Asbel Kiprop Net Worth: Salary & Endorsements

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Asbel Kiprop, a middle-distance runner, is among the richest Kenyan athletes, with a net worth of $3 million as of 2024. He has won three World Championship titles (2011, 2013, and 2015.)

Tragically, Kiprop failed his doping test and received a four-year doping ban in April 2019.

After his Ban was lifted in 2022, he was hoping to take part in the Diamond league, but he didn’t participate for some reason, so he will hopefully try in 2023.

Kiprop was born in 1989, on June 30, in Uasin Gishu, Kenya. The name Asbel means “determined” in the Kenyan language. 

Asbel Is The Kenyan Midrunner Active Since 2007
Asbel Kiprop, Kenyan Middle-Distance Runner (Source: Irish Mirror)

Kiprop has achieved a lot of success in his career. Kiwibott Kandie, Eliud Kipchoge, and Paul Kibii Tergat are other celebrated runners from Kenya like Kiprop.

This article will discuss Asbel Kiprop’s net worth, investments, and charity. But first, let’s have a glance at the quick facts.

Quick Facts

Name Asbel Kiprop
Date Of Birth 30 June 1989
Birth Place Uasin Gishu, Kenya
Age 34 Years Old
Gender Male
Sexual Orientation Straight
Height 6’2″/1.88 m/188 cm
Weight 62 kg/137 lb.
Horoscope Cancer
Religion Christianity
Nationality Kenyan
Ethnicity Black
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Marital Status Married
Spouse Sammary Cherotich
Kids Emmanuel Kiprop (Son) & Alicia (Daughter)
Father’s Name David Kiprop
Mother’s Name Julia Kiprop
Siblings Victor Kipchirchir Kebenei 
High School Unknown
Training Center Kipchoge Keino High-Performance Training Centre In Eldoret
Profession Middle-Distance Runner
Active From 2007
Personal Bests 800 meters: 1:43.15
1500 meters: 3:26.69
Mile: 3:48.50
Current Team Unknown
Sport Track & field
  • 2008 Summer Olympics Gold Medalist
  • Three World Championship Titles (2011, 2013, 2015) 
  • 2007 All-Africa Games Winner
  • 2010 African Championships In Athletics,
  • Junior Race Gold Medal At The 2007 IAAF World Cross Country
  • 2007 Kenyan Sports Personality Of The Year
Net Worth $3 Million
Endorsements Unknown
Social Media Twitter, Instagram Facebook
Merch  Poster
Last Update April 2024

Asbel Kiprop Net Worth & Endorsement

As of 2024, this Kenyan athlete, Asbel Kiprop, has a net worth of 290 million Kshs. (Kenyan Shilling) ($3 million.)

Kiprop doesn’t have many brand deals and endorsements. So, the major portion of this fortune comes from his athletic career.

Unlike other fellow athletes, Asbel falls short of endorsements due to controversies and allegations he had faced in the past.

As brands are super conscious about their brand and face value, no brand wants to endorse its product through a person with a bad police record.


Asbel lives a luxurious life, and he has quite a good amount of money to support his expenses. However, he could have lived happier if he hadn’t faced a lot of trouble.

He follows a healthy lifestyle because he is an athlete and has to maintain his body for competitions. Asbel avoids minimal junk and processed food and mostly prefers organic food.

For Kiprop, there is no such thing as a cheat meal or a day off, so he trains himself daily, runs miles, and sleeps. He primarily believes sleep is essential for the recovery of the body.

Charity & Injury

Not only is Asbel a good athlete, but he is also a good human being. Kiprop has helped a lot of people in need.

In 2013, Kiprop participated in the charity run in Abu Dhabi and donated all the money from the event to charity.

He loves his motherland and tries to do everything possible for its betterment. Kiprop donates a good amount of money to the Kenyan arm force and army. 

Kiprop has also helped raise funds and awareness through the Diabetes UK charity. He does charity as much as he can for the betterment of society.


Former Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop has survived motorcycle crashes in recent years.
Claims surfaced in 2022 that he was involved in a bar fight, leaving him with injuries.

But he denied the claim and explained that he was heading back to his farm when he got involved in the motorbike accident.

Diet & Training

Unlike other athletes, Asbel Kiprop follows a simple diet mainly consisting of fruit and vegetables. 

He also avoids protein shakes and prefers to drink tea with sugar.

Kiprop gives as much time to rest as he believes he won’t perform well if his body doesn’t get the required rest. So in his rest time or break time, Asbel relaxes and sleeps.

Asbel does not focus on intense training and workout; rather, the Kenyan athlete focuses more on his stamina and running.

Besides running, Kiprop also works on a significant amount of strength and core work. 

Who Is A Better Kenyan Athlete, Kibiwott Kandie Or Asbel Kiprop?

Both Kibiwott Kandie and Asbel have made their country proud. Similarly, they are the best runners worldwide from Kenya.

However, Kibiwott Kandie is a long-distance runner, and Asbel is a middle-distance runner, so they are best in their respective fields.

Kibiwott started his career recently, but Asbel has actively participated in various competitions since 2007.

Kibiwott Kandie & Asbel (Comparison)
Kibiwott Kandie & Asbel (Comparison) (Source: German Road Races)

Asbel has more net worth and experience than Kibiwott, but Kibiwott has garnered a net worth of $1.1 million in a short period of time, which is huge.

In the coming years, Kibiwott may surpass Asbel in terms of net worth because Kandie was working continuously and Asbel was facing a ban. During this period, Kibiwott may have earned more than Asbel.

But as both athletes are doing great, it is tough to decide who is the best athlete. So, we will let you determine the best between Kibiwott Kandie and Asbel Kiprop.

However, Kibiwott Kandie is doing great as he smashed the world record in the half marathon by 29 seconds, clocking 57:32 at the 2023 Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Half Marathon, set by Geoffrey Kamworor in 2019 (58:01).

A Glance At Asbel Kiprop’s Life

Asbel Kiprop had a good life while growing up. His father, David Kiprop, was an athlete and used to earn well.

Kiprop started professional running at the age of thirteen. Asbel’s supportive parents gave him and his brother, Victor Kipchirchir, the freedom to choose their path in life.

Asbel Three Time World Champion
Asbel Kiprop Holding A Gold Medal In His Hand (Source: The Sun)

2007 was the best year for Asbel; he had a breakthrough in his career and won the IAAF gold medal. Since then, Kiprop hasn’t looked back and has made record after record.

Kiprop has also won various awards in competitions and made his parents and country proud.

Some Of The Achievements Of Kiprop

Due to the ban, his reputation has been questioned many times, but not forget that Kiprop had won many competitions and medals before being proven guilty.

2007 was a breakthrough year with his junior race gold medal win at the 2007 IAAF World Cross Country Championships. Later he followed with another gold medal in the 1,500m category at the All-Africa Games.

In 2008, Kiprop won a gold medal in the 1,500m category at the Summer Olympics and a bronze medal at the African Championships in the 800m category.

In 2010, Kiprop was the winner of the African Athletics Championship. Later in a gap of one year each, he won three World Championship titles in 2011, 2013 & 2015.

A Controversy That Consumed His Career & Wife 

However, with fame comes a lot of negativity as well. Unfortunately, in 2018, IAFF found that Kiprop consumed substances to enhance his performance.

At first, Kiprop refused such allegations and vowed to prove his innocence. But later, IAFF established that the allegations were right, and Kiprop was banned for four years.

Kiprop still doesn’t admit he has done so, and on various occasions, Kiprop has tweeted against IAFF.

In an April 2022 interview with Runners Tribe, Asbel informed his fans about his comeback as his ban period (4 years) ended.

He added his main target was the world championship at Hayward Field, Oregon 2022, but no information is present online regarding his participation.

Kiprop was hoping to race Diamond Leagues starting in May 2022 last year, but we can assume if not last year, he will try in 2023.

Wife Controversy

Sources claimed that Asbel Kiprop had been involved in a series of cheating scandals since his doping allegations emerged.

During that time, photos and clips surfaced on social media where Asbel was seen hanging out with different females; because of this, his wife left him for another man and announced engagement to a new lover.

Sammary Cherotich took it to her Facebook page on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, and confirmed she had gotten engaged to Police Inspector Kelvin Kip Busienei.

She updated her Facebook status to read, “got engaged to Kelvin Kip Busienei.”

Asbel Standing With His New Partner
Asbel & His New Partner (Source: Instagram)

Asbel is separated from her wife, Sammary, and now is with a Kenyan woman with whom he uploaded a picture on Instagram in 2021. However, it is still in the dark whether or not the couple is married.

Asbel spends time with her daughter, Alicia, and his son Emmanuel Kiprop, as we can see on his Twitter. On Nov 25, 2022, he tweeted about how his daughter Alicia graduated to Grade 1.

He captioned, 

“My Daughter Alicia graduated to Grade 1 earlier today. as I nickname her Oslo: she was born the Night I won my 4th consecutive Mile in Oslo. The arena I never lost at any given Chance.” 

Social Media Presence

Asbel is active on social media. He is a fearless human being who expresses everything without any filters, even if the topic is controversial.

Asbel also uses his social media to increase awareness among people and fight for their rights.

He shares about his beautiful daughter, training videos, gym practices, and many other activities to keep himself fit so that other youths and aspiring athletes can follow or learn from him.

  • Instagram 4.4k followers
  • Twitter 19.7k followers
  • Facebook 4.9k followers

Asbel, on his Facebook, congratulated the Kenya athlete Peter Bol for eradicating the False EPO accusation against him.

Previously this tragedy had occurred with Asbel too, but unfortunately, he couldn’t win against the allegations.


  • “There is no justice in the world. Not every prisoner in jail is guilty, i will consult my lawyer to see if I will appeal at CAS but no matter the outcome I will be back stronger.”
  • “A mixed perception has been created by these allegations, as a consequence, I find it very difficult to walk in public, to look up the main media and social media and to generally carry on with my daily activities.”
  • “This is only April and I am happy with my shape. We still have a long way to go. By August when the Games start in Rio, I will be in better shape. My aim is the Olympic final. Anything else will follow from there.”


  • Kiprop, from a very early age, had a thing for cars. He enhanced his driving skills and joined Nairobi motor-rallying Academy during his ban period.
  • He tweeted against IAFF for consuming drug allegations and getting banned, even telling them to take all his medals.
  • Similarly, Kiprop runs 120 km weekly as part of his practice.

Search Graph

The popularity graph of Asbel highly fluctuated in the past months of 2022, which can be due to his upliftment of career ban.

Asbel Kiprop, Search Graph
Asbel Kiprop, Search Graph (Source: Google Trend)

The graph illustrates Asbel’s popularity over the past 12 months.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Will Asbel Kiprop be able to participate in any competitions again?

After his four-year (2019-2022) ban upliftment, Kiprop has decided to participate in competitions again.

Will Kiprop get any endorsement deals again?

It is unlikely to happen. However, if Kiprop can prove his innocence, there is a chance to get brand deals and endorsements. Because Asbel has already been proven guilty, no brand would want to hamper its image by promoting its products through someone with bad records.

Did Kiprop's parents support him even after him being proven guilty?

Yes, they did support their son. They were his main support systems during his emotional breakdown due to the unfortunate event.

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Miss. KeCy

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