Who is Jada Crawley?
Jada Alexia Crawley was born on 16 February 1984, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA, and is a businesswoman as well as a philanthropist, but perhaps best known for being the wife of professional basketball player Chris Paul, who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The Wealth of Jada Crawley
How rich is Jada Crawley? As of late-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in her various endeavors. Her wealth is also no doubt elevated thanks to the success of her husband, who has a net worth estimated at over $205 million. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Relationship
Jada grew up in North Carolina, born in the same town as her future husband. She attended Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem, and after matriculating enrolled into Wake Forest University. During college, she would meet Chris Paul during a basketball game, and the two started a relationship at 18 years of age. According to reports, Chris asked a mutual friend to introduce him to her.
With Chris transitioning to a professional career, Jada decided to support him behind the scenes. The two would have a daughter in 2009, and she became a stay at home mom to raise the family.
Husband – Chris Paul
Chris Paul plays for the NBA team the Houston Rockets, and has won numerous awards over the course of his career. He was an NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, and has led the NBA in assists as well as steals multiple times in his career. He is also a two time Olympic gold medalist. Throughout his run in the NBA, he’s been selected to nine NBA All-Defensive Teams and nine NBA All-Star Teams, plus eight All-NBA teams,. He is one of the highest paid athletes in the world, with endorsements with various companies such as Nike and State Farm. He also serves as the president of the National Basketball Players Association since 2013. Prior to playing with the Rockets, he played with the New Orleans Hornets after being drafted as the fourth overall pick. He was a top prospect from Wake Forest University, helping the Demon Deacons get their first ever top ranking. With the Hornets, he developed into one of the best players in the league.
In 2011, he was supposed to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, but the league voided the transaction, leading him to play with the Los Angeles Clippers. With his addition, the team became known for a fast paced offense mixed with alley-oop dunks. He stayed with the team until 2017 when he was traded to the Rockets. With the Rockets, he helped the team set a franchise record 65 wins in his debut season.
Marriage and Family
Chris proposed to Jada in 2010 and they were married the following year in an extravagant ceremony at the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge located in Charlotte, North Carolina, with no expense spared, including custom-made designer clothing, and a view of a world-famous golf course. Flowers were carefully selected along with a six-tier wedding cake, and overall the wedding had 600 candles as well as 50,000 flowers. The wedding was attended by numerous high-profile personalities, including Dwayne Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Speedy Claxton, Kevin Hart and Ludacris. Guests were treated to numerous individual gifts.
In an interview, Chris said that his wife has been with him since he was broke, and their relationship has been forged strongly through many years of ups and downs. They would have another child in 2012, and the family resides in a Mediterranean inspired mansion in Bel Air which is valued at $8.5 million, previously owned by singer Avril Lavigne.
The couple later formed the Chris Paul Family Foundation, which aims to help level the playing field when it comes to life, sports, and education. As a part of the organization, Jada runs her own program called the Jada Paul Prom Dress Giveaway – each year, she hosts high school seniors at a hotel where they are treated to a fashion show, make-up tutorials, a braid bar, and much more. They are also asked to select their own prom dresses, shoes, jewelry, and purses which they will use for their respective events. The event has been hosted in various locations, including Los Angeles and Winston-Salem.
Similar to numerous basketball wives, Jada is highly active online through social media, particularly on the website Instagram on which she posts some of her daily endeavors, while also promoting the work of her husband. She also posts several photos of their children.