Juwan Howard’s Road to $80 Million Net Worth

Fred Bahnson 

Juwan Howard’s name is synonymous with basketball. A popular All-American high school player, he went on to play for the University of Michigan’s legendary Fab Five, which also included players such as Ray Jackson, Jimmy King, Chris Webber, and Jalen Rose. Howard’s skills and talents quickly made him stand out, leading him to become the fifth general pick in the 1994 NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets.

Rising Through the Ranks

Howard’s long career got off to a great start earning him more than $15 million annually as a member of the Washington Bullets from 1996-2006. In 1996, Howard’s success continued as he signed a contract worth $100 million, which made him the first NBA player to sign a contract worth that much. It’s reported that he earned a total of $138.5 million in salary over the course of his career.

As a testament to his skills, Howard has also played for other notable NBA teams such as the Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Charlotte Bobcats, and Denver Nuggets.

What helped Howard amass much of his wealth was his association with the Miami Heat, as well as his time spent with other NBA teams. Since joining the Miami Heat, his net worth has grown considerably, placing him among the top earners in the field of basketball. Currently, he serves as an assistant coach for the Miami Heat.

Personal Life

Off the court, Howard’s personal life has also been well-publicized. He was married to Jenine Wardally in a lavish wedding ceremony in 2002. The couple has two sons together: Jett and Jace.

Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1973, Howard was raised by his grandmother after his mother became pregnant at the age of 17 and was unable to raise him. While the relationship with his biological father was strained, Howard has been open about the positive role his grandmother played in his upbringing.

Interesting Facts

  • Howard was the first NBA player to graduate on time after leaving school early.
  • His mother was runner-up for Michigan’s Miss Basketball when she and her twin sister led Detroit’s Murray Wright High School to the 1990 Class A state championship game.
  • Howard has appeared in TV shows such as “Arli$$”, “Beyond the Glory”, and “Son-in-Laws”.
  • In 2011, he served as producer on ESPN’s “30 for 30” series.
  • Howard’s career accomplishments with the Wolverines from 1992-1998 were forfeited due to the “University of Michigan basketball scandal”, which included booster payments to players to launder money from illegal gambling.

Juwan Howard Net Worth

Despite this scandal, Howard’s contributions to the Michigan Wolverines and his long career as a basketball player have led to his current net worth of $80 million dollars. Howard’s wealth has been built through a combination of his successful basketball career, sponsorships, endorsements, and investments.

As a highly respected basketball coach and former player, Howard continues to inspire and influence young people with his passion for the game. His hard work, focus, and dedication to basketball are a testament to the fact that nothing can stop someone who is determined to succeed.