How much is Missy Franklin worth?
|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
|Date of Birth:||May 10, 1995|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Missy Franklin
Melissa Jeanette Franklin is a former professional swimmer and five-time Olympic gold medalist. She held the world record in the 200-meter backstroke. As a member of the U.S. national swim team, she has also held the world record in the 4×100-meter medley relay.
As of 2020, Missy Franklin has a net worth of approximately $3 million dollars.
Why is she so famous?
Missy Franklin is an Olympic swimmer for the USA and has won 5 Olympic medals, four of which were gold medals. She also holds a world record for the 200-meter backstroke as well as records in the US for 100-meter and also 200-meter backstroke.
Missy is signed to Speedo and her contract lasts through the upcoming Tokyo Summer Olympics. She is also signed to United Airlines, GoPro, Minute Maid, Visa, Wheaties, Topps playing cards, and she had a publishing deal with Penguin Random House. Her book, co-authored with her parents, was on released Dec. 6 2016 for the Christmas shopping season.
Yet Missy Franklin didn’t always have it easy. In fact, when she joined the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in 2008 she didn’t qualify. In 2012 she blew through the qualifying trials, won four gold medals, and was chosen as the World Swimmer of the Year.
In 2013, Missy played herself in one episode of the TV series Pretty Little Liars. There was also a documentary about her called Touch the Wall.
In the 2016 Rio Summer Olymics, while Franklin did not win any personal medal, she did win a gold medal in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay for swimming in the heats.
This awesome swimmer did not always want to be a sportsman. Her aquintance with water came about because her parents had a heightened sense of water safety and she learned to swim as a precaution. However, throughout her high school years, her talent showed through so obviously that the parents of other aspiring swimmers brought it to the attention of Franklin’s own parents.
During her early career as a swimmer, Missy did not want to take on endorsement or receive prize monies, preferring to keep her amateur status in order to compete in college.
Missy was born in Pasadena, California on May 5, 1995, as the only child of Dick and D. A. Franklin. She grew up in Aurora, Colorado and began taking swim classes there at the age of five, at the urging of her mother. She attended Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado, and graduated in 2013. Her parents were originally Canadians but moved to the US when her father got a job in Denver, Colorado.
She’s currently an ambassador for the “Swim for Multiple Sclerosis project”.