Jake Wightman is a Scottish middle-distance runner competing primarily in the 1500 metres. He won the gold medal in the 1500 metres at the 2022 World Athletics Championships, the first global gold in a middle distance event for a British male since Seb Coe’s gold medal in the 1500m in Los Angeles in 1984.
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
|Occupation||Middle distance runner|
Jake Wightman was born on July 11, 1994 (age 28 years) in Nottingham, United Kingdom. His father and trainer Geoff Wightman represented England in the marathon at the 1990 Commonwealth Games whilst his mother Susan Tooby and his aunt represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games.
He attended Stewart’s Melville College and Fettes College, both independent schools in Edinburgh, before studying at Loughborough University.
As a junior athlete, Wightman was the 2013 European Junior Champion in the 1500 metres. In June 2018, Wightman set the Scottish Record for 1000 metres with a time of 2:16.27 at the Diamond League event in Stockholm breaking the previous record which had stood since 1984.
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In the 2020 Diamond League in Monaco, Wightman broke the Scottish record for 1500 metres with a time of 3:29.47.
Jake Wightman won the gold medal in the 1500 metres at the 2022 World Athletics Championships with a personal best time of 3:29.23, beating Olympic champion and European record holder Jakob Ingebrigtsen. His father, Geoff Wightman, former marathoner and long-time media commentator, called the race as in-stadium commentator.
Wightman is single and not married as of mid-2022. His girlfriend or soon to be wife hasn’t been disclosed to the general public.
Jake Wightman net worth
How much is Jake Wightman worth? Jake Wightman net worth is estimated at around $1.5 million. His main source of income is from his career as a middle-distance runner. Jake Wightman’s salary per month with other career earnings is over $400,000 annually.
His successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential actors in the United Kingdom. Jake Wightman stands at an appealing height of 1.83m and has a good body weight of 67kg which suits his personality.