Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn 2022: Net Worth, Salary & Endorsements

The talented Lindsey Vonn is one of the greatest Alpine Skiers in the sport's history. She is an influential personality outside the sport as well. Winning four World Championships is a testament to her success. Apart from that, she is the all-time leader of most World Cup victories recorded with 82. Moreover, she has three Winter Olympics medals and other numerous titles. Having another eight World Championships medals helps her to showcase her illustrious career. Vonn's dedication to her craft helped her to achieve great things in her career.

VAL-D'LSERE, FRANCE - DECEMBER 20: (FRANCE OUT) Lindsey Vonn of the USA takes 1st place during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Downhill on December 20, 2014 in Val-d'Isere, France. (Photo by Michel Cottin/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)

Early life

Vonn was born in St Paul, Minnesota, on October 18th, 1984. She is the daughter of Linda Anne and Alan Lee Kildow. Growing up in the twin cities, her father is of Irish ancestry while her mother is of German and Norwegian ancestry. She started skiing at age two and the rest as they say is history. Similarly, her father was a skier too and won the junior national title. However, due to a serious injury when 18, he ended his career in skiing. Her role model is Picabo Street, an Olympic medalist ski racer. From there, he was her mentor for skiing which led to unparalleled success. Vonn attended the University of Missouri High School where she can speak fluent German.

Lindsey Vonn career

At the age of 14, she started skiing in 1999. Hence, from there, she had an upward career trajectory. The first victory came in a slalom race at Italy's Trofeo Topolino competition. Making her debut at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, she took part in the combined and slalom but managed to finish only sixth in the combined. But soon, success followed as she won a silver medal for downhill at the 2003 Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) junior World Ski championships.

Being the favorite for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, she suffered a huge crash during the downhill training sessions and had to be airlifted from the site. After initial claims of a broken back, Vonn returned to the competition after two days. Although she did not win a medal, her courage was incredible as U.S. Olympic Spirit Award. After her recovery from the crash, she won silver medals in the downhill and super-G competitions at the 2007 World Championships. The aura of Vonn is that she always returned from injuries and provided a sense of spark in the competitions. Her determination is unmatched as she had her best season during 2007-08. Her first overall World Cup title came in dominant fashion, scoring 1403 points. More success followed at World Championships but the penultimate race of her career came during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

With all the injuries she had, she fetched her first Olympic gold medal in the downhill event followed by a bronze medal in the Super-G competition. More trophies and accolades followed as she won her fourth World Cup title at the end of the 2011-12 season. Yet another injury hampered her progress as she suffered serious knee injuries. With the injuries, she was forced to withdraw from the 2014 Winter Olympics. With victories here and there, the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics saw her win a bronze medal in the downhill event. It was a memorable moment for Vonn who had a stunning career. After the 2019 World Championships where she won another bronze medal for downhill skiing, Vonn decided to retire. An incredible journey came to an end.

Career achievements

Her stunning career saw her winning numerous accolades and medals. Here's the list of achievements she had in her legendary career.

  • Four-time Olympian (2002, 2006, 2010, 2018); Three-time Olympic medalist (1 gold, 2 bronze)

  • Pyeongchang 2018, bronze (downhill); 6th (super-G); DNF (alpine combined)

  • Vancouver 2010, gold (downhill); bronze (super-G); DNF (giant slalom, slalom, super combined)

  • Most recent: 2017–bronze (downhill), 5th (combined), DNF (super-G)

  • Years of participation: 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017

  • Medals: 7 (2 golds, 3 silvers, 2 bronzes)

  • Gold–2009 (downhill, super-G)

  • Silver–2007 (downhill, super-G), 2011 (downhill)

  • Bronze–2015 (super-G), 2017 (downhill)

  • 2013 FIS World Cup Standings, 1st (downhill), 4th (super-G), 8th (overall)

  • 2012 FIS World Cup Standings, 1st (overall, combined, downhill, super-G), 2nd (giant slalom)

  • 2010 FIS World Cup Standings, 1st (overall, combined, downhill, super-G)

  • 2009 FIS World Cup Standings, 1st (overall, super-G, downhill), 2nd (combined), 3rd (slalom), 8th (giant slalom)

  • 2008 FIS World Cup Standings, 1st (overall, downhill), 2nd (combined), 6th (super-G)

  • Holds the American record and is ranked second in the world for most world cup victories.

Lindsey Vonn Net Worth & Endorsements

With all her medal victories and other success, Lindsey Vonn has a net worth of $12 million. Her wealth is distributed from various ventures. Her book Strong is the New Beautiful fetched her income from book sales. Apart from that, she signed endorsement deals with Beats by Dre, Bounty, Hershey, Red Bull, Rolex, Oakley, and Under Armour. The 2018 season saw her earning ski prize money of $264,000. Thus, all her endorsement deals came with her stunning performances throughout her career.

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Age37
NationalityUnited States of America
Height5’8”
Weight158lbs
Olympic Appearances2002, 2006, 2010, 2018
Marital StatusDating Diego Osorio
Net Worth$12 million
EndorsementsBeats by Dre, Bounty, Hershey, Red Bull, Rolex, Oakley, Under Armour

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