Bennet Omalu


Bennet Omalu Bio

Who is Bennet Omalu

Bennet Omalu is an physician, forensic pathologist, and neuropathologist. He was the first to discover and publish findings of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) by examining American football players. He is also chief medical examiner of San Joaquin County, California, and professor in the University of California.

Early Life (Childhood)

He was born during the Nigerian Civil War, which caused his family to flee from their home in the predominantly Ibo village of Enugu-Ukwu in southeastern Nigeria. They returned to their village two years after Omalu’s birth.

Interesting Facts

Omalu holds eight advanced degrees and board certifications. His work related with CTE was publisized in an article in GQ magazine which was later adapted in a movie. The movie's production led to the creation of a foundation named after Omalu to advance CTE and concussion research.

Personal Life

Omalu is married to Prema Mutiso, a native of Kenya. They live in Lodi, California and have two children, Ashly and Mark. He is a practicing Catholic, and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in February 2015.


Bennet earns a lucrative amount of money from his career as a professor. His annual salary is $ 285, 000. No wonder, his current estimated net worth is $710 million.


He hasn't been caught up in any kind of rumors and controversies until now.