Mark Spitz Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Mark Andrew Spitz, born on the 10th of February 1950, is a former American athlete and Olympiad who became famous in the swimming world for his breaking of world records. He gained popularity in the ‘70s and ‘80s for his multiple awards from various prestigious competitions.

So how much is Spitz’ net worth? As of early 2017, based on authoritative sources it is reported to be over $20 million, acquired from his years as an athlete and his other commitments on television and product endorsements.

Mark Spitz Net Worth $20 million

Born in Modesto, California, Spitz is the eldest child of three children too Lenore Sylvia and Arnold Spitz. His family is Jewish with his father having Hungarian descent while his mother’s were from Russia. The family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where Spitz grew up loving the beach and enjoying swimming. When he was six, his family returned to Sacramento, California but still made sure that he’d be able to swim as he was enrolled at the local swim club. At a young age, he was already showing potential, breaking world records even at the age of 10.

Spitz attended Santa Clara High School, where he also trained in swimming. During his high school years, he consistently broke age records, garnering national high school records in every stroke and at several distances.

Right after high school, Spitz started joining more competitions and also won consistently. Some of his most notable wins included four gold medals at the 1965 Maccabiah Games, five gold medals at the Pan American Games, two gold medals at the Mexico 1968 Olympics, five gold medals in the 1969 Maccabiah Games and seven gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Munich in 1972. His multiple achievements in the world of sports also helped raise his career to stardom, and eventually helped to tremendously increase his net worth.

In 1969, Spitz also decided to continue his college education, attending Indiana University with the hopes of becoming a dentist. Unfortunately, his passion was still in swimming, so he was never able to pursue his dreams of being a dentist. During his time in college, he won eight individual NCAA titles and also won the James E. Sullivan Award in 1971.

After the 1972 Summer Olympics, Spitz decided to retire at the age of 22.

Spitz then entered the world of Hollywood, and made various appearances in shows like “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”, “Emergency!” and “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour”. He also worked as a sport presenter and even a broadcaster. His various jobs in television also helped his net worth.

When he was 41, he tried to stage a comeback at the 1992 Summer Olympics, but failed to qualify. Since then, he has become a product endorser for various brands, a lecturer and even a stock broker. His various careers after being an athlete also helped maintain his net worth.

In terms of his personal life, Spitz married Suzy Weiner in 1973 and together they have two sons, Matthew and Justin.

Quick Facts

Birth date: February 10, 1950
Birth place: Modesto, California, United States
Height:1.83 m
Weight:73 kg
Profession:Swimmer, TV Personality
Education:Santa Clara High School, Indiana University
Spouse:Suzy Weiner (m. 1973)
Children:Justin Spitz, Matthew Spitz
Parents:Lenore Spitz, Arnold Spitz
Movies:Challenge of a Lifetime





American Dad!2014TV SeriesMark Spitz
Challenge of a Lifetime1985TV MovieBrad Harris, TV announcer
The Star Games1985TV SeriesCo Host
Emergency!1974TV SeriesPete Barlow



Weekend Today2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sfide2016TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
Hell's Kitchen2011TV SeriesHimself - Restaurant Patron
The Florence Henderson Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Freedom's Fury2006DocumentaryNarrator
Breakfast2004TV SeriesHimself
A Question of Sport2004TV SeriesHimself
The Olympic Series: Golden Moments 1920-20022003Video documentaryHimself
Bearing the Torch: Politics & the Olympics1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Die Harald Schmidt Show1996TV SeriesHimself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
Bob Hope & Friends: Making New Memories1991TV SpecialHimself
Good Morning America1990TV SeriesHimself
Greatest Sports Legends1978TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1977TV SeriesHimself - Olympic Medalist / Himself - Co-Host
ABC's Wide World of Sports1977TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Sweepstakes1975TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Bob Hope1974TV SpecialHimself
The Dean Martin Show1973-1974TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1974TV SeriesGuest Appearance
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973TV SeriesHimself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1973TV Series documentaryHimself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1973TV SeriesHimself
Munich 1972: Games of the XX Olympiad1972TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Bob Hope Special1972/IITV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Love, Hate & Propaganda: The Cold War2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Swimmer
50 años de2009TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
One Day in September1999DocumentaryHimself
100 Years of Olympic Glory1996TV Movie documentaryHimself - Escorted Under Guard in 1972 (uncredited)
ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special1991TV MovieHimself

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