As an Olympic gymnast who achieved much fame at a young age, Maroney is loved for many reasons. Despite her popularity, she has kept a low profile in her personal life. This may be due to the fact that she was taught at home and was initially restricted to romantic relationships on her way to becoming an elite gymnast. Her talents and her beautiful looks have led to people being interested in her love life and dating history. While these relevant details about the gymnast are still quite a mystery to the media, this time the focus is on McKayla Maroney’s assets and professional achievements.
How did McKayla Maroney become famous?
Perhaps McKayla’s parents never imagined, when she was born on December 9, 1995, that she would be the one to put her family name on the world map. The Californian star inherited her athletic genes from her parents, both of whom were athletically inclined. Mike and Erin Maroney were the ones who discovered McKayla’s talents early enough and helped her to start a gymnastics career.
McKayla Maroney’s journey to fame began when she was two years old. She started gymnastics at the junior level as a teenager and participated in various competitions including the Pan American Championships, CoverGirl Classic and Visa Championships. Maroney debuted as a senior gymnast in 2011. In the same year, she won a gold medal at the World Championships in artistic gymnastics.
After a successful Olympic trial, she joined the US women’s national team at the Summer Olympics in London. The 2012 tournament was a big highlight in Maroney’s career when she returned with a personal silver medal in the vault and a gold medal for the team. The gymnast did not look back and later won a gold medal in vault at the 2013 World Championships. But some years later McKayla Maroney officially retired as a professional gymnast in February 2016.
But Maroney is not only known for sports. With her fame as a star athlete, she has also successfully entered the film industry. She made her debut as an actress in 2012 when she was still a professional gymnast in the TV series “Hart of Dixie”. Since then she has followed up with other impressive opening credits such as Superstore and Bones. She has also appeared on successful TV shows such as Late Show with David Letterman, Good Morning America, Dancing With the Stars and Big Brother.
Since her retirement as a gymnast, McKayla seems to be exploring her creative side. Although she focuses more on acting, the California-based star has also ventured into music. She has at least one single, Ghost (2016), under her belt.
What is Mckayla Maroney’s net worth?
There is no doubt that Maroney enjoyed a lucrative career during her active time as a gymnast. For example, the gymnast and her Olympic gymnasts, who participated in the 40-city tour of the Californian Kellogg’s Gymnastics Championships, each received over $100,000 for the 2012 event. Once again in 2013, it was reported that her salary as a US national gymnast was about $500,000. The net assets of McKayla Maroney are currently set at $4 million. She has accumulated her wealth through her career as a gymnast and actress as well as through sponsorship money.
What happened to Maroney?
The star athlete’s last TV credit was in 2016, but she only made headlines in early 2018 after USA Gymnastics reached a $1.25 million settlement in court. Last October, Mckayla Maroney revealed that she was sexually abused by USA Gymnastics team osteopathic doctor Larry Nassar. The athlete claimed that Nassar began harassing her at the age of 13 and continued to do so several times until she retired from the sport in 2016. Maroney said she finally decided to come forward to put an end to the sexual abuse.
She was one of several women who accused the former gymnastics doctor of sexual abuse. Nassar, who abused more than 250 girls and women while pretending to perform medical procedures, is currently serving a 60-year sentence in a U.S. federal prison.
McKayla Maroney also faced a major online setback in 2017 after posting a video of herself dancing in a thong on social media. Only at the end of 2019 did the Olympic gymnast return to Twitter after a break of over a year from social media.