O.J. Simpson was released from prison Sunday after serving nine years behind bars — but what will his life be like when he gets out of jail?
Simpson still owes tens of millions of dollars in the wake of a 1997 civil lawsuit, in which he was found liable for the wrongful deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman, and ordered to pay $33.5 million in damages to the survivors’ families.
Even so, Simpson will probably be quite comfortable financially now that he is a free man, thanks to pensions that may pay out more than $25,000 per month — funds that aren’t subject to seizure by creditors.
The 70-year-old former football star, who was tried and acquitted in 1995 for the murder of Brown and Goldman, was incarcerated after he was found guilty in 2008 of armed robbery, kidnapping and other charges in Las Vegas. Simpson was sentenced to 33 years in prison, and was released shortly after midnight on Oct. 1, 2017 after serving the nine-year minimum.
It is unclear what Simpson’s net worth is right now — with some outlets like GoBankingRates.com saying he has roughly $250,000 in the bank while others have much higher estimates including CelebrityNetWorth.com, which reported that he’s worth $3 million.
Either way, it’s a steep drop from Simpson’s heyday. In 1992, when Simpson was in divorce proceedings with Brown, his net worth was an estimated $10.8 million, the equivalent of $18 million in today’s dollars.
But regardless of how much he is worth at the moment, Simpson will reportedly receive significant income monthly now that he was released thanks to his pensions.
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