Jesse Owens Net Worth

Jesse Owens Net Worth is
$150 Thousand

Jesse Owens Biography

In 1935 he arranged three world information and tied a 4th in less than 1 hour.S. Jesse Owens net well worth in 2014-2015 is $5,000,000 while like others Jesse Owens also receives a commission by sponsorships, featuring, etc, ads and endorsement. We estimated annual income around $588,235

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameJesse Owens
Net Worth$150 Thousand
DiedMarch 31, 1980, Tucson, Arizona, United States
Height1.78 m
Weight75 kg
EducationOhio State University, East Technical High School
SpouseMinnie Ruth Solomon
ChildrenGloria Owens, Marlene Owens, Beverly Owens
ParentsMary Emma Fitzgerald, Henry Cleveland Owens
AwardsAssociated Press Male Athlete of the Year

Interesting Facts

1 Ironically, he was not intended to be part of the relay team in the 1936 Olympic Games. He and Ralph Metcalfe replaced Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller, the only Jewish members of the 1936 Olympic track team.
2 Owens once worked for exploitation titan Kroger Babb, traveling the road with the movie Mom and Dad (1945) with an all-black crew serving African American theaters. Owens would deliver a lecture on "sex hygiene" during an intermission.
3 The runner he beat in the 200-meter dash at the 1936 Summer Olympics was Jackie Robinson's brother, Matthew "Mack" Robinson, who also beat the world record at the time while taking the silver medal.
4 Was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans.
5 Became famous for beating horses in a 100-yard dash - but there was a trick to it: They used a starting gun, which would startle the horse long enough to give Owens enough of a head start to win.
6 Was invited back to Berlin in the 1960s, to the same stadium where he'd won his Olympic medals, and was given a hero's welcome. The mayor addressed him: "The last time you were here, Adolf Hitler refused to shake your hand. Today, I'm proud to give you both of mine." Owens and the mayor embraced, then Owens ran one last ceremonial lap around the track, with the crowd cheering.
7 During the 1968 Mexico City games, he was called in to talk to the black athletes to try to ease the tension created after the banishment of Tommie Smith and John Carlos. After he met with the athletes, he was seen leaving the meeting in tears because he felt that he was unable to reach the more radical athletes who saw him as nothing more than an "Uncle Tom".
8 Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, 1983 (charter member).
9 Even though he defeated the top German athletes in the 1936 Olympics, the German people liked him. Crowds of 110,000 cheered him in Berlin's glittering Olympic Stadium - fans sought his autograph and picture when he walked the streets. In 1982, Berlin renamed the avenue leading to the Olympic stadium "Jesse Owens Allee" (Parkway) in his honor. His widow and family attended the dedication ceremony as guests of the German government.
10 He won 4 gold medals at the 1936 Olympics.


1 If you don't try to win you might as well hold the Olympics in somebody's back yard.
2 I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up.
3 The only bond worth anything between human beings is their humanness.
4 For a time, at least, I was the most famous person in the entire world.
5 Life doesn't give you all the practice races you need.
6 One chance is all you need.
7 Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing in it.
8 Although I wasn't invited to shake hands with Hitler, I wasn't invited to the White House to shake hands with the President either.
9 The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at.
10 A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
11 Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
12 We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
13 [When asked about how he felt years after Adolf Hitler refused to shake his hand at the Olympics] I'm here. He's not.



The World's Fastest Men 2012 Documentary short
The Olympic Series: Golden Moments 1920-2002 2003 Video documentary Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1972-1977 TV Series Himself - Olympic Medalist / Himself - Olympics Athlete / Himself - Olympics Champion
From Montreal, the Bob Hope Olympic Benefit 1976 TV Movie Himself
The Way It Was 1976 TV Series Himself
The David Frost Show 1970-1972 TV Series Himself
Sport, sport, sport 1970 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Joey Bishop Show 1968 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1956-1967 TV Series Himself - Audience Bow / Himself
Jesse Owens Returns to Berlin 1966 TV Movie documentary Host / Narrator
Valentine's Day 1964 TV Series Himself
What's My Line? 1960 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
This Is Your Life 1960 TV Series Himself
Person to Person 1955 TV Series documentary Himself
I've Got a Secret 1954 TV Series Himself
The Olympic Games of 1948 1948 Documentary Himself
Olympic Cavalcade 1948 Documentary Himself (as Jessie Owens)
Kings of the Olympics 1948 Documentary Himself
Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations 1938 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Berlin 1936: Games of the XI Olympiad 1936 TV Mini-Series Himself
High Lights of the 1936 Olympics Berlin 1936 Documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

A Football Life 2016 TV Series Himself
Hitler's Olympics 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Book Thief 2013 Himself
Glickman 2013 TV Movie documentary
American Experience 2004-2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Third Reich: The Rise & Fall 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Naked Science 2010 TV Series documentary Himself - 1936 Olympic Games
Salute 2008 Documentary Himself
The Harlem Globetrotters: The Team That Changed the World 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
La neuvième 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The True Story of Seabiscuit 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games 1999 Documentary Himself
The Century: America's Time 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - U.S. Olympic Athlete
The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
100 Years of Olympic Glory 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Journey of the African-American Athlete 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ghosts of Mississippi 1996 Himself - Racing in Berlin (uncredited)
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America 1993 TV Special documentary Himself
Die Macht der Bilder: Leni Riefenstahl 1993 Documentary Himself
The Great Depression 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
When It Was a Game 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself
That's Black Entertainment 1990 Documentary Himself
The 1930's: Music, Memories & Milestones 1988 Video documentary Himself - Competes at Berlin Olympics
Genocide 1982 Documentary Himself
Brother Can You Spare a Dime 1975 Documentary Himself
Swastika 1974 Documentary Himself
Days of Our Years 1950 Documentary Himself
The Negro Soldier 1944 Documentary short Himself - 1936 Olympic Games (uncredited)
Charlie Chan at the Olympics 1937 Himself (uncredited)

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