Lance Armstrong is a retired professional cyclist who does hail from the United States of America. He has been able to win seven Tour De France Titles. He has been able to win numerous titles including professional world championship of the year 1993. In the year 2012, Armstrong did get banned by Olympic Council for the doping offenses.
He began competing in the competitions since he was very young. He was a triathlon champion of the year 1989 to the year 1990. He has been able to appear in various films as well as documentaries. Here is a summary of net worth, career and earnings of Lance Armstrong in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Armstrong was born in the year 1971 on September 18th. His birth names are Lance Edward Gunderson. His place of birth is in Plano Texas. His parents are Eddie Charles Gunderson and also Linda Gayle. He did get adopted by the stepfather by the name Terry Keith Armstrong. He did join Plano East Senior High School. He was used to swimming.
He got to be the number one triathlete in under 19 group. This was in the year 1987 to the year 1988. In the year 1996, he did get diagnosed with testicular cancer. Later on, his testicles got to be removed and did undergo chemotherapy. He did get charged with doping, something that he did deny in the year 2013. He has been a subject of very many investigations following the charge of doping by USADA.
In the year 1988, that was the time he did get married to Kristin Richard. The couple has been blessed with three children. He did have the children after his sperm did get stored. Their marriage would get to hit the rock, and they did a divorce in the year 2003. He did get engaged to Sheryl Crow. He has also dated Tory Burch. Armstrong has children with Anna Hansen.
Career, Awards & Nominations
His cycling career turned professional in the year 1992. He did participate in the Motorola Cycling Team. His breakthrough victory did come in Norway’s World Road Race Championship. This was in the year 1993. In the same year, he was able to win Thrift Drug Classic. In the year 1996, he did win the La Fleche Wallonne. He did finish number six at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Armstrong did return from his testicular cancer and was able to win Tour de France in the year 1999. After this victory, he began to have a rivalry with Jan Ullrich. He did announce that he was retiring after participating in the Tour De France 2005.
In the year 2008, he did announce that he was returning to the professional cycling by getting to participate in UCI Tour Down Under. He became part of Astana Team, and he did finish position three in Tour De France. He got to be sponsored by Team RadioShack in the year 2009. He did retire from the competitive cycling in the year 2011. This was after allegations of doping. He was able to win very many awards including Sportsman of the Year by US Olympic Committee.
Net Worth & Earnings
Armstrong net worth is estimated to be over $60 million. This fortune has come from multiple sources. A large portion of this wealth did come from Competitive tournaments. He was able to win a very large chunk of these tournaments. He has earned through the various sponsorships. He does own coffee shops.
Armstrong remains among the greatest cyclist of our time. He has been able to win seven times the Tour De France. He has been able to win accolades for the country that he has represented. His popularity has made him appear in various films as well as documentaries.