- Was a mathematics major at St. John's University.
- Picked by the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 1999 draft.
- Played on the same New York City AAU team as Elton Brand and eventual Lakers teammate Lamar Odom.
- Suspended for 86 NBA games (including playoffs) in 2004-05 for his role in a game-ending brawl involving members of the Pacers and Pistons.
- Released his debut rap album My World in 2006; also appears in the rap documentary Mr. Immortality: The Life and Times of Twista.
- Won his first NBA championship in his 11th season; auctioned off his title ring and donated the proceeds to charity.
- Wore six different uniform numbers in the NBA, choosing #37 with L.A. to honor the 37 weeks at No. 1 for Michael Jackson's "Thriller."
- Officially changed his name to Metta World Peace in the summer of 2011; "Metta" is a Buddhist term expressing loving kindness.
- Competed in season 13 of Dancing With The Stars.
- Kimsha Artest — Ex-wife
- Jeron — Son
- Jennifer Palma — Ex-significant Other
- Sadie Artest — Daughter
- Sarah Artest — Mother
- Isaiah Artest — Brother
- Ron Artest III — Son
- Ron Artest Sr. — Father
- Daniel Artest — Brother
- Diamond World Peace — Daughter
- Attended St. John's University, Queens, NY