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Know about Haile Gebrselassie Wife Alem Gebrselassie: Career and Net Worth

Haile Gebrselassie

An Ethiopian athlete and businessman, Haile Gebrselassie retired from long-distance track and road running in 2013. He currently serves as the president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation. During his career, he won two gold medals at the Olympics and four titles at World Championships in 10,000 metres. Three consecutive wins at the Dubai Marathon followed four consecutive wins at the Berlin Marathon.

Who is Haile Gebrselassie Wife Alem Gebrselassie

Alem Gebrselassie and Haile have been together for more than 20 years. A wedding was held in 1996 for the couple. Haile and Alem have three daughters and a son. Haile enjoys spending all his free time with his children, despite his busy schedule.

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Haile Gebrselassie Bio and Career

In 1973, Haile Gebreselassie was born in Arsi Province, Ethiopia. He had nine siblings and they lived in poverty. He had to run 10 kilometers to school every morning and back in the evening. A record four times he won the Berlin Marathon, as well as two gold medals at the Olympics. Three years in a row, he won the Dubai Marathon. Besides serving as former president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation, Haile also supports the Hyundai Ioniq electric vehicle production factory in Addis Abeba.

During the 1992 World Junior Championships in Seoul, South Korea, Haile gained international recognition by winning the 5000-metre and 10,000-metre races. Haile announced his retirement on 7 November after withdrawing from the 2010 New York City Marathon due to an inflamed knee.

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Since 2009, he has been selling Hyundai vehicles in Addis Abeba. During the 2012 Tokyo Marathon, Haile surged to the lead at 6 kilometers before fading and finishing fourth. An injury prevented Haile from running the 2011 Tokyo Marathon, but he won the half marathon at the Vienna City Marathon on 17 April 2011. Haile pledged to fight the Tigray People’s Liberation Front on 4 November 2021, during the Tigray War.

Haile Gebrselassie Net Worth

Haile Gebrselassie Net Worth

Haile Gebrselassie is estimated to have a net worth of around $2 million. His coffee business and other ventures earn him a quarter of a million dollars a year, according to reports. A contentious whiskey brand has already cost him huge chunk of money. Haile was named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Africans in 2011 by the New African magazine.

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