Dwight Howard is a popular American basketball player, and he plays for Charlotte Hornets in NBA. He plays for the centre position and has many accolades to his name. He has played with many NBA teams and has been consistent as the best performers in blocks and rebounds. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of Dwight Howard in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Dwight Howard was born on 8th December 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia. His family had a strong athletic background. His parents were both basketball players, and after the seventh miscarriage, her mother gave birth to him. Howard showed his interest in basketball from the age of nine. He was very quick and highly versatile in spite of being quite large. He went to Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy for high school.
Dwight Howard has an exceptional record in affairs. He is not married, yet he has five children and that too from five different women spread across three different states. His first son belongs to his ex-girlfriend and Magic dancer Royce Reed. The rest of the relationships were a few days’ affairs. Howard has 20 snakes as pets. His Atlanta Mansion is a multi-million dollar home. He has a rich collection of cars starting from Porche to Rolls Royce.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
From his high school days, he attracted everyone’s attention and won several awards for his outstanding performance. He did not go to college and went directly for the 2004 NBA Draft. He started with Magic squad and made an immediate impact. He became the youngest NBA player to average 10 rebounds, double-double, 20 rebounds in a game. He played all the 82 regular games in three consecutive years.
The years 2004-2009 were great for him as his performance got better and better in each season. But from 2010 to 2012, he was frustrated with his position and game in the team. After herniated disk surgery in his back, he was traded to Los Angeles Lakers for the 2012-2013 season. He was upset with his performance after coming back from his surgery. He became a free agent and went to Houston Rockets for 2013 -2016 seasons. This is where he made a comeback and tied with his career high. He went to Atlanta Hawks with a $70 million deal for three years. The Hawks traded him to Charlotte Hornets where he currently plays occasionally.
Dwight Howard won Olympic Gold Medal in 2008 and was honoured among 35 greater McDonald’s All-Americans. He was three times NBA Defensive Player of the Year and Southeast Division Champion. He was selected eight times in NBA All-Star Selections. Apart from that, he was 18 times Conference Player Of the Week and 6 times Conference Player of the Month.
Net Worth & Earnings
Can you guess the net worth of this defensive superstar in NBA? He has a net worth of over $120 million at present. He was rejected many multi-million deals for popular teams because he thought that they were underestimating his worth. His Atlanta mansion is worth over $12 million, and his annual income is expected to be $28 million at present. His luxurious car collection is estimated to be worth over $10 million, and there is one premium car from every reputable car brands. He is a regular donator in several charity foundations.
At the age of 32, Howard is nearly his career end though it is exceptional that he is quite good at his position for his team. A documentary has come out featuring his life in 2014. He is receiving many commercial endorsement deals for several video game companies.