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Born Natalie Anne Coughlin on the 23rd August 1982 in Vallejo, California USA, she is a swimmer who won 12 Olympic medals, and a total of sixty medals from various competitive events, including World Aquatics Championships, Pan Pacific Championships and Pan American Games. Her career started in 2001.
Have you ever wondered how rich Natalie Coughlin is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources it has been estimated that Coughlin’s net worth is as high as $2 million, an amount earned through her successful career as a swimmer.
Natalie Coughlin Net Worth $2 Million
Natalie is of mixed ancestry, as she has Irish and Filipino roots. Her first swimming strokes happened when she was only 10 months old, at the local YMCA. She attended Carondelet High School in Concord, California, and while in high school started swimming on a competitive level; she was the first swimmer to reach the Summer Nationals in all fourteen events, and even managed to set new records – the national high school record in the 200-yard individual medley, and the 100-yard backstroke.
After matriculation in 2000, she enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, continuing with her dominance in swimming. She won 11 NCAA national championships, and an NCAA relay title with the university swimming team, the Golden Bears. Thanks to her success, Natalie received numerous honors, including being named as Swimmer of the Year three times, and also received Honda Sports Award for Swimming and Diving twice. Furthermore, magazine Sports Illustrated proclaimed her as its college Female Athlete of the Year.
Her professional career began in 2001 with the ninth World Aquatics Championships held in Fukuoka, Japan. There, Natalie won one of each medal; gold in the 100-meter backstroke, silver in the women’s 4×100-backstroke, with Mary Descenza, Erin Phenix, and Megan Quann, and bronze in the 50-meter backstroke.
The following year, Natalie participated in the ninth Pan Pacific Championships held in Yokohama, Japan. There, Natalie continued in the same rhythm and even improved by winning six medals, four gold in 100-meter backstroke, 100-meter butterfly, 100-meter freestyle and 4×200-meter freestyle relay and two silver medals in the 4×100-meter freestyle and 4×100-meter medley categories.
In the next World Aquatics Championships, which were held in Barcelona, Spain, Natalie didn’t have much success, winning only one gold and one silver medal. Nevertheless, at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Natalie won five medals, including two gold in the 100-meter backstroke and 4×200-meter freestyle relay, two silver in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay, and 4×100-meter medley relay and one bronze medal, finishing third in the 100-meter freestyle.
Three years after the Olympic games, Natalie participated in the 2007 World Aquatics Championships where she won five medals, two of which are gold, two silver and one bronze medal, which only further increased her wealth. However her most successful competition was the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, in which she won six medals, and in that way became first American to achieve such thing. She won one gold medal, in 100-meter backstroke category, two silver medals in 4×100-meter freestyle relay, 4×100-meter medley relay, and three bronze medals in the 100-meter freestyle, 200-meter individual medley and 4×200-meter freestyle relay.
From then her performance began to decline and she even took a break of 18-months. However, she won three medals at the 14th World Aquatic Chamionships held in Shanghai, China, gold and bronze with relay teams, and finishing third in the 100-meter backstroke.
Natalie then failed to qualify for individual events at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, but managed to earn a place in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay. She swam only in the qualifying round, but still was awarded bronze medal when the USA team finished third in the finals, behind Australia and Netherlands.
Her last appearance was at the World Aquatic Championships in 2013where she won a gold medal in the 4×100 freestyle relay, ending her career in style.
Apart from swimming, Natalie has also worked as a host for MSNBC during the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, and also had a stint in the 9th season of the TV dance competition show “Dancing with the Stars”, teaming up with Alec Mazo. The couple was eliminated in the fifth episode.
She has also tried herself as an author, publishing a book called “Golden Girl” (2006), the sales of which also improved her wealth.
Regarding her personal life, Natalie has been married to Ethan Hall since 2009.