Surfing is one of the most popular sports, and many might be aware of the legends of this sport. Kelly Slater is considered one of those. He is a five consecutive time winner of the World Surf League and a total of 11 times winner of the same title. How ironic that he is considered both the youngest and the oldest of the surf champions to win this most prestigious title. Here we shall get to know about net worth, career and earnings of Kelly Slater in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Kelly is an American Professional Surfer. He was born on 11th February 1972. His place of birth is the fascinating Cocoa Beach of the United States. His original name is Robert Kelly Slater. He is an American by nationality and has a mixed ethnicity.
He is almost 46 years old now, but he has already made his mark in the history of surfing and so will be remembered along with the other world champions and legendary surfers. Being born so close to the beach, most of his childhood has been spent well playing with the waves and going fishing and surfing. We are not much informed about his educational background. But, he has been participating in several big and small contests of surfing.
Stephen Slater and Judy Moriarity are his parents’ name. He also had a younger brother named Stephen and an elder brother Sean. In his childhood, he also seemed quite a creative person playing guitar and composing sonnets. He had been in a long relationship with Kalani Miller and finally got married to him. They have a daughter named as Taylor.
A perfect friend of him is Derek Johnson who has been beside him always. Don’t get surprised if you find Kelly golfing well somewhere. He is a multi-talented person. Pipeline in Hawaii, Mondos in Ventura, CA, Kirra in Australia are some the favorite spots of our talented surfer, Slater.
Career, Awards & Nominations
The golden marker in his career was the formal winning of the title ASP in 2011 in San Francisco. Since 1994-98 he won the ASP title consecutively. Kelly in 1997 beat Mark Richards, who was known as the big shot in Australian Surfing. He also won many other titles like the Boost Mobile Pro, Billabong Tahiti Pro, etc. Quiksilver has sponsored him from 1990 till 2014. Now he uses his signature series of FCS fin masons. He is also seen appearing in the TV series called “Baywatch” as Jimmy Slade and the “The Girls Next Door.” He also acted in many surf movies. What a versatile personality.
Net Worth & Earnings
As of now, he has an estimated net worth of more than $25 million. His other sources of wealth include the ads and endorsements along with some appearances in movies. Fame brings in a lot of wealth with it.
Kelly has been an extraordinary talent showing the world how passion can drive you towards success and let you reach extraordinary heights in life. Many aspiring surfers consider him as their idol.