|Birth Day:||January 26, 1961|
|Birth Place:||Brantford, Canada|
On February 27, 1996, Gretzky joined the St. Louis Blues in a trade for Patrice Tardif, Roman Vopat, Craig Johnson and two draft picks (Peter Hogan and Matt Zultek). He partially orchestrated the trade after reports surfaced that he was unhappy in Los Angeles. At the time of the trade, the Blues and New York Rangers emerged as front-runners, but the Blues met his salary demands. Gretzky was immediately named the team's captain. He scored 37 points in 31 games for the team in the regular season and the playoffs, and the Blues came within one game of the Conference Finals. However, the chemistry everyone expected with winger Brett Hull never developed, and head coach Mike Keenan publicly criticized him. Gretzky rejected a three-year deal worth $15 million with the Blues, and on July 21, signed with the New York Rangers as a free agent, rejoining longtime Oilers teammate Mark Messier for a two-year, $8 million (plus incentives) contract.
Real Estate: In the late 1980s, soon after moving over to the LA Kings, Wayne purchased a large property in the exclusive Beverly Hills gated community of Beverly Park. He sold his house a few years later to a billionaire named Eric Smidt (not the Google billionaire Eric Schmidt). Smidt bought the vacant lot next door for $3 million and in 2014 sold the combined estate for $40 million.
In 2007 Wayne and his wife custom-built a mansion located within a gated country club in Thousand Oaks, California. The property is 6.5 acres and has a 13,000 square-foot mansion. The Gretzkys sold the house in 2014 to former baseball player Lenny Dykstra – who at this time was touting himself as a financial guru – for a mind-numbing $18.5 million. A year later the real estate market collapsed, as did Lenny's guru status. Lenny tried to sell the house for $18.5 million at what might have been the worst time in history to sell a house. He lowered the price over and over, eventually losing it in foreclosure after he declared bankruptcy and was arrested on fraud charges. To bring it all full-circle, Wayne and Janet Gretzky re-acquired the house in 2018 for $13.5 million.
In October 2020 Wayne and Janet listed coveted property for sale for $22.9 million.
|#4||Emma Gretzky||Children||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||17||Celebrity Family Member|
|#5||Paulina Gretzky||Daughter||$5 Million||N/A||32||Model|
|#6||Walter Gretzky||Father||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||82||Celebrity Family Member|
|#10||Tristan Gretzky||Son||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||20||Celebrity Family Member|
|#11||Janet Jones||Spouse||$100 Million||N/A||59||Actor|
|#12||River Jones Johnson||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#13||Tatum Gretzky Johnson||N/A||N/A||N/A|