McKayla Maroney Net Worth
McKayla Maroney Net Worth: McKayla Maroney is a retired American gymnast who has a net worth of $3 million. Maroney began taking gymnastics lessons when she was 2 years old and started training seriously when she was 9. McKayla's junior competitive career began when she was 13. A member of the "Fierce Five" (along with Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman, and Jordyn Wieber), Maroney won a gold medal in the women's artistic team all-around competition and a silver medal in the women's vault competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She also won two gold medals at the 2011 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships and one at the 2013 event as well as three gold medals at the 2010 Pan American Championships. McKayla has also guest-starred on the television series "Hart of Dixie" (2012–2015), "Bones" (2013), and "Superstore" (2016), released the 2020 singles "Wake Up Call" and "Covid Lockdown," and appeared in the Thirty Seconds to Mars video "Up in The Air" (2013). Maroney retired from competitive gymnastics in early 2016.
Early Life: McKayla Maroney was born McKayla Rose Maroney on December 9, 1995, in Aliso Viejo, California. Her mother, Erin, participated in high school sports and figure skating, and her father, Mike (who passed away in 2019), played football at Purdue University. McKayla grew up in an Irish-Catholic household with younger sister Tarynn and younger brother Kav, and she was homeschooled while training to be a gymnast. Erin enrolled McKayla in a gymnastics class at the age of 2, and at 9 years old, Maroney realized that she wanted to compete at the Olympics someday and began training at Gym-Max, a U.S.A Gymnastics National Team training center in Costa Mesa.
Career: In 2009, McKayla placed 27th in the all-around competition and third in the vault at the Visa Championships. In 2010, placed seventh in the all-around at the CoverGirl Classic and third in the all-around, first on vault, seventh on balance beam, and fourth on floor at the Visa Championships. Later that year, Maroney placed first in the vault and floor competitions at the Pan American Championships. She began her senior career in 2011, winning the all-around competition at the City of Jesolo Trophy in March. That year, McKayla also placed fifth on floor and sixth on balance beam at the CoverGirl Classic, and at the Visa Championships, she placed second in the all-around, first on vault, seventh on balance beam, and fifth on floor. The American team finished in first place at the 2011 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and Maroney placed first on vault. In 2012, she won the vault competition at the Secret U.S. Classic and suffered a nasal fracture and concussion after falling while warming up at the Visa Championships. She later competed at the Olympic Trials and placed seventh in the all-around competition, first on vault, and fifth on floor, earning a spot on the team that would compete at the Summer Olympics. In July 2012, McKayla and her teammates graced the cover of "Sports Illustrated."
In late July 2012, Maroney achieved her dream and competed at the Summer Olympics in London. Her vault score in the team vault was the highest of the competition and helped Team U.S.A. win the gold in the all-around competition. Though McKayla was expected to win a gold medal in the vault final, she fell on her second vault and walked away with a silver medal instead. In September 2012, she fractured her left tibia at a Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions event, and the injury required that she have two screws inserted in the tibia and temporarily wear an immobilizer. Maroney returned to the tour in early October, wearing leg and foot splints. In 2013, she was a judge for the Miss America pageant and entered into a sponsorship deal with Adidas Gymnastics.
In July 2013, McKayla competed at the Secret U.S. Classic, placing first on vault and third on floor, then won gold medals in vault and floor at the P&G Championships the following month. Later that year, she competed at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, placing sixth overall and winning a gold medal in vault. In 2014, Maroney had knee surgery and appeared on the cover of "Inside Gymnastics" magazine. In a February 2016 interview on the GymCastic podcast, Maroney announced that she was retiring from competitive gymnastics. Since her retirement, McKayla has turned her focus to acting and music.
Personal Life: In 2012, a photo of McKayla wearing a "not impressed" expression became a popular internet meme, and in November of that year, a photo of Maroney and President Obama making the expression together went viral. The original photo was taken after McKayla won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics in London, and she has said that recreating the moment with Obama was the coolest moment of her life. In 2014, nude photos that were taken when Maroney was underage were published after a hacker gained access to hundreds of celebrity photos on iCloud. McKayla took legal action, and the photos were taken down.
In late 2017, Maroney came forward to admit that former team doctor Larry Nassar molested her multiple times starting when she was 13. She was paid $1.25 million to sign a confidentiality agreement after threatening to sue Michigan State University, the US Olympic Committee, and USA Gymnastics. USA Gymnastics ultimately waved the confidentiality agreement when other charges against Nassar became public. In 2018, McKayla and the other survivors of Nassar's sexual abuse received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Nassar was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison and 175 years in Michigan state prison, then an additional 40 to 125 years were added to his sentence in early 2018.
|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Dec 9, 1995 (25 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 1 in (1.57 m)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|