A tremendous inspiration, Ade Adepitan is a wheelchair basketball player, Paralympic athlete, TV presenter, journalist, actor, and active humanitarian. It’s more than enough for a person to have these qualities in one, and that too with an individual with a disability; Ade’s left legs is impractical while the right leg partially works.
The Paralympic basketball player turned actor and broadcaster, Ade is also recognized as presenter of The Travel Show. He got Honorary Doctorate from Loughborough University and was awarded Lifetime Achievement from the University of East London in 2010.
Ade Adepitan's Personal Life
Ade Adepita is not gay as he already has got married to his longtime girlfriend Linda Harrison.
Having a smooth dating relationship with his lady, Ade thought to marry in the year 2017. However, the wedding ceremony was postponed as Linda had to perform at the V Festival and the venue was already booked.
Nevertheless, Ade and his partner tied the holy knot on 11 August 2018 in a beautiful St Paul's Cathedral wedding. In the nuptials, the couple brought their respective families. After the successful wedding, Ade told;
"We were ordinary people in an extraordinary place and you could see everyone take a breath as they looked around at the grand surroundings. It was slightly overwhelming."
Giving the flare of his throwback wedding ceremony on 26 October 2018, he thanked everybody who was involved in the lavish wedding and helped him.
Ade Adepitan and his wife Linda Harrison on their wedding day (Photo: Instagram)
As of now, Ade is rejoicing a happily married life with his spouse, Linda.
Ade Adepitan's Net Worth
Ade Adepitan gathered the net worth being the wheelchair basketball player and a television presenter.
Ade started off as a wheelchair basketball player and ended up with his club Milton Keynes Aces. He represents Great Britain Team, winning a bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, and a gold medal at the 2005 Paralympic World Cup in Manchester, United Kingdom. Adepitan has been featured on numerous television programs and series as an actor, presenter, guest. He became one of the presenters of the new BBC travel series The Travel Show in 2014. Recently, he became part of the Rio 2016 Paralympics. According to a survey by PayScale Magazine, an estimated yearly salary of the Television Presenter ranges from $39,714 to $212,427.
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Besides TV presenting, he organizes different charity programs, primarily supporting other charities helping people with physical disabilities. He is a zealot member of various similar organizations such as Go Kids Go, National Society for the Prevention of the Cruelty to Children Charity, and the WheelPower Charity. He is also an athlete ambassador of the Right to Play. Besides charities and contributions, he has his website, which is another source of income for him, and also written a book, Ade Adepitan: A Paralympian's Story which is sold worldwide. Moreover, Ade has been living a life of a celebrity with all wishes fulfilled.
Adedoyin Adepitan was born on March 27, 1973, in Lagos, Nigeria who suffered from Polio when he was six months. With African ethnicity, Ade is of British nationality. With a very supportive family, he has been able to keep up with his life.