Marion Lois Jones is a famous World champion field athlete who was a basketball player earlier. She has got three gold medals in Summer Olympics 2000. Later on, titles were stripped off her when she admitted for the use of steroid. She got her three gold medals from her world championship participation in the year 1997 to the year 1999. If you are interested in knowing about athletic, personal life and net worth of Marion Jones in 2019, then you can read this article further.
Early Life & Biography
He was born on 12th October in the year 1975 in Los Angeles in California. She has got citizenship of Belize and US both. When she was young, both of their parents separated from each other, and her mother got married to a postal worker.
Her stepdad used to take care of her at home, and her stepbrother died because of sudden death in the year 1987. She was very distress with the death of her brother and turned to sports to get rid of her sadness and grief. She started playing basketball, football and running. At the age of fifteen, she dominated California High School on track in the basketball court and athletics.
Her husband was not allowed to participate in any activity of Sydney Olympics because he had drug charges on him. Later on, he told by crying that he didn’t take any drugs. She took divorce from him in the year 2000 because of his image. She gave birth to Tim in the year 2003 who was the son of her boyfriend. In the year 2007, she got married to Barbadian Sprinter named Obadele Thompson who was a bronze medalist. They had a son and a daughter. She has also written a book which was published in the year 2010.
Career, Awards & Nominations
She has completed her graduation from the University of North Carolina in the year 1997. When she was in her university, she started dating CJ Hunter who was a shot putter. He resigned from his position because he prohibited the laws made for teacher and student dating. Both of them got married on the 3rd of October in the year 1998. She started training for Sydney Olympics 2000 at that time. At that time, she also declared that she wanted to win gold medals in all of her five events.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Marion Jones is $700 thousand which she has earned by working as a professional athlete, and she is the American gold medalist. She is a basketball player and was trained for Olympics by her husband who was a coach. Her husband wasn’t able to make to the Olympics because he was failed in the drug tests. She signed the contract to Tulsa Shock after Phoenix Mercury.
Her husband and to stay away as a coach but he attended games to support his wife. Due to the knee injury, he wasn’t able to coach her at that time. He was also suspended for participated in the Sydney Olympics in any manner because of drugs. She has been able to gain huge fame for her awesome performances in the games.