Carl Lewis Biography

( 1961 - )
January 24, 2020
First published on:December 7, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Carl Lewis

Date of Birth: 1961, July 1
Age: 58 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name Frederick Carlton Lewis
Birth Place Birmingham, Alabama of US
Famous Name Carl Lewis
Father William Lewis
Mother Evelyn Lewis
Net Worth $20 million
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
University attended University of Houston
School attended Willingboro High School
Currently Married Yes
Married to Maria Carl Lewis
Children 1

Carl Lewis is a former Track and field Athlete who has won nine gold medals including four Olympics gold medals. Frederick Carlton Lewis, otherwise known as Carl Lewis is from Afro-American athletes with African ethnicity.

Born on July 1, 1961, Carl Lewis inducted Houston Sports Hall of Fame 2020 along with Mary Lou Retton and Rudy Tomjanovich

Carl Lewis' Net Worth, Earnings and House

As of 2020, Chasson Randle has an estimated net worth of over $20 million. He has taken a no.1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid athletes for 2018. 

According to the source, Carl Lewis so far has made earnings of more than $115 million from his entire career. Kept aside his financial earnings, his personal assets include a million-dollar lavish mansion in Los Angeles, California (CA), US. 

Carl Lewis Lifestyle, House, Cars SOURCE: Cyprium News

Further,  58-year-old Carl Lewis also earns a good amount of money from various sponsorships like Nike, Coca-Cola and many more.

Similarly, he owns several restaurants in Washington and the football team too. He has also launched his own brand of vodka. Not only that his many products like perfumes are tackling the juniors markets.

He owns a million-dollar mansion in Los Angeles, California. 

Carl Lewis' Personal life: Affair, Married & Wife

The detailed about his personal family is not revealed properly so far. He is a married man and his wife's name is Maria Carl Lewis.

Carl Lewis and wife Maria Carl Lewis SOURCE: Pinterest

Despite the famous status of Carl Lewis, Maria is virtually unknown. She is a proud mother of one son named  Bakim Lewis.  Bakim graduated from basic training combat in 2015 and joined the Army. 

Besides, there are no records of Lewis' past affairs or girlfriend. Additionally, his sexual orientation is straight and he is definitely not gay. Further, Carl Lewis is a vegan. He believes that switching to vegan can improve the athletes' performances.

Early Life

Lewis was born on July 1, 1961, in Birmingham, Alabama of US. He grew up in Willingboro, New Jersey. He was one of the three children of his father William Lewis and his mother Evelyn Lewis.

He got his preliminary education from Willingboro High School. After that, he joined the University of Houston for graduation. Both of his parents were the professional coach and ran a local athletic club. Due to this, he was exposed to the sport. 

Carl Lewis' Professional Career

When Lewis was thirteen, he began his long jump shot. After that, he became one of the top junior long jumpers of New Jersey. He began to sharpen his talent with his growing age.

In 1979, he broke the high school record with a leap of just 8.13m which was a national record. After that, he was trained by Tom Tellez at the University of Houston. Because of this, he secured the 5th position in the world ranking of a long jump.

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In 1981, Lewis was ranked number two in the history of the long jump with a leap of 8.62m and the fastest 100 m sprinter in 10 seconds flat.

He won the first national and NCAA title in the categories of 100m and long jump for the University of Houston. He became no. 1 athlete by 1983 breaking and setting lots of world records.

US sprinter Carl Lewis (2nd L) celebrates after winning SOURCE: Sports Mole

Carl Lewis participated in the Olympics in 1984 and truly lived up to the expectations by winning a historic feat of four-goal medals equals to Jesse Owen. He won gold medals in the long jump, 100m, 200m, and 4*100m relay race.

Later on, Ben Johnson defeated him in a 100m sprint in 1985 and 1986. Due to this, his ranking got down. He retained his gold medals in the category of long jump and 4*100 relay race in the second season of World Championship in 1987.

Though he lost to Johnson at the 100m race, the new Olympic record with 9.92s was created with a gold medal by Lewis due to the positive result for drug usage by Johnson.  

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Furthermore, Lewis won one of the toughest competitions of 100m in the World Championships with a new record of 9.86 seconds. He claimed this race as the best race of his life. Later on, Time passes and the era of dominance keeps downgrading. Coming to 1993, he managed to win the only bronze for the 200m race.

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Lewis got retired from the track and the field in 1997. At present, he is the owner of a marketing and branding company named C.L.E.G. He acted in several films too.

Carl's with his four gold medals of Olympics SOURCE: naturalathleteclub

In his Olympic career, he has won 4 gold with one silver medals. In World championship, he managed to collect 8 gold, 1 silver, and a bronze. Similarly, he won 2 and 3 gold medals at the Pan American and goodwill Games respectively.

Carl Lewis' facts and Stats

Carl Lewis is not only a world-class athlete but also has a very attractive individual. He measures 6 ft 2 inches in height and weighs around 179 lbs / 81 kg.

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