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Wayne Gretzky Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Born as Wayne Douglas Gretzky on the 26th January 1961 in Ontario, Canada, Wayne Gretzky was a professional Hockey player. Wayne’s net worth is estimated to be $220 million as of 2017. Wayne loved playing hockey from early childhood. Most of his friends didn’t want to play with him and even avoided playing hockey together because Wayne was always such a fast and skilled player even when he was a little kid. His career started when he was signed to the famous Indianapolis Racers but he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers, who he led to victory in the National Hockey League with almost no effort whatsoever. Wayne was traded a couple of times after that, because of how valuable a player he was– truly a professional. These teams included the St Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings, as well as for the New York Rangers.

Wayne Gretzky Net Worth $220 Million

Due to Wayne being one of the most important players, his teams have won the Stanley Cup four times. Gretzky retired after spending twenty years playing the sport. During those years he received the award for the most valuable hockey player nine times, decided by the jury of Hart trophies. Not only that, but he has also received a total of four awards for scoring the most points and even five awards under the umbrella of Lester B. awards. The list of awards goes on and on as Gretzky has even received the famous Conn Smith Trophy twice for being the MVP in the playoffs.

Immediately after his retirement from professional hockey, Wayne was included in the National Hockey League Hall of Fame, as Gretzky set more than 60 National Hockey League’s records in both regular season games and playoffs. He also holds six of the All Star records. Given that he ended his playing career in sports, the legendary star then became a producer and the director for the Canadian Men’s National Hockey Team when the Winter Olympics were broadcast. Wayne has also been known for his nickname The Great One due to his fortunate success of being the only hockey player in the history of the National Hockey League to score over 200 points in one season. Gretzky has achieved this four times.

Speaking about his personal life, the star is married to Janet Jones who is a famous American actress. They were married in a ceremony that took place in 1998. Wayne and Janet have five children: Emma, Tristan, Trevor, Ty and Paulina. Gretzky’s son Trevor has been signed to play for the Cubs. Ty had been playing ice hockey as his father, but eventually he quit the sport to get a degree at Arizona State University.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Garden's Defining Moments2015TV Mini-Series
Robotropolis2011Additional Soccer Players
The Young and the Restless1981TV SeriesWayne

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ultimate Gretzky2003Video documentary executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stanley's Game Seven 3D2012Short special thanks
The Human Hambone2005Documentary special thanks
As Long as He Lives1998Short dedicatee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
California Golden Seals Story2016Documentary post-productionHimself
Conan2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Breakfast Television2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
CTV National News2016TV SeriesHimself
Undeniable with Joe Buck2015TV SeriesHimself
Best of the WHA Hall of Fame2015Video documentaryHimself
Voice of the King2014DocumentaryHimself
Bystander Revolution2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Mike & Mike2014TV SeriesHimself - Hockey Hall of Famer
Iron Mike: The Mike Keenan Story2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
Unusually Thicke2014TV SeriesHimself
The American Cinematheque Tribute to Jerry Bruckheimer2013TV MovieHimself
NHL 142013Video GameHimself
John Candy: True Double Blue2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
CollegeHumor Originals2011TV SeriesHimself
Remembering the WHA2010VideoHimself
Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Ceremonies, Behind the Scenes2010Documentary shortHimself
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games2010TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Canada for Haiti2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Athletes in Motion: Hockey T'Nite2010ShortHimself
30 for 302009TV Series documentaryHimself
NHL: New York Islanders 10 Greatest Games2009Himself
Gretzky, Indy & the W.H.A.2009Video documentaryHimself
Sidney Crosby: On the Ice and Beyond2008Video documentaryHimself
Pond Hockey2008DocumentaryHimself
NHL: Edmonton Oilers - 10 Greatest Games2008Himself
Sports Unfiltered with Dennis Miller2007TV SeriesHimself
2006 NHL Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
Tiger at 302006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Costas Now2005TV SeriesHimself
Hockey Night in Canada2005TV SeriesHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2005TV SeriesHimself
TSN Hockey2005TV SeriesHimself
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Life and Times2001-2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The 2004 Billboard Music Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Tiger: The Authorised DVD Collection2004Video documentaryHimself
It's Our Game: Team Canada's Victory at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey2004Video documentaryHimself
Christmas in Kabul2003TV MovieHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHimself
Ultimate Gretzky2003Video documentaryHimself
Salt Lake 2002: Stories of Olympic Glory2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Gold Rush 20022002Video documentaryTeam Canada Executive Director / General Manager
NHL: All-Access!2001Video documentaryHimself
ESPY Awards2000TV Special
Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize2000Video documentaryHimself
In Action2000DocumentaryHimself
NHL 2000: A Millenium of Memories2000Video documentaryHimself
Train to Win1999VideoHimself
At First Sight1999Himself (uncredited)
The 18th Olympic Winter Games1998TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Hockey, Vol. 2: Winning Techniques1998VideoHimself
Nagano 1998: XVIII Olympic Winter Games1998TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern1996-1997TV SeriesHimself
NHL Power Players: All-Stars of the Game1997VideoHimself
Gretzky: The Great One and the Next Ones1997VideoHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1996TV SeriesHimself
All-Star Hockey1995VideoHimself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHimself
A Night to Die for1995TV Short documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-1995TV SeriesHimself
Ice & Asphalt: The World of Hockey1995VideoHimself
Good Morning America1994TV SeriesHimself
D2: The Mighty Ducks1994Himself
The Passion Returns: The 1992-93 Toronto Maple Leafs1993TV SpecialHimself
Power Plays1993TV Series documentaryHimself
The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of Passion1993TV MovieHimself - Special Guest
ProStars1991TV SeriesHimself (1991)
Victory & Valor: Special Olympics World Games1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Wayne Gretzky: Above and Beyond1990Video documentaryHimself
Flames 88-891989Video documentaryEdmonton Oilers / Los Angeles Kings Center
The Boys Are Back1989Video documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live1989TV SeriesHimself - Host
Late Night with David Letterman1986-1989TV SeriesHimself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself
U.S.A. Today: The Television Series1988TV SeriesHimself
The Boys on the Bus1987Video documentaryHimself
Wayne Gretzky: Hockey My Way1986VideoHimself
1986 NHL All-Star Game1986TV SpecialHimself - Center, Campbell Conference
1984 NHL All-Star Game1984TV SpecialHimself - Campbell Conference Center
The Alan Thicke Show1981TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30 for 302012TV Series documentaryHimself
Oil Change2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live Sports Extra '092009TV SpecialChad (uncredited)
La Coupe Stanley2008TV Movie documentaryLui-même
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Fearless2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Greatest Canadian2004TV Mini-Series documentary
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHimself
The NHL's Masked Men: The Last Line of Defense1998Video documentaryHimself
Best of Saturday Night Live: Special Edition1992VideoHimself (uncredited)

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#Fact
1Grandson Tatum Gretzky Johnson born on January 19, 2015 to daughter Paulina and pro golfer Dustin Johnson.
2After Chicago Cubs GM Jim Hendry drafted Trevor Gretzky in the 7th round of the MLB draft, Gretzky personally negotiated Trevor's contract with Hendry. Trevor signed for $375,000. (July 18, 2011).
3President and part owner of Phoenix Coyotes
4Named head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes on August 8, 2005, the first time Gretzky coached hockey at any level. He resigned in September 2009 with a 143-161-24 record and zero playoff games.
5He is of Polish, Belarusian, and Ukrainian descent on his father's side, and has English ancestry on his mother's side.
6Fellow hockey legend Mark Messier is the godfather of his daughter, Paulina Gretzky.
7One of his favorite positions on the ice was to take the puck to the back of an opponent's goal and try to set up teammates for a goal.
8Portrayed by Kris Holden-Ried in Waking Up Wally: The Walter Gretzky Story (2005).
9Was a part-owner of the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL with McNall and John Candy. The group signed Raghib Ismail on the first day of the 1991 NFL draft, where he was projected the #1 overall pick.
10He was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on June 25, 1984 for his services to sports.
11In 1984, when the Oilers won their first Stanley Cup, he was asked to do the "I'm Going To Disneyland", bit for a commercial. He respectfully declined, because he didn't want it to interfere with the moment of winning the Stanley Cup for the first time.
12In 1990, the year the Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup, the CBC wanted Gretzky to appear as a reporter for Hockey Night in Canada, should the Oilers win the Stanley Cup (the first time without him), but he respectfully declined, not wanting to interfere with the Oilers' victory.
13Sport Illustrated writer and author Rick Riley felt that writing Gretzky's biography back in 1990 was a difficult task, because Gretzky is so humble, he won't talk too much about himself.
14Returned to Edmonton in 1989 to attend the unveiling of a statue of him hoisting the Stanley Cup, now at the entrance of Skyreach Centre. At the ceremony, former owner Peter Pocklington gave Gretzky's then-infant daughter Paulina a $25,000 savings bond. He later blasted Pocklington in his 1990 autobiography as being "a cheapskate."
15Loves to wear white suit/sport jackets, but will no longer wear them, due to the jackets being ruined from Sharpie pen marks applied accidentally by fans while signing autographs.
16Gretzky's trade to the Los Angeles Kings caused such a stir in Canada, Canadian Parliment tried to declare Gretzky as a national treasure, wanted the trade declared null and void. In addition, Parliment talked about buying Gretzky's contract, so it could be sold to a Canadian based team
17Has more assists (1,963) than any other NHL player has total points (goals plus assists).
18Has dual Canadian/American citizenship.
19Inducted into the Hockey Hockey Hall of Fame, bypassing the 3-year waiting period. Following Gretzky's induction, the Hall announced the waiting period would not be waived for any future players. (November 22, 1999).
20One-time owner with Bruce McNall of the Honus Wagner baseball card, the world's most expensive sports card. Only 50 in existence, each is valued at almost a half-million dollars.
21Baroque comic opera "The Loves of Wayne Gretzky" by composer Brad Walton debuted in Toronto. In it, Gretzky leaves his wife for Mario Lemieux (February 1994).
22Did a series of TV ads for Sharp Viewcam Camcorder with son Ty.
23Print/Radio/TV ads for Power Automotive Group of Southern California debut. Gretzky is also the pitchman for Ford of Canada (May 2003).
24The Wayne Gretzky International Award is presented annually by the United States Hockey Hall of Fame to "an international citizen who has been deemed to have made a major contribution to the growth and advancement of American hockey."
25Famous for talking about himself in the third person.
26Played for the Edmonton Oilers (1978-1988), the Los Angeles Kings (1988-1996), the St. Louis Blues (1996), and the New York Rangers (1996-1999).
27The statue of Gretzky at the entrance of Skyreach Centre, home arena of the Edmonton Oilers, temporarily had a sign hanging from it that read "U$ Lackey" in protest of his comments supporting George W. Bush in the war against Iraq. (25 March 2003)
28Art Ross Trophy (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1994). Conn Smythe Trophy (1985, 1988). First All-Star Team (1984). First All-Star Team Centre (1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991). Hart Memorial Trophy (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990). Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (1980, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999). Lester B. Pearson Award (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987). Lester Patrick Trophy (1994). Second All-Star Team Centre (1980, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1997, 1998).
29Godfather to Jari Kurri's twin sons Ville and Joonas.
30Contrary to his image for gentlemanly play, Gretzky was ejected 11 times in his NHL career for unsportsmanlike conduct.
31Wayne has agreed in principle to head the Canadian Olympic hockey team for 2006 in Italy if NHL hockey player are involved.
32Sold custom-built Georgian-style estate in Thousand Oaks, CA in 2005 to Lenny Dykstra. It was sold at auction in 2010 after Dykstra lost it in foreclosure. It sold again 2013 in for $9,500,000, $5,495,000 less than asking.
33Was told by Michael Jordan that retirement was "heavenly." Soon afterward, Jordan returned to the NBA.
34Owns homes in Toronto, Westlake Village, CA, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho (which features two water slides), and Vancouver.
35Accompanied Queen Elizabeth II to an NHL pre-season game on October 6th 2002 in Vancouver, Canada.
36Reportedly saving the stick he used to break Gordie Howe's NHL career points record on 15 October 1989 against his old team, the Edmonton Oilers, for his son, Ty.
37On the cover of Cigar Aficionado magazine with his wife, Janet Jones. [February 1997]
38While in Edmonton, he began to turn himself into a brand name, endorsing everything from soft drinks and blue jeans to his own wallpaper, pillow cases, hockey games, breakfast cereals and a Mattel "Great Gretzky" doll. "Forbes" magazine estimated that between 1990 and 1998, Gretzky earned $93.8 million from hockey and endorsements.
39After his retirement, he became the spokesperson for Tylenol Arthritis Formula, even though he doesn't actually have osteoarthritis.
40(August 9, 1988) In a move that forever changed the dynamics of the NHL, Gretzky, Marty McSorley, and Mike Krushelnyski were sold to the Los Angeles Kings for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, $15 million cash, and the Kings' three first-round draft picks in 1989, 1991, and 1993. Gretzky and Carson later played together in Los Angeles (1992-1993, 1993-1994).
41In 1980, hit .492 for hometown Brantford CKPC Braves senior league baseball team, attracting the attention of the Toronto Blue Jays, who offered him a tryout. He declined.
42(February 25, 1991) Bought the CFL Toronto Argonauts with Bruce McNall and John Candy.
43Proposed to wife Janet over the phone.
44(October 2, 1998) Launched his own line of menswear, The Wayne Gretzky Collection, carried by Canadian department store chain The Bay, with prices from $85.00 to $300.00.
45Eldest of five children.
46It was believed that he engineered his 1988 trade to the L.A. Kings to help Janet's career. According to the program "Kings Ransom", this was not true. Ironically, he broke up with live-in girlfriend, singer Vicki Moss, because she wouldn't give up her career. Moss was involved briefly with Gretzky's friend, David Foster.
47First child, Paulina, was born 5 months and 2 days after his wedding.
48(February 18, 2002) Gretzky, executive director of the Men's Canadian Olympic Team, lashed out at a bizarre and impromptu press conference, saying everyone hated Canada and blamed the team's 1-1-1 start on "American propaganda.".
49(February 24, 2002) The Men's Canadian Olympic Team won the Olympic gold medal, beating the United States 5-2. Canada's victory came 50 years to the day the Edmonton Waterloo Mercurys won the nation's last gold at the 1952 Oslo Winter Games.
50Unsuccessfully attempted to get the number 99 copyrighted, but did succeed in getting the address of his Toronto eatery changed to "99 Blue Jay Way."
51Smokes cigars.
52His front teeth were knocked out in a hockey game when he was 10.
53"Wrote" a daily "journal" syndicated throughout Canada's newspapers detailing his thoughts and feelings about his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame as that day neared.
54Has "written"/authorized at least 4 books about himself.
55All 5 of his kids were born at Ceders-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
56His wedding to Janet Jones was broadcast live throughout Canada. It even included uniformed "guards" from the Fire Department on the church steps. The Archdiocese of Edmonton was criticized for allowing St. Joseph's Basilica to hold the ceremony because neither Gretzky or Jones is Catholic. The wedding reportedly cost Gretzky over $1,000,000; Janet's dress alone cost $40,000. The reception was hosted by Alan Thicke.
57Widely considered as the best ice hockey player ever.
58Father of Tristan Gretzky, Trevor Gretzky, Ty Gretzky, Paulina Gretzky, and Emma Gretzky. Older brother of Glen Gretzky, and Brent Gretzky. Son of Walter Gretzky and Phyllis Gretzky.
59Member of the 1998 Canadian olympic hockey team.
60Currently holds 61 NHL records.
61Owns a restaurant called "Wayne Gretzky's" at 99 Blue Jays Way in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

#Quote
1I had the greatest financial adviser in the world - my dad..I'm not a flamboyant guy who needs to have a lot of cars or buy a lot of things to make myself feel good.
2A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great player plays where the puck is going to be.
3The biggest difference between L.A. and Edmonton was that instead of people looking at me I was looking at them.
4"My dad told me today that I ran out an 800-goal scorer out of hockey" (On Brett Hull's retirement)
5On his support for the 2010 winter olympics in Vancouver: "I'm just going to try and tell them how great Canada is and tell them it's the right city and the right country for the Winter Olympics."
6You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
7Most people marry their mother. I married my father.
8Ninety percent of hockey is mental and the other half is physical.

#Trademark
1Number 99
2Always tucked the right corner of his jersey into his pants

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