British diving Olympian and TV personality Tom Daley has an estimated net worth of £2 million.
Born on 21 May, 1994 in Plymouth, England, Tom Daley began competing in diving when he was seven. After being spotted at a local pool during his diving lessons, he was invited to join a competitive diving team.
Daley was placed in a competitive squad in September 2002, and six months later, he won a medal in the 8/9 year old boys category National Novice Championships in April 2003.
In September 2003, he took part in an invitational event in Southampton where he won the 1 m, 3 m and platform events, and first made his mark on the wider audience. Daley won his age group at the British Championships in the 1 m springboard, the 3 m springboard, and platform in 2004, 2005, and 2006.
In June 2004, he won the platform competition in the National Junior (under 18) group, making him the youngest winner of that event. In 2005 Daley competed as a guest competitor in the Australian Elite Junior Nationals and placed first in platform and second in 3 m springboard in the 14-15 age group event. He also competed in the 14-15 category at the 2005 Aachen Junior International, placing second in platform and third in 3 m springboard. In 2006, he was the under-18 British champion in platform and 3m springboard, and he placed second in the 10 m platform at the 2007 senior British Championships, which were held in December 2006.
In January 2007, at the age of twelve, Daley was given a special dispensation to compete at the 2007 Australian Youth Olympic Festival and won the silver medal with synchro-partner Callum Johnstone in the 10-metre synchronised-diving final.
Later in 2007, he won the senior platform title at the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) National Championships, the national championship for English divers. In 2007 he also began to compete on FINA’s international diving circuit of Grand Prix and World Series events, twice finishing fourth in individual competition.
In January 2008, Daley won the 10 m platform event at the British Championships and became the youngest winner of the senior British 10 m title. He also won the 10 m platform synchro title with new partner Blake Aldridge.
Two weeks later, Daley won his first medals on the FINA circuit, winning a bronze in the individual platform competition and a silver in synchro at the Madrid Grand Prix. Daley and Aldridge won bronze in synchro at the 2008 FINA Diving World Cup. Their score was a British record and Daley became the youngest ever male medallist in a world diving event. Daley came seventh in the individual competition. In March 2008, Daley became the youngest person to win a gold medal at the European Championships, held in Eindhoven.
Daley qualified for the Beijing 2008 Olympics in the individual 10 metre dive competition. In the Olympic synchronised 10 metre platform competition, they placed 8th,while in the individual 10 metre platform competition he finished 7th.
A month after his appearance at the Olympics, Daley participated in the FINA Junior World Championships for the first time. He finished second in the category “B” platform competition (for 14- and 15-year-old boys).
Daley won the 2007 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Young Personality award. He was considered a medal prospect for the 2012 Olympic Games in London from this time, and was one of the British Olympians being tracked through the years leading up to London 2012 by the BBC television series Olympic Dreams.
In the 2009 FINA World Championships, held in Rome, Daley unexpectedly won the individual platform.
On 12 October 2010, Daley attended the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India and he, together with his teammate Max Brick, won the gold medal for Synchronised 10m Platform Competition. The following day he also won gold in the 10m Individual Platform competition.
In November 2010, Daley was announced as one of the nominated sportsmen for both the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2010 and BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2010.He went on to win BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2010 for the third time in his career, and is the first person to receive this award three times.
In the British Gas Diving Championships held in Sheffield in June 2012, which were also the Olympic trials, Daley and Waterfield won the 10m synchro platform title with a new British record score of 475.77, more than 140 points ahead of silver medallists Daniel Goodfellow and Ross Haslam on 333.72.
Daley won the 19th FINA World Junior Diving Championships, held in October 2012 in Adelaide, Australia.
In January 2013, Daley was involved in the ITV celebrity diving show Splash!, where he was an expert adviser to the celebrity contestants, where the show received the largest ratings on each of the five Saturday nights it was broadcast, and was renewed for a second season in 2014.
In 2014 Daley hosted a six-part travel series for ITV2 called Tom Daley Goes Global.
At the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Daley won a silver medal in the men’s synchronised 10 m platform with diving partner James Denny and gold in the men’s 10 m platform.
In August 2014 at the European Championships in Berlin, Daley won the silver medal in the 10 m platform competition.
At the World Championships held in Kazan, Russia, Daley won the gold medal with Rebecca Gallantree in the inaugural team event competition.
At the British National Diving Cup, the British Championships, held in January, Daley won gold in the individual 10 metre platform competition with 545.80 points, ahead of Matty Lee on 461.00 and Dan Goodfellow on 419.35 points.
Daley and Goodfellow got bronze at the 2016 FINA Diving World Cup, earning them a spot in the 10 m synchro competition at the Olympic Games.