Jonah Lomu Net Worth

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Jonah Lomu net worth was
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Jonah Lomu net worth: Jonah Lomu was born in Auckland, New Zealand, and started playing for the New Zealand national team in the Under-19 division, after which the Under 21s. He went on to a stellar career in rugby, repeatedly showing himself to be one of rugby’s greatest Wings. He endured from nephrotic syndrome for the majority of his rugby career, and got a kidney transplant in 2004. He returned to full time play a year after, but other harms caused it to be difficult for him to play in the same amount he had in his early years. He retired completely in 2007, but has returned on occasion to play charity matches. Sadly,Jonah Lomu expired on November 18, 2015 in the age of 40 from kidney disease.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 12, 1975, Greenlane, Auckland, New Zealand
Death date: 2015-11-18
Birth place: Greenlane, Central Auckland, New Zealand
Profession:New Zealand Rugby Union Player, author
Education:Wesley College, Auckland
Nationality:New Zealander
Spouse:Nadene Quirk (m. 2011–2015 (m. 2011–2015), his death), Fiona Lomu (m. 2003–2008), Tanya Rutter (m. 1996–2000)
Children:Dhyreille Lomu, Brayley Lomu
Siblings:John Lomu, Irene Lomu, Noah Lomu, Sela Lomu
Awards:1998 Kuala Lumpur, Rugby sevens - Commonwealth Games (gold medal)
Nominations:International Rugby Hall of Fame (2007), IRB Hall of Fame (2011), Top Player 1995 World Cup (South Africa), Rugby World Cup all-time top try scorers, 100 Greatest Sporting Moments (2002 (2002), UK), Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (2007)
TV shows:Scrum V - Rugby Show, Help For Heroes, charity match (2008), "Fight for Life" 2011, New Zealand; Video games:Jonah Lomu Rugby, Rugby Challenge, Invictus

Interesting Facts

1He was awarded the M.N.Z.M. (Member of the Order of New Zealand) in the 2007 Queen's Birthday Honors List for his services to Rugby in Auckland, New Zealand.
2Has his own Playstation game - "Jonah Lomu's Rugby"
3Has the number 11 - which is his famous playing number - tattooed on his muscular chest.
4Jonah has a wax likeness of himself at Madame Tussauds in London.
5He was offered the role of the villain Gabor in the James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough (1999), however, he declined in order to concentrate fully on his rugby career. The role was then given to former Gladiator John Seru (a.k.a. 'Vulcan').
6Jonah is a giant New Zealand rugby player regarded as one of the world's best players ever. Bizarrely, Jonah plays as a winger - a position usually occupied by the lightest and smallest players. On his best form, it can take 4 or more players to bring Jonah down.
7Jonah turned down a multi-million dollar offer to play American football.


1Has his playing number (11) shaved into his eye brow


1Looking back, my whole life seems so surreal. I didn't just turn up on the doorstep playing rugby; I had to go through a whole lot of things to get there.
2Towards the end of 2003 it was hard to get through training - and the darkest point was when a doctor told me there was a possibility I could end up in a wheelchair.
3When I was playing I felt tired all the time. My recovery period was a lot longer than the other players. They'd be ok after an hour - I'd have to stay in bed till the next session.
4Until 1998, I worked in marketing at ASB bank. I loved it.
5I was on dialysis for 18 months before the transplant, so it was important I tried to look ahead to days like my comeback this Saturday. You need those big goals to drive you on.
6I was this guy who'd been racing around down there, on that field in 1999, running straight over people, scoring tries, winning games, having fun. And I ended up so sick I couldn't even run past a little baby.
7It was in 2003 that I realised there was no choice but to have dialysis treatment - by the time of the World Cup that year, I could barely walk. A year later, I finally had a kidney transplant.
8It was like falling off a building and suddenly, bang, you hit the bottom. The first time it happened was on an ordinary day at home. I was taking down some curtains. I took one step, turned around, took another step and then I fell and hit my head hard on the rowing machine.
9I was diagnosed with the illness right before the 1995 World Cup.
10I was only operating at about 80% of my capacity.
11I went to a boarding school with a strong Maori tradition, where we were taught all about the haka.
12It annoys me when people who don't know what they're talking about boo the referee.
13It's a really exciting time to be involved in Welsh rugby.
14I always say to people that you have never seen the best of me, and that's what I mean - I've never been fully fit.
15I am very excited to be here in Wales and look forward to putting on the Cardiff Blues shirt.
16I have a stab wound on my left hip and one on my thigh and a slash mark across my right calf. I have a bottle stab wound on my left calf.
17I have crooked toes from wearing boots that didn't fit me because that's all I could afford as a kid.
18I thought about dying whenever I got bad news about other people.
19How do I take a step? How do I lift my foot off the ground, move it through the air a little bit and then bring it down? I had to teach myself to walk again.
20It's been a long road back to health and fitness for me. I am just glad to have been given the opportunity to do what I love most.
21The biggest thing for me is just to get out on that field. Just to do that will be incredible.
22Each haka has its own interpretation, but you have to make sure you are in unison with your team-mates; the haka should be a proper war cry.
23For me to get through the toughest periods in my life, I had to look within to find the energy to do it. I don't give up. Never have. Never will.




River Deep, Mountain High: James Nesbitt in New Zealand2013DocumentaryHimself
Famous and Fearless2011TV SeriesHimself - Competitor
Quelli che... il calcio2009TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2007TV Series documentaryHimself
V Graham Norton2002TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Life2002TV Series documentaryHimself
What Now! 20th Birthday Special2001TV Special
Live & Kicking1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Miss World 19981998TV MovieHimself - Judge

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