Wayne Gretzky
Wayne Gretzky
Real Name/Full Name Wayne Douglas Gretzky
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Wayne Gretzky
Birth Place: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 26 January 1961
Age/How Old: 63 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 183 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 84 Kg
In Pounds – 186 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Grey and Black
Parents Name: Father – Walter Gretzky
Mother – Phyllis Hockin
Siblings: Brent Gretzky, Keith Gretzky, Glen Gretzky, Kim Gretzky
School: Ross Sheppard School
College: University of Alberta
Religion: Jewish
Nationality: American-Canadian
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: Janet Jones
Wife/Spouse Name: Janet Jones
Kids/Children Name: Paulina Gretzky, Emma Gretzky, Ty Gretzky, Trevor Gretzky, Tristan Gretzky
Profession: Former Ice Hockey Player and Head Coach
Net Worth: $270 million
Last Updated: June 2024

If you are an ice-hockey fan, you must be familiar with Wayne Douglas Gretzky, a former Canadian professional ice hockey player and the former head coach. He has also played 20 seasons in this league which is also known as the National Hockey League, and he played for over four teams, and he played the game from 1979 to 1999.

He is one of the greatest players ever, and he has been given the nickname of “The Great One.” He has been called the greatest hockey player ever by the NHL itself and many other sportswriters. This nickname has been given to him by using many surveys. After he retired from professional hockey, he was instantly inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Well, how well do you know about Wayne Gretzky? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Wayne Gretzky’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Wayne Gretzky to date.

Biography and Early Life

Wayne was born in Brantford in Ontario, and he was born on January 26, 1961. He is the son of a Hockin named Phyllis Leone and Walter Gretzky. They both got married in the year 1960, and they then used to live in an apartment which is in Brantford. Wayne’s father used to work at Bell Telephone, which had a sub-branch in Canada. Wayne’s father taught ice hockey to Wayne, Brent, Glen, and Keith. They then made a team that was composed of six and 10-year-olds. His first coach was Dick Martin.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Wayne Gretzky in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Wayne Gretzky’s age is 63 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 26 January 1961. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 183 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 186 lbs in Pound and 84kg in Kilograms.


Wayne Gretzky went to Ross Sheppard School, and later, he went to the University of Alberta.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Wayne Gretzky With Wife Janet Jones
Wayne Gretzky With Wife Janet Jones

Wayne has been seen on TV many times, and this includes Dance Fever as well. In Dance Fever, he made an appearance as the celebrity judge. Later he even acted in the dramatic role with Victor Newman, and they appeared in The Young and the Restless. The movie was released in 1981. After the TV program was released, starring him for which he had to travel, Soviet Union. This TV program was on a goaltender named, VladislavTretiak. He was also the guest host of Saturday Night Live and which was aired in 1989.

While he was serving as the judge of the reality show, Dance Fever he met the famous actress Janet Jones. They then started meeting regularly at the show, and they then only became a couple only until the year 1987. They then got married on July 16, 1988, as Wayne proposed to her in January 1988. They both now have five children who are Paulina Gretzky, Emma Gretzky, Ty Gretzky, Trevor Gretzky, and Tristan Gretzky.

Is Wayne Gretzky Gay?

No, Wayne is not gay as he has been married to Janet for a very long time, and they both also have five children together.

Professional Career

In the beginning, Wayne Gretzky was chosen by Indianapolis to play by their side, and at the beginning, Wayne only played eight games for the team. One of Wayne’s most famous appearances was in the 1979 WHA All-Star game, and this format was of three-game series. After the WHA folded in the year, 1979 Wayne was picked by Edmonton Oilers, and he then played for them from 1979 to 1988. Later from he was picked up by the Los Angeles Kings, and he played for them from 1988 to 1996. He was named as the alternate captain there.


Wayne is regarded as one of the greatest Ice Hockey players, and he has even won a lot of awards and achieved a lot of things till now. He has broken a lot of records, and it includes the record of most goals as well. He has also won many trophies, including many tournaments for his team.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Wayne Gretzky in 2024

Wayne Gretzky Net Worth
Wayne Gretzky Net Worth

As of 2024, the total estimated net worth of this famous professional ice hockey player and the head coach is estimated to be around $270 million. He has earned most of his wealth from the matches that he has played and from the endorsements and TV programs he has done.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Wayne is the only NHL player who has earned more than 200 points in just one season.
  • He first wore the number 99 when he was just 16 years old.
  • He first made an appearance globally in WHL but not in NHL.

This was all about one of the most famous hockey players who has ever lived. He is one of the most inspiring players of all time and has achieved many titles since he started playing ice hockey. He is nothing but an inspiration for many ice hockey players today worldwide.


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