Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr was born on January 17, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois. Shortly after he was born his parents separated and he moved in with his mother and his younger sister. The family suffered financially and was even placed on welfare. When he moved back in with his father at the age of eight he began playing basketball outside and fell in love with the game. He is currently married to gabrielle Union and has three sons: Zion Malachi Airamis, Xavier Zachariah, and Zaire Blessing Dwayne Wade.
“D-Wade” decided to attend Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His low academic scores made him ineligible to play on the school’s basketball team but the head coach still took him on as a partial qualifier. After much practice and raising his grades he was able to show his skills on the court. In 2003 he was drafted by the Miami Heat where he still remains to this day where he makes an estimated $18 million a year in salary.
This amazing basketball player has an estimated net worth of about $95 million. In 2014 he earned an estimated $30 million. His salary for the year was around $19 million and he earned about $11 million for his endorsement deals. He has endorsement deals with several big companies including T-Mobile, Gatorade, Nike, McDavid, and Mission Skincare. He also sells his own line of neckties and socks. In 2013 he earned about $28.9 million. On Forbes’ List of the world’s highest paid athletes in 2014 he ranked in at number 23.
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