Unstoppable at $210 Million Riches, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union’s Iron Grip on Ventures Exceed Beyond NBA and Hollywood

Published 10/29/2023, 1:07 PM EDT

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Dwyane Wade did not want to start a business with his wife, Gabrielle Union. But that changed two years ago, as the couple announced their first joint venture. They are a power couple that has stood strong against the test of time. They have been together for almost a decade now. Even though both of them are high-profile celebrities, they are prime examples of how to let your partner grow along with you.

The two of them each have had their own business endeavors and have been successful in their own regard. Together, they have amassed a total net worth of $210 million. Let’s look at how they got here.

Dwyane Wade is on his way to 200 million


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Dwyane Wade had his platform as an athlete to connect with people, while Union reached her fans through her acting career. This has helped them in their business endeavors. According to AfroTech, back in 2021, their combined net worth was 170 million dollars. But as of 2023, Dwyane Wade alone has a net worth of 170 million dollars.

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Wade, being an athlete, has had more endorsements and businesses than Union. Over his time in the NBA, he received close to $200 million in salary. He has spent the money that he had wisely and is currently a minority investor in the Utah Jazz and the Chicago Sky. Within just two years of ownership with the Jazz, the team has had a 28.5% jump in valuation.


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He is a lifetime partner and global ambassador of Li-Ning. Dwyane also has his own wine business called ‘Wade Cellars’ and is the co-founder of ’59th and Prairie Entertainment’, a production company. Wade also has an investment company called ‘Forty-Three’. As the business keeps growing, Wade is sure to reach the $200 million mark soon.

Wade and Union have also started a baby care line called ‘Proudly’. This is their first joint venture, and it was started in 2021. But Union has done pretty well by herself over the years as well.


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Gabrielle Union is making her own money

Union has had leading roles in various movies that are her primary source of income. Her work in LA’s Finest, Being Mary Jane, and Night Stalker have received huge praise from fans. But this is not the only source of income for Gabrielle Union. She is also an author and has her own businesses, apart from real estate.

Union is the founder of a cracker line called ‘Bitsy’s’. She also has her own hair care line named ‘Flawless by Gabrielle Union’. All this has led to her having a net worth of 40 million dollars in 2023. This is one reason why the couple are able to split their expenses.


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What do you think of their business endeavors? Let us know in the comments!


Written by:

Rijin Varghese


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Rijin is an NBA content writer at EssentiallySports. Having followed the sport for over a decade, he translated that love to writing and he is a top journalist in the making. Specializing in the technical aspects of the game, he is enamored by the 3 principles of coaching of Gregg Popovich: Humility, Discipline, and Determination.
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Caroline Joseph