Adam Rippon is an American figure skater who is representing United States at 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Adam who is known for winning World Junior Championships, Junior Grand Prix Final and U.S. junior national title is also the first openly gay American athlete to qualify for Winter Olympics.
Here are some of the facts about Adam Rippon.
1.Adam Rippon Net Worth is estimated to be $1.3 million
As of 2018, Adam Rippon net worth is estimated to be $1.3 million. He has made the majority of his fortune as a famous figure skater. The 27 year old skater has competed in eight straight U.S. Championships and has won two consecutive junior titles in 2008 and 2009.
Adam Rippon Net Worth compared to other athletes:
|Lindsey Vonn Net Worth||$6 million|
|Mirai Nagasu Net Worth||$300,000|
|Gus Kenworthy Net Worth||$300,000|
|Adam Rippon Net Worth||$1.3 million|
2.He has a large Family
Adam Rippon was born on November 11, 1989 in Pennsylvania to Kelly Rippon and Rick Rippon. He is the oldest of six children. At the time of his birth, he was born with an eye infection and an 80% hearing loss. However, he went surgery at Yale University before his first birthday and everything came back to normal. At the age of 5 Rippon also survived a respiratory condition and his appendix. His family still lives in Pennsylvania.
3.His magnificent career
Adam started skating when he was ten years old when his mother took him to the skating rink. In 2004-05 seasons, he won his first silver medal at the Novice level at 2005 U.S. Championships. The same year, he won his first gold medal at 2005 Slovenian Triglav.
In 2006, Rippon finished 6th on the junior level at 2007 U.S. Championships under the guidance of his coach Nikolai Morozov. His career moved to next level after he won back to back world junior titles (2008 and 2009). He was then moved to senior level and then came 8th at Skate America and 5th in the Cup of Russia. He then changed coaches and trained with Brian Orser.
In 2010, he finished fifth at the 2010 U.S. Championships and went to win bronze medal at 2010-11 ISU Grand Prix. Same year, he also managed to win Gold medal at Four Continents Championships. Continuing his superb career, he got 1st place at CS Finlandia Trophy in 2014 and two years later he racked gold medal at 2016 U.S. Championships. Rippon then won bronze medal at CS Finlandia Trophy and silver medals at both NHK Trophy and Skate America.
4.He is known for his “Rippon Lutz” move
Adam is known for his signature move called “Rippon Lutz” which he does by executing a 3Lz with both arms above his head. Rippon who is known for his creative choreography is capable of performing the 3Lz-2T-2Lo combination with one hand over his head in all three jumps. He is also known for doing lay-back spin.
5.He is not fan of Vice President Mike Pence
Adam Rippon who is gay icon and social media star criticized Mike Pence for his opposition to gay rights. It all started when Rippon criticized White House decision to give Pence the ceremonial role of leading the United States in South Korea.
He said: “You mean Mike Pence, the same Mike Pence that funded gay conversion therapy?”. After that, he said he would not meet Vice President at the informal gathering of American athletes before the game.