Shaun White Net Worth 2020, Biography, Career, and Awards.
Shaun White Net Worth 2020– Shaun White began skateboarding after following his older brother to the nearby YMCA, and took up snowboarding at the age of six.
Following his top performances at the 2006 and 2010 Winter Games, and a disappointing fourth-place finish in the halfpipe in 2014, White in 2018 became the first snowboarder to win three Olympic gold medals.
The “Flying Tomato” has also claimed several medals at the Winter and Summer X Games.
Professional snowboarder and skateboarder Shaun Roger White was born on September 3, 1986, in San Diego, California. Born with a congenital heart defect, White had two cardiac surgeries before the age of five.
White first got into skateboarding after following his older brother, Jesse, to the nearby Encinitas YMCA.
After he took up snowboarding at the age of six, his mother ordered him to slow down by telling him he could only board backward, or switch, a skill that would help further his career.
White has competed in the Winter X Games since 2002, amassing eight medals, including the first four-peat by a male athlete in one discipline: The slopestyle.
In 2006, he won the gold medal in the men’s halfpipe at the Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. He went on to win another gold in the men’s halfpipe in 2010, at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
White is also a professional skateboarder, gaining inspiration from legend Tony Hawk, whom White met at age nine.
In 2006, he won first place at the Dew Action Sports Tour’s Right Guard Open in skateboard vert. He is the only skater to land the body varial frontside 540.
Known for his shock of red hair, he is often called the “Flying Tomato,” or Il Pomodoro Volante in Italy, where he is also popular. White signed his first sponsorship at age seven with Burton snowboards.
He has had a full roster of sponsors throughout his career, including T-mobile, Target, Mountain Dew and HP. His career has also spurred several promotional projects, including a snowboarding video game, a clothing line and several snowboarding DVDs.
Shaun White has won dozens of awards including more than 12 X Games gold medals and two Olympic gold medals.
He has even competed off the snow as a skateboarder and has won two skateboarding X Games gold medals.
He actually has more X Games gold medals and overall medals than any other athlete in history. Shaun White has also won ten ESPY Awards.
White won his gold medals in halfpipe at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics and the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
He has won X Games gold medals for superpipe in 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. He has also won X Games gold medals for slopestyle in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2009. He also has won three silver medals at the X Games for snowboarding and two bronze medals.
Shaun White Net Worth
Shaun White is an American Olympic snowboarder who has a net worth of $40 million.