All the Basketball enthusiasts know what a spectacular personality Dwight Howard is.
Dwight David Howard is an American professional basketball player playing for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA (National Basketball Association) with jersey number 39.
The eight-time NBA All-Star has been playing in the professional league since 2004s and has set numerous records with teams like Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Hornets, Washington Wizards, and currently in Los Angeles Lakers.
Known for his amazing playstyle, Dwight is considered one of the best defensive players and greatest rebounders in the sport’s history.
Playing in the center position, he is currently NBA’s leading player in rebounds, offensive and total, and blocked shots.
This former 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and a potential Hall of Fame personality have an immense fan following that always wants to know more about him, so today, we will be taking you through his life – professional and personal records, his net worth, and more.
Quick Facts about Dwight Howard
|Full Name||Dwight David Howard II|
|Birth Date||December 08, 1985|
|Birth Place||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
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|Education||Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy|
|Father’s Name||Dwight Howard, Sr.|
|Mother’s Name||Sheryl Howard|
|Sibling(s)||1 Brother, 1 Sister|
|Age||36 Years Old|
|Height||6 feet, 11 inches|
|Active Years||2004 – present|
|Net Worth||$140 Million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Last Update||May, 2022|
Dwight Howard | Early Life, Education & Parents
Born into a family of Athletic roots in basketball, Dwight Howard has the influence and passion for basketball right since his childhood.
His father – Dwight Sr., was an Athletic Director at one of the top national high school basketball programs and facilities in the country known as Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy.
Likewise, his mother – Sheryl Howard, was a Basketball player and had experience playing on the first women’s basketball team at Morris Brown College.
She faced seven miscarriages before giving birth to Dwight Howard.
In the same way, following his parents’ footsteps, Dwight became serious about basketball around nine and joined SACA (Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy) to propel his career forward.
Quickly gaining name with his gameplay, he got awarded the Best National High School Basketball Award.
Leading his high school to a record score of 31-2, Howard averaged 16.6 points and 13.4 rebounds in his school years, playing as power-forward and led his team to win the state championship.