Oscar Pistorius Net Worth
Oscar Pistorius net worth: Oscar Pistorius is a South African Olympic sprinter who has a net worth of $50 thousand. Oscar Pistorius is notable for being a double amputee from the knee down. Pistorious was born without a fibula in both legs, a congenital disease called fibular hemimelia. At 11 months, both legs had to be amputed below the knees. Oscar was born and raised in Sandton, Johannesburg in South Africa and attended the University of Pretoria. He participated in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Paralympics. During his career he won six gold medals, one silver, and one bronze at the Paralympics. In 2012, amid some controversy, Oscar was the first amputee runner to compete at the Olympic Games. His relay team would eventually finish eighth in the 4×400 meter race, but Pistorious was given the honor of carrying the South African flag at the closing ceremony. In February 2013, Oscar's life took an unfortunate turn when he was involved in the shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. As of this writing, Oscar is under arrest and may have shot Reeva accidentally, thinking she was a home intruder.
The shooting incident happened in 2013 on Valentine's Day and unfortunately Steenkamp passed away. Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide in 2014 and was sentenced to five years in prison as well as a three-year concurrent suspended sentence for reckless endangerment. Pistorius appealed the verdict and was released on house arrest. His culpable homicide verdict was overturned in 2015 and Pistorius was convicted of murder and eventually his sentence was extended by six years. In 2016 he was transferred to a correctional center adapted for disabled prisoners. He previously had sponsorship deals with companies including Oakley and Nike which added up to $2 million per year.
|Net Worth:||$50 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 22, 1986 (33 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.84 m)|
|Profession:||Track and field athlete, Athlete|