Who is David Goggins and what's his net worth? | The Sun

DAVID Goggins is known today as the man who wins ultramarathon races and can do countless push-ups and pull-ups.

But did you know he also served in the US military for 20 years and went to war in the Middle East?

Who is David Goggins?

David Goggins is an American ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, public speaker, and retired Navy SEAL.  

He was born on February 17, 1975, in Buffalo, New York.

Goggins initially applied to join the U.S. Air Force Pararescue and was accepted into training having failed his entry exam twice.

He was then removed from training after being diagnosed with a sickle cell trait.

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Sickle cell trait is an inherited blood disorder that affects the shape of red blood cells, which carry oxygen to all parts of the body.

Goggins was later given the choice to restart training but he chose not to. 

He then completed US Air Force Tactical Air Control Party training, serving in that role from 1994 to 1999.

He then left and attempted to become a Navy SEAL three times.

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Goggins graduated BUD/S training with class 235.

He was assigned to SEAL Team 5 and served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. 

In 2004, Goggins graduated from Army Ranger School and received the “Top Enlisted Man” award. 

In 2005, during Operation Red Wings in Afghanistan, 12 Navy SEALs were killed, all of which Goggins knew personally.

He learned of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which pays for the college tuition of children whose parents were special operators killed in combat.

From this, he realised the best way to raise money was to run races and learned there was an upcoming race called the Badwater 135, one of the most challenging races on the planet. 

Goggins went on to compete in the race and finished the 135-mile race in 30 hours and 18 minutes – finishing fifth overall.

Since then, he has completed more than 60 ultra-marathons and has no plans to quit anytime soon.

What is David Goggins net worth?

Goggins has an estimated net worth of $4 million, according to Finty.

Most of his income from book sales and his YouTube channel.

His first memoir, Can't Hurt Me, was released in 2019 and a sequel Never Finished in 2022.

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Is David Goggins on social media?

Goggins is also known for being a motivational speaker, and an Instagram Influencer on his handle @davidgoggins.

On there you'll find lots of inspirational videos which encourage his followers to get healthy, and out running

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