Joshua Cheptegei Net Worth: Endorsements & Charity

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Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei, well-known as Joshua Cheptegei, is a Ugandan long-distance runner, Olympic Gold Medalist, and World Champion, he has a net worth of $4 million. He began training under the guidance of Addy Ruiter. Also, he is currently working for the Ugandan Police and his foundation with his wife, Yeko Cheptegei.

Born on 12 September 1996 (Capricorn) in Kapsewui, Uganda, Cheptegei, as a child, enjoyed playing soccer. He frequently participated in this sport and the long jump in primary school.

Furthermore, at this time, he realized that he was the fastest among all his friends.

Joshua Cheptegei
Joshua Cheptegei, Long-Distance Runner ( 

In this article, we will cover Joshua Chepetegei’s net worth in-depth. Briefly, it means areas like his endorsements, career, book publications, and income sources. Moreover, his foundations and charity works will also be highlighted. 

First, let us look at the quick facts table below. 

Quick Facts 

Full Name Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei
Nick Name N/A
Date Of Birth 12 September 1996
Birth Place Kapsewui, Kapchorwa District, Uganda
Age 27 Years Old
Gender Male
Sexual Orientation Straight
Height 5’6”
Weight 52 kg (114 lb 10.24 oz)
Horoscope Capricorn
Religion Christian
Nationality Ugandan
Ethnicity African
Eye Color Brown
Skin Color Dark
Tattoos N/A
Marital Status Married
Spouse Yeko Cheptegei
Kids Two: Jethan Cheptegei and Jemima Cheptegei
Father’s Name Stephenson Kwalya Munerya
Mother’s Name N/A
Siblings 9
High School N/A
High School Records N/A
Name of University Bugema University
University Records N/A
Profession Professional runner
Active from 2014 – present
Position Long-distance runner
Current Team N/A
Former Team N/A
Awards and  Recognition 2014 World Junior Championship, U.S. winner (10,000m)
2015 Africa Junior Championship winner, Ethiopia (10,000m)
2017 World Championship, London second position (10,000m)
2018 Commonwealth Games winner, Australia (5000m)
2018 Commonwealth Games winner, Australia (10,000m)
2019 World Cross Country Championship, Denmark winner (10,000m)
2019 World Championship, Qatar winner (10,000m)
2020 Tokyo Olympics, 5,000 m (Gold Medal)
2020 Tokyo Olympics, 10,000 m (Silver Medal)
Net Worth $4 million
Salary N/A
Endorsements Nike and Adidas
Foundation Cheptegei Development Foundation
Social Media Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Last Update July, 2024

Joshua Cheptegei: Net worth And Endorsement

Undoubtedly, most of Joshua’s income comes from his runner career and some endorsement deals. 

Many runners like him also earn through Facebook ads and also Instagram posts. Moreover, Joshua also makes some income by wearing and promoting branded clothes from reputed brands. 

Likewise, some of the brands which endorse him are sportswear manufacturing brands like Adidas and Nike. Also, in every Instagram post, we notice that he wears Nike trousers, jackets, and Nike shoes.

Joshua Cheptegei wearing Nike shoes
Joshua Cheptegei Is Wearing Nike Shoes. (Source:

By doing so, Nike pays him to promote its products through his social media platform. 

Furthermore, Joshua is also involved in many marathon events organized by companies like Maurten.

On May 22, he participated in a marathon relay to celebrate the sport worldwide. 

Lastly, although the exact figure he makes through all these sources is unknown, the net worth of a long-distance runner is estimated to be between $4 million.

Joshua Cheptegei Net Worth: Net Worth In Different Currencies

Currency Net Worth
Euro € 3,386,242
Pound Sterling £2,887,400
Australian Dollar A$ 5,457,060
Canadian Dollar C$ 5,064,460
Indian Rupee ₹ 294,773,400
BitCoin ฿ 87

Joshua Cheptegei Net Worth: House And Cars


Unlike other athletes, Joshua is a man who likes to keep his lifestyle low key as possible. 

Despite the fame, the athlete lives in Kapchorwa, a rural area of Uganda. Here, he lives with his lovely wife and children. 

In an interview, his wife, Carol Yeko, proudly mentioned how they still live everyday life in Uganda. They have a beautiful house a few kilometers away from the town. 

Moreover, the house is a double story and is surrounded by green trees. In addition to this, they also have a small garden where the pair do some farming together. 

oshua with his wife, Carol.
Joshua With His Wife, Carol. (Source: Twitter)

Despite the fame, Carol and Joshua stay humble. The neighborhood is good, a perfect one to raise children. 

Moreover, once when she was farming, some neighbors were surprised. 

“My neighbors are so good to me, they love us, and they find it very surprising when I go to dig in the morning. They think being a wife to Cheptegei, the world champion, I should not have to do the digging myself but should hire someone else to do it,”

Aside from this, no other details are available about the estates and houses owned by the athlete.


The Uganda athlete has a great story behind his first-ever car. 

In the Commonwealth Games 2018, Joshua delivered an outstanding performance and was awarded a gold medal. Not only did he win one gold medal, but also another one at the sports tournament.

This was an exceptional accomplishment because he was the first Ugandan citizen to win a medal in an international game. 

As a result, the athlete was respected all over Uganda and appreciated by President Yoweri Museveni. 

Hence, as a token of appreciation, Joshua has gifted a Mitsubishi truck. 

To express his gratitude, the Uganda athlete said, 

“The car will help me enhance my training performance as it comes just 10 months to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. I intend to win another glory for the country,” 

We undoubtedly believe in Joshua and his extremely rich determination to succeed. 

Joshua Cheptegei Net Worth: Lifestyle And Vacation

Due to the absence of proper racing tracks in his county of Uganda, Cheptegei is often spotted training in the dirt tracks nearby the police station he works. Yet, despite the situation, Joshua is always up for practice. 

He is guided by his coach Addy Ruiter and eleven others.

Moreover, Cheptegei shares a standard schedule with his mates, waking up early before sunrise, stretching or running followed by a break, and lunchtime when he performs other tasks like personal work or helping with household tasks.

He goes home after the second run, followed by dinner and bedtime. On Sundays, he visits the church and does camp work.

He has a very healthy diet from morning breakfast (like milk, bread, eggs, and bananas) to lunch (including rice, beans, and chicken) to snacks (mostly porridge) to dinner.

Furthermore, talking about his trips and vacations, only those for professional tournaments are known to date. 

Joshua Cheptegei Net Worth: Charity

The Cheptegei couples share a common goal to provide opportunities to those kids from economically backward families and promote education to the young generations.

With this in mind, they established the Cheptegei Development Foundation in 2014. Above all, this foundation was built to support and guide the unprivileged children of Uganda. 

Till now, they have organized football tournaments and annual events to promote girl education and girl sanitation. 

Cheptegei Development Foundation.
Cheptegei Development Foundation. (Source: Twitter)

Furthermore, the foundation also provides a fully-funded education scholarship to the children of Uganda. They have a competition where at least the three best competitors get the opportunity to win the scholarship. 

Moreover, the organization promotes actions against female genital mutations and teenage pregnancy and distributes sanitary pads for menstrual hygiene every month. 

NN Running Team 

Joshua Cheptegei is a part of a prestigious project known by the name NN Running Team. This is a project that Global Sports Communication introduced.  

This project aims to support athletes with better health care, excellent coaching services, physiotherapy, and training camps on competition days. 

Moreover, the team is built up of worldwide athletes from different countries. For instance, to name some, they are Eluid Kipchoge, Kenenisa Bekele, Geoffrey Kamworor and many others. 

The team has also contributed to events like the INEOS 1: 59 Challenge, NN Valencia World Record Day, and Nike Breaking2 Project

Joshua Cheptegei Net Worth: Career

The Uganda athlete in his early school days loved playing football and long jumps. At this time, he discovered he was much faster than other kids his age.

After much observation, Benjamin Nija, his friend and long-term coach, encouraged him to pursue his career. As a result of good guidance, Joshua was unstoppable. 

Hence, with the will to never give up, he is now among the best runners in the world. Joshua also earned a silver medal in London at the 2017 World Championship.

Lastly, he has set a world record in 10,000m with a 26:11.00 run in Valencia. In the 5000m and 10,000m races, he was the 2018 Common Wealth Games champion. He even won a gold medal at the 2019 Doha event.

Oregon22 World Athletics Championships

Cheptegei wins the 10,000-meter world championship for Uganda as Barega falters in Oregon.

Oregon22 World Athletics Championships (Source:
Oregon22 World Athletics Championships (Source:

At the Oregon22 World Athletics Championships, Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda successfully defended his title in the men’s 10,000-meter race. He won gold in the morning session in 27 minutes and 27.43 seconds.

Commonwealth Games in Birmingham In 2022.

Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda will not take part in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.

The great athlete, the reigning 5,000- and 10,000-meter winner at the Commonwealth Games, was slated to take part in the 5,000-meter competition on August 6, 2022. However, according to Uganda Police Athletics Club Coach Benjamin Njia, the athlete’s injury at the World Championships in Eugene last month did not allow him to recover fully.

Days after capturing a gold medal in the 10,000-meter event, the 25-year-old sustained a tendon injury while competing in the 5,000-meter heats. Cheptegei left Eugene after the competition in the hopes that he would be well enough for the Commonwealth games.

3 Facts About Joshua Cheptehei

Three facts about Joshua Cheptegei
Three facts About Joshua Cheptegei
  1. The Uganda athlete was promoted to the police inspector of Uganda by leaping four ranks. He previously was a Special Police Constable.
  2. Joshua also loves literature. Perhaps due to this, he decided to get a degree in Bachelor of Education with a major in language and literature.
  3. Moreover, the runner also trained hard in the lockdown, lowering his record by almost two seconds.


“I could understand and believe that I am a strong man, and that’s why you can see many records are falling.”

“I believe that in normal conditions when the body is strong like I was in Monaco with moderate temperatures, I can still do 12:29, 12:30.

“What keeps me going is that I want to be the best every day. Every day presents an opportunity for me to become the best of the best.”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is the biggest sponsor of Joshua Chepetegei? 

In short, the Ugandan athlete has had many sponsors. However, recently he signed a deal with MTN Uganda, a telecommunication company. The contract was signed on 20 February 2021 for one year. 

Pema Sherpa
Pema Sherpa
Pema Sherpa is a content writer for the player's bio. Apart from writing, she shares a keen interest in music, reading, learning languages, and traveling.

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