They are the people kids idolise and see as role models. Most athletes are renowned for their competitiveness, athletic abilities and riches. Let’s talk about the latter, shall we? unknown is a star as a Olympic athlete. Born in Falmouth, Jamaica on the December 30, 1961 this person had found his passion and talents where awards and recognition came soon afterwards. A proud Jamaican, standing at 1.78 m, unknown has received recognition for a lot of success on and off the field unknown. Throughout a decorated career, the nicknames of unknown have stuck. With regards to personal life unknown has attended unknown. unknown Carol Elaine Jones (m. 1941–1994) Gloria Johnson, Ben Johnson are his family. So, what about the net worth? Well it is estimated that this athlete has a net worth of $2 Million.
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In 1976, Ben immigrated to Canada with his family, and then met Coach Charlie Francis. He joined the Scarborough Optimists track and field club, starting to train for competitions. His first international success came during the 1982 Commonwealth Games atvwhich he won two silver medals. He then competed at the 1983 World Championships but was eliminated during the semi-finals. He competed at the 1983 Pan American Games and was fifth in the 100 meter final.
In the 1984 Summer Olympics, he would win the bronze medal in both the 100 meters and the 4 x 100 m relay with the Canadian team. During this time, Johnson was considered the top sprinter in Canada and his net worth started to rise. In 1986, he started to break records, with the first being the 60 meter record. He also won the 100 metre gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in 1986. The following year, he became a Member of the Order of Canada, along with gaining several more awards. He started to become world famous and his net worth continued to grow. He won gold at the 1987 World Championships and was named Associated Press Athlete of the Year. His win there sparked a rivalry against Carl Lewis and was the first mention of an issue of performance enhancing drugs.
In 1988, Johnson won at the Summer Olympics in Seoul, however the Olympic Doping Control Center found that he had stanozolol in his blood which led to disqualification. Johnson later admitted to have used steroids, and six other finalists were also tested positive for drugs, so the gold medal was then given to Carl Lewis. Charlie Francis would also later release a book called “Speed Trap” and mentions that a lot of athletes during that time were taking steroids. Canada celebrated the victory, however, later on the government would initiate an investigation on drugs which revealed how use of performance enhancing drugs were widespread during that period. Three years later, after Johnson’s suspension ended, he attempted a comeback and many fans came to watch his return. He failed to qualify for the 1991 World Championships and two years later, he again tested positive for drugs, which led to a lifetime ban, moderated on appeal, but from then no other athlete would compete against him.
In 1999, Ben went to Libya to become a football coach for the son of Muammar Gaddafi. He also appeared in charity races and acted as a trainer for football player Diego Maradona. In 2005, he launched a sports supplement line called the “Ben Johnson Collection” which also had a clothing line, but it proved unpopular. He also had several television spots, promoting the energy drink Cheetah Power Surge. He released an autobiography in 2010 entitled “Seoul to Soul”. He continues to coach today
For his personal life, it is known that Ben spends a lot of time with his family in Markham, Ontario where he currently resides. There is no information on any relationships.
- Net Worth: $2 Million
- Date Of Birth: December 30, 1961
- Place Of Birth: Falmouth, Jamaica
- Height: 1.78 m
- Weight: 75 kg
- Profession: Olympic athlete
- Nationality: Jamaican
- Spouse: Carol Elaine Jones (m. 1941–1994)
- Parents: Gloria Johnson, Ben Johnson
- Siblings: Eddie Johnson
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Benjohnson979
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/benjohnson979
- IMDB: http://imdb.com/name/nm6695426
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