Akbar Gbaja-Biamila Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Jun, 2019
Facts of Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
Name Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
Birth Name Akbar Oluwakemi-Idowu Gbajabiamila
Father Mustapha Gbaja-Biamila
Mother Bolatito Gbaja-Biamila
Nationality American, Nigerian
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Former NFL player, Journalist (current)
Net Worth $7 million
Eye Color Dark Brown
Face Color Black
Married Yes
Married to Chrystal Gbaja-Biamila
Children Elijah Gbaja-Biamila, Saheedat Gbaja-Biamila, Nasir Gbaja-Biamila, Naomi Gbaja-Biamila
Siblings Abdul Gbaja-Biamila and†Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila
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The former professional American football player, Akbar Gbajabiamila is popular for his NFL career as well as his career as a television personality, sports commentator and entertainment host. He also co-hosted popular shows like American Ninja Warrior, The Night Shift, and Yemi's Dilemma.

Early Life, And Education of Akbar Gbaja-Biamila

Akbar Gbaja-Biamila was born Akbar Oluwakemi-Idowu Gbajabiamila on May 6, 1979, in Los Angeles California, the US to mother Bolatito Gbaja-Biamila and father Mustapha Gbaja-Biamila. Gbaja holds an American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity. He is the younger brother of Abdul Gbaja-Biamila and Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, a former Green Bay Packers defensive end.

He attended the Crenshaw High School in Los Angels, California. Later, he studied at San Diego State college.

Akbar Gbaja-Biamila's Professional Career

In 2003, Akbar was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent. After playing with Raiders for three seasons, Akbar transferred to San Diego Chargers in 2006 where he played for a season before he moved to Miami Dolphins. In 2008, he moved back to Raider and was released to retire as a Raider.

In 2005, Gbaja was elected as one of the first NFL athletes into their Broadcast Boot Camp. Before entering the NFL Network, and CBS Sports, he worked as an analyst for Mtn Network and CBS Sports Network for two years.

Besides, he made his acting debut in the sort movie The Sac Fly in 2015. Also, he was a fan-favorite on the 2009 ABC adventure series Expedition Impossible.

Currently, he serves as a member of the board for the Asomugha Foundation. He also serves on the board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, which raises funds for Parkinson's research purpose. He recently co-hosted American Ninja Warrior together with Matt Iseman and Zuri Hall.

Akbar Gbaja-Biamila's Net Worth

The American Ninja Warrior host has an estimated net worth of $7 million as of 2019. Gbaja has earned a lucrative sum of money from his hard work and dedication to his career as an NFL player.

To add to this, he also earns $860,000 per year from his job at the NFL American football player. Similarly, his net worth is comparable to another American athlete Michael Johnson ($7 million).

Akbar Gbaja-Biamila's Personal Life

Akbar is happily married to Chrystal Gbaja-Biamila. However, their wedding date is not revealed to the media.

CAPTION: Former NFL player Akbar Gbaja-Biamila with his wife and children SOURCE: WikiNetworth

The couple is blessed with four children; son Elijah Gbaja-Biamila, a daughter Saheedat Gbaja-Biamila and twin daughters Nasir Gbaja-Biamila and Naomi Gbaja-Biamila.

As of now, the Akbar and his spouse are living a blissful married life with their children. They reside in California along. 

Akbar Gbaja-Biamila's Body Statistics And Other Facts

  • Height: He stands 6 feet, 5 inches, or 198 cm tall.
  • Weight: His weight is 263 lb or 119 kg. 
  • Eyes Color: Dark Brown.
  • Birth Sign: Taurus.
  • Age: Akbar is at the age of 40, as of 2019
  • In 2015, he played sparingly in the NFL but was one of the first to enroll in the Broadcast Boot Camp.

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