• Arnelle Simpson is the eldest daughter of OJ Simpson and his first wife Marguerite Whitley and is estimated to have a net worth of $300,000
• She grew up familiar with fame and wealth due to her father's success in American Football
• Gained extensive attention in the mid-1990s when her father was on trial for the murder of her mother's friend Ron Goldman and his ex-wife Nicole Brown
• Rumored to have dated several celebrities, including basketball player Shaquille O'Neal and rapper Anthony Treach Crisis
• Avoids social media and keeps her personal life private to avoid unwanted attention due to her father's past.
Who is Arnelle Simpson?
Arnelle Simpson was born on 4 December 1968, in the United States of America, and is best known for being the eldest daughter of OJ Simpson and his first wife Marguerite Whitley. She gained a huge amount of attention for her involvement in her father’s murder trials, becoming the most recognized child of the former athlete.
The Net Worth of Arnelle Simpson
How rich is Arnelle Simpson? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $300,000, earned through success in her various endeavors. She has also gained some wealth thanks to her father, who has an estimated net worth of over $3 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Arnelle grew up familiar with fame and wealth, as she was born during the time her father had become one of the top professional American Football players of his era. She was raised with three siblings, one of whom passed away at the age of two, drowning in the family’s swimming pool. However, her happy family life later went awry, as her father started a relationship with Nicole Brown, leading to the eventual divorce of her parents.
Her father later went on to work in broadcasting, and also took acting opportunities, signaling a strong post-retirement career away from professional football. Her father later married Brown and she would then have two half-siblings through him. However, the two later divorced after seven years of marriage, although reconciling after a year. Her mother on the other hand would then gain more friends outside of her former husbands circle, which would in turn lead to one of the most notorious events in their family history.
OJ Simpson Trial
In 1994, Arnelle’s mother and her mother’s friend Ron Goldman were found stabbed to death outside her mother’s condo in Los Angeles. Her father quickly became a person of interest for the murders, and the subject of a low speed pursuit as he didn’t want to turn himself in to the authorities. The pursuit, arrest and subsequent trial would become one of the most publicized events in the country, with many naming it the trial of the century due to how it gained such a strong international audience. After an 11 months trial, the jury gave a verdict of “not guilty” for the two murders.
Since then, no additional arrests or convictions have been made regarding the murders. Reactions to the verdict were mixed, as many of the African American community believed that the verdict was justified, while others did not. Arnelle was a recurring presence in the televised court case until its end. The issues continued, as Ron Goldman’s family filed a civil lawsuit against Simpson, which led to Simpson being ordered to pay over $33 million in charges.
Book and Other Troubles
In 2007, a book written by ghostwriter Pablo Fenjves was released under OJ Simpson’s name, in which he discusses the hypothetical description of the murders of the two victims. Simpson was supposedly coaxed by publishers to give an interview, conducted for the book to be written in his name to create more publicity. Several sources also stated that Arnelle was one of the persons who pushed him towards producing the book. The original release was cancelled shortly after it was announced, but around 400,000 physical copies of the original book was still printed.
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A bankruptcy court later awarded royalties from the sale of the book to the Goldman family, to partially satisfy the civil judgment. This led to a change in the name of the book from “OJ Simpson: If I Did It, Here’s How It Happened” to “If I Did It: Confessions of a Killer”. This was not the last of his troubles, as he was later arrested during the same year as he attempted a robbery at the Palace Station hotel-casino, trying to take sports memorabilia at gunpoint. He subsequently served almost nine years of a 33-year sentence in prison – he was granted parole in 2017.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Arnelle has been romantically linked to numerous celebrities, but none of them have ever been confirmed. In 1995, she was rumored to be dating professional basketball player Shaquille O’Neal in a relationship that did not last long. The following year, there were rumors that she dated rapper Anthony Treach Crisis for a year, but there are also no evidence to confirm this relationships. Several sources state that she now resides in Fresno, California.
Arnelle has mainly kept out of the spotlight since the big trial, and even after the further trouble her father got into. One of the ways she keeps her privacy is through the lack of presence in any of the major online social media networks – she doesn’t have accounts on websites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. One of the reasons she is avoiding a lot of public contact is due to the attention and negative publicity her father has had for most of his life. This is also a way to keep unwanted eyes away from her personal life, and avoid letting them know too much about her present endeavors. Her father has moved away from the spotlight as well, after his release from prison.
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia