List of Top Athletes in Kenya and Their Net Worth
Top Athletes in Kenya; apart from the, well V-shaped valleys, wildlife, and other beautiful sceneries, Kenya is also the home of the best athletes in the world. Over the years, Kenya has produced heroes and heroines that have delivered victory in different competitions all over the world. Generations after generations have taken the footsteps of those who were there before them.
From the days of Kipchoge Keino and now Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya is truly the hub of greatness in all sectors. Joins us as we take you through some of the top active athletes, making Kenya proud, we also look at their net worth and give you a clear insight into how much they have made from their tantalizing talents.
1. Eliud Kipchoge
Eliud Kipchoge is a long-distance hailing from the land of Kapsisiywa, Nandi County. Kipchoge rose to prominence in 2018 after he broke the record in the Berlin Marathon, setting a new record of 2:01:39hrs in 42 kilometers.
Kipchoge will go down in history as the only man who has ever run a sub-two-hour marathon in under 2 hrs in Vienna, Austria posting a time of 1:59:40hrs.
Being the greatest of all time, Kipchoge has garnered a substantial amount since he began his career. His current net worth stands at $2.6 million (Ksh 260 million).
2. Julius Yego
Julias Yego alias Mr. YouTube is the master of the javelin and he got all the tricks through YouTube thus earning the name Mr. YouTube. He gained popularity in 2015 after he become the first commonwealth record holder in javelin competitions setting a new record of 92.72.
Speaking about his net worth, he is regarded as one of the richest athletes in Kenya with an estimated net worth of $2.2 million (Ksh 220 million).
3. Vivian Cheruiyot
Vivian is a female version of the legend Kipchoge Keino, she specializes in cross country races. She has clinched several gold medals, silver, and bronze medals. She delivered a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics, setting a new record in the 5000 meters race. Her current net worth stands at $1.5 million (Ksh 150 million.
4. Conseslus Kipruto
Conseslus Kiproto, born and raised in Eldoret, Kenya is a middle distance runner competing in the 3000 meters steeplechase. He gained global recognition during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazi after he won a gold medal.
Kipruto is among the active athletes who have been pushing the button harder to create a reputable legacy. Born in 1994, he has managed to collect a reasonable net worth amounting to $1 million ( Ksh 100 million).
5. Emmanuel Korir
Born in the small village of Iten, Uasin Gishu county, Korir competes in the 600 and 800-meter races. As of 2018, he was considered the sixth fastest 800m runner, slowly taking the footsteps of David Rudisha.
In 2020, he secured a gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Japan Olympics in the 800m race. Currently, his net worth is estimated to be around $ 1 million (100 million)
6. Faith Kipyegon
Kipyegon is one of the best female middle-distance runners Kenya has at the moment. The Iten native specializes in the 1500m events, and she has been doing justice to that position. In 2016, she brought the city to a standstill after she collected the 2016 Rio Olympics championship. She went on and secured another championship in the 2020 Tokyo Japan Olympics.
Following a successful journey, her net worth has also been growing rapidly. At the moment her net worth stands at $ 0.8 million (Ksh 80 million).
7. Peres Jepchirchir
Peres is a long-distance runner who rose to prominence in 2016 after she secured the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. She has seven gold medals on her display shelf including the 2020 Tokyo Japan Olympics. Her net worth stands at $0.8 million (Ksh 80 million) and still counting.
8. Ferdinard Omanyala
Omanyala is the new celeb in town taking win after win, Omanyala runs in the 100m events as well as 400m relays. At the moment he is the fastest man in Africa after he broke the Akani Simbine record in September 2021. Recently, he won the 2020 African Championship. His net worth is estimated to be over $ 500k (Ksh 50 million)
9. Bridgit Kosgei
Bridget Kosgei, born in 1994 is a humble long-distance runner who specializes in the marathon. She has delivered five gold medals for this country including the 2021 Tokyo Marathon. Her roots go all the way to the curvy valleys of Elgeyo Marakwet. Her net worth is not yet clear to the public domain but according to estimation, she stands at Ksh 40 million.
10 . Abel Kipsang
Abel Kipsang is one of the youngest athletes with a promised future in the racing world. He delivered his first goals at the recently concluded 2022 African Championships in Athletics, after winning the 1500m event. His net worth is estimated to be over Kes 10 million.