Paul was born in 1985 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He's the son of Robin and Charles Paul and has an older brother (also named Charles). Growing up, Chris and Charles worked at a gas station owned by their grandfather, Nathanial Jones. Jones was tragically killed during Paul's senior season of high school. Years later, in 2005, the Chris Paul Family Foundation established the CP3 Foundation in honor of his late grandfather to assist the city of Winston-Salem. Paul's foundation annually awards students of Forsyth County in North Carolina a scholarship to attend Wake Forest University. In the summer of 2013, Paul was elected President of the NBA Players Association. He is also an avid bowler and golfer. In 2016, Paul was named ESPN's Sports Humanitarian of the Year. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram (@CP3).