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Dominique Dawes Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Dominique Dawes was born on the 20th November 1976, in Silver Spring, Maryland USA, and is best known as a now retired professional artistic gymnast, who competed ten years for the United States, and won a golden medal in the Summer Olympics in Atlanta 1996. Dawes also won three bronze medals in the Olympics, and has three silver and one bronze medal from World Championships. Since 2010, she is the Chairman of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Dawes’s active career started in 1991 and ended in 2000.
Have you ever wondered how rich Dominique Dawes is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Dawes’ net worth is as high as $2.5 million, an amount earned largely through her professional career as a gymnast.
Dominique Dawes Net Worth $2.5 Million
Dominique Dawes is a daughter of Loretta and Don Dawes, and grew up in Maryland with her sister Danielle and brother, Don Jr. Dominique. She started with gymnastics when she was six, and soon after Kelli Hill became her coach, serving for Dawes’ entire career. Dominique went to Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring and later to the Gaithersburg High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where she was a prom queen in 1994.
From 1991 to 1996, Dawes won 15 gold medals at the US Senior Nationals – one in Cincinnati, one in Columbus, two in Salt Lake City, two in New Orleans, four in Knoxville, and five in Nashville, adding two silver and two bronze medals as well. In 1992, she won a bronze medal at the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, while in 1996 in Atlanta, Dominique won gold in the team competition and bronze on the floor. Her latest medal at the Olympics came in 2000 when she won bronze in the team competition.
Dawes also has four medals from the World Championships; two silver medals in Birmingham 1993, another silver in Dortmund 1994, and bronze in Puerto Rico 1996.
After ending her professional career, Dawes decided to finish her education, so she enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, from where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2002. Dominique subsequently appeared in such music videos as Prince’s “Betcha By Golly Wow” and Missy Elliott‘s “We Run This”. From 2004 to 2016, Dawes served as the youngest ever President of the Women’s Sports Federation, while in June 2010 President Obama appointed her to the new President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, together with the New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. Her salaries contribute to her rising net worth.
Dawes also provided coverage for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and then for the Winter Olympics in 2010, as she worked for Yahoo, which only improved her net worth. Before the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Dominique worked together with Nadia Comăneci and Simone Biles in a commercial for Tide, entitled “The Evolution of Power”.
Regarding her personal life, Dominique Dawes became engaged to Catholic school teacher Jeff Thompson in December 2012, and they married in May 2013 after Dawes converted to Catholicism. In March 2014, they had their first child, a daughter.