Dwight David Howard is a US basketball player associated with Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The NBA Star plays at center beautifully, which became pretty evident when we saw him in the 2008 Olympics where he played for Team as the starting center, and brought home a Gold medal. A three times winner of NBA Defensive Player Award, consecutively from 2009 to 2011is honored by the McDonald’s All – Americans in 2012, for being amongst the 35 greatest American players.
Dwight Howard Biography and Family
Dwight David Howard was born in Atlanta on 8 December, 1985. He was raised in an athletic family, where his mother, Sheryl Howard played basketball for Morris Brown College. His father Dwight Sr. was a Georgia State trooper, and an Athletic Director at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. The Academy had initiated the best basketball high school program, to raise the best basketball players in the country.
He was greatly influenced by his parents and their passion for the sport, and became serious about basketball from an early age of 9. After completing his school, he chose to skip college, to enter the NBA draft, and was selected by Orlando Magic in first Overall, in 2004. The star has two siblings, a brother named as Jahaziel Howard and a sister named TaShan Howard.
Dwight’s personal life has not been so great since 2007, when his ex-girlfriend Royce Reed gave birth to Braylon Howard, their son. Since the birth of their child, the couple has been dragging each other in court for custody, order prohibitions and financial damages. In 2014, Reed accused Dwight of child abuse for hitting his son with a belt, which was later dismissed by the court with a warning to never repeat it, when Dwight admitted to do it in order to discipline his child? Despite his messy relationship with Royce Reed, he had a dated a few more women including, Tiffany Render, Hope Alexa and Christine Vest. Currently Dwight is dating Marion Denise Douglas.
Education: He went to Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy for his schooling, where he mostly played as a power forward, getting an average of 16.6 points per game, 6.3 blocks per game and 13.4 rebounds per game in 129 appearances. The best performance of Dwight is recalled as the 2004 state championship which his school lost in 2003, but under the leadership of Dwight they counted it as a win.
During that time he received lot of appreciation as a high school standout which comprises of the Gatorade National Player of the Year, 2004 Naismith Award and McDonald’s National High School Player of the Year. After completing his schooling Dwight dropped the idea of college to join NBA with the Orlando Magic in 2004 with whom he stayed till 2012.
Dwight Howard Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $110 Million US Dollars
Playing professionally since 2004, the NBA star has played for four teams including Orlando Magic, Los Angeles, Houston Rockets and the team he is currently drafted with; Atlanta Hawks. Dwight has managed to create a net worth of $110 million US dollars as of 2017, with his current annual salary of $21.4 million by the Atlantic Hawks.
Dwight Howard Assets
The NBA star has surely a lot of money to spend, as he lives in his $7.8 million Orlando Mansion, which has a swimming pool, big sports room, for his practice games and a garage as big as the size of a parking lot. Dwight owns a Continental Bentley estimated to be around $120,000, but that’s not it,
he also has a black Porsche Panamera of almost equal worth.
Dwight Howard Business Model
Howard earns a good portion of his million dollar income from several endorsement deals including Air Jordan Premium Shoes, T-mobile, Gatorade, Adidas, Vitamin water and McDonald’s. Being a popular face in the NBA, he is a popular choice for many brands. He has also set up a foundation by the name of Dwight D. Howard to facilitate scholarships for underprivileged kids looking forward to be a part of the Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy.
Since the birth of his child, the NBA star either remains in the news for his game or his ex-girlfriend. But the latter might change soon, if the sources are believed the couple has made peace in order provide their son an experience of happy family. Even Reed Royce is seen posting images of the family together hanging out and spending time. Recently, Dwight brought victory to Hawks over Blazers by almost scoring the half score to win the game.
Currently playing with Atlantic Hawks, Howard is sure make new records. Being 6 ft 11 inches tall, he was meant to be the center player in the court. He also represents the United States National Team, for which he has won a bronze in FIBA World Championship, a gold in 2007 in FIBA Americans Championship and also a gold in 2008 Beijing Olympic games. Dwight has proved himself as a champion and all we can hope for are a few more exciting games.