- Birthday8th Dec, 85
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusSingle
Dwight David Howard is a 6 ft 11 inch American basketball player, who plays for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. The player has strong athletic connections from his family as his father is a Georgia State Trooper and serves as Athletic Director of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. His mother Sheryl played on the inaugural women's basketball team at Morris Brown College.
He was nicknamed Dwight as he was a "The Miracle Child" after his mother lost seven children to miscarriage before he was born. Howard is considered the "franchise player" of the Magic and is one of the best rebounder in the team. He is amongst few young players who own all the luxury at the young age of 25. He owns some of the most lavish homes around the world and his garage is packed with some awesome cars.
Apart from owing all the riches, he has his heart set for big time philanthropy. Howard has donated thousands of dollars over the years to the Pine Hills Boys & Girls Club and the Florida Hospital for Children. He’s also helped hundreds of disadvantaged youths achieve their dreams through his Dwight D. Dwight Howard has a son with his ex-girlfriend Royce Reed who gave birth to their child in 2007. A six-time All-Star player has also played in 2008 USA Olympic basketball team as a youngest member as he was just 22 at that time. Howard has accumulated quite a lot of NBA and franchise records and honors during his NBA career and is still the youngest player in NBA history to lead the league in rebounding and blocks.
Family & relationships
Dwight Howard who is an American basketball player for the Orlando Magic for National Basketball Association owns few lavish properties around the world. One of such luxurious villa is in Florida that was up for sale and was listed for 2.95 million.
Location: this beautiful house is located in Windermere, Florida.
Accommodation: The house sits approximately in the area of 8,000-square-foot and has four-bedroom, five-point-five-bathroom. Built in 2005 the house has beautiful interiors with all carved doors and windows. The mansion has a Venetian plaster-clad master suite with two-sided fireplace and a 14 by 20-foot closet.
Dwight Howard the famous NBA player owns a lavish mansion in Orlando which he bought in 2007 for $7,780,000.
Location: the luxurious castle look alike house is located in Longwood, Florida.
Accommodation: The 11,000-square-foot house is built in a castle style and has a French architecture.built in 2005, the abode has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and a half bathroom, swimming pool, spa, and a fireplace. The house also has huge garden around the mansion and a beautiful fountain just in front of the gate.
Apart from being a great basketball player, the player likes to play billiards in his free time. Dwight Howard is often spotted indulging in the game with his friends at his place as he has a dedicated game room for this leisure activity in all his mansions.
The 26 year old NBA player owns a black Porsche Panamera which according to Dwight Howard is a perfect car for him. With 300 horsepower and V6-powered Panamera is 76 inches in width, making it an especially wide sedan. The clean make of the car makes it stand out and all the custom work on his car was done very subtly. The cabin is complete with 18-way adjustable front seats, and eight-way adjustable rear seats hence have enough space to accommodate 6’11 star comfortably.
Knight XV truck
For the player whose net worth is around $ 40 million needs a bullet proof car for sure. 26 year old Dwight Howard owns a tough and desirable Knight XV which is not only perfect for the player but can also take barrage of bullets. The Knight XV is said to be the world's most luxurious armored vehicle and is powered with E-85 Ethanol conversion system that boasts 550 horsepower. The player bought this car in 2010 which costs him $500,000. The Knight XV features a 6.8 Liter, V10 Twin Turbo engine and is 20ft in length. The interior of the car has a 26-inch, custom built LCD TV screen, an X-Box 360 or Playstation games console and even its own bar.
Custom-made three wheeler
Who would believe a 6 ft. 11 inch player who owns cars like Porsche Panamera and Knight XV has a child fantasy deep inside his heart. NBA player Dwight Howard owns a custom made three wheeler vehicle. The three wheeler is decked in Superman paint job and looks absolutely desirable.
Dwight Howard purchased a silver white colored Bentley Mulsanne in 2012. The NBA star loves to take out his Mulsanne $285,000 on long drives on the streets of Los Angeles. At the heart of the vehicle is a powerful 6.75 liter V8 twin turbo engine that delivers a power output of 505bhp at 4,200rpm along with a rated torque of 752 lb-ft at 1,750rpm. The car possesses an unbeatable cocktail of superb acceleration and high speed. The Bentley’s speedometer can touch speeds of 100 km/hour after start in just 5 seconds and can reach a maximum speed of 295 km/hour. Expensive suede leather upholstered seats, lamb’s wool carpet lining the floor along with walnut wood paneling on the dashboard provide the interiors with an extremely classy look and feel. Entertainment features include the Naim 2,200-watt 20-speaker audio system, one of the most powerful car stereo systems in the world. Other luxury fittings include iPod connectivity, Bluetooth port, in-car Wi-Fi, MP3 player, six disc DVD player, TV tuner and three LCD screens located in the rear passenger seat. Other user friendly features include adaptive cruise control, GPS navigation system, key less entry and a four zone climate control system.
Dwight Howard drives Bentley Mulsanne
Rolls Royce Ghost
NBA professional Dwight Howard recently purchased the Rolls Royce Ghost. This is the second Rolls Royce model to showcase in the huge garage space owned by the professional NBA player. Performance wise, the Ghost can be rated 10 out of 10. With a top speed of 155mph, the car can reach 60mph from start-up in just about 4.7 seconds. The lavish car is fitted with a 6.5-litre V12 petrol engine that's capable of producing totp power of 563bhp. The car is priced around $252,833.81 approx.
South Africa safari
NBA player Dwight Howard’s place of vacation tells a lot about his personal interests. The player is adventurous in nature which is why he was spotted spending his leisure time in Africa Safari. The safari is located at the tip of the African continent and bounded by two oceans. S. Africa is magnificent landscapes and traditional coastal villages that have taken forwarded the African culture. The player was astonished to see all the big five at the South African Safari.
Location: The safari is situated at the tip of the African continent.
Features: Home to the big five, South African Safari is constantly voted as one of the most visited and liked holiday destinations amongst the world. Kruger National Park is one such place that his often visited by many rich and famous people. South Africa Safari visit can render the visitor with the most luxurious stay amid forest accompanied by an experienced African Sky guide.
Dwight Howard foundation
Dwight Howard is a true philanthropist and hence is associated with number of charitable trusts. One such organization is player’s own Dwight Howard foundation that was established in 2004. The main objective of the foundation is to provide a chance for youth to build up their spiritual, academic and athletic potential. The player often organize fund raising event for the organization and recently his many charitable trust were honored by the by the City of Orlando and Mayor Buddy Dyer, who proclaimed it to be D12 Foundation Day in Orlando.
Blessings in a Backpack
Dwight Howard is closely associated with Blessings in a Backpack which is a nonprofit organization aims to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for the federal free and reduced meal program. The organization is currently feeding over 55,000 children in 318 schools in 37 U.S. states and three countries - Canada, Columbia and Haiti. The player often raises funds for it and also organize events for the poor children.
Get Schooled Foundation
It seems that the player has his heart set for children, which is why he is associated with number of children welfare charity. One such organization is Get Schooled Foundation that aims to increase in high school and college graduation rates, improving postsecondary readiness. Howard organizes events for the foundation in order to raise funds for this noble cause.
Dwight Howard works for United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and raise funds for this world renowned organization. It was established in the year 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. The organization has its headquarters in New York and aims to work towards the downtrodden children across the world. UNICEF relies on contributions from governments and few noble contributors like Howard and other famous people who donate some part of their earnings to the organization.
Beats by Dr.Dre
Dwight Howard is often spotted using Dr. Dre headphones that are often seen in music videos, movies and advertisements. These are the special headphones that are created under the Monster brand and are said to be one of the finest sound quality providers. The headphones make you hear what the artists can hear with the finest quality of sound. The brand has collaborated with stars like Dr. Dre, Lady Gaga, Diddy, David Guetta, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James.
26 year old player is fond of wearing big brands and one of his favorite brands is Gucci as he is often spotted wearing the same. He is often seen in his high top embossed Gucci sneakers which are brown and red in color. The shoes look funky on the players and goes well with the appearance.
Dwight Howard love for brand does not stop on clothes; he has some amazing collection of braded watches. One such expensive brand is “Meister which is often seen on player’s wrist. Not only Howard but the expensive brand is liked by many celebrities.
Dwight Howard is a music lover, hence is never seen without his Apple ipad. Not only the player but the Ipad is used by numerous other celebrities.