Tyson Gay Net Worth, Professional Career, Bio, Achievements and Daughter

Published Date   06th Jun. 2017, 20:46 pm
Tyson Gay Net Worth, Professional Career, Bio, Achievements and Daughter
Quick Info
Birth Name: Tyson Gay
Date of Birth: 09/08/1982
Age: 38 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $12 million
Qualification: Studied Sociology and Marketing from University of Arkansas

The American sprinter, Tyson Gay net worth rises higher with him winning gold medal in 200 meter race at World Athletics Final in the year 2005.


The thirty five year old athlete, Tyson Gay has net worth increased as he secured number 1 position in the world in 100 meter dash twice. The hard working athlete endured an injury during 2008 Olympic Games. However, he finished fourth in 2012 Olympic in 100 meter race.

Birth and Background

Tyson Gay was born on August 9, 1982. His birthplace is Lexington, Kentucky. Gay is an American. He has two half-siblings, Seth and Haleigh Lowe, as his mother Daisy married Tim Lowe in 1995. Tyson Gay career as a sprinter did not flourish without any influence. His grandmother ran when she was in college while his older sister is a talent runner too. They all would challenge each other when Gay was young.

He attended Lafayette High School where he became Class 3A 100 m state champion for three times. During his early school days, he made a record of 10.46 seconds in 2001. Later, Gay joined University of Arkansas where he studied Sociology and Marketing. When he was in University, he broke the school record of becoming the first athlete to win NCAA 100 meter. The record breaking athlete from the early days Tyson Gay net worth can be determined from his early day’s performances.

Professional Career and Achievements

Soon Gay turned to a professional player and competed in 2005 USA Outdoor Championship where he stood second in 200 m race. Then, he ranked 4th in the 200 meter at the 2005 World Championship. He took the fourth position after all his countrymen took the first three positions. By the end of 2005 World Athletics Finals, he took home gold medal in 200 meter. This first major championship demonstrates rise in Tyson Gay net worth and value.

A couple of years later, Gay continued to take home awards for his championship. In 2007, Gay won gold medal for 100 meter and 200 meter sprint at World Championship, Japan. He also won gold in 100 meter relay for the same season turning into the first men to take home 3 gold medals in a single world championship. The year 2007 was lucky enough for Gay to even win U.S. titles in 100 and 200 meter race.

After being recorded as second-fastest for 200 meter in 2007, Gay again set American record in 100 meter dash with 9.77 seconds in Olympic quarterfinal. The next day, he won the final within 9.68 seconds of race.

However, 2008 Beijing Olympics trials turned to be a curse for Gay as he suffered from a strained left hamstring. Even though he ran in the season but ended with no award, most probably due to the injury.

The following year, Gay set a new American record of 9.71 seconds in 100 meter; nevertheless, finished second after Usain Bolt. Tyson Gay net worth kept on increasing with him setting new records for himself and his country. Next, Gay finished 100 meter in 9.69 seconds creating a new American record again.

Gay kept on persevering in the recent years. He became the fourth to finish 100 meter at 2012 Olympic Games held in London. But he ended up winning his first Olympic silver medal in 100 meter relay.

Controversy and Rumors

Tyson Gay was accused of using banned substance for which he succumbed to the blame in July, 2013. U.S. Anti-Doping Agency had caught him using the substance for which he responded saying that he does not have any string of substance usage story. Gay acknowledged his mistake and accepted whatever punishment is meant for his action. This action definitely affected Tyson Gay net worth, but his further performance made it up later.

As a result of Tyson Gay’s acceptance of substance usage, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency suspended Gay for a year and took back his silver medal earned in 2012 Summer Olympics.

Net Worth and Personal Information

For record breaking performances from the early days, sprinter Tyson Gay net worth has reached to $12 million.

Gay currently resides in Clermont, Orlando in Florida. He had a daughter named Trinity Gay, who was shot in the parking lot of a restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky when she was 15. Trinity became the victim of the two parties shootout session in the parking lot of Cook Out restaurant.

The winner of numerous medals in major international championship, Tyson Gay net worth is sure to rise with his excellence in professional career. One of the major highlights of his career is him winning three gold medals in single event at World Championship. The awards that Gay has received and the record he has set marks him one of the most valuable sprinters.

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