Dwyane Wade is an American professional basketball player. He has mostly played for Miami Heat in National Basketball Association. His illustrious NBA career was preceded by an equally successful college career in Marquette team. He has achieved many laurels in basketball for his NBA play as well as a member of National basketball team.
To know more about the net worth of Dwyane Wade in 2018, read the following article.
Early life and biography:
Dwyane Wade was born on January 17, 1982, at Chicago, Illinois to JoLinda and Dwayne Wade Sr. His childhood was very difficult and rough. His mother was on drugs, and when he was just four months old, his parents divorced. His mother was off and on in prison for drug dealing.
He was living with his father and stepmother during these trying times. His sister Tragil was a positive influence on him. She gave him a proper direction in his life. He attended Harold l. Richards High School in Oak Lawn. He was in the school football and basketball teams.
By the time Dwyane Wade was in school his early years of struggle had ended and he emerged as a star basketball player. He had with strong determination decided to pursue basketball leaving aside the environment of violence and drugs.
As a senior, he lived with the family of his girlfriend Siohvaughn Funches due to his father’s marital problems. In 2002 he married Funches, who soon gave birth to his child, a son named Zaire. He later had another son before they divorced in 2010. He married actress Gabrielle Union in 2014.
Dwayne Wade has done much work in philanthropy and has founded ‘Wade’s world foundation’ as a part of his contribution to society.
Career awards and nominations:
Dwyane Wade started his career as a college Basketball player at Marquette University Wisconsin. From 2001 to 2003, while playing for Marquette, he led the Golden Eagles to final four and was named in All America First Team by Associated Press. He was named most valuable player (MVP) of Midwest Regional which paved his way for 2003 NBA draft.
Dwyane Wade, in his rookie year, played for Miami Heat and made it qualify for the NBA playoffs. He was ranked top five among the rookies. In 2005 he was selected for the 2006 All-Star Game.
In 2005-06 seasons Wade was selected to his second All-Star Game, and by now he was a prominent player in NBA. He was presented with Finals MVP trophy when his team defeated Dallas Mavericks.
The 2006-2008 seasons were marred by Wade’s injuries. In 2008 Dwayne Wade led his team in scoring and winning Olympics Gold Medal for the USA. His team went unbeaten in their run for the Gold.
During the season he became the first player in NBA history to accumulate at least 2000 points, 500 assists, 100 steals and 100 blocks. The high point in his career came when his team defeated Oklahoma City Thunder to secure his second NBA title.
His team was three times NBA champion in 2006, 2012 and 2013. From 2005 to 2016 he was NBA All-Star for twelve times.
Net Worth and earnings:
Dwyane Wade’s net worth is estimated at $115 million. His NBA career and contracts with teams like Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls, and Cleveland Cavaliers earned him millions of dollars as contract fee. He also earned from product endorsements.
Dwayne Wade withstood his early life difficulties and by his determination and support by his elder sister and father-manager to steer himself to a life of professional basketball which called for a high degree of commitment and physical fitness. Not only did he achieve great heights in the game but he also committed himself to be a great philanthropist supporting education, health, social skills and earthquake relief initiatives.