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Deborah Scaling Kiley was born on 21 January, 1958 in Throckmorton, Texas, United States, is a Sailor,author. Discover Deborah Scaling Kiley's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 54 years old?

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Occupation Sailor,author
Age 54 years old
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Born 21 January 1958
Birthday 21 January
Birthplace Throckmorton, Texas, United States
Date of death August 13, 2012,
Died Place San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Nationality American

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Who Is Deborah Scaling Kiley's Husband?

Her husband is Greg Blackmon(m. 2005; div. 2008)John Coleman Kiley III(divorced)

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Husband Greg Blackmon(m. 2005; div. 2008)John Coleman Kiley III(divorced)
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Children 2

Deborah Scaling Kiley Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Deborah Scaling Kiley worth at the age of 54 years old? Deborah Scaling Kiley’s income source is mostly from being a successful Sailor. She is from American. We have estimated Deborah Scaling Kiley's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
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Source of Income Sailor

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Deborah Scaling was married to John Coleman Kiley III, and was later married to Greg Blackmon from 2005–2008. Both marriages concluded in divorces and in the case of Blackmon there were charges of domestic violence. She had two children: her daughter, Marka Kiley, and son, John "Quatro" Kiley IV, who died in a drowning accident in 2009. Deborah Scaling Kiley died August 13, 2012 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she had recently moved.


The shipwreck was transformative for Kiley who went on to write a popular account of the incident called Albatross: The True Story of a Woman's Survival at Sea (1994) which was made into a TV film, Two Came Back; and profiled in the episode "Shark Survivor" on the Discovery channel series I Shouldn't Be Alive (Ep. 1, Se. 1, 2005-08-10); and in the episode "Danielle/Deborah/Gordy & Betty" of the series I Survived... (Ep. 17, Se. 3, 2010-09-12). She became a motivational speaker, appeared on Larry King Live (CNN), and published another book No Victims Only Survivors in 2006 about lessons for surviving. In 2019, Discovery Channel released a made-for-TV movie lightly based on the events of the shipwreck titled Capsized: Blood in the Water.


Deborah Scaling Kiley (January 21, 1958 – August 13, 2012) was an American sailor, author, motivational speaker, and businesswoman. She was the first American woman to complete the Whitbread Round the World Race and famously survived a boating accident in 1982 off the coast of North Carolina, which became the subject of TV shows, books and films.

Deborah Scaling Kiley was born January 21, 1958, in Throckmorton, Texas. She took up sailing at an early age and began working as a crew member on yachts. In 1981, she became the first American woman to complete the Whitbread Round the World Race, working as a cook on the South African Xargo. In October, 1982, she was hired to crew a 58-foot sailing yacht called the Trashman for a routine Maine to Florida transfer. From Maine, they stopped over in Annapolis, Maryland and left for the next leg when the boat was overtaken by unexpected heavy weather in the Gulf Stream off the coast of North Carolina. The Trashman foundered in 40–50' seas and sank. The five crew members gathered on an 11-foot Zodiac and began to die: two drank sea-water, became delusional, left the Zodiac, and were eaten by sharks; and the third had an agonizing death from infected wounds suffered during the sinking. Five days after the sinking, Kiley and the other surviving crew member were rescued by a passing Soviet cargo ship "Olenegorsk" and presented to US authorities.