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Savannah James
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Born Savannah Racheal Brinson
August 27 1986 () (age 31)
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Education Buchtel High School
Occupation Businesswoman • Designer • Entrepreneur • Philanthropist
Years active 2003-present
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Spouse LeBron James (m. 2013)
Children 3
Website Savannah James Twitter

Savannah Racheal James (née Brinson; born August 27, 1986) is an American entrepreneur, interior designer, businesswoman, philanthropist and is the wife of Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James.

Early LifeEdit

Born and raised in Akron, Ohio James is the daughter of  J. K. and Jennifer Brinson, and the youngest of five children. James attended Buchtel High School in Akron, Ohio where she was a cheerleader and softball player. In her senior year, she got pregnant with her first child.

CareerEdit

James is an interior and furniture designer. James started a furniture line with American Signature called Home Court, focusing on creating style-forward choices for kids and included everything from dressers to beds and desks.

She explained the line to Capital File, saying, “I designed every piece for a different reason and purpose. So Love each one.” James also owned a juice store, The Juice Shop, in Brickell, Florida, but closed it in 2016 due to moving back to Ohio.

Philanthropy Edit

A devoted wife, community activist, and mother, has dedicated her life to supporting husband LeBron James in all his endeavors, both on and off the court. Currently the Vice President of the LeBron James Family Foundation, James plays an active role in fund raising and development and in supporting various organizations and charities in Miami and Akron, where she presently resides. 

 In 2013, James provided local high school senior students with prom dresses called I PROMISE Makeover campaign. The initial event, which was held at American Airlines Arena, brought together 50 at-risk high school senior girls from the Miami area and helped them get ready for prom with dresses, accessories and makeup tips. She announced a new mentoring initiative Women of Our Futurethat will launch first at her alma mater, Akron’s Buchtel High School. The aim of the program, dubbed WOOF, is to help young women in Akron navigate their teen years with one-on-one mentoring and academic support. The goal is to encourage participants to pursue their studies and a college education. The first group in the program includes 16 Buchtel High School students who are each paired with a mentor.

James, was the featured speaker at “For Women, Forever,” the annual celebration of the Women’s Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation. WKYC anchor and Summit County native Sara Shookman served as emcee. In all, the sold-out event raised nearly $100,000 for the permanent endowment fund, whose grants improve the health, safety and economic well-being of women and girls in Summit County. James founded a mentorship program called Women of Our Future.

Personal Life Edit

On September 14, 2013, she married NBA player LeBron James, her high school sweetheart. The two first met and began dating while they were both attending rival high schools. Together, they have three children: LeBron Jr. (b. 2004), Bryce Maximus (b. 2007), and Zhuri Nova (b. 2014).

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