Juwan Howard Is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the NBA who has a net worth of $80 million. Juwan Howard was the first NBA player to receive a $100 million contract. Between 1996 and 2006 he earned a salary of $15 million per year. Juwan Howard has earned his net worth from his position with the Heat as well as a former All Star and All-NBA power forward. As part of the Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team during the Fab Five years Howard was an All American. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 7, 1973. Howard was raised by Jannie Mae Howard, his maternal grandmother, who adopted him. His mother was only 17 and too young to raise a child on her own, and Juwan was not close with his father. In high school at the Chicago Vocational Career Academy, he was an honors student and played on the basketball team as a center, where he was named an All-American. He was scouted by several universities and decided to attend the University of Michigan. He was a member of the Fab Five at Michigan along with Chris Webber, Jalen rose, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson, The combined efforts of the Fab five lead Michigan to the finals in the 1992 and 1993 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Men's Division I Basketball Championship. Due to the University of Michigan Basketball scandal during 1992 to 1998, a lot of the schools records and accomplishments have been forfeited by NCAA sanctions , however Howard's 1993-94 All-American season accomplishment remains.
Juwan has been married to Jenine Wardally since 2002, they two sons Jace who was born in 2001 and Jett was born in 2003. Juwan also has another son with Markita Blyden, who was runner-up for Michigan's Miss Basketball, he was born in 1992. He is the founder of the Juwan Howard Foundation, which helps underprivileged youth in Washington, DC and Chicago, by fostering youth basketball activities. Howard has had a small acting career appearing on a 1999 episode of The West Wing titled " The Crackpots and These Women" he played Mr. Grant a former Dude basketball player, who worked for the President's Council on Physical Fitness. He also appeared in the basketball film Hoop Dreams in 1994, on several T.V. shows like Arli$$, Beyond the glory, and "Son-in-Law".