Simone Biles — aka The GOAT — has returned. According to Reuters, Biles stepped on the balance beam for the first time since withdrawing from the Olympic competition and took home the bronze medal. This latest win brings Biles’ medal count up to seven — tying the record for the most medals won by a U.S. gymnast at the Olympics.
But Simone Biles told the outlet that she didn’t just hop on the balance beams and knock out the win. Rather, thanks to her well-documented struggles with mental health, she had to subject herself to a battery of psychological exams.
“Every day I had to be medically evaluated by the doctors here, and two sessions with the sports psychologists here as well, which helped to keep me a little more level-headed,” she said. “I was cleared to do beam which I honestly didn’t think I was going to be cleared to do last night.”
Biles will be remembered not for the number of medals she took home from Tokyo, but for the triumphant way she changed the conversation about mental health, Olympic athletes, and how we treat those we believe are here solely for our entertainment.
“It’s hard, it’s different, we’re still human, we have feelings,” she said. “So at the end of the day, it’s just like you have to be a little bit more mindful what you say online because you have no idea what these athletes are going through, as well as their sports.”
Naturally, people have many questions about her. How old is Simone Biles? How tall is she? Is she dating anyone? And, perhaps most interestingly, what is her net worth? (She’s earned every penny — best believe that much!)
We’ve got all the answers for you right here. Let’s take a look at Simone Biles’ net worth in 2021 — plus answer all your other burning questions about the superstar athlete.
What Is Simone Biles' Net Worth?
Accounts of Simone Biles’ net worth vary.
According to ClutchPoints, Simone Biles’ net worth going into the Olympics was $6 million. The outlet based that net worth on the incentive value of her medals ($37,500 per gold, and $22,500 for silver, based on a 2018 CNBC report), the value of her advertisements and endorsements (which include Beats by Dre, Candid Dental, GK Elite, Hershey’s, Oreo, Kellogg’s, Mattress Firm, SK-II, and Uber Eats — plus a partnership with Athleta, which AfroTech reports she secured after she cut ties with Nike), and other sponsorship opportunities.
Since the terms of Biles’ deals haven’t been made public, and the numbers aren’t verifiable, it’s difficult to place a true number on her net worth. But Snopes did a great job of pointing out that despite deceptive ads (which place her net worth anywhere from as low as $6 million to as high as $12 million), Biles does a great job of keeping her finances out of the news.
“Asking Google to show a noteworthy person’s net worth might result in a dollar figure in a large font size at the top of the results. However, clicking through to the websites that report the amount often leads to an explanation that it’s simply a speculative estimate,” they said.
How Old Is Simone Biles?
Simone Biles was born on March 14, 1997, in Columbus, OH, her age as of 2021 is 24-years-old.
According to Biography, Biles has a sister, Adria, and they were raised by their grandparents thanks to her mother’s struggle with substance abuse. Eventually, Ron and Nellie — Biles’ grandparents — legally adopted Simone and Adria, and Biles credits them with encouraging her Olympic dreams.
The outlet also points out that Biles is “the most decorated American gymnast, with more than two dozen Olympic and World Championship medals to her name.”
What Is Simone Biles' Height?
At four-foot-eight, Simone Biles is shorter than the average American woman (according to The Cleveland Clinic, the average American woman comes in at five-foot-four), but she’s about the average size of a professional gymnast.
Essentially Sports explains that gymnasts like Biles are almost required to be short as a matter of physics and logistics. Basically, the shorter the gymnast, the easier it is for the gymnast to execute complex twists and turns — so if Simone Biles wasn’t as tall (or short) as she is, she probably wouldn’t have been named The GOAT!
“The larger you are, the larger your moments of inertia will be. Hence, it would become harder to rotate and large turning forces will be required to generate the same number of acrobatic moments,” writes the outlet, who points out that their claims are backed up by a report from the National Institute of Health.
Who Is Simone Biles' Boyfriend?
NFL star Jonathan Owens is proud to call Simone Biles his girlfriend. In fact, when she scored her bronze medal, he was the first to celebrate her win with a series of Instagram Stories that pointed out how “proud” he was of his girlfriend, while also listing all her accomplishments. (If it’s not a love like that, ladies, it’s not worth having!)
According to 10Philadelphia, Owens got his professional start in the NFL in 2018, when he signed with the Arizona Cardinals. After an injury sidelined him, he was waived from the team. He joined the Houston Texans in 2020.
Biles and Owens met on Raya — a “celebrity dating app” — in March 2020, shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic kicked off. He claims he didn’t know who she was, but today, they live together in Houston, TX, with their dogs.