Who is Missy Franklin? What is net worth of Missy Franklin? Missy Franklin is an American swimmer who becomes a star by winning five medals at the 2012 London Olympics at the age of 17. She was born on 10th May 1995 to the father, Dick Franklin and mother DA Franklin in Pasadena, California. Missy Franklin’s mother encourages her for swimming because she was worried about her water safety and thought that swimming will make her comfortable with the water. Started off swimming in childhood, she enters the international scene at an early age of 14.
Three years after her international debut, she won four gold medals in the 2012 London Olympics. She won one gold medal each in the 100-meter backstroke and 200-meter backstroke. Other two gold medals came as a member of the 4X200 meter and 4X100 meter relay teams. Her original name is Melissa Jeanette Franklin and the nickname is given by her father. In 2012, she won the award of World Swimmer of the Year and the American Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World.
The most interesting thing about Missy is that she holds dual citizenship of America and Canada. Both her parents are Canadian and they allow her to choose between both the countries according to her choice. However, she chooses the USA because of the respect she had for her home country. Her father, Dick Franklin played football during his college days for the Toronto Argonauts.
Education: The childhood of Missy Franklin passed in Centennial, Colorado, where she started to swim after her mother urges her to do so. Her schooling takes places in the Regis Jesuit High School that is located in Aurora, Colorado. She further studied at the University of California, Berkeley on an athletic scholarship. After a disappointing outing in the 2016 Olympics, she has stated to continue working for a degree in psychology in the upcoming years.
Missy Franklin Net Worth
The Missy Franklin net worth in 2017 is US $3.2 million US dollars with an annual income of US$ 1.2 million. Along with her swimming career, she also earns money through sponsorships, ads, endorsement and appearing in promotions. She had made many records in swimming that allow her to make some good money. She has earned around $ 0.9 million by making these records. In addition to that, Missy Franklin has earned a good amount by winning several awards for her success in the swimming.
Missy Franklin Assets
Missy Franklin lives with her parents in a beautiful house in Centennial, Colorado, United States. This house has very beautiful design and all the modern furniture. As of now, there is no information available about the cars and other assets of the Missy Franklin.
This 6 feet 2 inch tall and charming swimmer has achieved a lot despite being just 21 years. Along with four gold medals in 2012 Olympics, she also won a bronze medal in the same event. She made history in women’s swimming by winning a record total eleven gold medals at the World Aquatics Championships in the year of 2011 and 2015. At the 2014 Pan Pacific Championship, she won two silver medals, one gold medal, and one Bronze medal. Missy Franklin has won twenty-seven International medals in total that span around the Olympics, World Championships and Pan Pacific Championships. She has won numerous awards for her incredible performance, such as 2012 Glamour Award for the Unstoppables, 2013 Best US Female Olympian ESPY Award, 2014 Laureus World Award and 2015 Best Female College Athlete ESPY Award.
Missy Franklin had a very disappointing run in the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she failed to win even a single individual medal. However, she states that I will take it as a tough phase of my life and bounce back strongly in the upcoming competition.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal in January 2017, she tells about moving on after the frustrating loss in the Olympics 2016. She is back at the University of California and working with her team for enhancing their skills and techniques. Presently, she lives with her best friend in a small apartment near the campus and totally focused on her swimming career.
Without any doubt, Missy Franklin is one of the best athletes in the world. There is no swimmer in the world that had become so dominant at this early age. She is much more mature as compared to the people of her age. This can be seen in her dedication and amount of work, she does for the charitable organizations. She is just at the start of her career and yet to reach its peak. By looking at her hard work and dedication, one can deny that she will become the ample successor to the Michael Phelps for the most outstanding swimmer for America over the next decade.