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Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas was born on 31st December 1995, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. She is an artistic gymnast which is the main source of Gabby Douglas’ net worth. Among her most prestigious victories, Gabby has two gold medals from the London Olympic Games 2012, a gold medal from the Tokyo Championship 2011, competing representing the USA. She has been a member of the USA national team since 2008.
How rich is this young sportswoman? Under the latest estimations the net worth of Gabby Douglas is as much as $3 million, the major part of her wealth being accumulated from various endorsement deals, as she received $10 million in 2012 alone, compared, her base salary of $100,000 the same year, for performing in a 40-city gymnastics tour.
Gabby Douglas Net Worth $3 Million
Gabby and her three siblings were raised in a Catholic household in Virginia Beach. It was her elder sister, Arielle, who convinced Natalie Hawkins, their mother, to take little Gabby to gymnastic classes. The girl proved to be talented and continued her training practice at Gymert from 2002. After a few years Douglas won the title of the Level 4 all-around gymnastics champion in the Virginia State Championships 2004.
In 2008, she was selected for the USA nation team, and quickly showed her worth, becoming the silver medallist competing on the balance beam in Junior National Championship USA in 2010. The same year she won the event on the uneven bars in the Pan-American Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico. Being 14 years old she changed her living place to Des Moines, Iowa in order to train with Liang Chow, the well known former gymnast who currently works as a coach. Even though she suffered injuries, she managed to improve her technique, and her team won gold in the World Championships in Tokyo, Japan 2011. By 2012 she managed to attain such training form that she was one of the trump cards in the whole USA team As mentioned above, she brought two gold medals home, one from artistic individual all-around competition and another shared with the team. She was the first African American woman in the history of the Olympic Games to win such an event. Of course, all her winnings increased the net worth of Gabby Douglas significantly. Currently, she is preparing to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.
As the winner of the Olympic Games she participated in many events and shows not related to sports, thus gaining more popularity. In 2012, she took part in MTV Video Music Awards, and the same year she participated in the campaign of platform video game “New Super Mario Bros. 2” (2012). To add more, she released the memoir book “Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith” (2012), and later she released another book “Raising The Bar” (2013). All these engagements also added to the total size of Gabby Douglas’ net worth.
During her career she has received many awards and honours for her accomplishments including two BET Awards, the nomination for the Laureus World Sports Award for Breakthrough of the Year and many others which also increased Gabby Douglas net worth and popularity.
In her personal life, the young sportswoman currently claims to be single.