Lindsey Vonn’s Net Worth and How She Makes Her Money

Here’s Lindsey Vonn’s net worth and how she makes her money.

Early years and rise to fame

Lindsey Vonn of USA wins the bronze medal during the Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill at Jeongseon Alpine Centre on February 21, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea.| Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Lindsey Vonn wins the bronze medal during the Alpine Skiing Women’s Downhill at Jeongseon Alpine Centre in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. | Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images

Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She put on her first pair of skis at the age of 2. She started racing at age 7. By the time Vonn turned 14 years old, she won Italy’s Trofeo Topolino. In 2008, the athlete won her first World Cup overall championship. Vonn earned a spot on Team USA for the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2003, she won a silver medal at the Junior World Championship.

Lindsey Vonn’s Awards

Vonn has won 82 World Cups. In 2010, she became the first American woman to win the Olympic downhill, taking home the gold at the Vancouver Games. In an Instagram message, Vonn recalled her amazing success:

I can look back at 82 World Cup wins, 20 World Cup titles, 3 Olympic medals, 7 World Championship medals and say that I have accomplished something that no other woman in HISTORY has ever done, and that is something that I will be proud of FOREVER!

Lindsey Vonn’s retirement

Lindsey Vonn | Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images
Lindsey Vonn | Alain Grosclaude/Agence Zoom/Getty Images

In February 2019, at the age of 34, Vonn announced her retirement. She felt it was necessary to step away from the sport because of multiple injuries. Vonn wrote a heartfelt message on Instagram to let her fans know about her reasons for retiring:

It’s been an emotional 2 weeks making the hardest decision of my life, but I have accepted that I cannot continue ski racing. I will compete at the World Championships in Downhill and SG next week in Åre, Sweden and they will be the final races of my career. I have always pushed the limits of ski racing and it has allowed me to have amazing success but also dramatic crashes.

My body is broken beyond repair and it isn’t letting me have the final season I dreamed of. My body is screaming at me to STOP and it’s time for me to listen.

Although Vonn kept pushing herself so she could compete, she admits her body has become worn. “It’s not an easy thing to feel your bones hitting together and continue to push through it,” said Vonn, according to the Associated Press. Her persistence paid off, and she won a Bronze medal in the final race of her career.

How Lindsey Vonn makes her money

Vonn makes money from several income streams. One way she earns money is from book sales. In 2016, she released a book titled Strong is the New Beautiful. Endorsement deals also add to Vonn’s wealth. She has had endorsement deals with many brands including Beats by Dre, Bounty, Hershey, Red Bull, Rolex, Oakley, and Under Armour. During the 2018 season, Vonn earned more than $264,000 in prize money for her International Ski Federation participation, according to the organization.

Lindsey Vonn’s net worth

Lindsey Vonn has a net worth of $6 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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