David Goggins: Age, Height, Parents, Military career, Girlfriend, and Net worth

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David Goggins is a former American Navy SEAL, ultra-distance cyclist, ultra-marathon runner, author, TV personality and motivational speaker. He is among the world’s best ultra-endurance athletes. He has been featured in several TV and podcast series, including Modern Wisdom, Today, The Joe Rogan Experience and The Chris Cuomo Project.

David Goggins is also a former United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party member who served in the Afghanistan and the Iraq War. He was inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame in 2019. He has also authored two memoirs Can’t Hurt Me and Never Finished.

 Summary about David Goggins’ biography


  • Name: David Goggins
  • Nickname: The toughest man alive
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 48 years old
  • Date of birth: 17 February 1975
  • Birth sign: Aquarius
  • Place of birth: Buffalo, New York, United States
  • Residence: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
  • Ethnicity: African-American
  • Nationality: American
  • Sexuality: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity

Physical statistics

  • Height: 6 feet 1 inches (185 cm)
  • Weight: 180 pounds (82 kg)
  • Hair colour: Dark brown
  • Eye colour: Dark brown

Family and relationship

  • Father: Trunnis Goggins
  • Mother: Jackie Goggins
  • Siblings: 1
  • Marital status: Divorced
  • Ex-wife: Aleeza Goggins
  • Children: 2

Career and net worth

  • Profession: Retired United states Navy Seal, Ultra marathon runner, ultra distance cyclist, triathlete, author, motivational speaker
  • Net worth: $5 million

David Goggins biography

The ultra-marathon runner was born on 17 February 1975 in Buffalo, New York. He has an elder brother, Trunnis Jr. David Goggins’s brother is a course instructor, education consultant, and author.

David Goggins’ parents are Trunnis and Jackie Goggins. His father owned the roller skating rink Skateland in East Buffalo, New York.

At a young age, David worked as a nightshift, organizing roller skates to help his father. His mother moved to Brazil, Indiana, to live with David’s grandparents after David Goggins’ father became abusive.

Goggins developed a stutter due to the stress resulting from the child abuse he had suffered. The toxic stress and racism he experienced placed him in a constant fight with his peers. After examination, he was diagnosed with a learning disability resulting from a lack of schooling.

David Goggins age

The former American Navy SEAL is 48 years old as of 2023. He was born on 17th February 1975 in the United States. His birth sign is Aquarius.

 David Goggins height and weight

David stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inches (185 centimetres) tall. She weighs approximately 180 pounds (82 kilograms). She has dark brown eyes and hair.


Goggins joined the United States Air Force Pararescue training at the age of 19. He was later diagnosed with sickle cell trait. Consequently, he was temporarily removed from the training. He then enrolled to train in the United States Air Force Tactical Air Control Party (TACP). After training, he worked as a TACP between 1994 and 1999.

David tried an exterminator job for a while before resigning to join the Navy SEAL. He was assigned to SEAL Team 5 and served in Afghanistan and Iraq tours. He graduated from Army Ranger School with 100% peer evaluation, receiving the Enlisted Honor Man award. David is the 36th African-American Navy Seal in the history of the United States Navy SEAL.

In November 2012, he joined the Today Show in his third attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most pull-ups in 24 hours. The former American Navy SEAL completed 4,030 pull-ups in 17 hours, setting a new record.

He has raced in over 70 ultra-endurance races, mostly placing in the top five. Some of the races include the Infinitus 88k (in 2016), Strolling Jim 40 Miler (in 2016), and Leadville 100 (in 2019).

Outside Magazine was inspired to name him The Fittest (Real) Man in America. Besides racing, the American celebrity is a well-known author known for his memoirs Never Finished: Unshackle Your Mind and Win the War Within and Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds.

He also works during the summer as a wildland firefighter in British Columbia. Furthermore, he serves as an Advanced Emergency Technician in an Emergency Room. David Goggins has been honoured with several awards, including induction into the International Sports Hall of Fame (2019) and the VFW Americanism Award (2018).

Is David Goggins still married?

Goggins is currently divorced. He was previously married to Aleeza Goggins. The duo first met in Japan while Goggins was in the Navy. They wedded in 2005 in a private event attended by close friends and family.

Due to several challenges within two years of their marriage, Aleeza Goggins filed for a divorce in 2007 after a mutual agreement. She cited sexual satisfaction as the main reason for their divorce.

Their marriage faced a lot of challenges between 2006 and 2007.  Aleeza had surgery performed on her while Goggins was recovering from an accident, and they had been victims of burglars at the time. Furthermore, David was also rumoured to have been involved in an extramarital affair with a popular Olympic gymnast.

Aleeza Goggins was born in 1961 in Japan. She is a licensed nurse and a member of the American Ultramarathon Runner’s Support Team. The medic has an alleged net worth of $600 thousand.

David Goggins was also reportedly married to Kate Goggins after his divorce from Aleeza. Kate is an American professional nurse based in Melbourne, California. The two are said to have married in the mid-2010s. Their union lasted for two years.

David Goggins girlfriend

David Goggins is currently dating Jennifer Kish,  an executive director at Goggins LLC. Jennifer also served as a vice president at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. The pair started dating in early 2020 and engaged in the same year. He has also been romantically linked to a woman named Pamela.

David Goggins children

The American celebrity and Aleeza Goggins had no children together through their short-lived union. However, in his published book Can’t Hurt Me, he opens up about having a daughter in a previous relationship with Pamela (Pam).

David Goggins and Kate reportedly have a son. In his memoir Can’t Hurt Me, David mentions that Kate had some challenges during her pregnancy.

Additionally, he is the stepfather to Aleeza’s daughter, Jade Goggins. He has been captured in several photos with his stepdaughter. David Goggins’ kids prefer to live private lives; hence, not much is known about them.

David Goggins health problem

The American runner was born with asthma and a congenital heart defect and battled with obesity. On 14 May 2009, surgery was done on him to repair a fatal heart defect due to a hole in his heart.

The operation was successful, and he completed the six-month recovery process. Notably, the world Guinness record holder has set records and won races despite his previous health condition. This undoubtedly earned him the nickname of the world’s toughest man alive.

How much is David Goggins worth?

David Goggins’ net worth is estimated to be $5 million. He has amassed his wealth mainly from his career in the United States Air Force (USAF) and the United States Navy (USN). Additionally, he has made money from his involvement as an ultramarathon runner and cyclist.

Frequently asked questions

Who is David Goggins?

David is a famous triathlete, ultra-distance cyclist, ultra- marathon runner, author, TV personality and motivational speaker.

Where was David Goggins born?

He was born in Buffalo, New York, United States.

Is David Goggins still married?

No, he is not married. However, he has been reportedly married twice in his lifetime. His ex-wives include Aleeza and Kate Goggins.

Does David Goggins have a daughter?

Goggins has a daughter from his previously relationship with Pamela. He is also the step father to Jade Goggins.

What books has David Goggins made?

He is the author of two books namely; Can’t Hurt Me and Never Finished.

What is David Goggins’ height?

He is 6 feet 1 inches (185 centimetres) tall.

Who is David Goggins’ fiancée?

She is Jennifer Kish.

What is David Goggins’ net worth?

His net worth is estimated at $5million.


David Goggins has won over 70 ultra-endurance races, set new records and become an American Navy SEAL despite being born with a congenital heart condition, asthma complications and obesity challenges.

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