• Katarina Witt is a former professional figure skater who won six European Figure Skating Championships, four World Figure Skating Championships and two Olympic gold medals.
• She is the founder of the charitable organization ‘Katarina Witt Stiftung’ and is involved in the entertainment industry.
• She is the author of two books and has had several cameo roles in films and TV shows.
• She has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world and has an active presence on social media.
• She has an estimated net worth of over $8 million.

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Short Info

Net Worth$9 million
Date Of BirthDecember 3, 1965
FactDuring her competitive career, she was coached by Jutta Müller.

Where is Katarina Witt today?

Katarina Witt, who became known all over the world as one of the best figure skaters of all time, is still active in the entertainment industry, but less than before. She is currently running her own charitable organization called ‘Katarina Witt Stiftung’, established in 2005, which takes care of children with physical disabilities.

Who is Katarina Witt?

Katarina Witt was born on the 3rd December 1965, in then-East Berlin, East Germany and is certainly best recognized as a former professional figure skater, who won six European Figure Skating Championships, four World Figure Skating Championships and two Olympic gold medals. She is also known as an actress.

Early Life and Education

When it comes to speak about her early life, Katarina spent her childhood in Staaken, East Berlin, now a part of the unified city and the capital of Germany, where she was raised alongside her brother named Alex, by her father, Manfred Witt, who was a farmer, and her mother, Käthe Witt, who worked as a physiotherapist. She became interested in ice skating at the age of five, so she later attended the Karl-Marx-Stadt School, where she joined the Karl-Marx-Stadt Sports Club. She also went to Kinder- und Jugendsportschule, a special school for athletically talented children. As a nine-year-old girl, Katarina was spotted by renowned skating coach Jutta Müller, who started coaching her in 1977, developing her skills and improving her performance.

Rise to Fame

Although starting to skate at a young age of five, but first entered a major international skating competition at the age of 14, the 1979 European Championships, when she finished 14th, while her first significant medal came two years later, when she won the East German National Championship. In the next season, she won a silver medal not only at the European Figure Skating Championship, but also at the World Championship, after which she won her first NHK Trophy as well as the European title in 1983 for the first of a record-tying six consecutive times.

Olympic Games and Other Titles

In 1984, Katarina participated at the Winter Olympic Games held in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, and won the gold medal at the age of 18, which made her one of the youngest figure skating Olympic champions. Four years later, she won her second Olympic gold in the ladies’ singles event at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and in the meantime, she also won five more European Figure Skating Championships and four World Figure Skating Championships from 1984 to 1988, losing only in 1986 to Debi Thomas, all of which potentially added a considerable amount to her net worth, as the sport was then still officially amateur, unpaid.


After winning her fourth World Championship title in 1988, Katarina decided to retire from competitive amateur skating, and focused on pursuing a professional career in the US along with UD Champion Brian Boitano. They created the show entitled “Will And Boitano Skating” and performed throughout the US. However, she returned to competitive skating in 1994, when she finished second at the German Championships, eighth at the European Championship, and seventh at the Winter Olympic Games, held in Lillehammer, Norway, after which she permanently retired from competitive skating. During her career she won numerous prestigious competitions, and became one of the best figure skaters of all time, for which she was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1995. Furthermore, she also won the Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Award in 1995, in recognition of her accomplishments.

Acting Career

Apart form her successful career in the sports industry, Katarina is also known as a person who is involved in the entertainment industry. In 1990, Horant H. Hohlfeld made a TV film about her entitled “Carmen On Ice”, which aired on the HBO channel and led her to win a Primetime Emmy Award. In 1994, she had a cameo role in the TV film “Greatest Hits On Ice”, which was followed by another cameo role in the TV film “Die Eisprinzessin (Ice Princess)” (1996). Afterwards, she guest-starred in the 1996 film “Jerry Maguire”, co-produced by James L. Brooks, as well as in an episode of the TV series “Everybody Loves Raymond” in 1997. By the end of the decade, she had also starred as Natacha Kirilova in the film entitled “Ronin”. Moreover, she provided her voice to Marilyn in the film “Friends Forever” in 2009, and won the leading role in the TV film “Der Feind in meinem Leben (The Enemy in my Life)” in 2013. It was also made into a documentary film in which she was the main subject, entitled “The Diplomat” (2013). All of these appearances increased further her net worth.

TV career

To speak further about her involvement in the entertainment industry, she also started her career as a TV host by creating and hosting her own TV show “Stars On Ice” between 2006 and 2008. From 2009 to 2011, she appeared as a guest-judge in the TV show entitled “Battle Of The Blades”, while in 2012, Katarina started appearing as a judge in another TV show entitled “Dancing On Ice”.

Other Ventures

In 1994 out came her autobiographical book entitled “Meine Jahre zwischen Pflicht und Kür (My Years Between Compulsories And Freestyle)”, while she subsequently published the novel “Only With Passion” in 2005. Other than that, Katarina established the WITH WITT Sports & Entertainment GmbH production company, alongside her business partner Elisabeth Gottmann. Three years later, she caught the attention of the public all over the world, by posing nude for Playboy magazine, no doubt for a considerable reward!

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Katarina Witt Net Worth

Her career started in 1977, and since then she has been an active member not only in the sports industry, but also in the entertainment industry. So, if you ever wondered how rich Katarina Witt is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $8 million, accumulated through her successful sporting and acting careers.

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What a adventures day we had yesterday at my 2nd Golf Tournament with weather turbulences and a memorable evening for everyone .A Million thanks to the Postcodelotterie for their generosity of donating the incredible sum of 75 000 Euro to the projects of my foundation to support children with physical disability. That big check put a big smile in my face and for sure will into a lot more faces of children whom we can help with future support . It will be even more joy and responsibility for me to keep supporting the Postcode Lotterie and it’s wonderful causes as ambassador ??? and thanks to my wonderful @gabriellemiaou ?#postcodelottery #deutschepostcodelotterie #peoplespostcodelottery @postcodelotterie @postcodeloterij #charity #charityevent #foundation #wilkendorf #wilkendorf #golfpark#katarinawittstiftung #katarinawittfoundation

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Personal Life

Regarding her personal life, Katarina Witt has been in many relationships. Her first boyfriend was famous German musician Ingo Politz from 1984 to 1988, and after they broke up, she dated American actor Richard Dean Anderson until 1992, and was then in a relationship with German businessman Markus Herrmann between 1996 and 2002. Although she has been romantically involved with several other celebrities, she still has no husband.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Speaking about her appearance, thanks to her good looks, Katarina was named as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world by People magazine in 1990, and was also known as “the most beautiful face of socialism”. Although she is currently in her early 50s, she is still attractive, with a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and a weight which is reputed to be around 150lbs (68kgs), while her vital statistics are 36-24-36.

Social Media Presence

In addition to her involvement not only in sports but also in the entertainment industry, she is an active member across many of the most popular social media sites, on which she promotes her projects for her charity and frequently posts various photos from her private life. She runs her official Instagram and Twitter accounts as well as her official Facebook page. Moreover, Katarina has also launched her own website.

General Info

Full NameKatarina Witt
Net Worth$9 million
Date Of BirthDecember 3, 1965
Height1.65 m
Weight55 kg
ProfessionTelevision producer, Sports commentator, Author, Actor, Model, Figure skater, Businessperson


ParentsKäthe Witt, Manfred Witt
SiblingsAxel Witt


AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Classical Music-Dance Program
NominationsGemini Award for Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series
MoviesRonin, Carmen on Ice, The Ice Princess, Figure Skating Superstars: Katarina Witt and Friends, The Best of Stars on Ice: Vol. 1, The Best of Stars on Ice: Vol. 3, Olympic Figure Skating: Greatest Performances in History: Vol. 1
TV ShowsThe Biggest Loser Germany

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1A lot of funny things happened. Like I'd be walking through an airport and I'd see someone with the issue of Playboy in their hands, and they'd see me, and their eyes would go right to my chest. Straight down - zap." - on her Playboy appearance in 1998 as quoted in her memoir, "Only With Passion


1Appears in the infomercial, hosted by Paige Green and Rosalie Brown, for the "Leg Magic" fitness equipment. [2006]
2Last name is pronounced "Vitt".
3During her competitive career, she was coached by Jutta Müller.
4Was called "the most beautiful face of socialism".
5Was elected deputy of East Germany's parliament "Volkskammer" for the young communists.
6Four-time gold medalist at the World Figure Skating Championships (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988).
7Gold medalist at the European Figure Skating Championships in six consecutive years from 1983 to 1988.
8Won the Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Award for her athletic achievements (1995).
9Made a one-year comeback to the competitive skating scene, appearing at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, where she finished 7th.
10Was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame (1995).
11Longtime companion of actor Richard Dean Anderson in the 1990s.
12Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world (1990).
13Olympic figure skating champion in the ladies' singles event in 1984 and 1988.
14Posed nude for the December 1998 issue of Playboy, which became the second sold-out issue of the magazine (the first one included photos of Marilyn Monroe).




Der Feind in meinem Leben2013TV MovieKatarina Witt
Friends Forever2009Marilyn (voice)
V.I.P.2000TV SeriesGreta Krantz
Nikola1999TV Series
Ronin1998Natacha Kirilova
The Great Skate Debate II1998TV MovieSkater
Jerry Maguire1996Katarina Witt
America's Choice: The Great Skate Debate1996TV MovieSkater
Die Eisprinzessin1996TV MovieElla
Frasier1996TV SeriesBrenda
Greatest Hits on Ice1994TV MovieStepmother
Carmen on Ice1990TV MovieCarmen


Stars auf Eis2006TV Series co-producer - 7 episodes


Die Eisprinzessin1996TV Movie performer: "Skate with Me"
Die Harald Schmidt Show1995TV Series performer - 1 episode


Die Eisprinzessin1996TV Movie original screenplay

Art Director

Divas on Ice2001/IITV Special


Laureus World Sports Award2016TV MovieHerself
Der Meisterfälscher - Ein Fall für Beltracchi2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Otto: Geboren um zu blödeln2015TV MovieHerself
Wer weiß denn sowas?2015TV SeriesHerself - Team Elton (2)
Wetten, dass..?1990-2014TV SeriesHerself / Himself
5 gegen Jauch2013TV SeriesHerself
Die Deutschen Meister 20132013TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Das ist Spitze!2013TV SeriesHerself - Candidate
Nine for IX2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Günther Jauch2013TV SeriesHerself
The Diplomat2013DocumentaryHerself
Dancing on Ice2012TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Gottschalk Live2012TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Blades2009-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Rette die Million!2011TV SeriesHerself
Das aktuelle Sportstudio1986-2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Gylne tider2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Das Quiz der Deutschen2010TV SeriesHerself - Team Ost
The Art of Walking2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Bambi Verleihung 20092009TV MovieHerself - Host
Riverboat - Die MDR-Talkshow aus Leipzig2007-2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Kennen Sie Deutschland?2009TV SeriesHerself
The Biggest Loser2009TV SeriesHerself - Host
Schmidt & Pocher2009TV SeriesHerself
Ein Herz für Kinder2007-2008TV SeriesHerself - Fundraiser / Herself
Die Tietjen und Dibaba2008TV SeriesHerself
Die große ARD Weltreise2008TV SeriesHerself - Team Weltenbummler
Unsere Besten2004-2008TV SeriesHerself
Artour2008TV SeriesHerself
Stars auf Eis2006-2008TV SeriesHerself - Host
The next Uri Geller - Unglaubliche Phänomene live2008TV SeriesHerself
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show2006-2007TV SeriesHerself
Live Earth2007TV Special documentaryHerself
Sterren dansen op het ijs2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Let's Dance2006TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Playboy: Celebrity Centerfolds2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
100 Prozent2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Der Kaiser wird 60 - Die Franz-Beckenbauer-Gala2005TV MovieHerself
Das Quiz mit Jörg Pilawa2004TV SeriesHerself
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHerself
2004 Women's World Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Verstehen Sie Spaß?2004TV SeriesHerself
Welcome Europe!2004TV MovieHerself
Family Feud2004TV SeriesHerself
Beckmann1999-2004TV SeriesHerself
Die DDR-Show2003TV SeriesHerself - Host
Divas on Ice2003TV SpecialHerself
Die 80er Jahre Show2002TV SeriesHerself
Life and Times2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Bud Greenspan's Favorite Stories of Winter Olympic Glory2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Divas on Ice2001/IITV SpecialHerself
Bank of America Celebration of Gold2001TV SpecialHerself
Fire on Ice: Champions of American Figure Skating2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Michelle Kwan: Princess on Ice2001TV MovieHerself
Divas on Ice2001/ITV SpecialHerself
Ice Wars 72000TV SpecialHerself
City Lives: Berlin2000DocumentaryHerself (as Katharina Witt)
Improv Ice II1999TV MovieHerself
Starskates on Broadway1999TV MovieHerself
Divas on Ice1999TV SpecialHerself
Zimmer frei!1999TV SeriesHerself
Die Harald Schmidt Show1995-1999TV SeriesHerself
Arli$$1997-1998TV SeriesHerself
Ice Wars 41997TV SpecialHerself (World team)
Battle of the Sexes on Ice II1997TV MovieHerself
Everybody Loves Raymond1997TV SeriesHerself
Too Hot to Skate1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
Sergei Grinkov: Celebration of a Life1996TV Special documentaryHerself
Skating Romance II1996TV MovieHerself
The Legends Figure Skating Championships1996TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Lauren Hutton and...1996TV SeriesHerself
Today1996TV SeriesHerself
The 1996 Fox Rock 'N Roll Skating Championships1996TV SpecialHerself
Figure Skating Superstars: Katarina Witt and Friends1995TV MovieHerself
Skates of Gold III1995TV SpecialHerself
Skates of Gold II1995TV SpecialHerself
The 1995 Fox Rock 'N Roll Skating Championships1995TV MovieHerself
1994 Winter Olympics Figure Skating Competition and Exhibition Highlights1994VideoHerself
Ice Wars 11994TV SpecialHerself
Fox on Ice1994TV SpecialHerself
The 1994 Winter Olympics Figure Skating Competition Highlights Video1994VideoHerself
Lillehammer 1994: XVII Olympic Winter Games1994TV SeriesHerself
Skates of Gold1994TV SpecialHerself
1992 Winter Olympics Figure Skating1992VideoHerself
Christmas Fantasy on Ice1992TV SpecialHerself
Schmidteinander1992TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1991TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Christmas on Ice1990TV SpecialHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1990TV MovieHerself
Brian Boitano: Canvas of Ice1988TV MovieHerself
The Official 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics Video1988Video documentaryHerself / East German Figure Skater Gold Medalist

Archive Footage

Ein Leben wie im Flug2007TV MovieHerself
Explosiv - Das Magazin2006TV Series documentaryHerself
TV total2004TV SeriesHerself
Unsere Besten2003TV SeriesHerself


Won Awards

1994Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanySports
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance in Classical Music/Dance ProgrammingCarmen on Ice (1990)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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