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Kerri Strug Net Worth $2 Million


Category: Richest Athletes › Olympians
Net Worth: $2 Million
Gender: Female
Birthdate: Nov 19, 1977 (46 years old)
Birthplace: Tucson
Height: 4 ft 7 in (1.42 m)
Profession: Teacher, Gymnast
Nationality: United States of America

What is Kerri Strug’s Net Worth?

Kerri Strug is a retired American gymnast who has a net worth of $2 million. Kerri Strug was a member of the Magnificent Seven, the victorious women’s gymnastics team that represented the United States at the 1996 Summer Olympics. Strug participated in the vault event, and it was her performance that clinched the gold for the American team despite having injured her ankle just before the event.

Kerri Strug of the U.S. women’s gymnastics team on the balance beam Tuesday, July 23, 1996 at the Georgia World Congress Center during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. (AJC Staff Photo/Marlene Karas) 7/96

Early Life

Kerri Strug was born on November 19, 1977, in Tucson, Arizona, to parents Melanie Barron and Dr. Burt Strug. Her father worked as a cardiovascular surgeon, and she was raised in a Jewish family. She began training in gymnastics at the age of three and competing in the sport at the age of eight. Her sister Lisa also competed in gymnastics. She attended different schools throughout her youth due to her intensive training. In 1995, well into her professional career, she graduated from Green Fields Country Day School in Tucson.


In January 1991, Strug began training with coach Bela Karolyi. That year, she joined the United States National Team. In 1992, as the youngest member of the entire U.S. team at the age of 14, she won a bronze medal at the Barcelona Olympics. Throughout the Team Compulsories and Optionals, she and Kim Zmeskal competed for the final US available spot to compete in the all-around event. She eventually was beaten in points by Zmeskal and did not get to compete on the 1992 all-around team.

After graduating, Strug worked as an elementary school teacher in San Jose, California. She then moved to Washington, D.C. in 2003. She worked as a staff assistant with the White House Office of Presidential Student Correspondence. She then moved to a job as the General Counsel in the Treasury Department. In March 2005, she joined the Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention staff as a presidential appointee.

After her retirement, Strug participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens as a correspondent for Yahoo! in artistic gymnastics. Given the impact she made on American culture, Strug has also been mentioned several times in popular shows like “Sabrina: The Teenage Witch,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Bojack Horseman,” “King of the Hill,” “Community,” “Murphy Brown,” “Roseann,” “Saved by the Bell,” and “Mythic Quest.”

Personal Life

In 2010, Strug married attorney Robert Fischer at the Skyline Country Club in Tucson, Arizona. In 2012, she gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son. In 2014, the couple welcomed a second child, a daughter. Strug enjoys running and has competed in marathons in cities around the United States.

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