Dwight Howard is a professional NBA player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers along with other popular players LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Danny Green. He started his career by playing for Orlando Magic. After displaying great playing ability, he was traded to Charlotte Hornets, Houston Rockets, and Atlanta Hawks.
He has also been awarded Defensive Player of the Year for a couple of times in his career. An American born Dwight Davis Howard plays in a Power Forward and Center Forward position.
Dwight Howard’s net worth is evaluated at $140 million as of 2019. Recently, he has signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers that is worth $2.56 million. Keep reading the article to know more about Dwight Howard in detail.
Dwight Davis Howard was born to the parents Dwight Howard Sr. and Sheryl Howard in Atlanta, USA on 8th December 1985. He holds the nationality of America while he has African-American descent. He was raised alongside his sibling Tashanda and Jahaziel.
Talking about his education, he went to Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. Since his parents were both a sportsperson, he showed his keen interest in playing basketball from his young childhood age. He started playing basketball when he was at the age of 9.
He went to Morgan Wootten High School and played basketball for the high school team. He was one of the best American high school basketball players. Later, he dropped his college to focus on his career and started playing basketball professionally.
He started his career in basketball by playing for the high school team. However, he professionally started playing basketball after being selected by Orlando Magic in the 2004 NBA Draft. In 2006, Howard led his team to the 2006 Rookie Challenge of NBA All-Star Weekend. After his phenomenal performance, he was named in All-NBA First Team for the first time in the 2007-08 season.
In 2008, he participated in the NBA Slam Dunk contest and also able to win it. In 2009, he was awarded the NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Despite his emphatic performance, his team could read to the final after losing in the 2009 Eastern Conference.
He was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers on August 10, 2012. However, the injuries kept him to the sideline. After picking up a back injury, he was not able to show his performance for the Los Angeles Lakes.
On July 13, 2013, Dwight was traded to Houston Rockets. He played as Centre forward for Houston Rockets along with James Harden. He could not perform as he used to play for Orlando Magic.
After playing three years for Houston Rockets, he was traded to Atlanta Hawks in 2016. After a year, he went to play for Charlotte Hornets. He debuted for Hornets in 2017 against Detroit Pistons.
As of now, Dwight Howard signed a contract with Los Angeles Lakers in 2019. The Los Angeles Lakers roster depth looks terrific with players like him, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, JaVale McGee, Danny Green, Kyle Kuzma, and Rajon Rondo.
Net Worth and Earnings
Aforementioned, Dwight Howard’s net worth is evaluated at $140 million. He has gathered a gigantic wealth in his fortune from his basketball career.
Besides, he also earns a hefty sum from endorsement deals. According to the source, he earns about $3.5 million from endorsement.
Personal Life and Dating
Talking about Dwight Howard’s personal life, he is not married yet. However, he is also a father of five children with five different women. He has three sons named Braylon, Trey and David, and two daughters Jade and Layla.
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