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Chrissie Wellington Wiki Biography
Christine Ann Wellington is a Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk-born English former triathlete best known for being titled Ironman Triathlon World Champion four times. Born on 18 February 1977, Chrissie is the first British athlete to hold this title. One of the most skilled triathletes in the world, she was active in the field as a professional between 2007 and 2012.
One of the most accomplished triathletes in the world who has managed to breakthrough gender stereotyping when it comes to sport, one may wonder how rich is Chrissie Wellington as of early-2016? At the present, Chrissie has been counting her net worth at $4 million dollars most of which has obviously been amassed by her involvement in sport as a triathlete. Her skill and vigor for swimming, cycling and running which make up a triathlon has paid a lot during her career, making Chrissie a multi-millionaire as of now.
Chrissie Wellington Net Worth $4 Million
Raised in Suffolk and Norfolk, Chrissie had a very active and athletic childhood as she swam and participated in several other sports while she was at school. After earning her BA degree in geography from Birmingham University, she travelled the world for two years, including a sabbatical in Nepal where she managed to polish her skills in cycling and running as she circled Kathmandu’s neighbouring hills every day during her stay. At the time, she also did some work for the UK government agency DEFRA, as she had also graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in development studies.
On leaving Nepal in 2005, Chrissie travelled some more and then started her career as a professional triathlete in 2007, having previously competed as an amateur, winning the ITU Age Group World Championship in 2006. Eventually, within the first year of her turning professional, Chrissie won the acknowledged title of world champion iron/triathlete in Hawaii on 13 October,2007, being the first person in history to win this title in the first year of her professional career; along with the title she also won prize money of $110,000 and at this point, Chrissie’s net worth began to rise extensively. Later on she also won the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in years 2008, 2009 and 2011.
Along with Natascha Badmann and Paula Newby-Fraser, Chrissie is one of only three women to have won consecutive titles at the Ironman World Championships. In addition to this, she also won the 2008 ITU long-distance world championship as well as. As a result of all of these achievements, Chrissie has managed to become a multi-millionaire sportsperson thanks to the prize money and salaries she made during her career.
In January 2012, Chrissie retired from triathlon as a professional, and has since been concentrating on her writing, promotion of traiathlon through her sponsorship commitments, and also on charitable causes. Moreover, Chrissie is also noticed for advocating equality among male and female sportspersons in areas regarding prize money, media reporting, sponsorship and more. She has also been serving as an ambassador for Blazeman Foundation. Among many awards, her Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) bestowed by the Queen in 2010 probably stands out. She was also the Sunday Times Female Athlete of the Year in 2009 as voted on by the public.
For now, 38 years old Chrissie has been enjoying her life as a retired sportsperson with fellow triathlete and boyfriend Tom Lowe, while her present net worth of $4 million has been obviously complementing her life.
|Full Name||Chrissie Wellington|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
|Date Of Birth||February 18, 1977|
|Place Of Birth||Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)|
|Weight||132 lbs (60 kg)|
|Education||University of Birmingham, University of Manchester|
|Children||Esme Grace Lowe|