Gabby Douglas is an artistic gymnast from the United States of America. She was one of the members of the USA Women’s National Gymnastics Team that was labeled “The Final Five” thanks to their success at the Olympic Games. With her teammates, she has won gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, for the all-around and team categories.
She also won the team gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics where they dominated in every category. At the World Championships, with her team, she won two gold medals, in 2011 in Tokyo and in 2015 in Glasgow, and silver in all-around at Glasgow that same year. She also has gold medals from the Pacific Rim Championships, and from the FIG World Cup. In this article, we will take a closer look at her biography and net worth. Read on to learn more.
Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas was born on December 31, 1995, in Newport News, Virginia, USA. She is the daughter of Natalie Hawkins Douglas and Timothy Douglas. She has three older siblings. Gabby started with her gymnastics classes when she was six years old, in 2002. In 2004, she won the Level 4 all-around gymnastics title, her first big win. At 14, when her coach Liang Chow, she moved out of her house for her career because the rest of the family could not afford to do the same.
Her professional career began in 2008 when she debuted in the US Classic, where she came in 10th all-around. That same year, she could not join the junior women’s national team, and she failed to participate in the Cover Girl US Classic in 2009, as well as the Visa Championship, because of injuries.
The year 2010 was much kinder to her because she finished fourth all-around in Nastia Liukin Supergirl Cup. She won the silver medal in the Junior National Championships and her first gold in the Pan American Championships.
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Her senior career started in Italy in 2011, where she won gold with her team at the City of Jesolo Trophy. Then came the silver medal at the Cover Girl Classic, and a shared gold at the World Championships in Japan, all in 2011. Next year in 2012, she won golds in the Pacific Rim Championships and the US National Championships. At the Olympics that year, in London, she won gold in the individual all-around and became the first African-American to do so.
She also became the first American gymnast to ever win the individual and team all-around the same Olympic event. Her third Olympic gold came in 2016, when she won it as a part of her team, “The Final Five”.
Gabby Douglas Net Worth 2020 and Earnings
As of the year 2020, young gymnast, Gabby Douglas has an estimated net worth of more than $4 million. She accumulated these earnings thanks to her marvelous sports career, as well as sponsorship deals.
She has endorsement deals with Kellogg’s, Gillette, Nike, and others. Since she is still very young, her career achievements, as well as net worth, will surely increase in the upcoming years.