Kelly Slater is an American surfer, entrepreneur, and actor. He is known for winning many professional surfing competitions internationally. He is the record holder of the World League Championship, winning it a total of 11 times. He has also acted in a number of Hollywood movies and has appeared on the famous Baywatch TV series. Now let’s have a close look at Kelly Slater’s net worth in 2018.
Kelly Slater Early Life
Kelly Slater was born on 11th February 1972 in Florida, USA. Kelly’s father Stephen Slater was a shop owner. His mother Judy Moriarity used to work as a firefighter and medical technician. Kelly also has two brothers.
Kelly started surfing at an early age of five. Not much is known about Kelly’s schooling. It seems the surfing sports arena was his school and waves his teachers.
Kelly Slater turned a professional surfer at the age of 18 and won his first contest the Body Glove Surfbout in 1990.
Since then Slater has participated in numerous national and international championships and won many of them.
He also started acting in surf related movies and TV series as soon as he turned a professional surfer.
Kelly Slater is also a businessman and champion of environmental causes.
His hobbies include playing the guitar and writing poems.
Kelly Slater has a daughter Taylor from his previous relationship with his ex-girlfriend Tamara.
Currently, he is in a long-term relationship with Kalani Miller who is a model and a businesswoman.
Kelly Slater Career
Kelly Slater started surfing competitively at the age of 18. Some major surfing league championships that he won are the Quicksilver pro, U.S. Open of Surfing, Australian Open and Billabong Tahiti Pro.
He is the youngest surfer to have won the World surf league championship. He was ranked at number 2 in the 2013 world surf league rankings.
Recently he participated in the Billabong pipe masters and finished at the 9th position. Currently, he is ranked at number 13 in the world rankings.
Apart from surfing Kelly has also acted in numerous films. His first movie was Surfers, though his first sponsor funded movie was Kelly Slater in Black and White in 1990.
He has appeared in nearly 40 surf related movies. He was also a popular cast of the famous Baywatch TV series and appeared in 27 of its episodes.
Slater is also musically inclined and has appeared in a couple of bands concert performances.
Slater wrote his autobiography Pipe Dreams that was released in 2003.
He has also co-founded a clothing company Outerknown which is known for its eco-friendly products. He started a beverage company called Purps.
He is also the owner of the Kelly Slater Wave Company that creates man-made waves.
Awards & Achievements
Kelly Slater has been surfing professionally for the past 25 years and has received a plethora of awards and accolades for his unmatched skills in the surfing world.
He has won a total of 55 world surf league contests and has been the world championship holder for consecutive 5 years from 1994 to 1998. He is also the oldest surfer to have won this title.
Slater has also been honored by the US House of Representatives for his contribution to the sport. He is also in the Sea Shepard Conservation Society board of advisors.
Net Worth of Kelly Slater
Kelly Slater has earned his net worth of $22 million through his surfing and acting career. He has also earned a major chunk of it through his entrepreneurial ventures.
His career earnings are estimated to be more than $4 million. He has also earned as the brand ambassador of The Chia Co.
Recently his company the Kelly Wave Slater Company’s majority stake was acquired by the World Surf League.
One of the movies in which he had a cameo appearance Surf’s Up made more than $149 million worldwide.
Kelly Slater is one of those talented athletes who make sports their life. They never think of retiring, and participating in contests is as natural to them as living. Kelly Slater has also used his stardom for greater causes and has successfully spread eco-friendly messages across his worldwide fans.