Colin Jackson Married, Gay, Boyfriend, Sister, Net Worth
One of Britain's most successful sprint hurdlers, Colin Jackson, secured a silver medal during the Olympics. The former sprint and hurdling athlete won 110m hurdles world champion two-times and went undefeated at the European Championships for 12 years.
After retirement, the director of a multimedia production company named Red Shoes, Colin, works as a sports commentator for BBC and is a well-known face on British television.
Colin Jackson Is Gay! Is He Married To Partner?
Colin Jackson publicly revealed his sexuality as a gay in August 2017. The BBC sports presenter talked in an interview for a Swedish documentary, Rainbow Heroes and announced that he had never revealed his sexuality in public previously to avoid being 'sensationalized.'
However, his parents Ossie Jackson and Angela Jackson knew their son's sexual preference since 2006. The former athelete revealed them his preference after a former partner sold a story to a tabloid newspaper. He talked about the heart-warming reaction of his parents and said that they didn't faze and were distraught after knowing their son sexual preference.
Colin once lived in Bath with English former competitive swimmer, Mark Foster. The duo lived in the same roof for two years, and Mark knew about Colin's life and his boyfriends named Vincent and John. However, the Cardiff native and Mark were never partners and always shared a good friendship.
Although Colin has revealed his ex-partner as Vincent and his partner as John during his interview with The Guardian in November 2017, he has remained obscure to provide the details of his intimacy with them. As of November 2018, Colin is reportedly unmarried.
How Much Is Colin Jackson's Net Worth?
Colin, 51, garnered the net worth from his career as a British professional athelete. During the mid-1990's he received a salary worth £40,000 along with a bonus for winnings. He is an active philanthropist and has donated a lot with charity Sports Relief along with raising the money and coaching the youngsters.
Colin Jackson signed autographs to his fans in the IAAF Continental Cup at Mestsky Stadium on September 2018 (Photo: zimbio.com)
He bought his first house; a three-bed semi-detached house in Cardiff for £83,000 in 1988. He later sold his Cardiff house for £98,000 in 1991. Today, Colin resides in a four-bedroom house outside of Cardiff, which he brought back in 1996 for a price £172,000. His apartment is now worth £800,000.
Among his several cars, he invested £90,000 for buying a flashy Aston Martin. However, when he found that his friend had a Jaguar which was better than his Aston, the former sprint and hurdling athlete sold his car for £58,000 and brought a Mazda MX5.
The Olympic medalist has a passion for watches and owns over 70 watches. His indulgent purchase was during 1997 when he bought a Cartier watch for £25,000. He also was endorsed with a Swiss luxury manufacturing company, Tag Heuer whose wristwatches were worth between £10,000 and £15,000 in 2007.
Born as Colin Ray Jackson on 18 February 1967, Colin is a native of Cardiff, United Kingdom. At the age of 33, Colin received the Officer of the Order of the British Empire-award for his service to sports. The former sprint and hurdling athlete stands at the height of 1.82 m and holds British nationality.
The British athelete was born to his parents Ossie Jackson and Angela Jackson. In his family, Colin has an older sister named Suzanne Packer. His sister Suzanne is an actress and director known for Casualty. As per wiki, Colin's parents were Jamaican immigrants and had an Afro-Caribbean background. While they initially had financial difficulties, his parents eventually settled up, and today, they are proud of the success of their children.