Are you a fan of Athletics especially 100 meters or the 200 meters athletic competitions? If you are, then you must have seen or read about Tyson Gay. Tyson Gay is an American track and a field sprinter in both the 100m and the 200m dash. His personal best in the 100m is 9.69 seconds which is an American Record, and this made him the second fastest man in the world. His 200m time is of 19.58 seconds, and this has made him the sixth fastest man in the world. He has been banned for a year after he was charged for doping. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Tyson Gay in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Gay was born on August 9th, 1982 in Lexington Kentucky. He was the only son of Greg Mitchell and Daisy Gay. Athletic seems to have run in his family as his grandmother was running for the Eastern Kentucky University while his mother was competing in the Youth despite being pregnant in her early teens. His older sister was a sprinter back in high school and had a very successful career.
Together with his sisters, they were encouraged by their mother to pursue athletics as they were paid for every event that was available. Most of the times they were enrolled in multiple competitions by their mother who believed that they had so much potential.
Gay lives in Clermont which is in Orlando, Florida. Together with Shoshana Boyd, they had a daughter whom he devoted all his taking care of. While Brauman was serving his term in prison, Gay looked after coach’s wife and daughter. In 1995, his mother got married to Tim Lowe, and he had two half-siblings, Seth and Haleigh. Her daughter was shot in 2016 during a shootout and later died while being rushed to the hospital.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Initially, he was not taking sports very series and was working on Rhythm and techniques. His training was under Ken Northington, and he was a slow starter at the beginning and worked very hard to ensure that this changed for the better. While back in high school, he broke the record of the 200 meters in Lafayette High School. After he reached the seniors, he had a higher composed athlete on the 100 meters. He got to win the State championship. He has had a very decorative career where he has won multiple awards for the many races that he has participated in.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Tyson Gay is over $12 million. This wealth has been amassed from his impressive career as an athlete. From the time that he made his first appearance, he has been consistent regarding improving his record time. He is currently ranked as America’s fastest man.
Tyson has gained fame for his appearance in the 100m and the 200m races where he has performed exemplary. His career has been tainted with controversy after the IAAF found his blood that has drugs that boost one energy during the competition. He received a ban of one year.