Lindsey Vonn net worth in 2019: How much is the former Olympic gold medalist worth? How did she arrive at a huge amount of fortune? What is the telling secret behind her impressive success story? Find out about these and more as you continue to read on
Lindsey Vonn is a former American World Cup Ski Racer on the US Ski Team. She has won numerous awards and title in her career as a skier.
Lindsey Vonn is considered the most decorated and successful women’s skier in history and has a net worth of $6 million.
Her huge net worth is proof of her success in the highly competitive world of athletic skiing, as well as her recognition among the top athletes in the history of Olympics.
|Net Worth||$6 Million|
|Source of Wealth||Ski, Endorsements|
|Date of Birth||October 18, 1984|
Lindsey Caroline Kildow Vonn was born on October 18, 1984, in Saint Paul, Minnesota to Linda Anne (née Krohn) and Alan Lee Kildow. She was raised in the Twin Cities metropolitan area in Burnsville, Minnesota. Lindsey Vonn started skiing at just age 2 before moving to Erich Sailer’s renowned development program at Burnsville’s Buck Hill.
She was encouraged by her father(who had won the national junior title before a knee injury when he was 18) to pursue the dream.
At 9, Vonn was introduced to Olympic gold medalist ski racer Picabo Street; who Vonn takes as her idol in the sport.
Street later became Vonn’s mentor in skiing. Vonn and her family moved to Vail, Colorado in the late ’90s. She attended the University of Missouri High School. She is also very fluent in speaking German. As of 2019, Lindsey Vonn has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
Vonn started her skiing from age 2. When she was 7 she had already started racing and when she got to 9, was competing in the international pro competition. When she was 14-years-old, Vonn won the Italian Trofeo Topolino championships.
She made her World Cup debut on the 18th of November, 2000, in Park City, Utah when she was 16. She was elevated to a position on the 2002 USA Olympic team in Salt City, Utah, where she made her Olympics debut at 17.
A year later, Vonn won the silver medal at the Junior World Championship. She went on to win other titles as she continued to participate in coming championships and world events. From 2008 to 2016, she had won 8 titles, plus 5 more from 2005 to 2012, and 2015.
She was given the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year 2010 for her impressive and excellent performance. She received the title as the best American ski racer as with 4 World Cup Titles, Olympic bronze, silver, and gold medals. In 2018, Vonn won a bronze medal and tied for 6th Women’s Super-G in Winter Olympics.
Sadly, Vonn announced her retirement in February 2019 at 34. Her retirement came as a result of inflicting cases of injuries. On her Instagram, Vonn dropped a heartfelt message to let her fans know about her reasons for retiring.
In her words, Vonn stated: “It’s been an emotional 2 weeks making the hardest decision of my life, but I have accepted that I cannot continue ski racing. I will compete at the World Championships in Downhill and SG next week in Åre, Sweden and they will be the final races of my career. I have always pushed the limits of ski racing and it has allowed me to have amazing success but also dramatic crashes. My body is broken beyond repair and it isn’t letting me have the final season I dreamed of. My body is screaming at me to STOP and it’s time for me to listen.“
Lindsey Vonn is divorced and currently in a relationship with P.K Subban. However, she met her ex-husband and fellow ski team athlete Thomas Vonn in 2002 and the two got married on September 29, 2007, at the Silver Lake Lodge in Deer Valley, Utah. After 4 years of marriage, the couple announced that they are getting divorced which was finalized on January 9, 2013.
In 2012, Vonn met famous pro-golfer, Tiger Woods at a Charity Event and the two began dating in March 2013. The relationship was ended in May 2015, which after, she started dating NFL assistant coach Kenan Smith.
That union lasted for only a year before she called it quit in June 2018. In 2010, Vonn was featured in the year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition which consists of Olympians from the 2010 Winter Games. Later that year, she was listed on Maxim’s Hot 100 list.
She did a cover in 2016 for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition wearing the only bodypaint, and also posed for the magazine once more in 2019.
Lindsey Vonn Net Worth
Lindsey Vonn has an estimated net worth of $6 million in 2019. Her hefty fortune comes as a result of her outstanding success in skiing.
She was reported to have earned $264,000 as prize money for participating in the 2018 international ski competition. Also, Vonn has earned money from several other income streams which include book sales, and endorsement deals.
As of 2019, Lindsey Vonn has an estimated net worth of $6 Million.
Awards, Titles, and Recognitions
In her successful career as one of the most decorated and successful skiers in Olympic history, Vonn has won 82 World Cup wins, 20 World Cup titles, 3 Olympic medals, and 7 World Championship medals.
When she won the Olympic Downhill and taking home the gold medal prize at the Vancouver, she became the first American woman to achieve such great feet.