Shaun White is a professional athlete with recognition within snowboarding and skateboarding. The iconic sportsman is also a musician and is a guitarist in the rock band called Bad Things. He is regarded as the wealthiest Olympian in the United States of America and the world as a whole. Today, let us learn more about the career, biography and net worth of Shaun White in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
White was born in 1986 on September 3 in San Diego, California. He is from the Irish and Italian descent. Shaun White was born with a heart disease called, which made him undergo two open-heart surgeries.
His love for sports was because of spending his teenage years snowboarding in ski resorts like Vermont, Ludlow, and others that are located in the southern part of California. Due to his red hair, his friends nicknamed him ‘Flying Tomato.’
He met with a prominent athlete named Tony Hawk who encouraged him to pursue his career as a skater.
Shaun White has once found himself in the wrong side of the law after being arrested in Nashville for excessive drinking, disorderly and damage of property. He has also been accused of sexual assault. However, the case was resolved outside the court.
He has a girlfriend named Sarah Barthel whom he has been dating since 2013. His girlfriend is a famous pop singer.
Career, Awards & Nominations
White career started after he met with Tony Hawk who mentored and helped him to be a pro in skateboarding. He later started focusing on his brother’s footsteps to be snowboarding.
He took part in four Winter Olympics games including the Winter X games. He also has various gold medals. He released several games such as ‘Shaun White Snowboarding,’ ‘Shaun Palmer’s Pro Snowboarder,’ and many others.
White has competed with against various athletes like Danny Kass, Andrew Wild, Kevin Pearce, among others. During the 2018 Winter Olympics in New Zealand, he got an injury that made him have 62 stitches to his face. Fortunately, the accident did not deter him from qualifying to participate in the 2018 US Olympic.
Since he was seven years, he has had sponsors who support him in his careers like CAA and IMG. He has also gotten several endorsement deals from different companies like HP, American Express, Red Bull, Birdhouse, Mountain Resort, Park City, and many others.
Shaun White has achieved a lot in his athletic career. At the Red Bull superpipe, he became the first sportsperson ever to land back to back double corks, and he was also the first one to win both medals for Summer and Winter X Games.
Shaun White has also been honored with several awards to his name like the Transworld Snowboarding Rider of the year, he won gold in the halfpipe winter games in 2006, the Revolver Golden Gods Awards for the category of Most Metal Athlete, and many others.
Net Worth & Earnings
Shaun has an estimated net worth of more than $45 million, and he receives more than $10 million per years. His fortune comes from his career, several other endorsements and from his games. He has invested in the real estate market by selling properties, which enable him to increase his income. He owns a penthouse and a condominium in Park City.
White has built a successful career even after going through two dangerous surgeries. He is a hardworking man, full of devotion and consistency. He is a role model for sportswomen and men who would want to be as victories as he is in the industry. Shaun White is a champion.