Who is Laurie Hernandez? What is net worth of Laurie Hernandez? Laurie Hernandez is an American artistic gymnast. Her birth name is Lauren Zoe “Laurie” Hernandez. She participated from the U.S. women’s gymnastics team. In 2016 Summer Olympics, she won gold medal in the team event. She won silver on the balance beam. She won 23rd season of dancing with the partner Chmerkovskiy in 2016.
Laurie Hernandez was born on 9th June 2000 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her father’s name is Anthony Hernandez. Her mother’s name is Wanda Hernandez. She has a sister name, Jelysa Hernandez and a brother Marcus Hernandez. She is the youngest child of her parents. Laurie Hernandez’s mother is a social worker. Her father is a court officer in New Jersey. Her brother and sister are also athletics from a young age. From her 3rd class, she has been homeschooled. At the University of Florida, She completed her education and her career in gymnastics as an NCAA student-athlete.
Her parents started gymnastics classes for her, when she was 6 years old in her hometown of Old Bridge. Maggie Haney became her coach and manager. When she was 9 years old, she started attending the USA Gymnastics development camps. She performed excellent in the camp. In 2014, her kneecap got dislocated due to some injuries and wrist got fractured.
She came back after 1 year. She performed in 4 competitions and won all the competitions. She got medals in each competition. She also won a gold medal for all around. In 2015, she didn’t have enough age for the junior gymnastics champion. So, she was not qualified the U.S. team for the world championships. In 2016, she performed as a senior and got the bronze medal.
In 2016, she participated for a mark on the USA team in San Jose, California. With her awesome dance moves, expressive face and fizzy personality, she impressed the judges and the audience. In 2016, she announced that she was turning her professional days on before the start of the Olympic Games in Rio. She won gold, by delivering remarkable performances. On the vault, she scored 15,100, on the balance sheet, 15,233 and on the floor exercise 14.833.
In the individual balance beam event, she won a silver medal and earned a score of 15.333. While her teammates won bronze. Laurie Hernandez got a new name as a The Human Emoji, for his dynamic movements. In the end of the year 2016, she beat Canadian race car driver, James Hinchcliffe and his partner, Sharna Burgess and won the competition.
Her hidden talent is doing the robot. She loves her phone and can’t live without that. The biggest fear for her is the spiders. Usain Bolt is an idol athlete for her. Her teammates make her more laughs. She loves the Tori Kelly musician. Her Coach Maggie Haney, is a great inspiration for her. Her favorite actress is Jennifer Lawrence. Every Sunday, she loves to go to church. Her biggest crush is on the Dave Franco. She loves and enjoys learning dances from YouTube. She loves to read her favorite book, Maze Runner. She also shows her creativity in writing poems, sketching and editing photos using Photoshop. She is not married yet and has no boyfriend.
Laurie Hernandez Net Worth
Laurie Hernandez’s estimated Net Worth is around $2.4 million US dollars as of 2017. She earned such a huge worth from her gymnastics career. She earned five gold medals at the Rio Olympics. She also won the 23rd season championship by dancing with the stars. She was playing in the national team from 2012. In 2016, she won gold medal in Pacific Rim Championships. All these helped her to earn such a worth. According to her age, her bank account is 3 times much bigger than any other person in this age.
After the Rio competition, all contestants earning increased by being paid to them on some scale. Each contestant got a signing bonus of $10,000 for 3 to 4 weeks. For 5 to 6 weeks, they got a signing bonus of, $20,000. For 7 to 8 weeks, they got a bonus of $30,000. A total amount of $50,000 was earned by the finalists. Laurie won two shows. So, she earned $345,000. This also increases the Net worth of Laurie.
Career: At the age of 12, she began her career in gymnastics. She got injuries in 2014. But soon she recovered from her injuries. Her career as a junior in gymnastics was very much successful. She represents U.S. in an international competition level.
She makes her entrance as a senior from 2016. She earned a bronze medal in all around. In the vault, she won silver medal. On a balance beam, she won gold medal. In the Olympic trials, she stood second in the all around. In 2017, she is already ready and keeps her dancing shoes on.
In 2015, she won two gold medals from the National Championships. She won three medals from the U.S. Classic in Chicago. In 2016 Summer Olympic Games, she won medals as a part of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team.
Laurens changed her name to Laurie, because there was so many other Laurens in the gym. In 2016, she was one of the youngest athletes in the U.S. Olympic team. She always advices all girls, never give up and fulfill all of your dreams. She achieved such a huge success in a very small age. We all wish her Good Luck for her future.