Wayde Van Niekerk Biography: Age, Wife, Career & Net Worth


Wayde van Niekerk (born 15 July 1992 in Kraaifontein) is a South African Olympic-style events sprinter who contends in the 200 and 400-meter races.

He attended Bellville Primary until he and his mother moved to Bloemfontein in 2005. At Bloemfontein, he went to Grey College before going on to study marketing at the University of the Free State.

Van Niekerk in 2016 became the first sprinter in history to have run the 100 meters in under 10 seconds, 200 meters in under 20 seconds, and 400 meters in under 44 seconds.

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He previously held the South African records for both the 200 meters and 400 meters and he also currently, holds the record for the 400-meter race.

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Full Name Wayde Van Niekerk
Date of Birth 15 July 1992 (age 31 years old)
Gender Male
Spouse Chesney Campbel
Occupation Gospel Artist
Nationality South African
Net Worth $3 million

Wayde Van Niekerk Age

He was born on the 15th of July 1992 in Kraaifontein, Cape Town. As of 2023, he is 31 years old and celebrates his birthday on July 15th every year.

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Wayde Van Niekerk Wife

He is currently married to Chesney Campbel. Their wedding took place on the 29th of October 2017.

Wayde Van Niekerk Parents

His father’s name is Wayne van Niekerk while his mother’s name is Odessa Swarts.

After some few years together, his biological parents divorced, and he began to live with his mother Odessa Swarts, and step-father Steven Swarts in Bloemfontein.

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Net Worth

The South African track and field sprinter has an estimated net worth of $3 million

National titles

  • South African Championships
    • 200 metres: 2011, 2017
    • 400 metres: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • South African Junior Championships
    • 100 metres: 2011
    • 200 metres: 2011




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