How much is Lindsey Vonn worth?
|Net Worth:||$13 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Alpine Ski Racer|
|Date of Birth:||October 18, 1984|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Lindsey Vonn
Lindsey Vonn is an American athlete who competed in alpine skiing. Her career started off in late 2000 and since then, she won numerous accolades and established herself as one of the most successful racers of all time. She has won four World Cup championships and with the win became one of the two females to ever achieve this record. Among some of her many other accolades include five Super-G titles, two Olympic medals (gold and bronze), and a “Laureus Sportswoman of the Year” award.
How did Lindsey Vonn earn her net worth?
The talented ski racer began participating in the Winter Olympics and World Cups. In 2002, at the age of 17, she made her Olympic debut, and the following year, she earned a silver medal. Throughout the early 2000s, she continued to take part in both Winter Olympics and World Championships, earning more than $100,000. 2008 changed Vonn’s career, who was able to win the World Cup championship for the first time. With the win, she also became the second American woman to achieve this accolade.
Winning the World Cup championship in three consecutive years, from 2008 to 2010, really established Lindsey Vonn as one of the premier athletes in alpine skiing. Thanks to her wins, at that time, her net worth exceeded $4 million. Concurrently with her third consecutive World Cup title win, in 2010, Lindsey also won a gold medal in the downhill at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. By defeating her rival Julian Mancuso, she also made history as the first American woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal in the downhill.
Why is she so famous?
Lindsey Vonn became famous thanks to her history-making career as an alpine ski racer. She was born on October 18, 1984, to Alan and Linda Kildow. She was born in St. Paul but was raised in Burnsville, Minnesota. At the age of 9, she met Picabo Street, a successful Olympic gold medalist who she considers to be her hero and role model. After she met the ski racer, she commuted to Colorado where she trained for several years.
Lindsey began skiing when she was a child and was taught by her grandfather Don. At the age of 7, she was already skiing in Colorado, Oregon, and Minnesota year-round. While in Colorado, she joined the Ski Club Vail racing program which helped her improve and become a professional in just a few years. A few years before she even graduated from the University of Missouri High School, the aspiring ski racer made it to the US Ski Team and, at the age of 16, she made her World Cup debut.
What makes Lindsey so successful?
The success of Lindsey Vonn comes from her persistence, will, and love for skiing. In the 2011 World Championships, she was unsuccessful in capturing the World Cup after she failed short to Maria Riesch, mainly because of many arm and knee injuries suffered in the previous years that she had to endure. The following year, she won her fourth World Cup championship and with that win, she joined the all-event winners’ club.
Throughout the rest of the decade, she continued to make history and win various championship titles. At the 2019 World Championships, she won a bronze medal and became not only the oldest woman (at the age of 34) to receive a medal at a world title but also the first female ski racer to ever receive six world championship medals. After the event, she officially retired from the alpine skiing.
Just a few months after that, HBO released a documentary about her career entitled “Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season”. Apart from skiing, Lindsey Vonn is also known for writing two best-selling autobiographies (“Strong Is the New Beautiful” and “Rise: My Story”) and for appearing in multiple television series, realities, and programs.
Lindsey Vonn is a celebrity who is considered to be one of the greatest skiers of all time and one of America’s most successful ever. Her career spanned over two decades, during which she made a lot of history at events like the World Cup, the Olympic Games, and so many events.
Now, with a net worth of more than $8 million, she is more focused than ever to take over the world, and, just after her retirement from skiing in February 2019, she announced her intentions of becoming an actress and a businesswoman which remains to be seen.