Dwyane Wade Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 Sep, 2017
Facts of Dwyane Wade
Date of Birth: 1982 , January-17
Age: 39 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Name Dwyane Wade
Birth Name Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr
Father Dwyane Wade Sr
Mother Jolinda Wade
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Chicago
Ethnicity Black
Profession Basketball player
Working For NBA
Net Worth $95 million
Married to Gabrielle Union (m. 2014), Siohvaughn Funches (m. 2002)
Children Xavier Zechariah Wade, Zion Malachi Airamis Wade, Zaire Blessing Dwyane Wade
Divorce Gabrielle Union, Siohvaughn Funches (2010)
Education Marquette University (2000–2003), Harold L. Richards High School
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Dwyane Wade is an American basketball player, plays for the Chicago Bulls of NBA (National Basketball Association). After getting drafted in 2003, & being named in the All*Rookie team in the very first season; Wade began his professional career playing with Miami Heat.

Wade married to American actress, Gabrielle Union on 30th Aug 2014.

Early life and education

Dwyane Wade was born as Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr on 17th January 1982 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He belongs to black-American ethnicity and holds an American nationality.  

Wade is born to Jolinda and Dwyane Wade Sr who got separate when he was just four months. He has a very estranged childhood & his neighborhood was more of a crime ghetto than a habitable place.

Wade went to Harold L. Richards High School in Oak Lawn. 


Dwyane Wade began played football & basketball since his young age. He joined the Marquette University in 2000, where he led the team to their first Final Four appearance in 25 years.

Wade’s low ACT scores halted him for playing the most part during his first year at university in 2000. However, he wasn’t away from the game & advised his team on scoring and defenses.

When Wade realized his errors in ignoring academics, Wade worked further hard in studies as well as scored good marks in class; making his direction to play for his team in the second year.

Wade bid his farewell with Marquette as NBA draft awaited him & Miami Heat got him in the first round itself as the fifth pick.

In his first year as a rookie in a 2003-2004 season, he scored an average of 16.2 points per game in the total 61 games that Wade played.

It was a magnificent feat coming from a rookie player & Heat set their hopes high on this youngster. By the end of the season, Wade was named one of the members of the NBA All-Rookie first team.

Personal life

Dwyane Wade married twice in his life. He first married his high school sweetheart, Siohvaughn Funches in 2002. The former couple, has two sons, Zaire and Zion.

However, the marriage doesn’t last long & they filed a divorce in 2007 which was an official announcement in 2010. And wade got the custody of his sons.

Wade began dating, American actress, the Gabrielle Union in 2009 and they got married in 2014. He has a son, Xavier Zechariah from another girl he dated, Aja Metoyer. Wade is also involved in philanthropy work & founded ‘The Wade’s World Foundation’ in 2003.

Previously, he also dated Vanessa Simmons (2008) and Kelly Rowland (2007).

Net worth

Dwyane Wade has earned well over $200 million in his career, However after living expenses and paying agents, managers. His net worth is likely significantly less than that.

Estimates of his net worth are between $95 million & $115 million and Wade has millions more coming in future years.