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Dr. Bennet Omalu Biography

Dr. Bennet Omalu
Dr. Bennet Omalu
Full Name/Real Name: Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu
Age: 51 years
Birth Date: 30 September 1968
Birth Place: Idemili South, Nigeria
Height: 1.73 m.
Weight: 70 kg
Nationality: Nigerian-American
Spouse: Prema Mutiso
Children: Ashly Omalu, Mark Omalu
Dating: N/A
Profession: Physician, forensic pathologist, and neuropathologist
Net Worth in 2020: $750 million

Dr. Bennet Omalu is a well-known Nigerian-American neuropathologist, physician and forensic pathologist. He is known as the first to discover the CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in American football players. He has also served as the chief medical examiner of the San Joaquin County, California.

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As of 2020, Dr. Bennet Omalu has a net worth of $750 million.

Early Life & Biography:

Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu or Dr. Bennet Omalu was born on September 1968 in Nnokwa, Anambra, Nigeria. He has seven brothers and sisters. Due to the Nigerian Civil War, his family had to move to the village of Enugu-Ukwu in southeastern Nigeria. After two years of his birth, Omalu’s family came back to their hometown.

His father was a civil mining engineer and the community leader in Enugu-Ukwu while his mother was a seamstress. Omalu went to the Federal Government College Enugu to complete his secondary education. At the age of 16, he attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he earned his MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) in the year 1990.

Dr. Bennet Omalu’s Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurements

Dr. Bennet Omalu was born on 30 September 1968 and currently as of 2020, he is 51 years old. Statistics put Dr. Bennet Omalu height as 1.73 m. and weight 70 kg.

Dr. Bennet Omalu Personal Life: Affair, Dating, Girlfriend, Wife, Family & Children

Relationship Statistics of Dr. Bennet Omalu

What is Dr. Bennet Omalu marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): Married
Is Dr. Bennet Omalu having any relationship affair? N/A
Is Dr. Bennet Omalu Lesbian/Gay? No
Who is Dr. Bennet Omalu’s Spouse? (name): Prema Mutiso
Does Dr. Bennet Omalu Have Any Kids? Yes (Ashly Omalu, Mark Omalu)

He is married to Prema Mutiso who is from Kenya. The couple has two children, Ashly and Mark.

Career, Awards & Nominations:

Dr. Bennet Omalu started his career after graduating from college as a clinical intern which followed by three years of service work in the city of Jos, Nigeria. In 1994, he went to Seattle, Washington to complete an epidemiology fellowship at the University of Washington. The following year Omalu shifted to New York where he joined the Harlem Hospital Center to complete a training program in clinical pathology.

After completing his training, he joined forensic consultant Cyril Wecht at his Allegheny County Office in Pittsburg. While working with Wecht, he was highly interested in neuropathology.

In 2007, Omalu was appointed as the chief medical examiner of San Joaquin County, California. He resigned from the post in 2017 and accused the county’s Sheriff of interfering with death investigations to save law enforcement officers who killed innocent people. His assistant forensic pathologist also resigned from the office citing similar reasons.

He is currently a professor at the Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the University of California, Davis.

Omalu is the recipient of eight advanced degrees and fellowships in pathology and neuropathology by the University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Tepper School of Business, a Master of Public Health (MPH) in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and many more.

Net Worth & Earnings:

Dr. Bennet Omalu Net Worth
Dr. Bennet Omalu Net Worth

As of 2020, Dr. Bennet Omalu has an estimated net worth of more than $750 million. Most of the fortune is the result of his successful career as a neuropathologist and forensic pathologist. He provided the detailed study of the rare syndrome CTE where the footballers are highly prone to get affected with brain disease. Omalu has also published several best-selling health books such as “Play Hard, Die Young: Football Dementia, Depression, and Death” which was released in the year 2008.

Dr. Bennet Omalu is one of the most renowned neuropathologists in the world. He is a true inspiration for the young medical students who want to excel in his field of work.