Shaun White Vs Ian Somerhalder- Who has the Greater Net Worth in 2021?

Published 12/05/2021, 6:28 AM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 24: Shaun White arrives at Oakley’s “Disruptive by Design” launch event held at Red Studios on February 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)


American snowboarder Shaun White is one of the most experienced snowboarders in the world. The athlete has unmatchable skills and talents, and is a 3 time Olympic Gold Medallist.

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White is one of the highest-paid Olympians with 11 ESPY Awards and 15 X Games Gold Medals. In terms of endorsements, White has multiple tie ups with companies like Target, Oakley, Hewlett-Packard, and Ubisoft, which earn him nearly 10 million dollars a year.

Currently, Shaun White is dating Hollywood star, Nina Dobrev, best known for playing Elena Gilbert in The Vampire Diaries.

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Nina Dobrev was earlier dating her Vampire Diaries’ co-star, Ian Somerhalder. Since the professionals cannot be compared on the basis of creative prowess, lets find out their standing in terms of their respective Net-Worth.

Shaun White net worth

With so many accolades to his name, there is no wonder why industry giants across the spectrum want to tie up with him.

As of 2021, Shaun White ‘s worth is $60 million, making him the richest snowboarder in the world. A ten year multi-million dollar deal with Burton Snowboards and a tenured relationship with Red Bull greatly contributed to his wealth.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalist Shaun White of the United States poses during the medal ceremony for the Snowboard Men’s Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Medal Plaza.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

According to reports, at the peak of his career, Shaun charged almost $2 million per deal. Other endorsements include Target, Oakley, Hewlett-Packard, and Ubisoft. White also helped Oakley helped develop their first-ever snow goggles.

Apart from all these, White also owns an app called Downhill Dash and stakes in Mammoth Snow Resorts which is frequented by nearly 2 million people annually. To add to this pile, he also has co-released multiple video games and gets paid exorbitantly to  star in films.

Ian Somerhalder net worth

Ian Somerhalder, who is widely celebrated for his role as Damon Salvatore in the popular series Vampire Diaries, is White’s girlfriend, Nina Dobrev’s Ex.

Somerhalder earned about $40,000 per episode in The Vampire Diaries. Aside from this extremely popular role, Somerhalder made appearances in several other shows and films which paid him well too.

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As of 2021, Ian Somerhalder’s net worth is $12 million. The actor had also revealed that he was once in debt, and was helped by wife Nikki Reid.

In comparison, it is clear that White’s net worth is much higher. This is keeping in mind that White is actually the best snowboarder in the world. With 3 gold medals under his belt, there’s no coming close to him.

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However, it is also fair to point out that both of them are in completely different professions and have worked equally hard to get where they are today.

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Richa Goswami

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Richa Goswami is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. As an adherent learner, she uses her journalistic persona to navigate through new skills. Richa has completed her schooling at Don Bosco.

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