Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a former American professional basketball player who has a net worth of $20 million dollars.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won multiple awards and accolades over the course of his NBA career. He also won the NBA Championship 6 times. 

Some consider him to be the greatest basketball player of all time. Outside of basketball, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has worked as an actor. He has also established himself as a best-selling author.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr. He was born on April 16th of 1947 in New York City and was abnormally large and heavy as an infant. 

By the eighth grade, he was 6'8. Throughout his youth, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played basketball and excelled at the sport due to his size. At age 12, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was able to dunk.

When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar started attending high school, his basketball talents became obvious. His school team won the New York City Championships many times, and he contributed greatly to this successful run. 

Due to the fact that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attended Power Memorial Academy, he earned the nickname "the tower from power." Eventually, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar broke many records during his high school basketball career.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar started by playing in UCLA's freshman team, although he quickly made the transition to varsity basketball.