What is Dwight Howard's Net Worth?

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Name: Dwight Howard

Born: December 8th, 1985

Company: Houston Rockets

Position: Player

Dwight Howard currently has a net worth of an estimated:



Dwight Howard made major news in the summer of 2013 when he elected to spurn the Los Angeles Lakers and instead sign with the Houston Rockets.

The move surprised some (after all, the Los Angeles Lakers have never lost out on re-signing one of their high-profile free agents) and didn't surprise others. There were major financial implications for Howard choosing to leave the Lakers - according to the terms of the NBA's CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement), the Lakers were able to offer an extra year of term and an additional $30 million or so over the course of the contract.

In addition, Los Angeles and New York are the two major media markets in the United States, and there is no doubt that Dwight Howard's brand (and endorsement dollars) would have likely been better served had he decided to remain a Laker. So, in choosing to sign with Houston, Howard sacrificed about $30 million (OK, he will make some of this back due to the tax favorable situation in Texas) and an unknown number in lost/diminished endorsement possibilities.


I estimate, based on all of the numbers that are available, that Dwight Howard likely has a net worth of around $80 million.

Let's take a look at Howard's salary history since he entered the league in 2004-05:

2004-05 - $4,179,720
2005-06 - $4,493,160
2006-07 - $4,806,720
2007-08 - $6,061,274
2008-09 - $13,758,000
2009-10 - $15,202,590
2010-11 - $16,647,180
2011-12 - $18,091,770
2012-13 - $19,536,360
2013-14 - $20,513,178
2014-15 - $21,436,271
2015-16 - $22,359,364

Source: Basketball-Reference.com

Howard signed a four-year, $88 million extension with the Rockets during the summer of 2013. This contract includes an early termination option after the third year of the deal.

So, through the first 11 seasons of his career, Howard raked in just over $144 million in total player salary.

According to Forbes.com, Dwight Howard made approximately $7 million in endorsement dollars during the 2012-13 NBA season.

In terms of his brand, Howard likely hit his high point after the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest at the 2008 NBA All-Star game. Howard's brand has taken a beating over the past couple of years due to his acrimonious departure from Orlando and an unsuccessful and disappointing season in Los Angeles.


It is expected that Howard will forego his player option with the Rockets for the 2016-17 to test free agency.


Dwight Howard is worth 1,035 times more than the median US household

If Dwight Howard sold everything that they owned, they could fund the United States' deficit spending for 0 days.


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