Missy Franklin is an American swimmer who currently holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke event. Missy caught the attention of the world in the 2012 London Olympics where she bagged four gold medals and a bronze medal. She dominated the backstroke event claiming Gold in both the 200-meter and the 100-meter event at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She previously held the record for most gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships with 11 medals which was broke by Katie Ledecky in 2017. Let us have a quick glance at the net worth of Missy Franklin in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Melissa Jeanette Franklin was born on 10th May in 1995, in Pasadena, California to Dick Franklin and D. A. Franklin. Missy’s father and mother are Canadian citizens while her father holds an American and Canadian dual citizenship and Missy opted to represent the United States in swimming. She began to take swimming classes at the age of five and attended the Regis Jesuit High School. She got a scholarship in 2012 to join the University of California.
Missy Franklin is only twenty-three years old, and it seems that the young swimmer is committed only to the pool right now. There is no authentic information regarding her dating and relationship statuses, and thus we conclude that Missy Franklin is still single.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Missy was a stand-out swimmer during her childhood days and used to compete against girls who were elder to her. In 2008, she attended the US Summer Olympic Team Trials in Nebraska but failed to qualify for the event. When she was 15 years, she won her first international medal at the 2010 World Championship (SC) silver in the 200m backstroke and was awarded the Breakout Performer of the Year.
She managed to win three gold medals and a silver medal at the 2011 World Championships (LC) and was named the best female swimmer of the year. In the 2012 Summer Olympics Franklin decorated herself with four gold medals and a bronze medal and set the world record in the 200-meter backstroke event clocking 2:04.06. She was named the World Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World Magazine that year.
Franklin has so far won a total of 17 gold medals, six silver medals, and five bronze medals in major international swimming competitions including 5 Olympic gold medals and 11 World Championships (LC) gold medals.
Net Worth & Earnings
Her successful career as a swimmer with 5 Olympic gold medals has amassed her good fortune which is enough for the young swimmer to live upon for the rest of her life. After the 2012 Olympics, she refused an endorsement deal worth $5 million with Speedo which she signed in 2015. Her net worth is $4 million.
Though Missy Franklin could not live up to the expectations the world had on her at the 2016 Summer Olympics, she managed a gold medal in the relay event, and one can surely expect her to add few more medals to her Olympics tally at Tokyo.