Wayde van

South Africa

Wayde van Niekerk Bio

Who is Wayde van

South African track and field sprinter, Wayde van Niekerk excelled in the 200 and 400 meters. He is the current world record holder, world champion and Olympic champion in the 400 meters. Similarly, world best time in the 300 meters also recorded in his name.

Early Life (Childhood)

He went to Bell Primary until he and his mother moved to Bloemfontein in 2005. He later attended Grey College before going on to study marketing at the University of the Free State. He initially competed at the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics, where he placed fourth in the 200m with a personal best time of 21.02 seconds.

Interesting Facts

Through his professional accomplishments, he has maintained a pretty of bank balance. His total salaries and earnings boosted his net wealth. He has a whopping net worth of $3 million.

Personal Life

He married his girlfriend after having an affair on 29 October 2017. He is the cousin of South African rugby union and rugby sevens player Cheslin Kolbe. He is a devoted Christian and believes in Christianity. Apart from his professional career, he is the supporter of Liverpool football club.


To date, he has six gold, three silver, and bronze in the international tournaments. In November, he wins the Best Male Athlete of the Rio 2016 Olympics award in Brazil.


Any kind of rumor or controversey has not affected his professional as well as personal life.