Al Joyner Net Worth: Al Joyner is a professional athlete from the United States. He won the Olympic gold medal in the triple leap in 1984. While an Olympic gold winner in his own right, he is arguably best known as the spouse of the “fastest woman in the world,” Florence Griffith Joyner, and the brother of Jackie Joyner Kersee, the “greatest female athlete.” As of 2021, Al Joyner has an estimated net worth of $500,000.
Al Joyner Early Life
Al Joyner born January 19, 1960 was a standout athlete at Lincoln High School in East St. Louis, Illinois, and went on to attend Arkansas State University. Throughout his college career, he competed on their track and field team, and by the time he graduated, Al was a three-time NCAA All-American indoor champion, a three-time NCAA All-American and outdoor champion, a four-time Southland Conference champion, and had finished eighth in the triple jump at the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
Al Joyner Net Worth & Career
Al Joyner came to Los Angeles for the Summer Games in 1984 to participate with the United States Olympic track and field squad. He became the first African American in 80 years to win a gold medal in the triple jump with a leap of 56′-7.5″. Al was also granted the Jim Thorpe Award, which is presented to the finest American athlete in an Olympic Field Event every four years.
Al cheered on his sister Jackie Joyner Kersee as she participated in the heptathlon the same year. When she won silver in the event, she and her sister became the first sibling teams in U.S. history to medal in the same
Olympics. Al married track star Florence Griffith, afterwards known as Flo Jo, on October 10, 1987.
They met during the Olympic trials registration in 1980 and hit it off right away. Later, Al began guiding Florence to three gold medals and one silver in the 100, 200, four-by-one hundred-meter relay, and four-by-four-by-four-by-four-by-four-by-four-by-four-by-four-by-four-by-four-by- Florence died following an epileptic episode at the age of 38 in 1998, much to the surprise of Al and the couple’s daughter Mary Ruth. Following his wife’s untimely death, Al began touring to promote her freshly published book, “Running for Dummies,” as well as to kick-start the Florence Griffith Joyner charity/scholarship fund.
Joyner also took over as director of the Flo Jo Community Empowerment Foundation, an organization committed to making dreams come true for young people all around the world. This foundation receives one dollar for every copy of “Running for Dummies” sold. Al has been inducted into the Arkansas State University Track and Field Hall of Fame (1993), the Arkansas Track and Field Hall of Fame (1997), and the Illinois Track and Field Hall of Fame for his achievements on and off the track (1999).
Al Joyner Net Worth
SportsToday.com engaged him to write track & field pieces during the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. During this period, Al was also coaching two athletes vying for a spot on the United States Olympic Track and Field team in 2000, and he was training to compete in the men’s triple jump trials.
He was unable to compete due to a knee ailment. Al joined the track and field team at the University of California, Los Angeles, as an Assistant Coach/Jumps Women’s Coach on August 1st, with 15 years of coaching experience. As of 2021, Al Joyner has an estimated net worth of $500,000.