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. Pistorious was given the honor of carrying the South African flag at the closing ceremony.
Sponsorships: At his peak Oscar earned $2 million per year from sponsorship deals with companies including Oakley, BT and Nike.
Arrest: In February 2013, Oscar's life took an unfortunate turn when he shot his girlfriend, South African model Reeva Steenkamp. Reeva was shot in the bathroom of his home in Pretoria. Oscar claimed that he shot Reeva accidentally, thinking she was a home intruder. Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide in October 2014 and was sentenced to five years in prison as well as a three-year concurrent suspended sentence for reckless endangerment. He was initially released in October 2015 after serving 1/6 of his term. In a strange twist of events, prosecutors appealed his previous verdict. A judge ultimately overturned his conviction for culpable homicide and found him guilty of murder. He was sentenced to six years. Oscar's appeal was denied. In November 2017 his sentenced was increased to 13 years and five months. In December 2017 his previous six-year sentence was reinstated. He will be eligible for parole for the first time in 2023.
Financial Status: In October 2014 Oscar's defense lawyers submitted that their client was financially broke and that the former icon could no longer pay his own legal defenses.
|Net Worth:||$50 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 22, 1986 (34 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.84 m)|
|Profession:||Track and field athlete, Athlete|