Wayne Gretzky is a Canadian-born retired professional hockey player and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $250 million.

 Widely considered to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time, he played in the NHL for 20 seasons from 1979 to 1999.

During that time he earned a total of $46 million in NHL salary. He earned an additional $50 million from endorsements during his playing days. 

When combined, he earned around the same as $150 million after adjusting for inflation.

He has invested his money very wisely, building an empire that today includes sports team ownership, a vineyard, real estate ventures, and more.

Wayne Douglas Gretzky was born in Brantford, Ontario, on January 26, 1961. He has three brothers and a sister. 

 His father Walter taught him, his siblings, and their friends how to play hockey on a homemade rink in the family home's backyard, and from an early age, Gretzky showed a natural talent. 

By age 6, he was already playing on a team otherwise composed of 10-year-olds, and he continued to garner attention as he progressed.