Savannah James was born on August 27, 1986. She is the beloved wife of basketball star LeBron James. But she is more than that. She is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Instagram personality with 2.3 million followers. She has run many successful businesses. Let’s learn a little more about this remarkable woman on her birthday.
Savannah James was born in Akron, Ohio, on August 27, 1986. She is the youngest in a brood of five. Her dad, J.K. Brinson, worked in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Her mom, Jennifer Brinson, is a homemaker. As a teen, she was a cheerleader at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. She was also on her school’s softball team. She met LeBron James in high school; eventually, they became sweethearts. (She was heavily pregnant with her first child with James when she was in her senior year.)
She has opened a bunch of successful businesses. In 2013, she opened a juice store named The Juice Shop in Brickell, Florida. Sadly, the shop had to be closed because LeBron had to move to Ohio. Her biggest passion is home design. This was why she started a furniture line called Home Court by LeBron James with American Signature in 2018. That same year, she also partnered with K-Organics, a child-friendly sports drink that she promotes on her Instagram account with over 1.8 million followers. She usually shares important family occasions with her Instagram fans. She is also involved in many charities and is the vice president of her husband’s foundation.
She and LeBron were married in 2013. Taking up residence in Los Angeles, they are blessed with three children.
She is named vice president of her husband’s foundation known as The LeBron James Family Foundation.
She opens a juice store called The Juice Shop.
She opens Home Court by LeBron James, a furniture store.
She partners with K-Organics on a child-friendly sports drink.
Why We Love Savannah James
An example of commitment
She and LeBron have been together since high school. They’ve had their share of ups and downs just like any couple. But they have remained committed to each other and their children even with the overwhelming pressures of work, family life, and their lives as celebrities.
She’s a hands-on mom
LeBron acknowledges his wife’s important role as the “boss of the household and rule-setter.” She’s in charge of managing their three kids’ lives especially if he’s away from home for a few weeks.
She is a philanthropist
She has been involved in many charities. She is the founder of Women of Our Future (a mentoring and counseling program for young girls in Akron). She also runs the charity I PROMISE Makeover.
5 Surprising Facts
She has a thing for cars
She owns an impressive car collection.
A three-day wedding
Her wedding celebration lasted three full days.
Her furniture brand motto
Her business motto reads: “‘For a different reason and purpose.”
Their first date
Savannah and LeBron’s first date took place at an Outback Steakhouse.
The meaning of her name
The name ‘Savannah’ means ‘treeless plain.’
Savannah James FAQs
How long have Savannah and LeBron James been together?
They have been together for over 20 years.
How did Savannah and LeBron James meet?
They met by chance at a football game when they were in high school.
How does Savannah James feel about being famous?
She says she finds fame “kind of weird,” in an interview with “Harper’s Bazaar.”
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