|Real Name:||London Iguodala|
|Occupation:||Daughter of Andre Iguodala|
London Iguodala was born in 2009, meaning she is in her teenage years as of May 2023. She is the young daughter of famous American basketball player Andre Iguodala and his former girlfriend, Clayanna Warthen.
London is the only daughter of Andre and Clayanna, but she has half-siblings from her father’s other relationships and marriages.
How much do we know about London? What school did she attend? How far in her education is she? Let’s find out.
Who Is Her Celebrity Father?
We have to start with her famous father, NBA player Andre Iguodala. Born Andre Tyler Iguodala in January 1984, he is one of the most respected players in the National Basketball Association. As of May 2023, he plays for the Golden State Warriors, but he has said 2022/23 will be his last season.
Throughout his career, Andre has been named All-Star, and All-Defensive Team, and has won four NBA championships. In 2015, he was named NBA Finals Most Valuable Player.
Born in Springfield, Illinois, Andre is the son of Linda Shanklin. He has an older brother, Frank Iguodala who played for Lake Land College. His mother is African American, while his father is Nigerian. Growing up, he rooted for the Chicago Bulls. Andre often says Michael Jordan was the player he looked up to. Of course, that was the case for many young children growing up in Illinois in the 1980s and 1990s.
Andre attended high school at Lanphier High School in Springfield, where he did well academically and athletically. As a senior in 2002, he led the basketball team to a runner-up finish at the Illinois High School Association Class AA state tournament. During the season, he averaged 23.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game.
He played college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats, and after earning first-team all-conference in 2004, he was selected in the 2004 NBA draft. The Philadelphia 76ers selected him with the ninth overall pick, hoping to enter a new era after many years with Allen Iverson.
He was put in the starting lineup during his rookie season and was the only player on the Sixers roster to start all 82 regular season games and 5 playoff games. He and Allen Iverson connected on many highlight-reel dunks. He recorded a triple-double during his rookie season, the only rookie of that class to do it.
Throughout his career, he also played for the Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat, and Golden State Warriors. He has been most successful with the Warriors, winning four championship rings in the process.
In February 2019, he was also elected as the first vice president of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). He replaced Lebron James in the role, having previously served as an executive committee in NBPA from 2013.
He is a Christian, saying, “Faith is something I heavily lean on to give me that balance. I make sure I stay in chapel and have a good relationship with our chaplain. It keeps me focused. When people see us on the court, we want them to see God’s work”.
Andre is a tech investor, and a leading advocate for athletes in the NBA to invest in the technology industry. He has partnered with several Silicon Valley companies. He even began the Players Technology Summit, with the inaugural edition in 2017. He and his teammate Stephen Curry played hosts. On the second edition, NBA players like Kevin Durant and Jaylen Brown appeared.
Now let’s talk about Andre’s daughter, London Iguodala. She is a celebrity child famous because of her father, American professional basketball player Andre Iguodala. London is the result of Andre’s relationship with former girlfriend Clayanna Warthen.
She was born in May 2009 and remains the only child of Andre and Clayanna. Born in the United States, she is now entering her teenage years.
There is no information about her education and early life. Andre is not one to share a lot of details about his daughter.
He has only one wish for her, and that is to not play basketball. While some NBA star players love their children to follow in their footsteps, Andre wants to keep his daughter away from the NBA and WNBA.
The Smarty Kid
While there is not much information about London’s educational background, her mother claims she is a genius and smart kid.
At a child support hearing in 2016, her mother Clayanna claimed her daughter had an IQ of 151. That is quite a lot, considering Albert Einstein had an IQ of around 160.
Clayanna said London was six years at the time and was already reading Harry Potter books. She made some allegations against her former boyfriend. According to Clayanna, Andre didn’t want his daughter to play basketball because he feared she would turn into a lesbian. According to London’s mother, Andre was afraid of the lesbian community in the WNBA.
Her Parents’ Custody Battle
In 2015, Andre and his former girlfriend got into a nasty custody battle over London. Clayanna gave birth to London when she was 23 years old. According to sources, she has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She has appeared in music videos for artists like Young Jeezy and Cassidy.
During the custody battle for child support, she accused him of being absent in London’s life. She also said he failed to provide adequate tuition fees for her education. Clayanna demanded a monthly fee of $12,000 to $15,000 for child support.
During the custody battle, as we said before, Warthen claimed her daughter has an IQ of 151. She also testified that Andre completely shunned London, seeing her for a total of 9 hours in 2015.
When the court battle was over, Warthen and her daughter shined away from the media spotlight. They have successfully gone under the radar and keep a low profile.
On the other hand, her husband Andre got married to his childhood sweetheart Christina Gutierrez in August 2015. They have a son, Andre Tyler Iguodala II.
Is She On Social Media?
As we said before, London and her mother Clayanna went under the radar following the nasty custody battle at court. Since then, they have shined away from the media spotlight. Neither one of them is active on social media.
London is in her teenage years, and she is legally able to have an Instagram account. But she chooses not to.
On the other hand, her father, professional basketball player Andre Iguodala has a profile with more than 1.7 million followers. He is present on Instagram and Twitter, where he often shares his opinion about many topics in life.
How much is the net worth of London Iguodala? Well, her mother won the custody battle, and by that, it means she receives between $12,000 and $15,000 of child support per month.
But the total wealth of London is not known to the public. On the other hand, her father is one of the most respected NBA players. He has accumulated a decent wealth over the years. And unlike some players that might go broke following their basketball career, Andre has invested in technology companies.
He is a leading advocate among NBA players for athletes investing in technology. As of January 2023, Andre has a net worth of more than $80 million.
His highest salary over the course of his career has been $17 million, which he earned from the Miami Heat for the 2019-20 NBA season.