Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

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Facts of Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf

Birth Name
Chris Jackson
Famous Name
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
Married to
Kim Jackson
Jacqueline Jackson


Career & Net worth

Retired NBA player


Married to
Kim Jackson

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is a retired American professional basketball player who played basketball for Gulfport High School before joining Louisiana State University to play college basketball for the Tigers. He was selected with the third pick in the 1990 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. In 1993, he changed his name from Chris Jackson to Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf after turning to Islam in 1991.

A native of Gulfport, Mississippi, USA, Abdul-Rauf, was born on March 9, 1969. He has a tall figure of 6 ft 1 in and a weight of 73 kg. He attended Louisiana State University. During his nine years of active NBA career, he played for a number of teams.

Abdul-Rauf was born Chris Jackson in a single-parent family. He was the son of Jacqueline Jackson. He has two brothers, Omar and David Jackson. He spent his childhood days in poverty, and there were times when he and his brothers could not feed on proper nutrition.

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Net Worth, Contract, Salary, and Career Earnings: How Rich is Mahmoud?

Mahmoud Abdul- Rauf's Estimated Net Worth:

Today, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf's reported net worth stands at approximately $10 million, a testament to his successful basketball career and astute financial decisions. His consistent performance on the court, coupled with smart financial planning, has ensured long-term financial stability.

Mahmoud Abdul- Rauf's Career Earnings and NBA Success:

Over the course of his seven-year NBA career, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf amassed total earnings of $19,849,500. Throughout this period, his annual salary averaged around $2 million, showcasing his valuable contributions to the teams he played for. Notably, in 1997, Abdul-Rauf reached the pinnacle of his NBA earnings, receiving a salary of $3,300,000.

MahmoudMahmoud Abdul-Rauf has an estimated net worth of $10 Million. SOURCE: Instagram- @mahmoudar123

Basketball players' yearly earnings range between thousands of dollars and millions of dollars, depending on several factors. Typical NBA players like Abdul-Rauf made a salary of about $2 million on average annually whereas the top players in the league, such as Lebron James, Marc Gasol, and Al Horford, earn over $100 million.

Rauf earned $19,849,500 during his 7-year NBA career with the highest salary being $3,300,000 in 1997. 

Year Salary
1990/91 $1,660,000
1991/92 $2,008,000
1992/93 $2,358,000
1993/94 $1,825,000
1994/95 $2,200,000
1995/96 $2,600,000
1996/97 $3,100,000
1997/98 $3,300,000
2000/01 $798,500
Total Earnings $19,849,500

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Beyond the NBA:

After parting ways with the NBA in 1998, Abdul-Rauf found new opportunities internationally. He signed a two-year contract worth $3.4 million with Fenerbahce, a prominent team in the Turkish Basketball League. This move not only allowed him to continue showcasing his talents but also significantly contributed to his overall career earnings.

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Sponsorship Deals:

In addition to his basketball income, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf benefited from lucrative sponsorship deals that added to his financial prosperity. One noteworthy partnership was with Nike, a global leader in athletic footwear and apparel. Such endorsements provided Abdul-Rauf with substantial additional income, further enhancing his financial standing.

After NBA in 1998, Abdul-Rauf signed a two-year contract for $3.4 million with Fenerbahce of the Turkish Basketball League. Besides his earnings from basketball, he also had a sponsorship with Nike. Abdul-Rauf has a reported net worth of around $5 million. 

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Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf Ex-Wife, Kim Jackson

The 50 years old Abdul-Rauf was at first married to Kim Jackson. Together they have five children, but their names at the moment remain unknown. The couple both attended LSU where they first met and eventually started dating.

Abdul-Rauf with his daughter SOURCE: Instagram @rmahmoudabdul

As Abdul-Rauf converted his religion to Islam, he wanted his wife, Kim, to wear a veil in public. He felt that it was customary for Muslim women. But she did not comply with his request. He said, "I was looking for support, someone to be with me because I really felt that I was changing for the better like I was becoming a better man." This resulted in a divorce between the two."

Mohamoud filed for divorce against Kim, who was raised a Roman Catholic, citing religious differences irreconcilable in around 1994. The divorce followed the isolation he went through during the nine seasons as an NBA player. As per sources, Abdul-Rauf has 5 children whose name is a mystery to the public.

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Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf's Wife: Who is Abdul's Second Wife

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf married his second wife, April, who is also a Muslim convert. They went to the same high school and knew each other from their high school days. The couple is now married for more than two decades, however, Mahmoud has kept his married life away from the public and reveals nothing about that aspect of his life. 

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Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf's Controversy on National Anthem

Abdul-Rauf refused to stand for the US national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner" before games. He said that the flag was a symbol of oppression and tyranny.  For his refusal to stand, he was fined $31,707 per missed game as the NBA suspended him.

Two days later, he came up with a compromise with the league. He would stand during the playing of the anthem but look downward with his eyes shut. 

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf suffered from Tourette Syndrome

At the age of 17, it was found that Abdul-Rauf was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, a genetic neurological disorder with onset in childhood. However, it was moderate in terms of treatment. It had gone undiagnosed until he turned 17. Thanks to his determination, he overcame the difficulties to become a basketball prodigy for Gulfport High School.


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