Justin Gatlin is an American based Track and Field sprinter specializing in the events of 100 meters and 200 meters. He is the special 100m World Champion who titled as the World’s Fastest Man after Usain Bolt in the 2017 IAAF World Athletic Championships. He has won the Olympic medal five times and is ranked fifth on the all-time male list 100-meter athletes. Keep reading to know more about Justin Gatlin’s net worth in 2018.
Justin Gatlin Early Life
Justin Gatlin was born on February 10, 1982, in Brooklyn to Willie and Jeanette Gatlin. He grew up in Pensacola, Florida and went to Woodham High School. In the school team, he was the fastest kid and would cross high hurdles helping the team win State Championship.
He was speckled by the coaches of the University of Tennessee who offered him a scholarship to run as a sprinter. In 2000, he joined the University of Tennessee for 110-meter hurdle from where his professional journey took a leap. For next few years, he finished his program and received training.
Gatlin is married to Daynise and has a son Jace Alexander Gatlin who was born in May 2010. There isn’t any information about his personal life as he is a private about his personal stuff.
Justin Gatlin Career, Awards & Achievement
Gatlin, as a result of his training, won consecutive six sprint titles at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). In 2001, he was officially banned from athletics for two years after he was tested positive for a nervous system stimulant drug. The ban was reduced to one year after he appealed that the drug was his childhood medication to cure his “Attention Deficit Disorder.”
In 2004 Olympics, Gatlin won the gold medal in 100 meters.
In 2006 as well he was banned the second time after testing positive for testosterone, but this time for four years (at first it was for eight years). Gatlin also had to face annulment of his May 2010 record of 9.77 seconds in 100 meters.
As soon as his eligibility was reinstated in 2010, he started to compete again. N 2012 London Olympics, he earned a bronze medal and created a record of 9.80 seconds at the US Olympic trials, and became the fasted man to create a time record above the age of 30. When he was 35, he bagged the gold medal at the 2017 World Championships in London and defeated the world record champion, Usain Bolt.
Awards & Achievements
The sprinter has bagged numerous achievements and medals. In 2004 Olympics he won a Gold medal, a Bronze, and Silver for Team Relay. The Olympics winner is also a two-time 60-meter dash World Indoor Champion in 2005. He recorded the fastest time ever for a man above 30 years at the U.S. Olympic Trial in a 100-meter sprint.
In 2014 at the IAAF Diamond League in Monaco, his record of 19.68 seconds for 200 meters made him the world champion. He again won a silver in the 100-meter run at the 2016 Olympic. His last win was the 2017 World Championships in London.
Net Worth of Justin Gatlin
Justin Gatlin’s estimated net worth is $3.5 million, which he has earned as a salary through his career. In 2011, Gatlin was invited to a Japanese TV show Kasupe! In which he ran 100 meters assisted by wind machines for which he received $25,000.
Gatlin, despite undergoing bans twice, could manage to give his best for the career. In fact, his 2017 victory against Usain Bolt by 9.92 seconds was also looked down by spectators. Several others commented that he should have been permanently banned, but Usain Bolt reprehended them and put emphasis to Gatlin’s hard work that he had put and reached where he deserved.