- Birthday17th Jan, 82
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusDivorced
Born in 1982 in Chicago, Dwyane Tyrone Wade, the most famous American professional basketball player of the Miami Heat, led a struggling life which began shortly after his birth after his parents got separated. Dwyane along with his mother, Jolinda Wade and 5 years old sister Tragil struggled and were forced to live on welfare. In his quote Dwyane states, ‘there were no birthday or Christmas presents, and you didn’t ever ask for what you wanted’. And it became Dwyane’s childhood mission to overcome this poverty and to make all his dreams come true. At the age of 8, Dwyane tricked by his sister Tragil, was left in their father’s home and gradually he took a liking to his new home, family and friends. Dwyane’s life took a turn for the better, when Dwyane Sr. moved to Robbins, a south Chicago suburb. The new place allowed him to play basketball with his step brothers and friends including 9 year old Siohvaughn Funches, Dwyane’s first girlfriend and ultimately his wife.
Further, his passion to excel in the game made him a dominating player in the basketball court, but he missed the necessary academic requirements, the ACT score by 1 points to play basketball in college. Dwyane then managed to enter Marquetts as an NCAA partial qualifier in year 2000, and was trained hard by the coach Crean in order to prepare him to be a leader in the basketball court. Crean succeeded, Dwyane played in his sophomore year and immediately made waves with his impressive game skills. In 2002, he got the foundation to flourish his life, a son and life partner Siohvaughn, who believed in him. Following this, Wade made an entry into the NBA as the 5th top pick from the 2003 draft. Sports Illustrated named him the 'Sportsperson of the year' in 2006, and he emerged as one of the elite players in the country with honors like Conference-USA Player of the Year and AP All-American Honors. Nicknamed as "Flash" and "D-Wade", Dwyane is most popular for his High Flying style of Basketball, and often plays as the Shooting Guard, and a Point Guard.
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Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade owns a grand mansion that he bought two years ago for $10.65 million. Since Wade sold his Pinecrest digs he was in look for a grand home hence bought this one.
Location: The house is located on the spectacular location of Miami Beach. The beach front property lies in the coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Accommodation: New Mediterranean estate has the living area of 13000 sq ft. and also features more than 150 feet of bay frontage. The interior of the house is classy and boasts a ‘W’ sign on flooring of most of the rooms. The house has beautiful bedrooms and the exterior of the house has lavish swimming pool. The house also boasts a large kid’s room with colorful patters on the walls.
Neighborhood: Miami Beach is one of the favorite destinations of many celebrities hence they have built holiday homes there. Stars like Shakira, Liz Taylor, Julio Iglesias, Paulina Rubio and many more have their holiday home in Miami.
Miami Heat’s Dwayne wade owns a lavish house in his hometown Chicago, which he bought in July 2009, for a massive sum of $1,425,000. The master built property finds place in a secluded locality, offering a charismatic environment for the basket ball player.
Location: Dwayne’s majestic mansion is located in Chicago, USA.
Accommodation: The NBA player’s splendid house is spread over an area of 3,900 square foot and features a total of four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, wine cooler, wet bar and a two car garage. The home interiors feature fully furnished and beautifully adorned rooms with ample lighting. The exteriors are built simple, yet look elegant. The main sitting hall incorporates comfy sofas with marvelous cushions, glass table, a stunning mirror and floor lamps. View of the beautiful river from the master suite offers a wonderful eye delight.
Dwyane Wade got crowned King of Bling, as he won the celebrity car competition, GM All-Car Showdown, where style and car culture merges with today’s most recognizable names in the music, sports and entertainment. Dwyane won the competition with its customized 2006 white Hummer H2 SUT, which truly reflects his unique sense of style. He beat out and won over celebs like Snoop Dogg, Travis Barker and Ludacris. This car style competition was for charity, and Dwyane received $10,000 donation for his Dwyne Wade Foundation, which supports educational, family service, health and youth oriented programs to benefit the underprivileged.
Dwayne Wade's Hummer H2
Dwyane Wade enjoys driving his customized blue Cadillac Escalade, a large luxury SUV also known as the 8-seater flamboyant passenger ship on wheels. The Wade’s powerful and gorgeous Escalade makes a flashy chrome fashion statement, and its interiors decorated with supple leather, faux wood and alloy trim ostentate pure luxury. With a price tag of $87,660, this elegant SUV doesn’t disappoint in terms of style, performance and luxe amenities.
2012 McLaren MP4-12C
The Miami Heat player owns a $230,000 2012 McLaren MP4-12C, which he received as his 30th birthday present from the vendor of a neighboring luxury car dealership, of which Wade is a brand ambassador. Wade’s gift reached him via a super-fancy presentation, as the sports car was loaded up on a crane, then lifted above the hotel wall and finally cautiously landed onto the waiting platform, where the NBA player stood tall with his friends. Equipped with a twin turbocharged engine developing 593 hp, the sports car features a top speed of 205 mph and reaches 0-60mph in just three seconds.
Dwyane Wade loves to zoom around in his Porsche 991. The actor is very proud of his toy and has uploaded photographs of his brand new sports car on social networking sites. The 991’s aerodynamic design ensures that its exterior appearance bears a striking resemblance to an aircraft. Unsurprisingly, high speed along with super fast acceleration constitutes the trump card of the 991. Zero to 100 km/hour is achieved in a mere 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 300km/hour is possible. The $130,000 vehicle has been fitted with high end leather upholstered 4-way adjustable sports seats.
Dwyane Wade woke up to a pleasant surprise on the morning of his 31st birthday when he found a brand new brick red McLaren MP4-12C parked on his driveway. The $240,000 MP4-12C was a token of thanks from a Florida car dealership to the NBA star for the amount of positive publicity they have gained owing to Wade’s informal association with them. Incidentally, Dwyane had been gifted with another McLaren on his previous birthday by the same automobile agency. The hallmark of this sports car is its high speed and super fast acceleration that allows it to touch 100 km/hour after start in just 3.3 seconds.
America’s southern most resort city Miami Beach is a perfect holiday destination for celebrities including NBA star Dwyane Wade. Blessed with year-round mild climates and unrivaled ocean access, Miami is nation’s #1 Healthiest City, and also boasts top class golf courses, tennis and sporting facilities. Sparkling water at the Miami Beach acts like a magnate to attract boating enthusiasts, divers and water sports fans. Dwyane Wade celebrated his 30th birthday party with his girlfriend and his two sons, Zion and Zaire on the Miami Beaches. The family happily splashed around in the water, and soaked in the Miami sun. Wade also owns a $10.65 million grand mansion, the Miami Beach house.
Location: Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States.
Main attractions: This area of waters and miles of sand beaches provide water skiing, jetski and windsurfing facilities. Other notable attractions include the Tropical Park, which is also the headquarter site of the Miami Runners club and the 180 public tennis courts for traditionally athletic minded people.
Biscayne Bay off the Rickenbacker Causeway is known as the favorite spot for wind surfing. The winds in this place usually blow side-onshore and the shallow water allows a beginner to walk his way back to the shore if necessary.
Crandon Park, a two mile long public beach has its own full service marina and restaurants. Visitor can explore its diverse marine life that populates the dense sea grass beds; even the Bottle-nosed Dolphins, damsel, soft corals and enormous Pufferfish can be spotted.
Dwyane Wade and girlfriend actress Gabrielle Union
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Wade's World Foundation
The Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the year, Dwyane Wade has this ultimate dream to leave the world a better place than he found it. With his Wade's World Foundation, he is fulfilling his goal to provide support to community based organizations that promotes health, social skills, and education to children who are at risk situations. Dwyane along with his family is dedicated to support their core communities in South Florida and Chicago. Wade comes up with different events and programs like 3 Under the Tree, All-Star Weekend, and his latest Chicago Has Talent Showcase.
Haitian earthquake relief fund
Former Miami Heat center Alonzo Mourning and current Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade together founded this Haitian earthquake relief fund. Since its inception, the donations to this fund have reportedly surpassed $800,000. Dwyane donated his games salary of $175,000, while other NBA stars donated over $100,000 of money to the Haitian relief efforts.
Gucci Hi-Top Lace Up Patent Sneakers
Gucci, the biggest selling Italian fashion and leather goods label operates 278 directly operated stores worldwide. The NBA star Dwyane Wade was spotted wearing Gucci Hi-Top Lace Up Patent Sneekers. It seemed like trend of patent leather shoes seem to be continuing this season, as most of the high-end designers have feature this look in their collections.
Polo Ralph Lauren
Polo Ralph Lauren, is American fashion designer Ralph Lauren’s luxury clothing and lifestyle company that specializes in high-end casual and semi-formal wear for both sexes. Dwyane Wade was spotted wearing Polo Ralph Lauren designed team dress on opening ceremony of Beijing Olympics. Polo Ralph Lauren has now officially reached a deal with the U.S. Olympic Committee to dress the American team in Vancouver, and later in London 2012. This blend of patriotism and sports has propelled the brand image among its fans.