Tara Lipinski net worth and salary: How much is world-famous skater Tara Lipinski’s worth and how did she amass such wealth as a world Olympic skating champion? Read on to find out the telling secret behind her success and fame
Who is Tara Lipinski?
Tara Lipinski is famous for being the world’s youngest champion in figure skating. She is an American figure skater who attracted international attention at the age of 14 when she won first place and took home the gold medal as the youngest world champion in figure skating. The following year she won the 1998 Olympic figure skating individual ladies’ singles event. She is currently a TV commentator alongside former figure skater, Johnny Weir. She has earned an impressive amount of wealth from her career in skating as well as a sports commentator currently. Her achievements are just a part of who she is, Tara Lipinski has a net worth put at $6 million in 2019.
|Net Worth||$6 million|
|Source of Wealth||Ice Skating, Commentator|
|Date of Birth||June 10, 1982|
Tara Lipinski was born on June 10, 1982, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Patricia (née Brozyniak) and Jack Lipinski. She grew up in Washington Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. Tara began testing the ice in 1988 at just 6. She got involved in her first major competition in the 1990 Eastern Regional Championships for roller skating where she ended second. Tara competed in the United States Roller Skating Championships the following year and won the primary girls freestyle as a nine-year-old. She moved with her family to Sugar Land, Texas. At the time, there weren’t any training facilities available there. However, she and her mother moved back to her old training place in Delaware. On course to further pursue her dream, Tara moved to Detroit, Michigan, to resume training with Richard Callaghan.
Currently, Tara still plays an active role in the world of sports, but this time not as a competitor, but as a commentator. However, she began skating at just 6 back in 1988 and got the full support of her parents. Her first major competition was in 1990 where she competed in the Eastern Regional Championships for roller skating and ended at second. The following year when she turned 9, she became the winner of the primary girl’s freestyle at the 1991 United States Roller Skating Championship.
In the same year, she and her family had to move to Sugar Land, Texas, on her father’s work demand. After the move, there weren’t any training facilities available there for her, so she moved back with her mother to Deleware where she had trained before, and later to Detroit, Michigan to train with ice skating coach, Richard Callaghan. When she turned 12, Tara Lipinski won the 1994 gold medal at the U.S Olympic tournament, becoming the youngest athlete in the sports to achieve such height. She continued her exploits, winning the 1997 U.S National Championship and the World Championship at age 14 before shocking the world at the 2998 Olympics held in Nagano, Japan. She became the youngest athlete to win a gold medal in the skating category.
Sadly, on March 9, 1998, Tara Lipinski announced that she would be withdrawing from the 1998 World Figure Skating Championships due to injury causes. She bounced back the following year to announce her intentions of going pro on April 7, 1998, in an interview with Katie Couric on the Today Show. Tara Lipinski went on tours the following years before injury causes her to take a break. She currently works as a commentator for Universal Sports and other various philanthropic groups. As a commentator, Tara and fellow former-Olympian Johnny Weir were the main commentators for the 2014 Sochi Olympics games and the 2018 games in PyeongChang. Lipinski has also made several appearances in multiple television series, films, and other programs. Other than that, she has had several technical parts.
Tara Lipinski is married to Todd Kapostasy, who is a Fox Sports producer. They met back in May 2015 and got engaged in December of the same year. They finally tied the knot on the 24 of June 2017, in Charleston, South Carolina. Tara is also a philanthropist who has played her role of support for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and also the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and Childhood Leukemia Foundation. Through the platform, A-Wish Foundation, Tara has dedicated her time and resources to helping hapless children.
How Did She Amass her Wealth?
Tara Lipinski has a net worth estimated to be around $6 million. She arrived at her huge net worth from her days in skating, acting, and sports commentary. She also earned much of her fortune from endorsement deals she made with reputable establishments.
Awards and recognition
Tara Lipinski has enjoyed a remarkable career in ice skating and has been honoured on many separate occasions for her outstanding performances. She was named the 1997 Female Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee. She has also received gratified recognition from her fans as well. Tara has voted Best Female Athlete at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for two consecutive years (1999 and 2000) and also won the Best Female Athlete at the inaugural Fox Teen Choice Awards. Her recognitions goes beyond count as she has also been recognized by the American Academy of Achievement, the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Foundation, and many other organizations. She became the youngest ever inductee into the United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 2006.