The life story of Dwyane Wade can be made into an epic Hollywood production illustrating the concept "from rags to riches". Wade’s start in life came under the worst auspices: his two elder siblings were born before his mother turned 18 years old, his parents separated when Dwyane was only 4 months. He was left in the care of his drug addicted mother, who moved in her mother’s home in order to be able to take care of the children.
Dwyane Wade Net Worth - $95 Million
Birth Name - Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr.
Date of birth - January 17, 1982
Zodiac Sign - Capricorn
Birth Place - Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 4″
Profession - Basketball player
As a young child, Dwyane was exposed to the worst and most traumatic types of events, which usually take place in the poor neighborhoods: police raids, images of drug use and death. His own mother was both using and selling drugs, and Dwyane did witness a police raid in his own home. At this point, one of his elder sisters decided to take action and took Dwyane into his father’s house, where they lived with their father's new wife. Dwyane Wade was only 8 years old and this was the turning point in his life.
Being exposed to the ravages of drug addiction and gang life from such an early age motivated Dwyane to do everything in his powers to escape it. He found his escape in playing basketball, and the more he practiced, the more he understood that this was his true calling in life.
He idolized Michael Jordan and decided to try and become a pro NBA player himself. For the beginning, Dwyane Wade attended Harold L Richards High School in Oak Lawn, where he enrolled in the basketball team. Over the second summer in high school, he experienced a growth spurt and, during the next season, managed an average of 27.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per match.
Later, after achieving fame and building the impressive Dwyane Wade net worth of $95 million, he acknowledged that his high school coach, Jack Fitzgerald, was one of the best influences in his life.
Starting with 2003, Dwyane Wade achieved his dream, by signing with NBA team Miami Heat for which he continues to play. Among the top professional achievement in his career so far, he is 3 times NBA champion with his team, twice NBA Skills Challenge champion and 11 times NBA All-Stars.
He was also drafted to represent the United States at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games where he won the bronze, respectively, gold medals together with the US team, and in the 2006 Word Cup (bronze team).
Dwyane Wade never forgot his humble beginnings and is an active participant in many charities, either through financial donations or private visits to sick and underprivileged children. He is also a devout Christian, donating 10% of all his proceedings to a church in Chicago.