America born LaShawn Merritt is a Olympic medalist athlete whose net worth is today $2.5 million dollars. Find out his updated wiki, original height to career details. This LaShawn Meritt is a track and field athlete who has gained great popularity over the years by his amazing performances in sprinting events. This LaShawn Merritt specializes in the 400 meter running is well known. This 6 ft 2 in tall sprinter once clocked 43.65 seconds and is sixth fastest runner in the world. In the year 2004 World Junior Championships in Athletics took place in Grosseto in Italy and in this LaShawn won gold for his 400 mtr running and thereby caught the attention of many.
|Net Worth||$15 Millon|
|Source of Income||Athlete|
|Annual Salary||$2.5 Million|
|Birth Date||June 27, 1986|
|Height||1.88 m / 6.2 feet|
He also played a major role in winning the IAAF World Indoor Championships that took place in Moscow in the year 2006 by becoming a crucial part of USA based 4 # 400 mtr relay team. In this IAAF event 562 athletes participated and they came from as many as 129 countries. In the year 2007 he proved his talent again by winning silver medal in 400 m at the world championships at Osaka, Japan.
Jeremy Wariner is another athlete who has made a mark in 400 mtr and LaShawn Merritt beat this Jeremy Wariner in the keenly watched Olympic finals in Beijing in the year 2008. It was in the famous Woodrow Wilson High School located in Portsmouth Virginia this LaShawn Merritt did his schooling. At the renowned East Carolina University this Merritt spent a year as athlete and at that time he signed a contract with the famous Nike Company. At the 1935 year established Norfolk State University in Virginia he did his course in business administration. In the year 2010 this Merritt tested positive for a drug and this news shocked many all over. In the year 2012 at the trials held for Olympics he was number one who got selected. His net worth is estimated to be mammoth $ 15 million.