Personal Facts About Ron


His full name is Ronald William Artest, Jr.

Nov. 13, 1979

Nickname is "Ron-Ron"

He and his wife Kimsha have four children 

Ron recently began developing his own foundation called Xcel University. The mission of Xcel University is to encourage children and teens living in high-poverty and high-risk environments to complete their education and get good grades and encourage students to become community leaders by volunteering their time and giving back to their communities.

Sponsors basketball tournaments four times a year in his hometown neighborhood of Queensbridge, New York

Released his debut album on Halloween, 2006, titled "My World"

Was a mathematics major at St. John's 

Spent more than 40 hours in the Detroit community this offseason speaking to youth groups and other organizations about the importance of family, education, and helping others

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