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Mark Spitz Net Worth

Mark Spitz Net Worth is
$20 Million

Mark Spitz Bio/Wiki 2018

American former swimmer, Olympic champion and former world record holder Mark Spitz has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He won seven Gold Medals during the 1972 Summer Olympics. Michael has a record that still stands when he set new world records in all seven occasions in which he competed. No other simmer s ever acquired so great percent of the medals awarded for Olympic events held in an individual Games since 1900.

Mark Spitz Net Worth $20 Million

Produced Mark Andrew Spitz on February 10, 1950 in Modesto, California, he spent a part of his childhood in Hawaii where he learned to swim. The family then returned to California where he began competing in swimming. In the age of ten, he already had a world record. The family went to Indiana University as a pre-dental student and a part of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity.

Spitz literally dominated swimming in the mid-60s until the early 70s. He won four Gold Medals in the 1965 Maccabiah Games, his first international contest in the age of 15. He won five Gold Medals, a record that wasn’t surpassed until 2007, in the Pan American Games in 1967. He won two Gold Medals during the 1968 Olympics and additional five more medals in the 1959 Maccabiah Games. Spitz has won nine Olympics gold, a silver, along with a bronze, 31 US Amateur Athletic Union titles, and eight US National Collegiate Athletic Association titles. Spitz has set 35 world records, two were in trials and unofficial. He was named World Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World Magazine in 1969, 1971 and 1972.



Full NameMark Spitz
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 10, 1950
Place Of BirthModesto, California, United States
Height5 ft 11 in (1.8288 m)
Weight161 lbs (73 kg)
ProfessionSwimmer, Athlete
EducationSanta Clara High School
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseSuzy Weiner (m. 1973)
ChildrenJustin Spitz, Matthew Spitz
ParentsLenore Spitz, Arnold Spitz
NicknamesMark Andrew Spitz
AwardsJames E. Sullivan Award, Swimming World Swimmers of the Year, Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year, Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year
MoviesChallenge of a Lifetime
#Quote
1Part of winning is the phenomena of being able to convince those that compete against you that they are competing for second.
2I think what made me great, was that I was a great racer, not because I was a great swimmer.
#Fact
1Lives in Southern California where he sells luxury homes and designs pools. [November 2001]
2Appears in the infomercial, hosted by Christopher Steele and Mindy Mylrea, for the "Orbitek Elite" fitness workout. [2007]
3He is a motivational speaker and stockbroker in Los Angeles, California. [July 2008]
42007: Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
51971: Won the Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the USA.
61979: Inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
71977: Inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.
8Idol of Australian freestyle swimmer and 9-time Olympic champion, Ian Thorpe.
9American swimming sensation 19-year old Michael Phelps aspired to break Spitz's record of 7 gold medals, at the Athens Olympics. Phelps, however, had to settle for 8 medals, 6 gold, and 2 bronze, respectively.
101983: Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame (charter member).
111967: In the Pan-American Games (Winnipeg), he won five gold medals.
12After he won the 200m free-style in the 1972 (Munich) Olympics, he celebrated by swinging his sneakers in front of the cameras. He had to explain to the organizing comitee that he was just euphoric, not doing publicity.
13Still only aged 22, he retired from swimming after the Munich Olympics.
14Considered the swiftest swimmer of all time, made his big splash during the 1972 Olympics, becoming the first athlete to win seven gold medals in an Olympiad. His performances were even more remarkable considering world records were set in all seven events.
15Sons: Matthew (b. 1981) and Justin (b. 1991)
16Winner of an unprecedented 7 gold medals in swimming at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Winner of 2 gold medals in the 1968 Mexico City olympics.

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Dad!2014TV SeriesMark Spitz
Challenge of a Lifetime1985TV MovieBrad Harris, TV announcer
The Star Games1985TV SeriesCo Host
Emergency!1974TV SeriesPete Barlow

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Weekend Today2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sfide2016TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
Hell's Kitchen2011TV SeriesHimself - Restaurant Patron
The Florence Henderson Show2009TV SeriesHimself
Freedom's Fury2006DocumentaryNarrator
Breakfast2004TV SeriesHimself
A Question of Sport2004TV SeriesHimself
The Olympic Series: Golden Moments 1920-20022003Video documentaryHimself
Bearing the Torch: Politics & the Olympics1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Die Harald Schmidt Show1996TV SeriesHimself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
Bob Hope & Friends: Making New Memories1991TV SpecialHimself
Good Morning America1990TV SeriesHimself
Greatest Sports Legends1978TV SeriesHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1977TV SeriesHimself - Olympic Medalist / Himself - Co-Host
ABC's Wide World of Sports1977TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Sweepstakes1975TV SeriesHimself
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Bob Hope1974TV SpecialHimself
The Dean Martin Show1973-1974TV SeriesHimself
The Hollywood Squares1974TV SeriesGuest Appearance
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1973TV SeriesHimself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1973TV Series documentaryHimself
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour1973TV SeriesHimself
Munich 1972: Games of the XX Olympiad1972TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Bob Hope Special1972/IITV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Love, Hate & Propaganda: The Cold War2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Swimmer
50 años de2009TV SeriesHimself
I Love the '70s2003TV Series documentaryHimself
One Day in September1999DocumentaryHimself
100 Years of Olympic Glory1996TV Movie documentaryHimself - Escorted Under Guard in 1972 (uncredited)
ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special1991TV MovieHimself

Known for movies

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