The Canadian athlete Andre De Grasse signed a sponsorship with Puma of $11.25 Million whereas his net worth reaches to $18 million. He has no girlfriend yet in 2016. De Grasse is a Canadian athlete specializing in sprint running. He came into the limelight after winning in the Olympics having a record of being the first Canadian to win three medals at a time.
|Name||Andre De Grasse|
|Net Worth||$18 Million|
|Source of Income||Athlete|
|Annual Salary||$5.5 Million|
|Sponsorship deal||$11 Million|
|Birth Date||November 10, 1994|
Grasse was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, his birth date being November 10, 1994. He attended the Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic Elementary School till second grade before shifting to Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School in Markham till grade eight. In 2014 Grasse was transferred to USC to prepare for the junior season in 2015. Grasse was influenced by his mother’s faith and is a Roman Catholic.
His estimated net worth is $18 million which he procured through signing a campaign deal with Puma, Prize money and an estimated bonus of $30 million! Standing 5.9 feet tall, Grasse started running from grade eleven and won his first race of 100 meters wearing only a basketball short and converse shoes. His future coach Tony Sharpe spotted him during this race. He ran under 10 seconds in the Pac-12 Championship in 2015. He earned the title of being the seventh fastest man in the world due to his performance in NCAA Championships in 2015. After winning this, he was inspired by his friends and family to take it further and since Grasse enjoyed the track he started preparing further for world championships and Olympics. He won two gold medals in 2015 Toronto Pan American Game championship after winning a silver and a bronze medal in 2013 Pan American Junior Championships. Again in 2015, Grasse won two bronze in 100m and 4*100m relay in the Beijing World Championships. In Rio Olympics, Grasse won one silver and two bronze at a row 200m, 100m and relay.
Grasse is popular as a quiet and sober guy greatly influenced by his mother Beverly De Grasse who was a sprinter herself while in her native land Trinidad, later immigrating to Canada at the age of 26 years. His father was also emigrated from Barbados and worked as a guidance counselor. Grasse has the word faith and a prayer tattooed on him. He was entered in the great Canadian list after winning in the Olympics. He has three other siblings.
Grasse’s career was not as it was planned, as his mother enrolled him in soccer when he was only four years. He ran extremely fast and his mother wanted to channelize his energy into the sport. But while growing up he took interest in basketball and played for his school team. Later while attending the Milliken Mills School, he had to give up basketball as the school did not have a basketball team. This proved to be a blessing in disguise and he tried track running instead where he discovered his potential and made him what he is now. Grasse’s mother means everything to him and he would not run the track without her love and support.