David Goggins Biography

( 1975 - )
September 8, 2019
First published on:January 1, 2019
by John Max

Facts of David Goggins

Date of Birth: 1975, February 17
Age: 45 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Birth Name David Goggins
Birth Place Buffalo, New York
Famous Name David Goggins
Horoscope Aquarius
Father Trunnis Goggins
Net Worth $240,000 dollars
Salary $60,000 dollars
No. of Twitter Followers 79.4K
No. of Instagram Followers 878K
Weight 190 lb
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Profession ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete
Started career as a military
Currently Working For retired United States Navy SEAL and former United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party
Current City New York
Currently Married Yes
Married to Aleeza
Affair with Not known
Girlfriend Not known
Tatto(s) No

David Goggins is an American ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete and former world record holder for the most pull-ups done in 24 hours. Furthermore, he is a retired United States Navy SEAL and former the United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party member and took part in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. 

As a United States Navy SEAL, David Goggins reportedly earns around $60,000 annually. Further, David Goggins has an estimated net worth of over $240,000. Regarding his personal life, the forty-three years old is a married man. 

Net Worth: $240,000

As of 2019, David Goggins has an estimated net worth of over $240,000. Being engaged in a different profession at a time, he earns a hefty sum. As a motivational speaker, he earns $107,173 annually. 

He earned an average salary of $60,000 annually when he was in the US Navy SEAL. Throughout his military career of about 4-5 years, he earned about $240,000.

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Other than being a former Navy SEAL and triathlete, David Goggins is pretty famous in social media. He has 878k Instagram followers and 207.6k Twitter followers.


Goggins started a long-distance running with the aim of raising money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, following many of his fellow died in Afghanistan in a helicopter crash in 2005 during Operation Red Wings.

The Foundation provides college scholarships and grants to the children of fallen special operations soldiers. What's more, he has raised more than $2 million for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, competing in endurance challenges, including the Badwater Ultramarathon three times. 

David Goggins Was To Married Aleeza 

David was once married to his lovely wife Aleeza. He married his beautiful wife probably in 2005 in what is believed to be a secret wedding. The couple is believed to have separated now, though the divorce has not been filed yet.

David Goggins and his ex-wife Aleeza separate SOURCE: Playerswiki

Besides, his former wife, Aleeza is also a nurse who has also been part of his support team. Aleeza is originally from Japan and reportedly has returned to her country after her VISA expired.

Further information regarding David Goggins' relationship and personal life is unavailable. After going through his Instagram and Twitter pages, it seems that he prefers to keep his personal life secret and seems more focused on exercises and running marathons.

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Early Life

David Goggins was born on February 17, 1975, in Buffalo, New York to parents, Trunnis Goggins. As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to an African-American ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Aquarius.

There is less information regarding David Goggins' educational background, where he studied and graduated from.

Ultramarathon Career

Goggins at first applied to join the United States Air Force Pararescue but failed his ASVAB twice before succeeding and entering into 'The Pipeline' (Pararescue training). He later became a member of the United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party also known as TACP.  He served his time in TACP and left the United States Air Force. After graduating from BUD/S training with Class 235 in 2001, Goggins was assigned to SEAL Team FIVE and served in Iraq.

CAPTION: Former Navy SEAL David Goggins SOURCE: Big Think

In 2005, Goggins entered the San Diego One Day, a 24-hour ultramarathon which was held at Hospitality Point in San Diego and ran the 100 miles in under 19 hours despite never having run a marathon before. At the 2006 Badwater-135, he finished 5th overall, an unheard-of result from an ultramarathon novice at a world-class event.

Goggins has participated in numerous long-distance endurance events including ultra-marathons. He has competed in events such as the Las Vegas Marathon and the Badwater-135 Ultramarathon, where he placed highly.

In 2006, he competed in the Ultraman World Championships Triathlon in Hawaii. He came second in the three-day, 320-mile race, cycling 261 miles in two days on a rented bicycle. 

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In 2007, Goggins achieved his best finish at the Badwater-135 and placed 3rd overall. He further returned to the Badwater-135 in 2013, finishing 18th, after a break from the event since 2008. Next two years, he competed in another 14 ultra-endurance races, with top-five finishes in nine of them. 

CAPTION: David Goggins on a trail run in Salt Lake City SOURCE: Men's Health

Goggins also gives motivational speeches. In 2012, he tried to break the world record in most pull-ups in 24 hours but failed due to an injury on his left palm. However, in January 2013, he finally broke the world record in most pull-ups done in 24 hours by completing 4.025 pull-ups in 17 hours.

Apart, In 2018, his self-help memoir, Can't Hurt Me, was released. 

Facts and stats

David Goggins is not only a world-class athlete but also has a very attractive individual. The Famous triathlete is 6 feet in height and weighs around 86 kg.

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