Mary Lou Retton, who was born on January 24, 1968, in Fairmont, West Virginia is a lasting representation of the skill and tenacity of American gymnasts.
She made a stunning transition from a young gymnastics enthusiast to a national hero and beyond which is a monument to her persistent commitment and determination. But the real concern is how much money she made in her career.
How Much is Mary Lou Retton Net Worth in 2023?
The estimated net worth of Retton is between $2 million to $8 million. Her income comes from her motivational speaking engagements in addition to her endorsement deals and earnings from gymnastics.
The U.S. Olympic Committee and the cereal company Wheaties gave Mary Lou Retton a $1 million prize for winning the gold at the Olympics. Wheaties also made her the first spokesman for the company by featuring her on their cereal boxes. She was even featured on the famed Hershey’s candy bar.
In addition to the U.S. drugstore, Revco, Purex laundry detergent and Energizer batteries, Retton also starred in advertising for other products. She has a number of shampoo and bowling endorsements.
Her income is largely derived from her motivational speaking engagements and her television appearances as a gymnastics analyst. She was the first American woman to win the all-around gold and individual Olympic medal in gymnastics.
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Recently Mary Lou Retton suffered from health issues to know which disease affect her health you can read the below paragraphs.
What Happpened to Mary Lou Retton?
The now-55-year-old Mary Lou Retton is battling for her life in an ICU in a Texas hospital. According to reports, she has an uncommon form of pneumonia. America’s gymnast has spent more than a week receiving treatment in the ICU and is unable to breathe on her own.
Her daughter McKenna Kelley notified her that the former gymnast does not have medical insurance. She began raising money on the popular website Spotfund after the family was unable to pay her medical expenses.
McKenna Kelley used social media to spread the word about the gymnast’s condition and to ask for donations for the fundraiser. She wrote:
“My amazing mom, Mary Lou, has a very rare form of pneumonia and is fighting for her life. She is not able to breathe on her own. She’s been in the ICU for over a week now. We ask that if you could help in any way. Pray and if you could help us with finances for the hospital bill.”
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