Bennet Omalu's Financial Status: His Professional Endeavors, Net Worth

    Updated On 22 Apr, 2018 Published On

    Nigerian-American physician, a forensic pathologist, and neuropathologist, Bennet Ifeakandu Omalu was the first person to discover Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in American Football Players. He possesses eight advanced degrees and board certifications and been making headlines with his recent work. Presently, he is a professor at the University of California, Davis in Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

    Dr. Bennett Omalu has been active in the medical field for a while now and has gained international attention. This had made people wonder about his net worth. Let's talk about his struggle, present career and net worth.

    The Making of Bennet Omalu: First Steps Towards His Career

    Dr. Omalu was born in Nnokwa, Idemili South, Anambra in Southeastern Nigeria. He was the sixth out of seven kids. Born during the Nigerian Civil War, his family had to move to the village of Enugu-Ukwu. The family soon returned to their original home after two years. 

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    At age 16, he attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. After getting an MBBS, he worked three years in Jos city. Omalu, after searching for scholarships in the US, completed a fellowship at the University of Washington.

    In 1995, he flew to New York City to join Columbia University's Harlem Hospital Center for a training in anatomic and clinical pathology. He was trained as a forensic Pathologist was interested in neuropathology as well.

    Dr. Bennet Omalu's Present Career

    After extending his wings into different fields of studies, he served as the chief medical examiner of San Joaquin County, California in 2007. He ultimately resigned in 2017 after accusing the county's sheriff of interfering with investigations to protect his officers.

    He is still a professor at UC, Davis. He became a lead author of a report published in late 2017 about a confirmed case of CTE in a living person.

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    Dr. Bennet Omalu Ready for Work
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    In 2018, Omalu conducted an independent autopsy of Stephon Clark, was shot by Sacramento police officers. He released his findings in March that showed he had been shot seven times in the back. 

    His Net Worth in 2018

    Dr. Benett Omalu's net worth is estimated to be $720 million. His salary is about $250 thousand. At present, there is not much information about his properties, real estate or any other valuables. 

    HarperCollins as an author has published his book Truth Doesn't Have A Side: My Alarming Discovery about the Dangers of Contact Sports.

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    Bennet Omalu's Book
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    Dr. Omalu is obviously a very skilled medical personnel who has made a breakthrough with his CTE research and has become a beacon of hope for many aspiring doctors. His research will, without a doubt, help the next generation of the medical field.