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Mohamed Muktar Jama Farah was born on 23 March 1983, in Mogadishu, Somalia, and is a distance runner, best known for competing in 5,000 and 10,000 metre races. He is considered by many as the greatest long distance runner of all time, so all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Mo Farah? As of late-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career as a runner, including winning the gold medal in the 5,000 and 10,000 metre runs at both the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympics. He is also the winner of the same races at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will increase.

Mo Farah Net Worth $5 million

At the age of eight, Mo moved to Britain with his father who is a British citizen. He attended Isleworth and Syon School, and after matriculating went to Feltham Community College. While he initially had intentions of playing football, his teacher noticed his talent for athletics, and Farah later joined the Borough of Hounslow Athletics Club.

In 1996, at the age of 13 he competed in the London Youth cross-country championship, and finished in ninth place. During the next year he would win the first of five English schools titles, and recognizing his talent, philanthropist Eddie Kulukundis paid the fees to naturalize Mo as a British citizen. In 2001, he would win his first major title at the European Athletics Junior Championship in the 5000 metre. He also started training at St. Mary’s University College and became one of the first students of the Endurance Performance Centre.

In 2006, Mo would become Britain’s second fastest runner at the 5000m after Dave Moorcroft. He would get a silver medal in the European Championship 5000m, and would later win the 2006 European Cross Country Championships in Italy. He would then represent the UK at the 2007 World Championships, finishing the 5000m in sixth place. Two years later, he would set a new British indoor record in the 3000 metre run, and would break his own record a few weeks later, plus winning the European indoor title, which continued to add to his impressive resume.

He placed seventh during the 2009 World Championships in the 5000m, and would gain silver in the 2009 European Cross Country Championships. He would then win the 2010 London 10,000 m beating world record holder Kogo, and continued his success by becoming the first British athlete to run under 13 minutes in the 5000 meter.

His winning run would continue in 2011at the Edinburgh Cross Country. He then relocated to Portland, Oregon to start working with new coach Alberto Salazar, and would continue breaking records. He set a new record at the Prefontaine Classic’s 10,000 m event and would later compete at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics in South Korea, winning silver in the 10,000 m and gold in the 5000 m, marking the first time a British man had won a World Championship medal in both categories. His success would be highlighted even further in winning two gold medals during the London 2012 Olympics in both the 10,000 m and 5,000 m races, following which success, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in honor of his services to athletics. His net worth was also continuing to steadily rise.

In 2013, Mo broke the European 1500 m record, and the following year finished eighth in the London marathon and would successfully defend his 5000 m title in the 2014 European Athletics Championships. He also won gold in the 10,000 m this time, making him the most successful individual in the event’s history. After winning more races in 2015, he had a successful defence during the 2016 Rio Olympics, gaining him two more gold medals. His success increased his net worth even further.

For his personal life, it is known that Mo has a twin brother who lives in Somalia. In 2010, he married long-time girlfriend Tania Neil and their marriage was attended by many athletes. They have three children, and he has a stepdaughter.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 23, 1983
Birth place: Mogadishu, Somalia
Height:1.75 m
Weight:58 kg
Profession:Athlete, Distance Runner
Education:St Mary's University, Twickenham, Isleworth and Syon School, Feltham Community College
Spouse:Tania Nell (m. 2010)
Children:Aisha Farah, Hussein Mo Farah, Rhianna Farah, Amani Farah
Parents:Muktar Farah, Amran Farah
Siblings:Wahib Farah, Nimo Farah, Mahad Farah, Ifrah Farah, Ahmed Farah, Omar Farah, Hassan Farah
Awards:British Athletics Writers' Association Awards, Best Senior Athlete of 2010 (UK Aviva Athletics Awards (UK Aviva Athletics Awards ), 2010), European Team Championships, European Championships, European Indoor Championships (1st place), World Championships, Olympic Games (gold medals), World Half Marathon Championships
Nominations:London Youth Games Hall of Fame (2010), World's 100 Most Powerful Arabs ( Arabian Business ( Arabian Business), 2014), World Record ( 2 mile run ( 2 mile run), 2015), Jesse Owens International Athlete Trophy, Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year (2014), European Athlete of the Year (2012)
TV shows:ITV's game show "The Cube"
Books:"Ready Steady Mo!" (2016), "Twin Ambitions - My Autobiography" (2014)

Interesting Facts

1Lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and children. [January 2014]
2Won a gold medal in the 5000m at the 2012 European Championships in Helsinki.
3Won two gold medals at the 2010 European Championships in Barcelona: one for the 5000m and one for the 10,000m.
4Won a silver medal in 10,000m at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu.
5Won two gold medals at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow: one for the 5000m and one for the 10,000m.
6Won a gold medal in the 5000m at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu.
7Holds the European indoor record for 5000m.
8Holds the British indoor record in the 3000m, the British track record for 5000m and the British half-marathon record.
9Holds the European track record for 10,000m, 1500m and Two Miles.
10Won two Olympic gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London: one for the 5000m and one for the 10,000m.
11In 2013, he was the top-ranked query for a non-footballer sports person on the Microsoft UK Bing search engine.
12Has a stepdaughter, Rihanna, from one of his wife's previous relationships.
13Guests at his wedding to Tania Farah included athletes Paula Radcliffe and Steve Cram.
14Wife, Tania, gave birth to twin daughters, Aisha and Amani, in August 2012.
15Won a silver medal in the 5000m at the 2006 European Championships in Göteborg.
16London, England: Athlete [December 2012]
17He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2013 Queen's New Years Honours List for his services to Athletics. He is an athlete.


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The One Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
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London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music2012TV MovieHimself
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British Olympic Dreams2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
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Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - European 10000m Champion
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Commonwealth Games2014TV SeriesHimself - Athletics / Himself
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