Dwyane Wade Net Worth Is $29 Million
Dwyane Wade (born Dwyane Tyrone Wade) is an American who plays professional basketball. He is signed with Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA), and entered the league as the 5th pick of the 2003 NBA draft. He enjoys an annual salary of $17.4 million and an additional $11.5 million from endorsements. Dwyane has endorsement deals with various companies such as T-Mobile, Staples, Gatorade, Sean John, Topps and Lincoln. During the 2009-2010 season, he switched from Converse to the Nike’s Jordan Brand.
Dwyane was born on 17th January, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Harold L. Richards High School, and played for the school’s basketball team. Due to academic limitations, he was recruited by only 3 college basketball teams (DePaul University, Illinois State and Marquette University). Today, he is one of the most popular basketball players in the National Basketball Association. According to Forbes, Dwyane had an estimated net worth of $28.9 million as of June 2013.
Soon after entering the league, Dwyane was selected to the All-Rookie team as well as the All-Star team for the 9 seasons that followed. In his 3rd season, he led his Miami Heat to its 1st NBA championship. In 2006, Dwayne was named as the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player of the Year. During the 2008 Summer Olympics, the 33-year old star led the United States men’s basketball team to victory. In the 2013 NBA finals, he led his team to win the 3rd NBA championship.
In 2002, Dwyane married Siohvaughn Funches, who was his high school sweetheart. A divorce application was filed by Dwyane in 2007, which was granted three years later. In 2011, the renowned basketball player was granted sole custody of his 2 sons, Zaire Blessing Dwyane and Zion Malachi Airamis. In 2013, the star got involved with Aja Metoyer and had a son with her. Towards the end of 2013, Wayne and Gabrielle Union, a famous American actress, got engaged.