Five-time Olympic gold medalist and 14-time world champion, Katie Ledecky is a young American swimmer. Presently, she is regarded as the greatest swimmer in the world. She has shattered several records in freestyle swimming. Here are all the details about career, biography, and net worth of Katie Ledecky in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Katie Ledecky was born as Kathleen Genevieve Ledecky on March 17, 1997, in Washington D.C. Her parent’s names are David Ledecky and Mary Gen. Her father was a lawyer while her mother was a state-level swimmer. She has Irish and English ancestry. She has an older brother who is also a swimmer. Katie’s childhood hasn’t been like any other kids.
At the age of 6, she has already begun her swimming career, but she also continued her studies. When she was a child, her family moved to Maryland where she attended Little Flower School. Later, she moved to Stone Ridge School of Sacred Heart and completed her high school in 2015. For higher studies, she attended Georgetown University and Standford University.
Katie Ledecky is only 21 years old as of now. She is so busy in her professional career that she never took out time to get involved in love relationships. Till today, she hasn’t been linked with any man. She has never talked about her love life either. Secretly, she might have been dating somebody, but there is not any information about it.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
Katie has started her swimming career at the age of 6. She was influenced by her brother and mother. During her school days, she participated in every swimming event and won many of them. She also set a few records. Her professional career actually began in 2012 when she entered United States Olympic Trials. She managed to qualify for the 2012 Olympic games and became the youngest ever American to participate in Olympic. She stunned the world when she bagged the gold medal in the Olympic 2012. It was her first international medal and the beginning of an unbeatable career.
After 2012, she hardly lost any championship. She won medal after medal and tournament after tournament. She won World Championships, Pan Pacific Championships, and many other big championships. In Rio Olympic 2016, she broke all the records and took the world by storm by winning four gold medals and one silver.
Listing down the awards and honours earned by Katie is really hard. This list will go endless. Other than her 5 Olympic gold medals, Katie has won almost every award given in this category. She has received ‘World Swimmer of the Year Award’ four times and USOC Sportswoman of the year award’ 3 times.
Net Worth & Earnings
Katie has been a successful swimmer for almost one decade. Presently, there is no any other player in the world who can compete with her. After winning so many medals and trophies, she must have racked up huge net worth. Well, as of now, the swimming sensation holds a remarkable net worth of $3.5 million. She has earned her net worth mostly through her swimming career because she is not allowed to accept any endorsements as she is an NCAA student-athlete. However, lately, she has announced to refrain from NCAA seasons in order to accept endorsements.
Katie Ledecky is the first female swimmer in the history who has won 5 Olympic gold medals, 14 world-champion medals, and ten world aquatics championships. Just at the age of 21, she has created the history by breaking 14 world records.