Festus Ezeli Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Jan 31, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on May 13, 2022
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Festus Ezeli has achieved several career highs while playing for the Golden State Warriors.
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About Festus Ezeli

Born on October 21, 1989, Festus Ezeli is a famous basketball player who was born in Benin City in Nigeria as Ifeanyi Festus Ezeli-Ndulue.
Festus Ezeli was extremely studious from an early age and wanted to become a doctor. He completed his senior school graduation when he was 14 years old and then, he moved to live with his uncle in Yuba City, California.
He used to play football from an early age. When he joined Jesuit High School, he decided to go for a career in basketball and joined the AAU team to play college basketball. He made his debut in the AAU circuit in the summer of 2007. He was drafted in the position as the backup to Ogilvy in Nashville.
Festus Ezeli spent the majority of his childhood in Benin City, Nigeria as it was his birthplace. Ezeli is popular for his forward play style as he was drafted into the Golden Warriors in the NBA in 2012. But he lost two seasons as a result of injury and again missed the entire season in the 2016-17 season.
Three years later, in 2015, Ifeanyi Festus Ezeli-Ndulue helped the Warriors to bring the NBA Championship home. Subsequently, Festus Ezeli signed with Portland Trail Blazers in 2016.
He started his career in professional basketball when he was selected for the AAU team, Sacramento Pharaohs in 2017.

Festus Ezeli’s Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Festus Ezeli’s net worth?

The estimated net worth of Festus Ezeli, the basketball player, is approximately $5 million as of 2022. He has made a lot of money from his brilliant basketball career in the US as an NBA player.

How much does Festus Ezeli earn per year?

It is estimated that Festus Ezeli makes almost $2 million yearly through basketball, depending on the annual salary that his contract offers.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Festus Ezeli?

Festus Ezeli stands at a height of 6 ft 9 in (211 cm).

How old is Festus Ezeli?

Born on October 21, 1989, Festus Ezeli is 32 years old as of May 2022. Since he was born towards the end of October, his zodiac sign is Libra.

Childhood And Education

Festus Ezeli was born as Ifeanyi Festus Ezeli-Ndulue on October 21, 1989, in Benin City, Nigeria. His parents are Patricia Ada Ezeli and Chukwuma Festus Ezeli. He has three siblings, Oby Ezeli, Kenny Ezeli, and Chucky Ezeli. The famous basketball player was very serious about his studies and aspired to become a doctor. He then completed his graduation from senior school at the age of 14 and then decided to transfer to the US to complete his education. He moved to Yuba City, California in order to live with his uncle. Here, he joined the Jesuit High School and started playing football. But he realized that his true calling lies in basketball and then joined the AAU team in order to pursue a career in basketball and he joined the college team.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Festus Ezeli dating?

Festus Ezeli is currently single at the moment and is not dating anyone. He is not known to have any children. Not much information is available about his love life as he likes to keep this information private.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

On July 7, 2016, after signing with the Portland Trail Blazers Festus Ezeli was benched for six weeks on grounds of a knee injury. His injury set back his return with the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Trail Blazers became quite worried because Ezeli's left knee was acting up after his treatment and injury. Also, at the end of the season, his injuries became very prominent. On March 8, 2017, he finally faced surgery on his knee and was out for a whole year.
He was selected by the Golden State Warriors as the 20th overall pick during the 2012 season. But as a result of a serious injury, he could not feature in the first two seasons for the team.
Festus Ezeli helped the Golden State Warriors emerge as the NBA champion in the 2015 NBA finals where they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in six games.
Festus Ezeli further helped Golden State Warriors enter the NBA final in the 2016 season but the team could not secure its second consecutive title win as Cleveland Cavaliers emerged as the victorious team.

What awards has Festus Ezeli won?

Festus Ezeli helped the Golden State Warriors win the NBA championship in the 2015 NBA finals after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the finals.

Festus Ezeli’s Hobbies And Interests

Festus Ezeli has a lot of hobbies, just like any other person. He enjoys playing a lot of various kinds of sports. He is also interested in watching different movies and trying out brand new cuisines.

Other Interesting Festus Ezeli Facts And Trivia

  • Festus Ezeli was born in Benin City in Nigeria as Ifeanyi Festus Ezeli-Ndulue.
  • By the Golden State Warriors, Ezeli was selected as their overall 30th pick in the 2012 NBA draft.
  • It was July 6 when he signed the rookie scale contract with them during the year 2012-13. As Andrew Bogut was injured, he was playing as a replacement for him.
  • Festus Ezeli scored eight rebounds along with 13 points against the New Orleans Hornets. In 2015, he helped the Warriors to bring the NBA Championship home.
  • During his entire career, Festus Ezeli has lost many years to injury and subsequent recovery time.
  • Festus Ezeli has three siblings, Oby Ezeli, Kenny Ezeli, and Chucky Ezeli.
  • Born on October 21, 1989, Festus Ezeli's zodiac sign is Libra.
  • Festus Ezeli has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
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Festus Ezeli Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Ifeanyi Festus Ezeli-Ndulue

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Benin City



211 cm


Basketball Player



Net Worth



Patricia Ada Ezeli, Chukwuma Festus Ezeli


Oby Ezeli, Kenny Ezeli, Chucky Ezeli
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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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