Mary Lou Retton Net Worth

Mary Lou Retton Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Mary Lou Retton net worth is
$5.8 Million

Mary Lou Retton Wiki Biography

Mary Lou Retton was born on the 24th January 1968 in Fairmont, West Virginia, USA of Italian American descent and is a former gymnast. She represented her native country at the Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, USA in 1984. There, she became the first non – Eastern European gymnast who won a gold Olympic medal in the individual all-around competition. What is more, she was also the first American gymnast who won this medal. Furthermore, after winning 5 medals overall she became the athlete who has taken home the biggest number of Olympic medals (1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals). Retton retired from the professional sport in 1985.

How much is the net worth of Mary Lou Retton? It has been reported that the outright size of her wealth is as much as $5.8 million, as of the data presented in 2016. Gymnastics is the main source of Retton net worth and fame.

Mary Lou Retton Net Worth $5.8 Million

To begin with, the girl was raised in Fairmont, West Virginia. She was educated at Fairmont Senior High School, yet she did not graduate. It was Nadia Comaneci who inspires Mary to take up gymnastics. Retton was trained by Béla Károlyi and Márta Károlyi. She began to make herself known in the USA scene in 1983, but missed the world championships (1983) because of a wrist injury. It was thought that a knee injury which she suffered just before the Olympic Summer Games in 1984, could possibly reduce the performance of the gymnast. However, Retton managed to achieve great results in the Olympics held in the USA. It should be noted that Mary Lou not only became a famous athlete but also significantly increased her net worth. Because of the great performance in the Olympic Games, she was named the sportswoman of the year by Sports Illustrated magazine in 1984. Furthermore, a street and a park were named after her in the hometown Fairmont in 1990. Mary Lou Retton stood in the top 10 of the most admired public figures and she was inducted in the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1997.

Moreover, Retton was the first gymnast who performed so called “The Retton Flip” the element which is performed on the uneven bars. It is a giant swing in which the gymnast (with the hips tantamount) lies in wait and then this resistance is used to prosecute her exercise in the other direction and after a somersault to sit on the high shelf. After the retirement, Retton appeared in several television commercials, television series (including “Mary Lou’s Flip Flop Shop”) and the film “Scrooged” and “Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult” . She also wrote a book. Mary is involved in several charities as well as is the motivational speaker and often gives the commentary at gymnastics competitions.

Finally, the personal life of the former gymnast, Retton is married to American Football quarterback Shannon Kelley and they have four daughters. Currently, the family resides in Houston (since 2012).

Full NameMary Lou Retton
Net Worth$5.8 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 24, 1968
Place Of BirthFairmont, West Virginia, United States
Height4 ft 9 in (1.45 m)
Weight93 lbs (42 kg)
ProfessionGymnast, Women's artistic gymnast , spokeswoman, television personality for commercial endorsements
EducationFairmont Senior High School, West Virginia University, University of Texas at Austin
SpouseShannon Kelley (m. 1990-)
ChildrenMcKenna Lane Kelley, Shayla Rae Kelley, Emma Jean Kelley, Skyla Brae Kelley
ParentsRonnie Retton
NicknamesMary-Lou Retton , Mary Retton , Mary Lou Rotunda
AwardsSports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year (1984), Associated Press Athlete of the Year (1984), American Cup (1983, winner),1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles (gold medal), American Cup all around competition (1985)
Nominations"Sportswoman of the Year" (Sports Illustrated magazine, 1984)
Movies"Scrooged", "Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult" (1985),"Baywatch: The Child Inside" (1993)
TV Shows"ABC Funfit" (1985), "Mary Lou's Flip Flop Shop" (2002), "Dairy Queen" (2011), RadioShack "Phone Call" (2014, Super Bowl)
1Short stature, just like most gymnasts
2Athletic figure
3Brown Hair
1Gave birth to her fourth daughter named Emma [2002]
2First American female gymnast to win the Olympic all-around
31984 Olympics: team silver, all-around gold, vault silver, uneven bars bronze, floor exercise bronze
4Retton's family changed their name from Rotundo to Retton upon their arrival at Ellis Island. Retton is proud of her Italian heritage.
5Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year 1984
6Her fourth daughter with husband Shannon Kelley was born in Houston, Texas. She was named Emma. Her other three daughters are Shayla Rae (born 1995), McKenna Lane (born 1997) and Skyla Brae Kelley (born August 2000). [2002]
7Named "Most Popular Athlete in America" in 1993 by an Associated Press national survey
8Named Associated Press' "Amateur Athlete of the Year" in 1984
9Named Sports Illustrated Magazine's "Sportswoman of the Year" in 1984
10Inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1997
11Appeared on the Wheaties box in Summer 1984
12Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1985
131984 Olympic gymnastics medal winner.


Special Agent Oso2011TV SeriesGymnastics Coach
Flip Flop Shop2001TV SeriesHost
The Road to Olympic Gold1996TV SeriesCo-Host
High Risk1988TV Series


Flip Flop Shop2001TV Series co-executive producer


Today2008TV SeriesHerself
Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad2008TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2008TV SeriesHerself
USA Gymnastics: Behind the Team2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Identity2007TV SeriesHerself - Stranger
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2006TV Series documentaryHerself
OAB: A Guide for Women2005TV MovieHerself - Spokesperson
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHerself
I Love the '80s Strikes Back2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Pyramid2002TV SeriesHerself
ESPN SportsCentury2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Weakest Link2002TV SeriesHerself
Buddy Faro1998TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger: An American Cinematheque Tribute1998TV SpecialHerself
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special1996TV Movie documentaryHerself
American Sportswomen1995TV SpecialHerself - Host
Dream On1994TV SeriesHerself
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult1994Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHerself
Baywatch1993TV SeriesHerself
ESPN Outside the Lines Primetime1993TV SeriesHerself
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHerself
John & Leeza from Hollywood1993TV SeriesHerself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHerself
Knots Landing1992TV SeriesHerself
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1989TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Panelist
America Undercover1986TV Series documentaryHerself
Liberty Weekend1986TV Special documentaryHerself
ABC Funfit1985TV SeriesHerself - Host
Los Angeles 1984: Games of the XXIII Olympiad1984TV SeriesHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1984TV MovieHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1984TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Idols of the Game1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself (segment "Love and Money")
IMDB Wikipedia

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.