Simone Arianne Biles is an American Artistic Gymnast who is currently America’s most decorated gymnast with a total of 30 medals in the World Championships and the Olympics. Known for her powerful legs and incredible balance, Biles has been smashing records and setting new heights in the world of gymnastics.
In this Simone Biles biography facts, childhood, personal life and net worth, we present an in-depth review of the profile and life of the top gymnast from childhood to present. Other interesting highlights include her career, accomplishments and other onscreen and offscreen facts about her life.
Simone Arianne Biles was born on the 14th of March 1997 in Columbus Ohio as the third of four children to Kelvin Clemons and Shannon Biles. Her parents suffered from drugs and alcohol addictions and were deemed unfit parents for their children, so Simone and her siblings had to go into foster care.
Until the couple Ronald and Nellie Biles (Simone’s maternal grandparents) along with Ron’s sister Harriet Thomas came to adopt them all, Simone and her younger sister Adria went to live with Ronald in Houston Texas, while her elder siblings Tevin and Ashley went to live with their great aunt in Cleveland, Ohio.
Biles grew up in Houston and first came in contact with gymnastics when her daycare group visited a gymnastics club on a field trip when she was 6 years old. She began imitating the moves of other gymnasts and was soon spotted by the instructors, who immediately sent her home with a letter requesting that she be permitted to join the gymnastics club by her parents.
Biles proved to be better at gymnastics than most of her peers and her parents soon switched to homeschooling after she had finished her primary education, to afford her more training hours.