America, commonly referred to as ‘The Land of Opportunities’ is famous for many things- people, food, scenic attractions and what not, but do you know that America is also famous for producing the best sports players? Lindsey Vonn is one of them. She is an American Alpine ski racer on the U.S ski team and has won more medals than you could count on your fingers. Keep reading to know more about Lindsey Vonn’s net worth in 2018.
Lindsey Vonn Early Life
Lindsey Caroline Vonn was born on 18th October, 1984 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She started skiing at the age of two and soon got the opportunity to hone her skii skills under the guidance of renowned coach Erich Sailor at Burnsville’s Buck Hill. She met ski racer Picabo Street at the age of 10 who admired her style of skiing and soon became Lindsey’s role model as well as mentor. She did not lose focus from her studies and completed her higher education from the University of Missouri High School via an online distance program. She trained a lot to reach where she is now, but you could also say that skiing runs in her blood as her father, Alan Kildow was a junior national skiing champion. She married American skier Thomas Vonn. They later divorced in 2003.
Lindsey Vonn Career Awards & Achievement
Lindsey Vonn won her first international championship at the age of 15 and competed in her first Olympics at the age of 17. She made her World cup debut on 18th November, 2000 in Park City, USA. Her dedication shows in the fact that during 2006 Olympic winter games she crashed and got hospitalized, but within two days she competed despite the injury. That year, her courage won her the US Olympic Spirit award. Her career best performance was witnessed during the 2007-08 skiing season where she registered six world cup wins to her name. She won her 10th career World Cup downhill race at the season’s penultimate competition and broke American record set by her own mentor and role model, Picabo Street. She became the second American woman to win the overall World Cup title in 2008. It was during the 2009 World Championships in France that she clinched her 1st world championship, thereby becoming the 1st American woman to bag the super-G title. Shortly after winning her 20th career World cup title in 2016, she withdrew from the season due to her injury, but came back in 2017 and won a downhill bronze medal at the World championships.
Awards and achievement
There’s a very long list of awards Lindsey Vonn has won through skiing. She has broken various records with her accomplishments. To list a few, she has won four World Cup Overall championships, won the gold in downhill at the 2010 winter Olympics and became the first American woman to win that. In the downhill discipline Lindsey holds a record having bagged the World Cup Title in 8 seasons. She has a total of 20 World Cup Crystal Globe titles, the highest number among both men and women. She won three consecutive World Cup championships. She is considered one of the most successful American ski racer.
Net Worth of Lindsey Vonn
Lindsey Vonn’s net worth is $6 million. Her skiing career has made her a celebrity hence, she often appears on the late night shows. She also has a number of sponsorship deals and endorsements to her name with brands like Red Bull, Rolex, Oakley, Hershey, GoPro, under Armour etc. Moreover, she has started a Lindsey Vonn foundation which helps young girls in fulfilling their athletic dreams.
Lindsey Vonn has made America proud with her many victories and record-breaking performances. It is not just her talent, but also her determination, fierceness, resilience and love towards skiing that has made her what she is today. She gives everything to her discipline and doesn’t let her personal life affect her performance. It’s a treat to watch her play. We wish her luck for her future!