Dwyane Wade is one of the prominent and legendary names in the history of NBA thanks to his outstanding talent and incredible skills. Even though a majority of the basketball fans know him from the courts, what’s more to him outside the pitch?
Dwyane is a skilled basketball player who has had several championship awards as well as an MVP final at one time. Apart from maintaining a prosperous professional career, his personal life can be labelled as one of the most successful ones as well.
Dwyane Wade profile summary
- Real name: Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr.
- Nickname: Dwyane, D Wade, Flash, The flash,
- Date of birth: 17th January 1982
- Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Dwyane Wade age: 38 years
- Dwyane Wade birthday: 17th January
- Birth sign: Capricorn
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: Afro-American
- Height: 6 feet 4 inches
- Weight: 100 kg
- Hair colour: Black
- Eye color: Black
- Marital status: Married
- Spouse: Gabrielle Union
- Occupation: Basketball player
- Net worth: $130 million
The professional basketball player was born on 17th January 1982 in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America. His parents are Dywane Wade Sr. and Jolinda Wade. He has an older sister by the name Tragil Wade. His parents separated when he was just four months old.
He has an additional three stepbrother from his father's second marriage. These stepbrothers go by the names Darnell McDaniel, Demetris McDaniel and Kodhmus McDaniel.
He studied at Harold L. Richards High School in Oak Lawn. Later on, he joined Marquette University for his college studies.
His choice to participate in sports was in an attempt to avoid falling into the temptations of abusing dr*gs and other gang-related activities. In high school, he played both basketball and football. Upon joining college, he opted to specialize in basketball.
Here is a breakdown of his professional career over the years.
Miami Heat (2003- 2016)
In 2003, he joined Miami Hate as the 5th pick, and as a rookie. He attained an average score of 16.2 points per game for a total of 61 games. He was the Marquette’s highest pick in the NBA Draft.
Chicago Bulls (2016- 2017)
In 2016, Dwyane was drafted by Chicago Bulls, where he played for just a single year. He joined the team on a two-year contract valued at $47 million after declining Miami Heat’s deal worth $40 million. He, therefore, parted with Miami Heat on bad terms and thus went on to play for Chicago Bulls. A year later, Dwyane and Chicago Bulls agreed on a contract payout.
Cleveland Cavaliers (2017-2018)
He joined the Cleveland Cavaliers in September 2017. Unfortunately, Wade and LeBron James were on bad terms in the team since the coach had the plans to bench him. After Cleveland Cavaliers lost to Orlando Magic, Dwyane agreed to be benched.
Return to Miami Heat (2018-2019)
He was traded to the Miami Heats in February 2018, and this marked the beginning of a better relationship with the team. In April 2019, he secured the 5th triple-double of his professional career in his final NBA game. On 22nd February 2020, Dwyane’s jersey will be retired by the Miami Heat.
Dwyane Wade wife
The renowned basketball player is married to the popular actress Gabrielle Union. Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle union got engaged in December 2013, but they tied the knot on 30th August 2014.
Before marrying Gabrielle Union, he was married to Siohvaughn Funches, his first wife in 2002. The two were blessed with two lovely children. The couple broke up 2010 after he was accused of infidelity.
In 2013, he had an affair with one of his ex-lovers, and the two bore a son.
Dwyane Wade height and other body measurements
Wade has maintained a good physique thanks to the physical exercise he takes everyday while out on basketball training. His well-built, athletic body has a height of six feet and four inches while he weighs 100 kg.
Dwyane Wade children
Dwyane has a total of four children from the different marriages and affair he has been in. From his first marriage to his high school girlfriend Siohvaughn Funches, Wade had two kids named Zaire Blessing Dwyane Wade and Zion Malachi Airamis Wade.
He has a third son with ex-lover Aja Metoyer, who goes by the name Xavier Zechariah Wade. Dwyane has a fourth kid with Gabrielle Union by the name Kaavia. He also raises his nephew by the name Deanna.
Dwyane Wade defends son
In December 2019, Wade came out to protect his son after social media fans posted some comments on a family photo uploaded by his wife. She shared a thanksgiving picture on Instagram that featured the entire family, including their son Zion and daughter Kaavia. The criticism was directed towards Zion’s mode of dressing as he was dressed in crop tops and acrylic on his nails.
This is what his father; Dwyane Wade had to say;
I’ve seen some post-thanksgiving hate on social about my family photo. Stupidity is a part of this world we live in, so I get it. But here's the thing—I've been chosen to lead my family, not all of you. So we will continue to be us and support each other with pride, love & a smile, wrote Wade.
Net worth and endorsement deals
How much is Dwyane Wade worth? As of 2020, Dwyane’s net worth is estimated to stand at $130 million. He has made much of his wealth from his million-dollar salary as an NBA champion. He has also been earning lucrative amounts from several other ventures and endorsement deals.
His popularity has made several brands chase him. Some of these brands include Staples, Gatorade, Lincoln, T-Mobile, Sean John and Topps.
Dwyane Wade house and cars
With his high income and net worth, it is evident that he leads a lavish life. He owns a mansion in LA Gorce Land which is estimated to be 13, 000 square feet wide. The mansion boasts several bedrooms, a private dock, pool gymnasium and three spiral staircases which add magnificence to its beauty.
He also owns lavish vehicles which he keeps changes depending on the latest market arrivals or whenever he feels the urge to. The cars he owns at the moment include:
- SLR McLaren - $1.45 million
- McLaren MP4-2C- $250, 000
- Porsche- $161, 000
Dwyane Wade latest news
Dwyane has been all over the news after he made an appearance on the renowned show, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”. During the show, he opened up about the journey of his twelve years old child of transitioning from male to female.
Dwyane Wade is a force to reckon with in the sports sector. He has come out as a great husband and father which is an indicator that he is one of the most successful all-round individuals across the world.