Dwyane Wade Net WorthReal Name: Dwyane Wade
Date of Birth: 01/17/1982
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
2017 Net Worth: $95 Million
2016 Earnings: $30 Million
Profession: Professional basketball player
Dwyane Wade Biography
Dwyane Wade was born in January of 1982 in Chicago, Illinois. Wade has often described his childhood as difficult since his mother took drugs and has family had gang ties. Wade became familiar with police raids and found dead bodies several times in his neighborhood. He often saw his mother and her friends using drugs in the house. When he was 8, his sister took him to live with his father and a stepmother in a neighborhood nearby and Dwyane would still visit his mother occasionally.
Wade played basketball throughout school and grew up idolizing Michael Jordan. Wade’s stepbrother also played basketball and Wade often felt that his stepbrother was the better player, that is, until Wade grew 4 inches in one year. Wade had poor grades in high school, which limited his choice of colleges, and he eventually chose Marquette University. There, Wade led his team to their first Final Four appearance in 25 years. He then went on to be named to the All American First Team. Wade was the fifth pick by Miami Heat in 2003 and chose to leave college during his senior year. Wade has since gone on to excel with Miami Heat, bringing the team to three championships to date. He has also excelled as well in the Olympics; he led the American team to a gold medal during the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. Although he expected to play in the 2012 Olympics, he was sidelined with a knee injury.
Wade also has lucrative endorsement deals including his own line of shoes with Converse, as well as a series of Sidekick cell phones known as the D-Wade edition. Wade switched from Converse to Nike’s Jordan Brand in 2010. Wade has other endorsements with T-Mobile, Gatorade, Hublot watches and Mission Skincare, all of which earn him millions of dollars each year. Wade has a current net worth of $95 million and many more years of basketball and earning potential in front of him.