Justin Gatlin net worth: American sprinter and Olympic gold medalist in the 100-meter dash, Justin Gatlin has a net worth of $2 million.
Born on February 10, 1982, Justin Gatlin attended University of Tennessee in the fall 2000 as a good high school 110 m hurdler and was recruited for tracks, after which he was spotted that he would make a good sprinter. He competed in UT’s program for two years and won six NCAA titles, consecutively.
Gatlin joined professional ranks and dropped out after his sophomore season, and in just two years, he won gold at the 2004 Summer Olympics in the 100 m dash (9.85 seconds). Together with the gold, he bagged silver home as a member of 4 X 100 m relay. After a year, he continued his streak at the World Athletics Championship, beating the reigning champion Kim Collins.
Gatlin soon rose in the ranks of best track athletes, with wins in Helsinki in 2005, where he set a record of having won the competitors by the widest margin ever. He won a double Olympic world championship. Joining Maurice Greene in the list of winning 100 m and 200 m sprints, Justin Gatlin is among the four who have reached the feat (Tyson Gay and Usain Bolt are the others).
Despite having been banned for international competitions in doping charges, Gatlin has always believed on himself and does not take any claim about using a substance that increased his metabolic activity during his run. While he served a four year ban from the track, he shifted to football, having a little football experience. “Track guy” could not get into any team and returned to where he belonged- athletics.
On returning in 2010, he won the 100 m in Rakvere and improved his time that helped him get back to form again. He appeared for ‘Kasupe!’ and received 2 million yen ($25,000) for appearing in the show as well. He took part in the 2012 Summer Olympics finishing third, behind Usain Bolt and Yahan Blake. He then beat Bolt’s world record of 100 m by one-hundreth of second after a year.
Nominated several times at IAAF Athlete of the Year, Justin Gatlin has always been working to improve his timing and run for a new personal best. Reaching to the pinnacle of his career, several times, he is also considered one of the finest American track and fields athlete and currently runs atop with a net worth of $2 million.
Quick facts about Justin Gatlin
Full Name: Justin Gatlin
Profession: Track and Field Athlete
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 183 lb (83 kg)
Date of Birth: February 10, 1982
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Education: Dropped (University of Tennessee)
Astrological sign: Aquarius