Tara Lipinski, who wrote her name in the history in golden letters by becoming the youngest ever figure skater to win an Olympic gold, is a talented sportsperson from America. Throughout her lifetime, she has diversified her talents into many fields. Let’s discover what those fields are and how much money they have made for her and how much is her net worth in 2019.
The Olympic gold medallist, Tara Lipinski was born on June 10, 1982, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US. In her early childhood, she was raised in Washington Township, New Jersey. Other than being a figure skater, she is also a sports commentator and an actress. Her full name is Tara Kristen Lipinski. She is the only child of her parents. Her father, Jack Richard Lipinski, is an oil executive and lawyer while her mother, Patricia, is a secretary.
Since her childhood, she was focused on the skating, so she could hardly attend any school. However, she is said to have completed her high school from River Oaks Academy, Huston, Texas. By the time, she has become the professional skater, so she didn’t continue her study.
Speaking of her personal life, Tara keeps her private life, private. In 2015, she announced her engagement with the TV producer Todd Kapostasy. The couple converted their engagement into a marital relationship in 2017. Right now, they’re a happily married couple, and there hasn’t been any information about her pregnancy yet.
To become the youngest Olympic gold medallist skater, Tara has come a long way. She had started learning the skating at the tender age of 3. She had joined many professional training and also took the private lessons from different coaches. Prior to Olympic 1998, she was also trained with famous skater-coach Richard Callaghan.
She first participated in a major skating competition when she was 8 years old. Her talents got noticed in ‘1991 US rolling skating championship’ when she bagged the champion title as a nine-year-old girl. She rose to national prominence in 1994 when she bagged ‘US Olympic Festival’ competition title. She became the youngest athlete to win a gold medal in this championship.
She was creating uproars with her breath-taking performance at that young age. In 1997, Tara won US world championship and went on creating a history in 1998 Olympic where she became the youngest ever skater to win the gold medal. After her Olympic gold, she stepped into professional skating but here, she couldn’t gain that much success.
In 2002, she retired from all the forms of skating and started serving as a sports commentator. As she is drop-dead gorgeous, she also tried her hands in acting. Not to wonder, she achieved a fair success as an actress.
Awards & achievements
Needless to mention, she is an Olympic gold medallist. Other than this, she is a one-time world skating champion and one-time US national skating champion. She also won ‘Kids’ Choice Award’ for the favourite female athlete. Lately, in 2006, she was inducted into United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
Net worth of Tara Lipinski
Tara said goodbye to skating nearly 20 years ago, but at her prime days, she was probably the most successful female athlete in the US. She has bagged titles after titles which ultimately racked up a huge net worth for her. In the present time, she is active as a sports commentator and also as an actress. So, she has primarily amassed her net worth from three sources. She is estimated to have a staggering net worth of $7.5 million. Being a sporting icon, she is also a loved girl among the sponsors.
Winning an Olympic gold medal at the young age of 14 is really incredible. At the age when we haven’t even decided our career, Tara had written the history. Incredible!