Ashton Eaton Net Worth
Who Is Ashton Eaton?
He is an American former professional decathlete and a two-time Olympic champion. His full name is Ashton James Eaton.
Ashton Eaton Net Worth:
He is an amazingly talented guy and maybe because of this his net worth is $8 million. It is said that the overall prize money he won was about $40,000 and in 2012 Olympic games he won $25,000 cash prize.
Ashton Eaton Life History:
Ashton Eaton was born in Portland, Oregon on January 21st in the year1988. His mother is Roslyn Eaton who was an athlete and a dancer, and his father is Terrance Wilson who is of African-American origin. His grandfather used to play football at the Michigan State University and his father played the sport as well. He has three half-siblings one of which is Verice Bennett who is a first sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and has been awarded Silver Star for serving in Afghanistan in December 2011.
Ashton’s parents separated when he was just two years old. From an early childhood, he was athletic and used to take part in various sports like soccer, wrestling basketball and running. He is also a black belt in taekwondo. At the age of five, his mother relocated to Bend, Oregon where he attended Mountain View High School. In 2006 he won the 400m championship in 48.69 seconds and also a long jump championship with 24 feet 0.25 inches. Under his coach Metcalf’s guidance he decided to study at the University of Oregon.
He met his wife Brianne Theisen at the university for the first time in the year 2006 in freshman year and fell in love with her at the 2007 Pan American Athletic Championship which was held in Brazil. The couple got married in the year 2013 in the month of July. His wife is also Canadian multi-event athlete and has also competed in the London Olympics. After Ashton announced his retirement on third January 2017 both of them moved to San Francisco from Eugene.
In college, he competed for the University of Oregon and was a five-time NCAA champion and also won the Bowerman award in 2010. He won his first international silver medal for decathlon in 2011 World Championships.
Ashton Eaton – Known For:
He is mainly known for his hard work in the field of sports. He is a two time Olympic Champion. and holds the world record for the decathlon and indoor heptathlon events. In the year 2012, he broke his own record in the heptathlon at the 2012 World Indoor Championships after which he again broke the record at the Olympic Trials.
He then won the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in the year 2012 held in London. In 2016 Rio Olympics he defended his Olympic Title and won the gold medal again. Ashton is only the third Olympian who has achieved to earn back to back gold medals in a decathlon.
Ashton Eaton – Political and Business Associations:
Ashton has been the brand ambassador for many brands and has had endorsement deals with Gillette, Coca-Cola, Visa, and Chobani.