UCLA, from which he graduated in 2011 with a BA degree in History. During his college career, Ed won numerous accolades, both as a part of the team and as an individual. He became the NCAA champion in 1995 with UCLA basketball team, and was named the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player the same year. Furthermore, Ed was named as the Pac-10 co-Player of the Year in 1995, and won the John R. Wooden Award. A year after he finished his education, his jersey no. 31 was retired by the UCLA, and he was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005.
After the successful season, Ed entered the 1995 NBA Draft, and was selected by the New Jersey Nets as the ninth overall pick. However, his performance was nowhere near his college one, as he really desired to be drafted by a team from west coast, and became home sick. He never managed to improve his performance, and spent only two seasons in the NBA, playing for the Nets, before being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, who then traded him to the Orlando Magic. He never got the chance to prove himself, as he was soon released by the club.
After his short stint in NBA, Ed tried to play basketball elsewhere, firstly finding a club in Italy, however, until the year 2004 and his retirement, he switched between eight different teams, in Italy, Spain, Greece, and Poland as well, but never stayed in one club for more than one season, and never earning more than $400,000 per season.
After his basketball career ended, Ed ventured in finding a ‘real’ job, and since 2009 he has been working as a car dealer in an auto dealership located in Las Vegas.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, Ed O’Bannon is married to Rosa, with whom he has three children. Their current residence is in Henderson, Nevada.