Sebastian Coe net worth: British politician and former track and field athlete, Sebastian Coe, better referred to as Seb Coe, has a net worth of $50 million.
Born on September 29, 1956 in Hammersmith, London, Sebastian Coe is half Indian and half Irish. He joined athletics team Hallamshire Harriers when he was 12 soon to become a middle-distance specialist. Couched by his father, Coe represented Loughborough University and later Haringey while he also represented his country in the international arena.
Seb Coe won his first major race in 1997- an 800 meter event at the European indoor championship in Spain and that was when he met George Gany, who developed Coe’s running skills through several exercises. Coe then went on to win four Olympic medals, in the 1500 m at Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984 while also setting eight outdoor and three indoor world records.
After retiring from athletics, Seb Coe became a parliament member for the Conservative Party for five years until 1997 and then a Life Peer in 2000. He has been successful to bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics in London while he also became the chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. He also served terms as the vice-president of IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) before being elected president in 2015.
Included in the Athletics Hall of Fame, Coe was also awared with BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2012. As the chairman of London Organising Committee for the Olympics (LOGOC), he had a salary of £365,507 while he was also provided with £500 to £1,000 per committee meeting he attended. Apart from his career as a politician and former athlete, he also makes his fortunes by delivering speeches that make him up to £25k a pop.
After graduating in 1980, and a few months after his exploits on the track in the 1980/81 seasons, Coe got a job as a research assistant at the Loughborough University of Technology in the department of Physical Education and Sports Science. At this time he shared a semi-detached home with his close friend Steve Mitchell.
Married to Nicky McIrvine, a former Badminton champion in 1990, he has two sons and two daughter with her. The couple divorced in 2002 and Coe moved out of the family after which he started dating Carole Annett and got married in 2011. A worldwide ambassador for Nike, Coe is also the chairman of Chime Communications and is a supporter of Chelsea Football Club.As of 2015, Seb Coe’s net worth is estimated at $50 million.
Quick facts about Seb Coe
Full Name: Sebastian Coe
Profession: Former athlete, Politician
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Date of Birth: 29 September 1956
Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London
Education: Loughborough University
Marital status: Married (Carole Annett)
Astrological sign: Libra