Mary Lou Retton is an America’s sweetheart gymnast who gained her fame after winning first American woman to win an all-around Olympic gold medal. She is also the winner of a gold medal in the individual all-around competition, as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals. To know her net worth, her salary, daughter and where is she now? And her exact age scroll below to know.
Biography of Mary Lou Retton
America’s Sweetheart was born in Fairmont, West Virginia, United States of America. She celebrates her birthday every year on 24th January.
Belonging to the Mixed Ethnicity while the retired American gymnast holds an American Nationality. She had grown up with her family members at her home town and birthplace West Virginia. Born with the Aquarius while she had celebrated a total of 51 birthday to date.
The talented former Gymnast had done her schooling from Fairmont Senior High School but did not graduate. During sophomore year of high school level, she had competed in the 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles, California.
After retiring from the gymnastics, she had gained her spotlight through the American television series, ‘Dancing with the Stars’. Later she filled the role of NBC’s Olympic commentator at the 1988 Olympics. Apart from series she had also written the USA Today columns for 1992 and 1996 Olympics. Also, she hosted the TV series, Road To Olympic Gold.
Later she appeared on the RadioShack Super Bowl XLVII commercial, Knots Landing, Baywatch, and Guiding Light.
As of now she is working as a motivational speaker and promotes the benefits of exercise and nutrition consumption.
Married or Dating? Find out her relationship
On 29 December 1990, she tied her knot with a football player named Shannon Kelley. They have four daughters: Shayla, McKenna, Skyla, and Emma. Sadly she announced on secret divorce via the reality show, Dancing with the Stars.
On February 2018, the former couple officially got divorced with joint custody of their daughters and split the fortune into $1.8 million and $1.4 million.
Family Life of Mary Lou Retton
Mary Lou is the daughter of Ronnie. Her father Ronnie used to operate a coal-industry transportation equipment business. Apart from him her mother’s name and her profession are under review. She had grown up with her family members at her home town and birthplace Fairmont, West Virginia.
Mary Lou has a height of 4ft 9 inch, while her weight is 42kg. She has a body measurement of 32-24-33. She surely has maintained a healthy figure.
Career & Networth
Talking about the career of Mary Lou Retton, she had started her journey from a very young age. Since her childhood, she was inspired by watching Nadia Comăneci outshine defending Olympic two-event winner Olga Korbut on television at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal when she herself was eight years of age and she took up gymnastics in her hometown of Fairmont.
After moving to Houston, Texas, she trained under Romanians Béla and Márta Károlyi, who had coached Nadia Comăneci before their defection to the United States. In 1983, she owns the American Classic and in the following year, she won her second American Cup along as well as the U.S. Nationals.
Later, She suffered from a knee injury and had to undergo an operation five weeks prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics in spite of her injury she won the 1984 Summer Olympics which was a close competition between her and Ecaterina Szabo of Romania. Later she became the first American and the first female gymnast outside Eastern Europe to gain the individual all-around gold.
Apart from the gold, she also won four additional medals, two silver and two bronze in the competition. In 1986, She retired from gymnastics after winning the American Cup all-around competition three times with her win in 1985.
How much is her Net Worth?
As a retired talented gymnastic, she had earned a huge name and fame in her lifetime career. The net worth of Mary Lou Retton has been estimated at around $ 8 million US dollars. while her exact annual salary is under review yet. It is sure that her net worth and salary will increase in the following years.