Shaun White is a well know American Olympic snowboarder who is the most famous winter Olympian in the world. Shaun has a close corporate relationship with Red Bull. He has a best- selling video game in the United States. He also competed off the snow as a skateboarder winning two skateboarding events.
Shaun is a two-time gold medalist in Olympics. He has won 10 ESPY AWARDS and had a record for the most X-Games gold medals. Here is a quick summary of Shaun White’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Shaun White Early Life
Shaun was born in San Diego California on 3 September 1986 in San Diego California. Unfortunately, Shaun was born with a serious congenital heart disease which led him to endure 2 open-heart surgeries within his first year of age. Shaun White is commonly known by his nickname “Flying Tomato” due to his red hair. He started skating at age six just to copy his elder brother.
After getting his first sponsorship at age seven, he came in touch with Tony Hawk, the sporting legend, who assisted him to be a professional skater. At 17 he missed the 2002 Olympic by 0.3 points.
Shaun is presently dating pop singer Sarah Barthel.
Shaun White Career, Awards & Achievement
In 2002, Shaun missed his Olympic gold medal by 0.3 points. In 2003 and 2004 he won the Air & Style contest. In 2006 Shaun won gold in the halfpipe at the Winter Olympics, and in 2008 Shaun captured his third snowboard halfpipe in the United States. He also released his first video game in the United States and Europe on November 16, 2008, and November 14, 2008, respectively.
In 2009 Shaun became the second competitor to win super-pipe for two years consecutively the X-Games event during the 2009 winter. Besides super-pipe, Shaun participated in the slopestyle where he won gold in addition to bronzes he had won the two consecutive previous. Also, Shaun won the FIS World Cup Men’s Halfpipe at Vancouver.
At 2010 Olympics in Vancouver Shaun White won gold in the halfpipe. He scored enough to secure gold in the first round. It was his second gold in the Olympics. In 2011, Shaun failed to reach the finals in the freestyle. However, he secured a 4th straight gold during the Colorado’s Winter X-Games.
Shaun became the first person to score perfect 100 in the Winter X-Games for the men’s Snowboard Superpipe. In 2013 Shaun White won his sixth victory in the men’s Superpipe the second participant to do this in history. He also won third place in the Pipe & Slope contest at the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Colorado.
In 2014 Winter Olympics, Shaun finished fourth in the Halfpipe event.
Awards & Achievements
In 2003, White competed in both summer and Winter X-Games. He won medals in both events.
White is also the first the snowboarder to win back to back double corks at Red Bull superpipe. He is also the first snowboarder to win the Winter X-Games superpipe gold medals in two consecutive years. Shaun White is the only person to win both a Summer and Winter Dew Cup. He also holds the highest score record in the men’s halfpipe at the Winter Olympics.
Shaun White won the Olympic gold medal twice. Further, throughout his career, he earned 10 ESPY Awards, a Teen Choice Award, and a Laureus world sports Award. He holds records of winning most gold medals in X-Games.
Net worth of Shaun White
White’s net worth is estimated to be $45 million. He earns most his fortune from his career. He receives $10 million per annum. Shaun also gets a big chunk of wealth from the many endorsement deal offers. His endorsements in 2008 amounted to $8 million.
Despite undergoing surgery two times before the age of one, Shaun went ahead to build a successful career. In his smooth career, Shaun demonstrates devotion, determination, and consistency. Besides his snowboarding career, he sometimes involves himself in music and acting. He is currently the face representing nearly ten brands.