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Allyson Michelle Felix was born on the 18th November 1985, in Los Angeles, California USA. She is best known for being a professional track and field sprint athlete, who competes in international competitions for the USA, and who won four gold medals in the 2012 London Olympics. Her professional career has been active since the early 2000s.
Have you ever wondered how rich Allyson Felix is? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the amount of Allyson’s net worth is almost $9 million, as of early 2016. She has been accumulating this sum of money through her professional career in the sports industry.
Allyson Felix Net Worth $9 Million
Allyson Felix was born to Paul Felix, a Baptist minister, and Marlean, an elementary school teacher. She has an older brother, named Wes, who is a professional athlete as well, and works as her current agent. She went to Los Angeles Baptist High School in North Hills, California, where she got the nickname “Chicken Legs” because of her skinny body. In the ninth grade, Allyson started to train for track and field, and before long she finished in ninth place at the CIF California State Meet competition in the 200m. Soon after, she became very successful, as she was named the 2003 High School Athlete of the Year by “Track and Field News”. Thanks to her accomplishments, she signed a contract with Adidas, which gave her a scholarship at the University of Southern California.
Her professional career began in 2004, by winning the silver medal in 200m at the Summer Olympics held in Athens that year, however, she set the junior world record over 200m, as she ran 22.18 seconds. The following year, Allyson became the youngest ever to win the gold medal in the World Championship, held in Helsinki, in the 200m, and this certainly increased her net worth by a large margin. In 2007, Allyson continued her dominance in Osaka, with the winning result of 21.81 seconds, defending her title from Helsinki. Her career had just begun, but she had already built a name for herself.
In 2008, she participated in the Summer Olympics in Beijing, finishing second behind Veronica Campbell in 200m, however, she won her first gold medal with the women 4x400m relay team. The next year she competed in the World Championship in Berlin, winning her third gold medal in the 200m, and she also helped continue the dominance of the women relay team, winning golden medal in 4x400m. Her next tournament was the 2011 World Championships held in Daegu, where she was more focused on 400m discipline, winning the silver medal, and in 200m she only came third. However, all this increased her net worth to a large degree. In Daegu, Allyson also participated with the womens relay team, only this time in the 4x100m in addition to the 4x400m, and in both disciplines winning the gold medal.
Allyson’s first Olympic gold medal came in 2012, when she finished first in the 200m in London that year, making it the hallmark of her career, as her results declined from that point on. However, in 2015 in Beijing, she won gold medal in 400m and two silver medals with the womens relay teams in 4x400m and 4x100m disciplines, further increasing her net worth.
She has also been successful in diamond leagues, having 18 wins in several disciplines such as Doha (400m), Eugene (200m), Lausanne (200m), Doha (100m), and many others, all of which added to her net worth.
Thanks to her successful career, Allyson has earned several awards, including four times receiving the Jesse Owens Award for the Best Athlete of the Year in 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2012.
Regarding her personal life, Allyson Felix keeps it private, but is known through the media that she was in a relationship with Kenneth Ferguson, a professional sprinter. In free time she is active on social networks. Her current residence is in Santa Clarita, California.