Kristi Yamaguchi is one of the world’s most popular skating personalities of all time. She won many great championship events across the globe next to getting the first place in Dancing with the Stars 6th season along with the dancer, musician and actor Mark Ballas. You may explore in details below the life, career and net worth of Kristi Yamaguchi in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Kristi Yamaguchi full birth name is Kristine Tsuya Yamaguchi. She was born in Hayward city in California, United States, on July 12, 1971. Her father Jim Yamaguchi works as a dentist, and her mother Carole Yamaguchi worked as a secretary in the medical field. She has origins from Japan as her maternal and paternal grandparents and great-grandparents emigrated from there to the United States. She has 1 brother and 1 sister, Brett Yamaguchi and Lori Yamaguchi.
Kristi Yamaguchi was mainly grown and raised in California along with her siblings. She completed her education and graduated from the Mission San Jose High School which is located in Fremont in California, after being home-schooled for a couple of years to organize her training schedule. She also attended the University of Alberta in Canada where she took a few courses that were related to psychology.
Kristi Yamaguchi has been married to the ice hockey player Bret Hedican since 2000. The couple met at an Olympics event which was in the winter. They have 2 daughters together, Keara Kiyomi Hedican was born in 2003 and Emma Yoshiko Hedican was born in 2005. Every time the family appears together they all look quite happy.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Kristi Yamaguchi won many events and competitions when she was young such as the World Junior Championships and the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. As a professional, she won 2 World Figure Skating Championships next to many other international events and competitions. She also won the Dancing with the Stars 6th season along with Mark Ballas which was a big success for her.
Kristi Yamaguchi has received various great honors and awards as a figure skater. Some of her important and big ones including the Asian Excellence Inspiration Award, Professional Skaters Association Sonja Henie Award, the Flo Hyman Memorial Award from the Women’s Sports Foundation, among many others.
The latest news about Kristi Yamaguchi is that she appeared in the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars along with her former professional partner in the show, Mark Ballas, performing with the violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer Lindsey Stirling in a jazz dance trio.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The American figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi has an estimated net worth of more than $10 million. Her millions of wealth and worth were made from the various international and local events and competitions she won. Kristi Yamaguchi also received big earnings from the books she authored which are New York Times bestseller books.
Kristi Yamaguchi is recognized as one of the most influential skating sports personalities. She won the World Championships as a junior and professional next to other events and competitions. Kristi Yamaguchi is happily living with her husband, Bret Hedican, and their children.