Fred Kerley

Fred Kerley 2022: Net Worth, Salary & Endorsements

The world of athletics has a new star in Fred Kerley. He is one of the best sprinters in the world and an Olympic silver medalist. Not only that, he is an able runner in all the major track events- the 100, 200, and 400. Being a unique athlete, Kerley's performances are impressive to date. He also shares a unique record being one of three athletes to clock sub10 in 100, sub20 in 200, and sub44 seconds in the 400-meters competitions. Thus, he is becoming one of the mainstays in the athletics world.

Early life

Born on May 7th, 1995, the Texas man was brought up in tough conditions. He was born to Ricky Kerley and Virginia Kerley, who was later adopted by his aunt, Virginia. He had two brothers and two sisters. As the siblings were about to split up, his aunt took care of all of them and helped them grow. Kerley has great respect for his aunt and remains the most influential person in his life. Hailing from a sporting family, Kerley's brother Jeremy Kerley, played wide receiver for the NFL side, New York Jets.

Fred Kerley's Career

The famous athlete attended Taylor High School after which he attended Southern Plains College. Later on, he got transferred to Texas A&M. He tried to get selected for the 2016 US Olympic team but did not make it to the team. After that, he won the 400-meters NCAA Division I Championships. With that, he started gaining confidence and represented the USA at the 2017 World Championships. There he helped the relay team to win a silver medal at the 4 × 400-meters relay competition. That followed with a 400-meters victory at the Diamond League in 2018.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Men's 100m - Final - OLS - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 1, 2021. Fred Kerley of the United States after winning silver REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

His career skyrocketed from there as he started winning different races. Yet again, he appeared for his country at the 2019 World Championships in Doha as he took home the gold medal for the 4 × 400-meters competition, this time around. Success followed from there as he shifted his focus from the 400-meters to the 100-meters. On May 19, 2021, Kerley defeated Justin Gatlin at the Golden Spike in Ostrava, to win the race. He also ran the 200-meters and placed second.

The major breakthrough in his career came at the US Olympic Trials for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. He posted a time of 19.90, recording 19.90 to join the company of Wayde van Niekerk and Michael Norman. These three men have sub10 seconds in 100, sub20 in 200, sub44 in the 400-meters race. Kerley has personal best times of 9.84 in the 100, 19.76 in the 200, and 43.64 in the 400-meters competition. To sum up, his career kick-started from there as he won the silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Fred Kerley Net worth & Endorsements

With all the success he achieved in 2021, his net worth stands at $1.5 million. As of now, there are no endorsement deals mentioned for Kerley. Achieving the silver medal will have fetched him some prize money from the US Olympic Committee medal winners.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Men's 100m - Medal Ceremony - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 2, 2021. Silver medallist, Fred Kerley of the United States poses on the podium REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

How to contact Fred Kerley?

Twitter: @fkerley99

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Age26
Marital StatusSingle
Height6’2”
Weight205lb
NationalityUnited States of America
Net Worth$1.5 million
Olympic Appearance2020
Olympic Medals1

 

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