Shaun White: Richest Snowboarder, Athletic Career, Relationships & Businesses

Shaun White Biography

Shaun Roger White is a professional snowboarder, skateboarder, and musician based in the United States of America.

Shaun White Bio:

Shaun White was born in San Deigo, California, on September 3, 1986. His birth star happens to be Virgo.  

He was born to Cathy and Roger. He has four siblings and is the youngest of all. 

His ancestors belong to Irish and Italian backgrounds. 

Shaun White will be celebrating his thirty-sixth birthday in September 2022.  He has a moderate height of 5 ft and 8 inches or 173 cm. However, he seems pretty tall in his photos, and he weighs around 154 lbs and about 70 kgs.

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His father, Roger white, worked in a water Department for San Clemente, located in  California, USA, while his mother, Cathay White, was a waitress in a restaurant. 

He was born with a heart defect, Tetralogy of Fallot, for which he underwent two open-heart surgeries before the age of one.

White spent his childhood with family in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. The family used resorts parking lots to stay.

When Shaun White was nine years old, he met tony Hawk, a professional Skateboarder, at a YMCA skate park in Encinitas. Later at the age of 16, Shaun white was assisted by tony Hawk in Becoming a professional skateboarder.

At the age of 16, Tony Hawk assisted Shaun White in becoming a professional skateboarder.

Shaun White Athletic career 

He is a five-time Olympian and three-time Olympic gold medallist in half-pipe snowboarding. Among several snowboarders in the world, He has won the most X-Games gold medals and Olympic gold medals of a. He’s also won 10 ESPY Awards in various categories during his career.

Shaun White won the title of Action sports tour champion with several other titles on his way for skateboarding. He was also the first to participate and win the summer and winter X games in two different sports. 

At six, White took a break from skiing and tried snowboarding, inspired by his elder brother, Jesse White. Fortunately, he received his first sponsorship when he was seven years old.

In his entire career tenure, white participated in four Winter Olympics and won awards in three. Shaun won three gold medals in the snowboard halfpipe event in 2006, 2010, and 2018. 


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He has also been actively participating in Winter X games and has a streak of winning a medal each year since 2002. His medal count in winter games is 18, including 13 gold awards, three silver awards, and two bronze awards. 

He is the only male to constantly win awards in the snowboard slopestyle category. However, in 2007, the tables turned. He lost to Andreas Wiig and Teddy Flandreau, ending his winning streak, but he did take home the bronze award. 

In 2003 and 2004, he stood up and won the Air and Style contest as well. 

In the 2006 Olympics, Shaun has a tough time winning the game. He scored 37.7 in his first run, almost disqualifying him from the competition, but in his second run, he scored 45.3, and in his finals, white scored 46.8, making him win the gold in halfpipe. The second position was achieved by Danny Kass, an  American, who won the silver award scoring 44 points. 

At the 25th Burtin US open in 2007, White stood up in the third position in the slopestyle category and scored first position in the halfpipe. At Open  2007, White was the first person to be awarded the title of Burton Globe Open Champion.

He won 100,000 dollars as global open champ, 20,000 dollars for the first position in halfpipe, 90,000 dollars for the third position in slopestyle, and a brand new Corvette.

In 2009, White won the Winter X Games after a tough competition with Kervin Pearce. Controversy followed when Pearce hit five pipes while white hit six pipes. Although Pearce scored more than White, the judges declared white the winner. He won a gold award at winter X games in the superpipe successively after Tanner Hall. 

After winning bronze awards for two straight years, he received a gold medal in Slopestyle.  

White also won FIS World cup Men’s Halfpipe on February 14, 2009, at Vancouver’s Cypress Mountain.

In 2010, he won a gold award in the halfpipe in the Olympics held at Vancouver’s.

Moreover, he also became the first man in history to score 100 in men’s snowboard pipe in 2012.

In the last ten years, he participated in several Winter X games and maintained the streak of winning gold, silver, or bronze articles. White was the mos talk about Olympic athletes on Facebook. 

He faced significant injuries in New Zealand when he crashed into a superpipe. Despite being injured and having 62 stitches, he qualified for the US Olympic team 2018. With a score of 97.7, he won the third Olympic gold medal.

Shaun White announced that he would be playing in his last competition in Olympics in 2022. 

Business Ventures of Shaun White

In 2008, white also released his first video game, Shaun White SNowboarding, in North America; this was marked as the 20th best-selling game by December 2008 in the US.

He is a part-time owner of mammoth Mountain, Snow Summit, June Mountain, and Bear Mountain ski area.

Shaun brought up his lifestyle brand Whitespace, skateboarding equipment, and apparel line.

Shaun White as an Actor 

Shaun has also made several entries in the movies since 2011. He was featured in friends with benefits, Da flippity flop, American dad, and others. He was also starred in documentaries in 2004 and 2005. 

He appeared as a snowboarding teacher in the TV show the girls next door.

A film, dont look down, tracked his journey throughout the Olympic years. 

Shaun White as a Singer

White played as a guitarist of the band  Bad Things in the electronic rock. It was released in January 2014. He also came in the music video for the city of angels by thirty seconds to Mars.

Shaun’s Relationship Status

From 2013 to 2019, Shaun dated Sarah Barthel, band member of Phantogram.

He was also in a relationship in 2019 with Nina Dobrev.

Net Worth of Shaun White

Shaun is known to be the richest snowboarded around the world. He has a net worth of around 60 million dollars.

He is a brand ambassador for a lot of products too. Some of them are Burtin Snowboards, Red Bull, Oakley Inc, Adio, etc.

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