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|Birth date:||October 12, 1975|
|Birth place:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Profession:||Athlete, professional track, field sprint athlete|
|Education:||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Spouse:||C.J. Hunter (m. 1998- 2002), Obadele Thompson (m. 2007-)|
|Children:||Eva-Marie Thompson, Tim Montgomery Jr., Ahmir Thompson|
|Parents:||George Jones, Marion Jones|
Marion Jones Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016
Marion Lois Jones was born on the 12th October 1975, in Los Angeles, California, USA of African, Belizean and American descent. She is a retired professional track and field sprint athlete, winning three gold medals and two bronze at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. She is also recognized for being a retired professional basketball player of the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock team. Her career was active from 1997 to 2011.
Have you ever wondered how rich is Marion Jones, as of early 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the overall amount of Marion’s net worth is over $500,000, most of which she has accumulated through her professional career in the sports industry.
Marion Jones Net Worth $500,000
Marion Jones was raised by George and Marion Jones; as her mother was from Belize, she has dual citizenship. She showed interests in sports while she was attending high school, where she excelled in basketball and on the track, after which she enrolled at the University of North Carolina, from which she graduated with a degree in 1997.
Marion began her professional career while still at the University, competing at the 1997 World Championship held in Athens, winning her first gold medal in 100m and her second gold medal in the 4x 100m relay. Her net worth was established. The following year, she participated in the Goodwill Games, where she won gold medals in 100m and 200m, and in the same year, she competed in Continental Cup held in Johannesburg, again winning gold medals in 100m and 200m. In 1999, Jones celebrated a gold medal won in 100m in Seville, where the World Championships were held. Marion also participated in the long jump, winning the bronze medal.
She then began to train for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, stating that she would win all five golden medals. Jones actually won three gold medals and bronze in the long jump and 4×100 relay, however, seven year later, she made a confession in her book that she took illegal substance which would improve her results, and consequently Jones results in the Olympic Games were annulled. After the games, she also participated in the World Championship in Edmonton, Canada and the World Cup held in Madrid, Spain in 2002, but those results were also annulled. In 2004, she tried to qualify for the Olympic Games in Athens, but failed.
Since then, she never managed to return to her old level of performance, and in 2006, she was accused of check fraud, as she was also in a terrible financial state. As a result, Marion was sentenced to six months jail.
After she was released, Marion didn’t appear in public for several years, but in 2010, returned to sport, this time as a basketball player. She signed a contract with the WNBA team Tulsa Shock, which also added to her net worth. Jones played 47 games overall for the team, before she was waived on the 21st July 2011.
When it comes to her personal life, Marion Jones has been married twice. Her first husband was her college coach C.J. Hunter(m. 1998), and they divorced in 2002 after numerous drug-use allegations against both, proven against C.J. Five years later she married Obadele Thompson, and they have together two children. Marion also has a son with her ex-boyfriend Tim Montgomery.
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|Oprah: Where Are They Now?||2013||TV Series||Herself|
|Life After||2012||TV Series||Herself|
|Piers Morgan Tonight||2012||TV Series||Herself|
|The Mo'Nique Show||2011||TV Series||Herself|
|The Daily Show||2010||TV Series||Herself|
|30 for 30||2010||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Good Morning America||2010||TV Series||Herself|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show||2008||TV Series||Herself|
|Olympic Games Athens 2004||2004||Video documentary||Herself|
|Late Show with David Letterman||2004||TV Series||Herself|
|Athens 2004: Games of the XXVIII Olympiad||2004||TV Mini-Series||Herself|
|Top Speed||2003||Documentary short||Herself|
|Seasons of Change: The African American Athlete||2002||TV Movie||Herself|
|Women of the Games: Going for the Gold on E!||2002||TV Special||Herself|
|ESPN SportsCentury||2001||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||2000||TV Series||Herself|
|Sydney 2000: Games of the XXVII Olympiad||2000||TV Mini-Series||Herself|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2000||TV Series||Herself|
|60 Minutes||2011||TV Series documentary||Herself - Runner (segment "Armstrong")|
|Secrets of Body Language||2008||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Bigger Stronger Faster*||2008||Documentary||Herself|
|The O'Reilly Factor||2008||TV Series||Herself|
|Rome Is Burning||2007||TV Series||Herself|
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|1||Cut by the WNBA's Tulsa Shock. Jones averaged less than one point per game in 14 appearances. (21 July 2011).|
|2||Was sentenced to six months in jail, two years probation and ordered to serve 800 hours of community service for lying to a federal investigator about using steroids and her knowledge of a check fraud scam.|
|3||After admitting to having taken steroids before the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, she surrendered her five medals from the games and announced her retirement from track and field (October 2007).|
|4||Her lawyers announced that her "B" sample had tested negative, which cleared her from the doping allegations after the 2006 US Track and Field Championships (6 September 2006).|
|5||After years of accusations that she uses illegal substances, her "A" urine sample finally tested positive for a banned performance-enhancer at the USA Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis. If the "B" sample also turns up positive, she would be banned for two years (August 2006).|
|6||Won three gold (100m, 200m, 4x400m relay) and two bronze medals (4x100m relay, long jump) at the 2000 Summer Olympics.|
|7||Holds dual citizenship from the USA and Belize.|
|8||28 June 2003: Son, Tim, born. Father is boyfriend Tim Montgomery.|
|9||Named Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year for 2000.|
|1||The ultimate would be to compete in a couple more Olympics, hopefully break some world records and wind up my sports career with a couple of years in the WNBA.|
|2||When I'm home, I'm relaxed.|
|3||Our lives are so hectic and full, and we have a big family right now.|
|4||It's hard to have a bad hair day when you're famous.|
|5||I think the people who have really followed my career from the time I was seven years old can see my steady progress and see the type of person and athlete I am.|
|6||You forget that sometimes people are out there to get you - they don't even have a reason.|
|7||I'm an Internet junkie.|
|8||I will continue to express the fact I am for a drug-free sport and always will be.|
|9||In my opinion, Jackie is the greatest female athlete ever.|
|10||I've set no world record.|
|11||I was only 24 then, but 18 of those 24 years had been dedicated to wanting to get to that moment.|
|12||We realized that the only persons we can truly trust in this world is each other and our families.|
|13||Everywhere we go, people recognize me.|
|14||Nobody has ever said anything about Marion Jones ever using performance-enhancing drugs and they never will.|
|15||I did pretty well at the Sydney Olympics, but those were my first Games.|
|16||But I don't believe in guilt by association.|
|17||My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.|
|18||I'm for a drug-free sport and always will be.|
|19||As a child I was very involved with sports and I knew at age 9 that I wanted to be an Olympic champion.|
|20||A lot of women say they love being pregnant, but I wasn't such a big fan.|
|21||I'm a jock and I'm an athlete, and that's what I love to do.|
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