Known for movies

Short Info

Net Wortharound $3 million
Date Of BirthOctober 18, 1984
SpouseThomas Vonn
FactRecuperating after surgery, on February 10, 2013 at the Vail Valley Surgery Center, to repair a torn stabilizing ligaments in her knee and a fractured shin. Had injured herself on February 5, 2013 while competing at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming, Austria.


Who is ski racer Lindsey Vonn?

Lindsey Caroline Kildow was born on 18 October 1984, in St. Paul, Minnesota USA, and is a ski racer, best known from winning four World Cup overall championships as a part of the US Ski Team, one of only two female skiers to do so, alongside Annemarie Moser-Proll.

The Wealth of Lindsey Vonn

How rich is Lindsey Vonn? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, mostly earned through success in professional skiing. She was the 2010 Winter Olympics gold medalist in downhill skiing, the first ever for an American women. She also has a record eight World Cup season titles.

Early Life and Education

Lindsey grew up in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, in Burnsville, Minnesota. Her family is of Norwegian descent, and at the age of two, she had already started learning to ski. Her father was a national junior title winner before sustaining a knee injury which ended his career. At the age of 10, she met Olympic gold medalist ski racer Picabo Street, who would become her role model.

She would go on to attend the University of Missouri High School through an online program of the university, as she was busy training most of the time for professional competition. She was initially taught by her grandfather, and as a child skied at numerous locations in the US. She struggled a bit while growing up due to her self-consciousness about her height which led her to make adjustments to her style, but she eventually found her stride and the family then moved to Colorado to ski exclusively at Ski Club Vail.

Ski Career

In 1999, Vonn became the first American athletes to win the “Cadets” slalom events in Italy’s Trofeo Topolino di Sci Alpino. She climbed through the ranks of the US Ski team, and made her World Cup debut at the age of 16, and her Olympic debut at the 2002 Winter Olympics the following year, and got her best result of sixth in the combined. She climbed to her first World Cup podium in 2004, and would go on to compete in four races the following year at her first World Championships held in Bormio, Italy.

In 2008, she would win the overall World Cup title, becoming the second American woman to do so after Tamara McKinney, and would repeat the feat the following year, breaking Tamara’s record of 18 World Cup victories and setting an American single-season record beating Phil Mahre. She also won her first world championship, and received numerous awards in the same year. Later in 2009, she sustained a bruised arm after a crash and had to ski with an arm brace, but still won three straight races, becoming the second among American skiers on the all-time career list for World Cup Wins.

Later Career

In 2010, Lindsey had difficulty competing at the Winter Olympics due to injuries she sustained while training. She would go on to face her most serious competition from Maria Riesch at the World Cup the following year – while she managed to win several races, Riesch would win the overall by just three points. She would bounce back the following year by gaining her fourth Overall World Cup title, and becoming the sixth woman to have won all events at least once. She would become the third most successful female World Cup racer in terms of victories.

She missed most of 2013 and 2014 due to ACL and MCL knee injuries, actually working at the Sochi Olympics for NBC news, and would make her return in 2015, quickly getting back into winning form. She would surpass Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell’s record for most World Cup wins with 82, and eventually compiling 20 titles. She had to miss a good part of 2017 due to a fractured humerus bone, but returned in 2018 to compete at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, winning a bronze in the downhill – she dedicated her Olympic races to her grandfather who had died late in 2017, and even scattered his ashes near the men’s downhill racing course, as he was a Korean War veteran.

Personal Life

It is known that Vonn married 2002 Olympian and former US Ski Team athlete Thomas Vonn in 2007, but in 2011 the couple announced their intention of divorce after four years of marriage, eventually finalized in 2013. She also dated golfer Tiger Woods, but they ended their relationship in 2015. She spends most of her year training after the ski season, and frequently stays at either Vail, Colorado, or the home of her friend and former competitor Maria Hofl-Riesch. She is considered the face of her sport in the US, and has appeared on television numerous times.

General Info

Full NameLindsey Vonn
Net Wortharound $3 million
Date Of BirthOctober 18, 1984
Height1.78 m
Weight73 kg
ProfessionAlpine skier
EducationUniversity of Missouri System, University of Missouri
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseThomas Vonn
ParentsAlan Kildow, Linda Krohn
SiblingsReed Kildow, Karin Kildow, Laura Kildow, Dylan Kildow

Accomplishments

AwardsBest Female Athlete ESPY Award, Laureus World Sports Award for Sportswoman of the Year, Glamour Award for The Game Changer, Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Female Athlete, Best U.S. Female Olympian ESPY Award
NominationsBest Comeback Athlete ESPY Award, Laureus World Sports Award for Comeback of the Year, Teen Choice Award for Choice Female Athlete, Kids' Choice Sports Award for Best Female Athlete

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Facts

#Fact
1By winning her 37th World Cup downhill, Vonn became the most successful downhill racer in history, of any gender, when she surpassed Austrian Annemarie Moser-Pröll whose record of 36 downhill victories stood for almost 36 years. [2016]
2Ex-girlfriend of Tiger Woods.
3Appeared in a commercial for "Alka Selzer Plus". [2010]
4(February 5, 2013) Suffered multiple injuries after a serious crash on opening day of the Alpine World Championships in Austria.
5Recuperating after surgery, on February 10, 2013 at the Vail Valley Surgery Center, to repair a torn stabilizing ligaments in her knee and a fractured shin. Had injured herself on February 5, 2013 while competing at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Schladming, Austria.
6(November 21, 2011) Filed for divorce from her husband of 4 years Thomas Vonn.
7Will guest-star in the season finale of Law & Order (1990), her favorite TV show [March 31, 2010].
8Started skiing at the age of three near her Minneapolis home. When she was 12, her family moved to Vail, Colorado for her training. Won her first international championship at 15 and competed in her first Olympics at 17.
9Parents are Laura & Alan (divorced)
10Attending the University of Missouri (2006)

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Law & Order2010TV SeriesSecretary

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes Sports2017TV Series documentaryHerself - Skier (segment "Lindsey Vonn")
Weekend Today2016TV SeriesHerself
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray2016TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Author - Strong Is the New Beautiful
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHerself - Author, Strong Is the New Beautiful / Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Today2010-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest / Herself - Olympic Correspondent / ...
Running Wild with Bear Grylls2016TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Hostess
2016 Billboard Music Awards2016TV MovieHerself - Presenter
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Revealed2016TV SpecialHerself - US Alpine Ski Racer
In Search of Speed2016TV SeriesHerself
Kids' Choice Sports: All-Access Pass2015TV MovieHerself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports 20152015TV MovieHerself (as Lindsay Vonn)
The 2015 ESPY Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Presenter
Conan2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHerself - Olympic Skier
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHerself
Lindsey Vonn: The Climb2015DocumentaryHerself
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Project Runway2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
Lindsey Vonn: The Return2013TV MovieHerself
Red Bull Presents: Lindsay Vonn2012ShortHerself - host (as Lindsay Vonn)
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself
WWE Tribute to the Troops2010TV SpecialHerself
The Story2010DocumentaryHerself
Wintervention2010DocumentaryHerself
Arthur Ashe Kids' Day 20102010TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHerself - Beer Pong at the ESPYs / Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games2010TV Mini-SeriesHerself - Skier: United States (2010)
Truth in Motion: The US Ski Team's Road to Vancouver2010TV Movie documentary
Moguls2010TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHerself
Willkommen Österreich2009TV SeriesHerself
The Clubhouse2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Turin 2006: XX Olympic Winter Games2006TV Mini-SeriesHerself (as Lindsey Kildow)
Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games2002TV Mini-SeriesHerself (as Lindsey Kildow)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Author, Strong Is the New Beautiful
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Rome Is Burning2010TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHerself

Awards

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2013Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Female Athlete

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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