What is Allyson Felix's net worth? Athlete is now most decorated woman in Olympic track history
American sprinter, Allyson Felix made history on Friday, August 6 after winning bronze in the 400-meter final. Bahamas' Shaunae Miller-Uibo captured gold and the Dominican Republic's Marileidy Paulino got silver. Felix, 35, is now the most decorated woman in Olympic track history. Earlier she shared the record with Jamaica’s Merlene Ottey for most medals by any female track athlete in Olympic history with 9 medals each. Felix won her 10th medal and broke the tie.
Felix made her Olympic debut as an 18-year-old for the United States back in 2004 in Athens. Felix finished second in the 400-meter race at the US track trials in Eugene, Oregon, to qualify for her fifth Olympics in Tokyo. She said of her victorious feat, "I’m just proud of making it to this moment. There’s so much that’s gone into this. Many times, I wasn’t sure if it was possible. I’m just proud of fighting and making a way somehow."
Felix's 'history-making' bronze medal comes after a life-threatening pregnancy and childbirth just over two years ago. The track legend had to undergo an emergency cesarean section at just 32 weeks of pregnancy. Her 2-year-old daughter, Camryn, weighed 3 pounds, 7 ounces at birth on November 28, 2018, before spending her first weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit. After qualifying for her 5th Olympics and the first one as a 'mom', Feix said, "Man. It has been a fight to get here. And one thing I know how to do is fight."
What is Allyson Felix's net worth?
Allyson Felix is the only female track and field athlete to have won six Olympic gold medals. A major part of the athlete's earning comes from deals and sponsorship with brands like Adidas, Athleta, Gap. Felix's tenth Olympic medal and first bronze medal comes after almost three years she raised her voice over 'how women are treated in track and field'. If the reports are to be believed, Felix severed ties with Nike, which had 'pay reductions' women’s contracts if they became pregnant. Afterwards, she signed a contract with Athleta. Felix won the race wearing a shoe she designed for a company she created. In 2020, she was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Allyson Felix's net worth is $4.5 million.