Dwyane Wade

by John Max 13 Apr,2015
Dwyane Wade
Body Stats
Height 6 Feet 4 Inch
Personal Info
  • Birth Name Dwyane Tyrone Wade
  • Birth Place Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Famous Name Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr.
  • Father Dwyane Wade Sr.
  • Mother JoLinda Wade
  • Net Worth $120 million
  • Salary $2.3 million.
  • Nationality American
  • Currently Working For basketball player
  • University attended Marquette
  • School attended Harold L. Richards
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Gabrielle Union (m. 2014)
  • Divorce Siohvaughn Funches (m. 2002–2010)
  • Children Zaire Blessing Dwyane Wade, Zion Malachi Airamis Wade, Xavier Zechariah Wade
  • Girlfriend Siohvaughn Funches

Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr., best known as Dwyane Wade is an American retired basketball player who spent his majority of a career playing for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. Following his impressive college career with the Marquette Golden Eagles, he was picked 5th overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by Miami. Also, he played 2016-17 season with Chicago Bulls and 2017-18 with Cleveland Cavaliers.

Besides he had represented the United States in Men’s Basketball Team in the Olympics and World Cup and had won a bronze medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics, a Gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and a Bronze medal in the 2006 World Cup held in Japan.

Dwyane Wade Salary in 2021? How much is he Worth?

Dwyane Wade has an estimated net worth of $120 million as of 2019, mostly earned through his NBA career.

In 2018, Dwyane Wade was ranked #42 in The World's Highest-Paid Athletes. For the 2018-19 season, his base salary is reported $2.3 million.

Furthermore, he has been featured in several of the magazines and been involved in several of the endorsements with companies like Gatorade, Staples, Sean John, T-mobile, Lincoln, and Topps.

Also a philanthropist, he has been involved in various types of organizations. He is the founder of The Wade’s Foundation,  which supports the community-based organizations that promote education, health, and social skills in children in at-risk situations. 

Apart, as of May 2018, his $269,900 four-bedroom, 2,280-square-foot house in south suburban Matteson has been on the market. Furthermore, he owns a 12,520-square-foot mansion in Miami that he purchased in 2010 for $10.645 million.

His other Chicago-area real estate over the years has included a four-bedroom townhome in River West that he purchased in 2009 for $1.425 million and sold in 2013 for $1.66 million. Additionally, he once had owned a 7,800-square-foot mansion in South Holland that he and his former wife which was sold by Funches in disrepair in 2016 for just $300,000.

Dwyane Wade flaunting his car SOURCE: Players Bio

No surprise that Wade has one of the most luxurious car collections in the NBA. His corrections include: Cadillac Escalade EXT cost $70,000+, Hummer H2 SUT worth $160,000+, Porsche 911 cost $84,000+, Two McClaren MP4-12Cs cost $239,400, Ferrari and Mercedes SLR McLaren worth $450,000+.

There is a long list of his fan base and is still growing. He can be followed in his Twitter and Facebook account. His detailed biography and career statistics can be found on different internet websites including Wikipedia.

Dwyane Wade Personal Life

Dwayne Wade, 39, has been married twice in his life. He was initially married to his high school girlfriend Siohvaughn Funches in 2002. Together with his first wife, he shared two children:  Zaire Blessing Dwyne Wade and Zion Malachi Airamis Wade.

Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches SOURCE: CBS News

However, the relationship did not sustain as long as disputes and conflicts aroused between the couple. The main reason is cited to be Dwyane’s extramarital relations. At the time, he was in relation with famous American singer Kelly Rowland and was also rumored to be in relation with Vanessa Simmons.

Wade and Funches got divorced in 2010. The following years, he was granted sole custody of his two sons with Funches.

Before his divorce, he was dating actress Gabrielle Union.  According to the source, the two began dating since October 2009. However, Dwyane states that the two were briefly separated due to career demands.

Dwyane Wade and his wife, Gabrielle Union SOURCE: E! Online

During that time he started a romantic relationship with his longtime friend Aja Metoyer from which they have a son named Xavier Zechariah Wade, born in November 2013.

Dwyane and Gabrielle later reunited and got married on 30th August 2014. In 2018, the duo welcomed their first child, Kaavia James Union Wade. They are currently living very happily and there is no dispute in the relationship with his wife and him.

Dwyane Wade Early Life

Dwyane Wade was born as Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr on 17th January 1982,  in Chicago, Illinois, the United States to parents JoLinda Wade and Dwyane Wade, Sr.

When he was just four years old, his mother and father got separated. Then after, he was raised by his mother with his older sister Tragil in their grandmother’s home. As a child, both the kids had witnessed the financial crisis in the family and often police raids, bullets, needles dead bodies as his mother was involved in drug-related activities for which she got sentenced to jail for several times.

Dwyane had a rough childhood and his upbringing was difficult as his mother was on drugs and his family environment was gangster typo. When Dwyane was 8 years old, his older sister tricked him to go watch movies into living with their father and stepmother. He and his older sister then began to live with their father.

He thanks his older sister as he believes she was the one to steer him in the proper direction. As he was raised in the Chicago area, he was a fan of Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan since his childhood and became interested in Basketball.

Dwyane attended Harold L. High School, where he quickly found success as a wide receiver on the football team, but he needed to work extremely hard to earn playing time on the varsity basketball team during his junior year.

Upon graduation, Wade enrolled at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Initially, in his freshman year, Dwyane was ineligible to play with the men’s team due to his poor academic grades.

However, he sought tuition and improved his skills to regain eligibility. When he became eligible, he played for the University’s team leading the team to the Final Four which was the college’s first appearance after winning the 1977 National Championship. He was named to All-American First Team by Associated Press. He continuously began to give his best in the games and during the Midwest Regional Final of 2003 NCAA Tournament, he got highly publicized by the national press.

Dwyane Wade Professional Life

Miami Heat

In the 2003 NBA Draft, Dwayne Wade was picked 5th overall in the 2003 NBA draft by the Miami Heat. Though he was promptly emerged as a productive player on a team, in the end, however, Wade's successful rookie season was somewhat overshadowed by the success of fellow rookies Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James.

On 7th July 2010, Wade signed an extension contract with Miami. Later four years, In July 2014, he re-signed with Heat. Again on 10th July 2015, Wade penned one-year $20 million contracts. Thus, he played 13 seasons for the Heat, earning various awards and honors.

Also Read: Dwyane Wade's Tribute to Kobe Bryant via an Instagram post, Wade shows A high level of Admiration

Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers (2016–2018)

In July 2016, Wade signed a two-year deal worth approximately $47 million to his hometown team, the Chicago Bulls. in Chicago, Wade teamed-up with Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo with the trio being named the Three  Alphas. The chemistry of the team, which was one of the biggest question marks for the Bulls all season, was strong over the first two games but dwindled over the final four games after Rondo missed all four with an injury.

Wade signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers on 27th September 2017.

Return to Miami Heat

In 2018, Wade was traded back to the Miami Heat in exchange for a protected 2024 2nd- round draft select. In the off-season, he revealed his intentions to retire after the 2018-19 season, signing a one final season on 18th September.

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