What is David Goggins’ net worth?
David Goggins often referred to as the toughest athletes on the planet is an American retired Navy SEAL who is best known for being a triathlete, cyclist, and ultramarathon runner.
Goggins has competed in over 60 endurance races and has placed third at the Badwater Ultramarathonas – “the world’s toughest foot race.”
He frequently works as a motivational speaker, discussing mental power and how to overcome obstacles.
He was born on February 17, 1975, in the US. His father, Trunnis Goggins, was the owner of the Skateland roller rink.
David, his older brother, and his mother were victims of his abusive father.
At 24, Goggins was earning $1,000 a month, “popping doughnuts like tic-tacs,” and weighed 21 stone.
Then one day, David decided that he wanted to become a SEAL himself. However, he weighed almost 300 pounds and was told that he was too heavy to make it through SEAL training.
He lost 106 pounds in less than three months. Later, he was accepted into SEAL training.
In 2004, David graduated from Army Ranger School with the distinction of enlisted “Top Honor Man.”
First Ultramarathon Race
In 2005, after several of his friends died (after the Navy SEALs suffered the worst tragedy in a mission that went horribly wrong) in Afghanistan, David began long-distance running to raise money.
In 2006, he participated in Badwater-135, where he finished fifth overall.
In 2007, David again participated at the Badwater-135. He achieved his best finish by placing third overall.
In 2008, Goggins was named a “Hero of Running” by Runner’s World.
In the follow-up year, David participated in the Furnace Creek-508, an ultramarathon bicycle race that is named after the total length of its course – 508 miles.
On January 20, 2013, he broke the world record for the most pull-ups (4,030) in 17 hours.
The main aim of his challenges was to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Competing in endurance challenges has enabled David to raise over $2 million for the foundation.
David Goggins married Aleeza Goggins in 2005
They are currently separated.
David is currently engaged with Jennifer Kish. Starting in October 2017, Jennifer serves as the Executive Director at Goggins, LLC.
On November 15, 2018, Goggins released the book- ”Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds.”
In his book, David shares his amazing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40 percent of our capabilities.
Some of his most important races are:
- ran 100 miles in under 24 hours on no training – 2005;
- San Diego 100 Mi – 2006;
- Badwater Ultra Marathon – 2006;
- Ultraman World Championships – 2006;
- Ultraman World Championships – 2007;
- Badwater Ultra – 2007;
- Leadville 100 – 2007;
- MiWok 100k Race – 2007;
- Kona Ironman World Championship – 2008;
- Furnace Creek-508 – 2009;
- The world record for the most pull-ups done in 17 hours – 2013.
On February 19, 2018, Joe Rogan interviewed David Goggins. The interview was uploaded on YouTube. After two weeks, the video had over 1.4 million views. Currently, it has over 2.9 million views.
David had to go through three Hell Week’s in a year.
During a routine medical checkup in 2010, it was discovered that Goggins had a hole between the atrial chambers of his heart.
The condition (called – atrial septal defect) prevents people from doing activities at high altitudes. A few days after learning of the atrial septal defect, David had surgery to repair his heart.
He also has asthma.
David is the only person to have completed:
- Air Force Tactical Air Controller training;
- Army Ranger School;
- Navy SEAL training.
In 2012, Goggins completed 3,207 pull-ups in 12 hours; however, he had to stop due to an injury in his right palm.
David Goggins Net Worth
Goggins earned most of his wealth from his service in United States Navy SEALs (currently David is retired), sales from his book – Can’t Hurt Me, tickets sold to his motivational speeches, and prize money from the races he participated in.
Therefore, American triathlete David Goggins has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.