The Life Of Sultana Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s Daughter

By Samikshya Bhattarai | Updated on October 28, 2022
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    Sultana Abdul-Jabbar is known as one of the youngest daughters of famous celebrity Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Sultana’s father, Kareem is an American former professional basketball player who played for a couple of renowned teams like the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. Kareem also worked as a coach for several teams. In the meantime, Sultana’s mother Habiba is a fashion designer.

    Many of you might be thinking Sultana, the daughter of a former NBA player, is also following in her father’s footsteps. However, unlike many star kids, Jabbar is interested in a totally different field. One of the things Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s daughter has done for her career is handling an executive-level position.

    But what is Sultana doing in the present? Let’s find out in the article below. Also, know if the star kid is in a relationship or not in 2022?

    When Was Sultana Abdul-Jabbar Born? Her Early Life And Education

    Although her exact birth date is not available, it has been presumed that Sultana is 1979 born. The daughter of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Habiba Abdul-Jabbar reportedly celebrates her birthday sometime in April and as of 2022 is 43 years old.

    Ex-NBA star, Kareem Abdul Jabbar with his and Habiba's daughter, Sultana.
    Kareem Abdul Jabbar with his daughter, Sultana at the grand opening of the Conga Room at LA Live on December 10, 2008, in Los Angeles, California. Getty

    Born in a Muslim community, Jabbar follows the Muslim religion. Talking about her ethnicity, the celebrity kid partially belongs to an African-Trinidadian ethnic background. And her nationality is American.

    As for her education, Sultana completed her primary education in her hometown school. She later started her higher education in 2000 with the subject of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She graduated in 2002.

    Sultana Has Two Biological And Two Half Siblings

    Sultana has two biological siblings named Habiba and Kareem Jr. and two half-brothers named Amir and Adam Abdul Jabbar. As per SANTA ANA, Calif, Sultalan’s half-brother Adam Abdul was given six months imprisonment for stabbing a Southern California neighbor with a hunting knife during an argument over trash cans.

    Sultana Abdul Jabbar, third from right, with her parents and siblings.
    Kareem with his kids including Sultana, third from right, and his ex-wife, Habiba, second from left.

    On the other hand, Habiba is a writer, producer, and social justice activist. Similarly, her other brother Kareem Jr is also an actor who even started a show called “Half & Half.” He worked as a host for the show named “The Drop.”

    Sultana Abdul-Jabbar Has Worked As An Assistant: Her Career Details

    Well, moving into the career of Sultana, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s daughter Sultana Abdul-Jabbar worked as an assistant during the year 2009 for LA Lakers. She did the job for around five months. Later that year, she began working as an Administrative Assistant at Children’s Institute. She remained with the company for four years.

    The 43 years old daughter of Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Sultana Abdul Jabbar.
    Kareem and Habiba’s daughter, Sultana Abdul Jabbar.

    As per sources, Sultana later took a gap of a year from her career life and again started a job at the Children’s Defense Fund in the post of Executive Assistant. She worked there for more than a couple of years.

    Who Are Sultana Abdul-Jabbar’s Parents And When Did They Meet?

    Sultana’s father Kareem Abdul Jabbar is one of the greatest players in the NBA championship. The former player who started his career in 1969 was born on April 16, 1947, in  New York, U.S. As of 2022, he is 75 years old. He also worked as an assistant coach for many teams like Alchesay HS, Los Angeles Clippers, and so on.

    On the other hand, Sultana’s mother, Habiba Abdul-Jabbar’s original name is Janice Brown. Janice changed her name to Habiba after marrying her father. She works as a fashion designer and owns a clothing brand named Tutu Glam.

    Talking about Sultana’s patents’ love, the ex-couple first met at a Lakers game. At that time, Sultana’s father Kareem was attending his senior year at the University of California, LA. The couple instantly felt a connection between them and started dating.

    Sultana Abdul-Jabbar parents together
    Sultana Abdul-Jabbar’s mom Habiba Abdul-Jabbar and dad Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attending an event together

    After dating for some time, the couple exchanged their vows on May 28, 1971, in Washington, D.C. Sadly, Habiba’s parents weren’t allowed to enter the mosque as they belonged to the Christianity religion.

    Her Parents Went Separate Ways After Seven Years of Marriage

    Sultana’s parents, Kareem and Habiba remained husband and wife for around seven years before separating in 1973. Allegedly, Kareem’s extramarital relationship with Cheryl Pistono was one of the reasons behind Kareem and Habiba’s separation.

    Kareem’s migraines also contributed to the downfall. Later, Kareem’s then-girlfriend Cheryl Pistono with whom he had been living separately since 1973 convinced him to divorce Habiba. So, Sultana’s parents divorced on October 11, 1978.

    Sultana Abdul-Jabbar‘s Relationship Status in 2022

    As already mentioned before, Sultana prefers to live away from the limelight and she has not revealed anything related to her relationship status. Therefore it is pretty uncertain whether she is single, dating, or married.

    But in 2014, Sultana Abdul-Jabbar was spotted having a good time or spending time with actor Zac Effron. As they haven’t said anything about their relationship we can assume that they are good friends.

    Social Media Handles

    As already said before, Sultana is very private with respect to her personal life. She also is a no-show on any kind of social media pages like Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok Twitter, or Snapchat.

    However, there does exist a Facebook handle with her name though the account has remained inactive since 2016. As for recent, Kareem’s this daughter is literally nowhere to be found in such spaces.

    Sultana Abdul-Jabbar‘s Father Is A Millionaire; What About Her Own Net Worth?

    Unsurprisingly enough, Sultana’s father, Kareem is more than a rich person. In fact, he is a multimillionaire with a net worth of over $20 million. And given that he is still considered one of the greatest of all time, that figure is more than plausible.

    On the other hand, none of his children’s financial achievements have yet been assessed including that of Sultana. They nonetheless are believed to be doing just as fine even if they don’t have the fame to pull in millions just like their celebrity father.


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