Wilt Chamberlain Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Wilt Chamberlain Quick Info
Height 7 ft 1 in
Weight 125-136 kg
Date of Birth August 21, 1936
Zodiac Sign Leo
Eye Color Dark Brown

Wilt Chamberlain was an American basketball player who played for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers, and the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Credited as one of the greatest players of all time, he was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1978 and also became one of the “50 Greatest Players in NBA History” in 1996.

Born Name

Wilton Norman Chamberlain

Nick Name

Wilt, Goliath, Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper

Wilt Chamberlain posing for the camera while wearing the uniform of Harlem Globetrotters in 1959
Wilt Chamberlain posing for the camera while wearing the uniform of Harlem Globetrotters in 1959 (Fred Palumbo, World Telegram Staff Photographer / Library of Congress / Public Domain)

Age

He was born on August 21, 1936.

Died

Wilt Chamberlain passed away due to congestive heart failure at the age of 63 on October 12, 1999, in Bel Air, California, United States.

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Wilt Chamberlain attended Overbrook High School and then the University of Kansas. He was also a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity, serving as the president of his pledge class.

Occupation

Basketball Player, Actor, Businessman, Author

Family

  • Father – William Chamberlain (Welder, Custodian, Handyman)
  • Mother – Olivia Ruth Johnson (Domestic Worker, Homemaker)
  • Siblings – Oliver Chamberlain (Brother), Barbara Lewis (Sister), Yvonne Chamberlain (Sister), Margaret Lane (Sister), Selina Gross (Sister), Wilbert Chamberlain (Brother). Wilt had 2 more siblings.
  • Others – Walter S. Chamberlain (Paternal Grandfather), Polly Owens (Paternal Grandmother), Jacob Johnson (Maternal Grandfather), Ellen Archer (Maternal Grandmother)

Manager

He was managed by Seymour “Sy” Goldberg.

Position

Center

Shirt Number

13

Build

Athletic

Wilt Chamberlain (Right) and Elmore Smith during a basketball game circa 1971
Wilt Chamberlain (Right) and Elmore Smith during a basketball game circa 1971 (Unknown Author / eBay / Public Domain)

Height

7 ft 1 in or 216 cm (Listed Height)

Weight

125-136 kg or 275.5-300 lbs (Listed Weight)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Wilt Chamberlain had dated –

  1. Chelo Alonso
  2. June Wilkinson – RUMOR
  3. Annie Sprinkle
  4. Karen Balzary
  5. Kim Novak (1964)
  6. Edy Williams (1973)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

Wilt Chamberlain was of African-American descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Towering height
  • Swift moves

Brand Endorsements

He appeared in the TV commercials for the likes of VW Volkswagen (1980), TWA Airlines (1981), and Reebok (1993).

Wilt Chamberlain (Right) and Nate Thurmond pictured during a basketball game in 1966
Wilt Chamberlain (Right) and Nate Thurmond pictured during a basketball game in 1966 (New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer / United States Library of Congress / Public Domain)

Wilt Chamberlain Favorite Things

  • Nickname – The Big Dipper

SourceWikipedia

Wilt Chamberlain Facts

  1. He was a sickly child who nearly died of pneumonia in his early years.
  2. He was shy and insecure during his teenage years but later went on to become a womanizer and his lawyer Seymour “Sy” Goldberg once said, “Some people collect stamps, Wilt collected women.”
  3. Wilt Chamberlain made his theatrical film debut by playing the role of Bombaata, the captain of Taramis’s guard, in the 1984 epic sword and sorcery film, Conan the Destroyer, in which he co-starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Grace Jones, and others.
  4. He was friends with Bill Russell who declared at Wilt’s memorial service: “As far as I’m concerned, he and I will be friends through eternity.”

Featured Image by Fred Palumbo, World Telegram Staff Photographer / Library of Congress / Public Domain

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