Okkert Brits Biography: Age, Career & Net Worth


Okkert Brits (born 22 August 1973) is a South African Olympic athlete specialising in the pole vault who holds the African and Commonwealth records with a personal best height of 6.03m, set in 1995.

Okkert Brits

Okkert Brits Age

He was born on the 22nd of August 1973 in Uitenhage, South Africa. As of 2023, he is 49 years old and celebrates his birthday on August 22nd every year.

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Okkert Brits Wife

He got married to Jane Gillespie in the year 2003 and together they have two children, Sarah Jane Brits (born 2005) and David Okkert Brits (born 2006).


He competed in the Olympic Games in 1996, 2000, and 2004, finishing seventh in 2000. In 2003, he was the world’s best vaulter, winning multiple gold, silver, and bronze medals.

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Okkert now specializes in top-of-the-line fitness equipment for the corporate, consumer, and commercial industries through Life Fitness.

In 2010, Okkert appeared on M-Survivor Net’s South Africa: Santa Carolina as one of the celebrity candidates.

Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $200,000, which he has earned as an athlete.


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