The Top 10 Richest Figure Skaters of 2016

The richest figure skaters had hugely successful competitive careers that included but of course weren’t limited to, the Winter Olympics.  It seems that to become truly wealthy from the sport, these skaters must first prove themselves on the ice and trounce the competition. Most skaters start young and begin competing in large venues against other countries in their mid-to-late teens. But even after the competitive years are over, many figure skaters will continue to tour in shows and perform for television specials, movies, and more.

Competing in the Winter Olympics definitely gives skaters the right kind of exposure on the road to gaining celebrity status. Of course, in the world of figure skating, the top athletes are already stars. But the attention, status and glamour of appearing on an internationally televised sport, competing against the best of the best around the world, can shoot these athletes into the wealthy world of endorsements and celebrity appearances.

Don’t think that competitive skating is an easy door to stardom, though In fact, one wrong move and careers can be forever ruined. We’ve collated information on the richest and or most famous figure skaters in the world, and their net worth. From the tragic, to the startling, to the inspiring these ten stories reveal a dramatic world beyond the prettiness we witness on the ice. The Top 10 Richest Figure Skaters of 2016.

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Scott Hamilton:-

Scott Hamilton

Scott Scovell Hamilton is a retired American figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. He won four consecutive U.S. championships, four consecutive World Championships and a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics.

  • Net Worth : $30 Million
  • Born: August 28, 1958 (age 55), Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
  • Height: 1.60 m
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Tracie Hamilton (m. 2002)
  • Children: Maxx Hamilton, Aidan McIntosh Hamilton
  • Movies and TV shows: Blades of Glory, Skating with Celebrities, more

Kristi Yamaguchi:-

Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristine Tsuya “Kristi” Yamaguchi is an American figure skater. She is the 1992 Olympic Champion in ladies’ singles. Yamaguchi also won two World Figure Skating Championships in 1991 and 1992 and a U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1992.

  • Net Worth : $18 Million
  • Born: July 12, 1971 (age 42), Hayward, California, United States
  • Height: 1.54 m
  • Spouse: Bret Hedican (m. 2000)
  • Education: Mission San Jose High School
  • Children: Emma Yoshiko Hedican, Keara Kiyomi Hedican
  • Books: It’s a Big World, Little Pig!, Figure Skating For Dummies

Brian Boitano:-

Brian Boitano

Brian Anthony Boitano is an American figure skater from Sunnyvale, California. He is the 1988 Olympic champion, the 1986 and 1988 World Champion, and the 1985–1988 U.S. National Champion. He turned professional following the 1988 season.

  • Net Worth : $18 Million
  • Born: October 22, 1963 (age 50), Mountain View, California, United States
  • Height: 1.80 m
  • Nationality: American
  • Movies: Blades of Glory, Carmen on Ice
  • Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance in Classical Music or Dance Programming
  • Nominations: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography

Kim Yuna:-

Kim Yuna

Kim Yuna (born September 5, 1990) is a South Korean figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic champion in ladies’ singles, the 2009, 2013 World champion, the 2009 Four Continents champion, a three time (2006–2007, 2007–2008, 2009–2010) Grand Prix Final champion, the 2006 World Junior champion, the 2005 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, and a six-time (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014) South Korean national champion.

  • Net Worth : $14 Million
  • Born: September 5, 1990 (age 23), Bucheon, South Korea
  • Height: 1.64 m
  • Weight: 47 kg
  • Education: Korea University (2009–2013)
  • Siblings: Aera Kim
  • Parents: Kim Hyeon-seok, Park Mee-hee

Johnny Weir:-

Johnny Weir

John Garvin “Johnny” Weir-Voronov is an American figure skater. He is the 2008 World bronze medalist, a two-time Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, the 2001 World Junior Champion, and a three-time U.S. national champion.

  • Net Worth : $10 Million
  • Born: July 2, 1984 (age 29), Coatesville, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Weight: 61 kg
  • Height: 1.75 m
  • Spouse: Victor Voronov (m. 2011)
  • Movies: Vancouver 2010: Winter Olympics Highlights
  • Siblings: Brian Weir

Michelle Kwan:-

Michelle Kwan

Michelle Wingshan Kwan is a retired American figure skater. She is a two-time Olympic medalist, a five-time World champion and a nine-time U.S. champion.

  • Net Worth : $8 Million
  • Born: July 7, 1980 (age 33), Torrance, California, United States
  • Spouse: Clay Pell (m. 2013)
  • Siblings: Karen Kwan, Ron Kwan
  • Education: The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (2009–2011), more
  • Parents: Danny Kwan, Estella Kwan
  • Awards: James E. Sullivan Award, Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Female Athlete

Nancy Kerrigan:-

Nancy Kerrigan

Nancy Ann Kerrigan is a retired American figure skater. She is the 1994 Olympic silver medalist, the 1992 Olympic bronze medalist, a two-time world medalist, and the 1993 U.S. national champion.

  • Net Worth : $8 Million
  • Born: October 13, 1969 (age 44), Woburn, Massachusetts, United States
  • Height: 1.62 m
  • Spouse: Jerry Solomon (m. 1995)
  • Children: Nicole Elizabeth Solomon, Brian Solomon, Matthew Eric Solomon
  • Parents: Daniel Kerrigan, Brenda Kerrigan

Dorothy Hamill:-

Dorothy Hamill

Dorothy Stuart Hamill is an American figure skater. She is the 1976 Olympic champion in ladies’ singles and the 1976 World champion.

  • Net Worth : $5 Million
  • Born: July 26, 1956 (age 57), Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Height: 1.60 m
  • Spouse: John MacColl (m. 2010), Kenneth Forsythe (m. 1987–1995), Dean Paul Martin (m. 1982–1984)
  • Children: Alexandra Forsythe
  • Books: A Skating Life: My Story
  • Siblings: Marcia Hamill, Sandy Hamill

Tara Lipinski:-

Tara Lipinski

Tara Kristen Lipinski is a retired American figure skater. At the age of 15, she won the ladies’ singles Olympic gold medal in figure skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics.

  • Net Worth : $4 Million
  • Born: June 10, 1982 (age 31), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Height: 1.55 m
  • Weight: 46 kg
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: University of Delaware
  • Parents: Patricia Lipinski, Jack Richard Lipinski

Tonya Harding:-

Tonya Harding

Tonya Maxene Harding is an American figure skating champion, a two-time Olympian, and a two-time Skate America Champion. In 1991, she won the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and placed second in the World Championships.

  • Net Worth : $10,000 Thousand
  • Born: November 12, 1970 (age 43), Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Weight: 62 kg
  • Nationality: American
  • Height: 1.54 m
  • Spouse: Joseph Jens Price (m. 2010), Michael Smith (m. 1995–1996), Jeff Gillooly (m. 1990–1993)
  • Movies and TV shows: truTV Presents: World’s Dumbest…, more

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