McKayla Rose Maroney is famous American gold medalist Gymnast. She has played at the Summer Olympics in the year 2012 where she won the gold medal for her team, and she also won a silver medal in the Vault event. She also wore world title during the World Championships 2013. She is the first female gymnast who has won vault title in World Championship. Her photograph taken after winning silver Olympics became an Internet meme. She got retired from competitive gymnastics in the year 2016. To check the net worth of McKayla Maroney in 2018, read this article.
Early Life & Biography
She was born on 9th December in the year 1995 in Aliso Viejo in California. She is the daughter of Erin and Mike Maroney, and her father was a quarterback at the Purdue University, and her mother used to figure skating during her school time. She has two siblings named Tarynn and Kav who both were homeschooled because they used to train for an elite gymnast. She has told that she used to watch Tarzan who used to run around here and there and at that time, her mother decided her to put in gymnastics. She told that she entered in gymnastics at the age of two only and she always loved to go to Gym.
She had to go through knee surgery in the year 2014 because of which she had to leave gymnastics. In the year 2016, she also announced that she would make singing debut with her single named Ghost.
Career, Awards & Nominations
She started competing in Visa Championships in Dallas in the year 2009 and she didn’t even know what was going on but she continued to do gymnastics as a junior player till the year 2010. In the year 2011, she entered in the senior gymnastics and competed in various championships. She used to go for playing gymnasts because she wanted to gain more confidence and experience in her game.
She played in London Olympics in the year 2012, and she won a silver medal in vault finals when she photographed with, ‘not so impressed’ expression and Barack Obama also did the same expression in a photograph with her. This became one of the most viral photos in the year 2012.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of McKayla Maroney is around $5 million which she has earned by playing as a gymnast from the United States. She has also won a gold medal in the London Olympics 2012. She also won $1,125,000 with the lawsuit settlement done when a doctor named Larry Nassar abused her. Her annual salary as a gymnast of US in the year 2013 was $500 thousand.
In the year 2017, she posted a video of herself in which she was wearing a thong and dancing. Later on, she confirmed that her ID was hacked and she didn’t post it herself. In the same year, she alleged that a US gymnast doctor Larry Nassar used to molest her when she was thirteen years old and till the time when she retired. She signed a confidentiality agreement of $1.5 million, and she is serving now prison sentence. She hasn’t revealed anything about her personal life.