Allyson Felix is nothing if not an all-American success story.
She got her start as a regular track and field sprinter, then went on to become one of the biggest names in the sport. That’s thanks in no small part to her hard work, dedication, and coaching from the legendary Bobby Kersee, who has coached some of America’s most elite athletes in the Olympics.
So notable is Felix in her field, in fact, that she was named the Sports Diplomacy Sports Envoy for the U.S. Department of State in 2014. In this role, Allyson Felix traveled to Brazil with Josh George to conduct clinics, speeches, and other events for disabled and marginalized youth.
But don’t think she’s just defined by the Olympics. In a unique SportsAsToldByAGirl spotlight, it was revealed that Felix plans to eventually retire and become a teacher, like her mother once was.
“After getting her tuition paid for by Adidas, she graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in elementary education,” they wrote. “That’s such a refreshing viewpoint to hear and one that not a lot of athletes would plan on doing after they’re done competing.”
There’s a good chance, of course, that Allyson Felix won’t be making an Amazon list of all the school supplies she needs like other teachers. Her net worth, alone, means that she can not only take care of her own classroom but #ClearTheLists of all the teachers she works with. Her net worth, though, comes from more than just her medals and her endorsements — it comes from standing up for what’s right, being a good sport, and redefining what it truly means to be an Olympian.
So we decided to answer all your burning questions about this history-in-the-making athlete. What is Allyson Felix’s net worth? Is she married? Does she have children? How old is she?
Let’s take a look.
1. What Is Allyson Felix's Net Worth?
According to Parade Magazine, Allyson Felix has a net worth of $4.5 million.
Most of her net worth comes from the value of her Olympic medals and her endorsements.
The outlet reports that Felix’s biggest headlines came in 2019, when she reported that Nike hit her with a pay cut of 70 percent. Felix also claimed that the company also refused to confirm whether she’d be punished for being pregnant.
This move prompted Felix to terminate her relationship with Nike, and launch her own shoe brand, Saysh, through a sponsorship deal with Athleta.
2. How Old Is Allyson Felix?
Born on Nov. 18, 1985, Allyson Felix is 35-years-old as of this writing.
She was born in Los Angeles, CA, and was coached by Bobby Kersee (the husband of Jackie Joyner-Kersee) to Olympic gold.
3. Is Allyson Felix Married?
Allyson Felix is married to Kenneth Ferguson, a sprinter and hurdler.
4. Does Allyson Felix Have Any Children?
On Nov. 28, 2018, the couple’s daughter Camryn was born. However, as she told the BBC, her daughter’s birth was not without complications.
“Felix had gone into hospital for a routine check-up at 32 weeks only to be told that both she and her baby were in mortal danger,” reported the outlet, who added that Camryn weighed under 4lbs. at birth. “Felix was suffering from pre-eclampsia – a potentially life-threatening condition for both mother and baby. Her blood pressure was rising while Camryn’s heart rate was decelerating. And so, 10 hours after arriving at the hospital, Felix gave birth by emergency Caesarean to Camryn.”