Wayne Ellington Biography

February 14, 2019
First published on:December 5, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Wayne Ellington

Birth Name Wayne Robert Ellington Jr
Famous Name Wayne Ellington
Father Wayne Ellington Sr.
Mother Elaine Ellington
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Birth Place Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Religion N/A
Currently Working For Detroit Pistons
Salary $2,383,076
Net Worth $10 million
Weight in KG 91
Currently Married Yes
Married to Safie Khaled
Children Wayne Ellington III
Profession Basketball Player
Awards J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award
School attended Daniel Boone High School
University attended University of North Carolina
Full Name Wayne Robert Ellington Jr.
Current team Miami Heat
Position in Team Shooting Guard
Past Team Brooklyn Nets
Horoscope Sagittarius
Birth Date October 29,1987
Career Earnings $32 million
Cars Range Rover
No. of Twitter Followers 50k
No. of Instagram Followers 62k
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg)

Wayne Ellington is an American Professional Basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2019, Ellington currently plays for Detroit Pistons as their Shooting-Guard. He has played for clubs like Minnesota Timberwolves, Dallas Mavericks, and Brooklyn Nets previously.


The NBA star is reported to have an estimated net worth of $10 million, and an annual salary of $2,383,076. Ellington so far has made $32 million from his NBA career. He is married to his longtime girlfriend Safie Khaled. The couple has been blessed by a son named Wayne Ellington III.

Wayne Ellington's Net Worth and Salary

As of 2019, the NBA star has an estimated net worth over $10 million. So far, he has earned over $32 million from his NBA career.

Currently, he is under 1 year $2,383,076 contract with the Detroit Pistons and will earn a base salary of $2,383,076, while carrying a cap hit of $2,383,076 and a dead cap value of $2,383,076 in 2018-19.

In 2016, Ellington signed a two-year contract worth $12,270,000 with Miami Heat. 

Year Base Salary Dead Cap
2016-17 $6,000,000 (guaranteed)  $6,000,000 
2017-18 $6,270,000 (guaranteed) $6,270,000 
2018-19 $6,270,000 (guaranteed) $6,270,000 

Ellington owns a stunning full-sized utility vehicle Range Rover, which costs about $87,000.

CAPTION: Wayne Ellington posing in front of Mercedes Benz SOURCE: upscalehype.com

In 2018, Ellington is the ninth best-paid player in Miami Heat behind Josh Richardson with Chris Bosh becoming the highest paid.

Wayne Ellington Married, Wife, and Personal Life

About Ellington's personal life, he is now 31 years. Ellington is married to his longtime girlfriend Safie Khaled. The couple welcomed their first child on March 22, 2017, named Wayne Ellington III.

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Before marrying Safie, there were rumors that Ellington dated a model named Amanda Altschuler. However, there is no detail information about their romantic history.

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In November 2014, Ellington tragically lost his father, due to a gunshot. He was found dead inside his car in Philadelphia.

Wayne Ellington Bio and Early Life

Wayne Robert Ellington Jr. was born on October 29,1987, in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania to parents Wayne Ellington Sr. and Elaine Ellington. He attended Daniel Boone High School and played for the high-school team. Ellington's star sign is Sagittarius.

CAPTION: Wayne Ellington playing for Miami Heat SOURCE: cleveland.com

In 2006, he was listed as the No.1 shooting guard and the No.8 player in the nation. Ellington is a huge fan of Michael Jordan, the most famous NBA star in the world. 

Wayne Ellington's Professional Career

Wayne Ellington's NBA career began in 2009 with Minnesota Timberwolves. He was picked overall 28th  by the Timberwolves in the 2009 NBA draft. In his rookie season, Ellington averaged 6.6 points and 2.1 rebounds.

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On July 24, 2012, Ellington was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies for Dante Cunningham. On November 11, 2012, he recorded a career-high 25 points in a 104-96 win over the Miami Heat.

On January 7, 2013, Ellington recorded a career-high of 26 points in a 113-81 win over the Sacramento Kings. 

On July 10, 2015, Ellington signed with the Brooklyn Nets and made a season-high of 26 points in a 111-105 win over the Miami Heat.

In 2016, he was named a recipient of J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award as selected by the Pro Basketball Writers Association (PBWA).

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On July 10, 2016, Ellington signed a two-year contract worth $12,270,000 with Miami Heat. On November 28, 2016, he made his season debut against the Boston Celtics.

Career Highlights and awards

Year Awards
2006 McDonald's All-American;
First-team Parade All-American
2008 Second-team All-ACC
2009 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player; NCAA champion
2016 J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award

Ellington finished the contract season with 227 points. On July 13, 2018, Ellington re-signed the contract worth $6,270,000 with the Miami Heat.

Furthermore, Ellington inked a contract with the Detroit Pistons, on February 9, 2019.

Wayne Ellington's Age, Height, and Weight

As of 2019, Ellington is 31 years old. The NBA star has an impressive height of 6 feet 5 inch (1.96m) and has a weight of 91 kg (200 lbs). Apart from being an NBA star, Ellington is also famous in social media. He has more than 62k followers on Instagram and 50k followers on Twitter.

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