Mahmoud Abdul Rauf
Mahmoud Abdul Rauf
Celebrated Name: Mahmoud Abdul Rauf
Real Name/Full Name: Chris Wayne Jackson
Gender: Male
Age: 55 years old
Birth Date: 9 March 1969
Birth Place: Gulfport, Mississippi
Nationality: American
Height: 1.85 m
Weight: 74 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Kim Jackson
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes ()
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Mahmoud Abdul Rauf Gay?: No
Profession: Former professional basketball player
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $5 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Mahmoud Abdul Rauf is a former basketball player known for his nine-year-long career in the NBA (National Basketball Association). He has also been part of teams like Denver Nuggets, Sacramento Kings and Vancouver Grizzlies.

Maybe you know about Mahmoud Abdul Rauf very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Mahmoud Abdul Rauf’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

In 1969, Mahmoud Abdul Rauf was born as Chris Jackson, to a poverty-stricken single-parent family comprising of his mother, Jacqueline Jackson and his two brothers, Omar Jackson, and David Jackson. Abdul has spent most of his early years in a place called Gulfport, Mississippi. At the age of 17, he was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, a nervous system disorder involving involuntary repetitive movements and sounds.

He graduated from Gulfport High School and then enrolled in the Louisiana State University. There he was fortunate to get a chance to play organized basketball. He played his first match against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball team, also known as Dunkin’ Dawgs.

Personal Life

Abdul Rauf is married to his longtime girlfriend, Kim Jackson, and has fathered five children. He got converted into a Sunni Muslim in the year 1991 and got his name Chris Jackson changed to Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. In 1996, he got involved in a controversy where he refused to stand up for the national anthem. According to news reports, he had “disrespected a nation that had allowed him the freedom to grow rich by playing games.” He then flew to Florida and also converted to Shia Islam.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 9 March 1969, Mahmoud Abdul Rauf is 55 years old as of today’s date 23rd April 2024. His height is 1.69 m tall, and his weight is 74 kg.


Rauf started with his career as a basketball player right from his freshman years. He joined the college basketball team and earned several laurels in his freshman and sophomore years.

In 1990, he was first selected by the Denver Nuggets team of the NBA. He played for the team until 1996. He changed the team and became part of Sacramento Kings for an exchange of Sarunas Marciulionis. In 1998, he played for the team Fenerbahçe of the Turkish Basketball League. However, he quit the team before the season finished, stating that he has lost interest in the game.

In August 2000, he signed with the Vancouver Grizzlies. In December 2003,  he was a part of the Ural Great team of the Russian Basketball Super League. He then joined the Italian Serie A club Sedima Roseto in 2004, and in November 2007, he signed with Al-Ittihad of the Saudi Basketball League. In August 2009, he signed a contract with Basketball Japan League team Kyoto Hannaryz. In July 2010, he re-joined the Kyoto Hannaryz team.

He is currently playing for the Three-Headed Monsters in the BIG3 basketball league.

Awards & Achievements

Abdul Rauf won the title of ‘Mississippi Mr. Basketball’ in the years 1987 and 1988. In the year 1989, he was recognized as the SEC Player of the year and the First-Team All American. He also won the ‘NBA Most Improved Player’ award in the year 1996.

Net Worth & Salary of Mahmoud Abdul Rauf in 2024

Mahmoud Abdul Rauf Net Worth
Mahmoud Abdul Rauf Net Worth

As of April 2024, The former American basketball player has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He has made his fortune by playing in numerous basketball leagues. His net worth includes all his possessions and earnings.

Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf is a former American basketball player who has had a career that spanned over twenty years. In 1996, he refused to stand up for the United States’ national anthem, stating that it supported slavery and kept suppressing the blacks. Hence, in addition to being an athletic prodigy, he was also a revolutionary who stood up for the plight of the afflicted.


  1. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf married April Marie Dotson who is from Gulfport, MS in September of 1996. She is the mother of his 5 children. After 16 years of marriage they divorced in 2012.


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