Oscar Pistorius Biography: Age, Wife Murder Case, Family, Movie, House, Brother, Parents, Net Worth & Release Date

Basic Information

Stage Name: Oscar Pistorius
Real Name: Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius
Occupation: Athlete
Date Of Birth/Age:
Place of Birth: Sandton, South Africa
Gender: Male
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Single
Education: University of Pretoria

Oscar Pistorius Biography

Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius is a South African athlete and former Paralympian who charmed the world with his on-pitch power but eventually plummeted into infamy after he shot his girlfriend through the door of his bathroom in his Pretoria home. The year was 2013.

Born with a congenital defect on both feet, which were amputated when he was just 11 months old, Oscar Pistorius wouldn’t let the tragedy hold him back, as he fought his way into the Paralympic universe, ultimately ending up as multiple Paralympic champion.

This made him a darling to many around the world. But this appears to be a distant, unbidden memory now following his conviction for murder.


Oscar Pistorius was born in November 1986, which means that he is currently 36 years but will be 37 in a couple of months.


Oscar Pistorius has never been married. The woman who might have ended up as his wife what shot dead by the Paralympian himself at his Pretoria home in 2013. It’s unclear if he would eventually marry when released on parole.


Oscar Pistorius’s family consists of himself, his older brother Carl, his younger sister Aimee and their father, Henke. Of all family members, Oscar is the one most in the news.


In 2017, a movie was made about IOscar Pistorius and it had his name as part of it. There goes, Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer.


Oscar Pistorius used to live in Pretoria. The house where he murdered his then-girlfriend was also in Pretoria. Since his conviction, he had been in prison. It’s unclear where he would relocate to after his release.


Oscar Pistorius has an older brother known as Carl and a younger sister called Aimee. Sometime in 2014, Carl was charged with negligent driving in which a female motorcyclist died, but he was acquitted eventually.


Oscar Pistorius’s parents are none other than Heinrich Carl Wilhelm Pistorius (father) and the late Sheila Pistorius. The couple divorced when their son Oscar was just six years old.

Net Worth

Oscar Pistorius has been out of circulation for a long time, so his net worth might not be that easy to piece together. However, some sources claim that he currently has a net worth of $150k – a ghastly drop from what he used to be worth

Murder Case

Oscar Pistorius’s murder has often been described as “intriguing,” “instructive,” “unfortunate,” etc, depending on who is speaking. He reportedly had a flourishing relationship with his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but also reportedly had some insecurities because of his disability.

Valentine’s Day, 2013, came but it was a day entirely without laughter, love and flowers, as it was exactly when Oscar Pistorius gunned Reeva Steenkamp through the bathroom door of his apartment. He claimed he thought it was an intruder who was hiding in there.

The case went to court and although he was convicted for Reeva’s murder, he never admitted he murdered her – a potent reason Reeva’s parents are reportedly not amenable to meet him.

The murder case has been of great interest and has polarised South Africans, with some insisting that he should rot in jail for murder, and others stating the state should grant him parole, having served 10 years behind bars, as enshrined in law.

Release Date

Expectations are high that the convicted murderer would be released this week, having served half his sentence and being eligible for parole. It’s unclear when exactly he would be released, but we would update this post as soon as that happens.

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