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David Goggins: Bio, family, net worth

David Goggins: Bio, family, net worth

Last updated on: January 13, 2023

David Goggins is an American runner, cyclist, public speaker, and author.

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David Goggins Biography

David Goggins was born to parents Trunnis and Jackie Goggins on February 17, 1975. In 1981, Goggins and his parents and brother Trunnis Jr. resided in Williamsville, New York. Goggins had to help out at their father’s skating rink when he was just six years old, with his mother and older brother. Goggins and his siblings endured years of abuse at the hands of his drunken father until they and Goggins’ mother were able to flee to Brazil, Indiana. He details this ordeal in his book Can’t Hurt Me. After getting kicked out of the Air Force, Goggins became a fumigator for a pest control company before joining the Navy.

Goggins applied to the U.S. Air Force Pararescue, and after failing the ASVAB twice, he was admitted into training. He was taken out of training after he was found to have sickle cell trait. Upon his return, he was given the opportunity to resume training, but he declined. After joining the Air Force, he went through Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) training and served in that capacity from 1994 to 1999.

Goggins finally completed BUD/S training in 2001, after three failed tries due to various injuries. After he successfully completed SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) and his six-month probationary period, he was promoted to the rank of Combatant Swimmer (SEAL) and awarded the NEC 5326. So, Goggins joined SEAL Team 5. Goggins spent 20 years in the service and was stationed in both Iraq and Afghanistan. While attending Army Ranger School, Goggins earned the title of “Enlisted Honor Man” in 2004.

Goggins started long-distance running to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation after three of his friends were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan during Operation Red Wings in 2005. Children of Special Operations personnel who have been killed in action are eligible for financial aid from the Foundation. Goggins has raised almost $2 million for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation by competing in various endurance events, such as the Badwater Ultramarathon, which he has done three times.

Goggins wanted to raise money by participating in the Badwater Ultramarathon, but he was told he needed to participate in another ultramarathon before he could participate in the Badwater. Goggins participated in the 2005 San Diego One Day, a 24-hour ultramarathon that began and ended at Hospitality Point. In 19 hours and 6 minutes, he ran 101 miles. The time he ran the Las Vegas Marathon qualified him for the Boston Marathon. Goggins participated in the 2006 Hawaii Hurt-100. (Citation required) As a result of his invitation, Goggins participated in the Badwater-135 in 2006 and ended up placing fifth overall.

In 2006, he ran his first Badwater Ultramarathon and, three months later, competed in the Ultraman World Championships Triathlon in Hawaii. In the 320-mile, three-day race, he finished second. Furthermore, he took part in the ultra-distance invitational cycling race Furnace Creek-508 (2009).

Goggins’s best Badwater-135 result was in 2007 when he came in third place overall.

Again in 2008,  he attempted to run the Badwater-135, but he did not reach the finish line. After skipping the Badwater-135, he returned to it in 2013 and finished 18th. (Citation required) A second time in 2014, he attempted but failed to complete the Badwater-135. Did he run 14 more ultramarathons over the next two years? With nine more top-five results. At the 48-hour national championships, he ran 203.5 miles, which was 20 miles farther than the previous record.

He was honored as a “Hero of Running” by Runner’s World in 2008.

Goggins finished the 2016 Infinitus 88k race in 12 hours, about 20 minutes ahead of the second-place finisher. The Music City Ultra 50k and the Strolling Jim 40 Miler were both won by him in the same year. Goggins completed the Moab 240 ultramarathon in 2020, finishing 95 minutes behind the winner, Michele Graglia, with a time of 63 hours and 21 minutes.

Businessman Jesse Itzler was so impressed by Goggins’ performance at a 24-hour ultramarathon that he hired him on the spot to stay in his home for a month. Itzler documented his time with the SEALs in a blog post and then turned that into the book Living With A SEAL.

On December 4, 2018, he published his autobiography, Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds. In the book, he discusses his “40% rule,” or the idea that most people only use 40% of their potential.


Full Name

David Goggins




Ultramarathon Runner, ultra-distance Cyclist, Triathlete, Public Speaker, Author



Military Career

SEAL Team 5 (2001)

Best Known for

He once held the Guinness World Record for pull-ups completing 4030 in 17 hours, and he’s a sought-after public speaker


Full List

Personal life

Date of Birth

February 17, 1975


47 years

Zodiac sign



David Goggins Signature



Birth Place

Buffalo, Erie County, New York, United States of America


United States of America

School / College / University

Ranger School



Race / Ethnicity


Food Habits





David Goggins Tattoo on back

Physical Stats & More


  • In feet: 6′ 0″
  • In Centimeters: 183 cm
  • In meters: 1.83 m


  • In kilograms: 86 kg
  • In Pounds: 189.5 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Chest Size: 44 inches
  • Biceps Size: 16 inches
  • Waist Size: 32 inches

Shoe size

10 (US)

Eye color

Dark Brown

Hair Color






Trunnis Goggins

David Goggins with his father Trunnis Goggins

David Goggins father Tunnis Goggins


Jackie Goggins

David Goggins with his mother Jackie Goggins

David Goggins with mother Jackie Goggins


Trunnis Goggins Jr. (Older Brother)



Relationship & More

Marital Status

In a relationship with Jennifer Kish

Marriage Date


Affairs or dating history

Aleeza Goggins (2010-2016)

David Goggins with Aleeza Goggins

Jennifer Kish (2017-Present)

David Goggins with Jennifer Kish David Goggins girlfriend Jennifer Kish

Favorite Things


Money Factor

Net Worth

$3 million

Source of Income – Athlete

Car collection

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