Dwight Howard was born on December 8, 1985 in Atlanta, Georgia. At a young age he attended Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy where he stood out with his talents in basketball. Upon graduation he decided not attend college and the Orlando Magic sports team quickly offered him a position. He played over seven seasons with the team and became a huge success.
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2. Income & Salary
At 18 years old he was selected first overall by Orlando Magic in the NBA Draft. His first year proved his skill and even became the first player in NBA history to start in all 82 games as a beginner. From 2004 to 2005 he made an estimated $4 million. In 2008 he played as a part of the Olympic basketball team in Beijing and the team won the gold medal. In 2013 he signed a four-year extension contract with the Rockets for $88 million. Throughout his first nine seasons he has earned an astonishing $100 million in salary alone. From 2012 to 2013 his endorsement deals made him about $7 million.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
In 2014 he is estimated to have earned around $25.5 million from his NBA career. On Forbes‰Ûª list of the world‰Ûªs highest paid athletes he ranked number 29. Currently Howard is estimated to have a net worth of $70 million dollars. His net worth, however, has been decreasing over the past several years. Since leaving Orlando Magic and struggling with the Lakers his bank account has been negatively impacted. This year Coca-Cola and McDonald‰Ûªs did not renew their deals with him.
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