Dwyane Wade is a an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat, in the NBA. He drafted fifth overall for Miami in 2003. His third season stood out, as he led the Heat to their first NBA Championship in the franchise history. With this achievement, he was named the 2006 NBA Finals MVP. The estimated net worth of Dwyane Wade is $95 million.
Net Worth of Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade has continued to be an athlete who has worked hard to be the best player that he can be. He has also confessed to being inspired by Michael Jordan and has even has worked hard to use some of the same plays that Jordan used during his career. The net worth of Dwyane Wade is $95 million, and he owes his success to his basketball career. This currently ranks him among the richest athletes in the world today.
Dwyane Tyrone Wade was born on January 17, 1982, in Chicago, Illinois, to Jolinda and Dwyane Wade Sr. While growing up, Wade has stated that growing up in Chicago was hard, because of the drug addiction his mother had and she had already had two children by the time she was 18. His parents separated when he was four months old and later divorced. After the divorce, his mother won custody of them and they moved in with her mother, where his mother started dealing drugs and later became addicted to them. Wade has stated that his mother was addicted to alcohol, cigarettes, heroin, and cocaine. He has also said how when he was six years old, he remembered the police raiding his home with their guns drawn and looking for his mother. When he was eight years old, his sister tricked him, by telling him they were going to the movies, but she really had made plans for him to move in with his father, an Army sergeant and stepmother. He would occasionally still visit his mother, but after living with his father for a year, his father moved the family to Robbins, Illinois. After moving to Robbins, Wade did not see his mother for two years. During this time, she had almost died after she mistakenly injected herself with LSD, and in 1994, Jolinda was arrested for the possession of crack cocaine with the intent to sell. Wade reunited with his mother when he was 10 years, by talking to her on the phone, while she was serving time behind bars. While growing up, he began playing sports, especially football and basketball, to keep himself from being tempted to sell drugs. He has said that his older sister, Tragil, was responsible for most of his upbringing and making sure he stays on the right path. Wade attended Harold L. Richards High School in Oak Lawn, where he became very popular playing football, but found it hard to get playing time in basketball. However, in the summer before his junior year, Wade saw an increase in his playing time, with an average of 20.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. The next year, he averaged 27.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game. He was recruited by three basketball teams, which were Marquette University, Illinois State, and DePaul University, but he chose to attend Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. However, he was not able to play during his freshman year, because of his low academic standards set by the NCAA Proposition 48. He began tutoring so that he could play. He earned eligibility to play for the 2001-2002 season and led the Golden Eagles in scoring 17.8 ppg and he led the conference in steals at 2.47 per game and averaged 6.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. Marquette went on to finish with a 26-7 record, which was the best school record since the 1993-94 season. In 2002 -2003 season, Wade led the school again, scoring 21.5 ppg and won the school’s first and only Conference USA Championship. He also led Marquette to the Final Four, which was the school’s first appearance since winning the 1977 national championship. After that season, Wade was named to the All-America First Team by the Associated Press. Wade recorded a triple-double with 29 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists, during the Midwest Regional Final in the 2003 NCAA tournament. His triple-double was the fourth in the NCAA tournament history. He was named MVP of the Midwest Regional and ranked No. 6 in the AP poll, which is the school’s highest ranking since the 1976-77 season. During his senior year, Wade chose to forgo his senior year at Marquette and enter the 2003 NBA Draft.
Dwyane Wade’s basketball career started after he left Marquette University and went into the NBA draft. The Miami Heat picked him in the first round as the fifth pick and in his rookie year, he averaged 16.2 ppg. Wade’s first season was so successful, that by the end of his first season, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Wade was the first player on the Miami Heat to be named Eastern Conference Player of the Month. It was also a first for any Heat player in the history of the team. With Dwyane Wade making history on the Miami Heat in 2004, he also won a bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics for his team. In the next season, he had scored an average of 24.1 ppg and 1,854 points by the time the year ended. In 2006, his average was 27.2 points per game and he led his team to the 2006 victory and led the team with a successful performance. In 2008, he played for the national teams, even though he was injured. He was also selected for the fifth consecutive year By the time 2015 came, his professional relationship with the Heat was damaged and so he signed with the Chicago Bulls and made his first appearance for the Bulls in the 2016-2017 season. In March 2017 he suffered an elbow injury, but made a come back in April. More recently in 2018, Wade was traded back to the Miami Heat with a contract which protects him until 2024 from the draft pick.
Awards and Acknowledgements
Dwyane Wade has come abroke records ever since the start of his career and because of his hard work, he has earned many awards and acknowledgements that has made him a well known basketball player today. Some of his awards include the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award, the Best NBA Player ESPY Award, the BET Humanitarian Award, and the Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY Award. Wade has also won the NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player Award and has been named to the All-NBA Team, the NBA All-Rookie Team, the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, and the Conference USA Men’s Basketball Player of the Year.
Dwyane Wade married his high school girlfriend, Siovaughn Funches in 2002, but he later filed for a divorce in 2007. Their divorce was granted in 2010, after a court battle that had taken years after the filing of the divorce. In 2011, he Wade was granted sole custody of his two sons, Zaire Blessing Dwyane Wade and Zion Malachi Airamis Wade. He is also raising his nephew, Dahveon, who is the son of his sister, Deanna. Wade began dating actress, Gabrielle Union, in 2009, but they split in 2013, due to career demands. However, while they were broken up, he conceived a son with his friend, Aja Metoyer, named, Xavier Zechariah Wade. Afterwards, Wade and Union reunited and were engaged in 2013. The two were married the next year on August 30, 2014.
Dwyane Wade has become someone that all aspiring basketball players can look up to. He has thrived to not only be a role model for other basketball players, but also for his children. Wade continues to be an athlete who not only loves the game of basketball, but also loves being a great inspiration for others.