The Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi is not only a Figure Skater but also an author, actress, and sports analyst. And the reason why she opted for so many professions is that she took early retirement from skating. After her retirement, Kristi became the talk of the town. Everyone started questioning why she took retirement. Is it because it didn’t pay well being a figure skater. What is Kristi Yamaguchi’s net worth? Well, it would be unfair if we say that she was not earning enough being a skater.
As she is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, it becomes obvious that she is earning enough to live a luxurious life. Also, coming to the earning part, well, it is a frequently asked question by everyone, including his fans. Let me you if you want to get all the answers to your questions, like “what is Kristi Yamaguchi’s net worth” and “what she has achieved in her life till now,” you are in the right place. Here we will cover all the things about Kristi Yamaguchi’s professional life, her earnings, and also her personal life.
Kristi Yamaguchi was born on July 12, 1971, in Hayward, California. She grew up with her siblings named Brett and Lori in Fremont, California. And it was her childhood dream to become a figure skater. In order to take training for that, she started at a very early age. Because of her training, Kristi was also homeschooled for two years. Besides that, she attended Mission San Jose High School for her junior and senior years as well. Later, she studied a psychology course at the University of Alberta. To be perfectly trained in skating, she also took ballet lessons in her schooling days. She finally began her professional career as a figure skater after the 1991-92 competitive season.
Now coming to Kristi Yamaguchi’s personal life, let me tell you she is married to Bret Hedican, a professional hockey player, on July 8, 2000. Yes, you heard it right. The couple first met at the 1992 Winter Olympics. Moreover, the couple is also blessed with two beautiful daughters named Keara Kiyomi and Emma Yoshiko.
What Is Kristi Yamaguchi’s Net Worth?
As mentioned earlier, besides being a skater, Kristi is also an actress, author, and sports analyst as well which in return gives her a lot of money and fame. So it is obvious that she earns a lot of money from all her professions. And as per the records, Kristi Yamaguchi’s net worth is around $8 million. Kristi also owned a summer house on Gull Lake in northern Minnesota.
As you already know, she is an author also. In 2011, Yamaguchi published a book for children named Dream Big, Little Pig with illustrator Tim Bowers. Moreover, In ladies’ singles, Kristi is a two-time World Champion in Olympics, one in 1991 and the other in 1992. Also, in 1992 Kristi became the first Asian American woman to win a gold medal in a Winter Olympic competition.
Wait, this is not the end of Kristi’s achievements. Let’s get dig into it. As a pairs skater along with Ruby Galindo, Kristi got the 1988 World Junior Championship. And later on, she also got a two-time national championship, one in 1989 and the other in 1990. Moving further, in 2005, Kristi has also commenced the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. Later, in 2008, she also became the celebrity champion by appearing in the sixth season of Dancing With the Stars.
Career As A Figure Skater
From the very beginning of her life, Kristi knew she wanted to be a Figure skater. As a child, she began physical therapy for her club feet. She was the happiest when she was training. Kristi never stopped practicing skating until she became a professional skater. When she was 15, she won the US junior championship title in 1986. That time, she won thousands of hearts with her performance. After her first winning, she started getting a lot of championships, and later in 1990, Kristi and her partner Ruby Galindo together decided to move further and start their professional career as Figure Skater.
Further, Kristi wanted to make her single career as a skater. To pursue her career, she moved to Alberta in 1991. Later, in 1991 Kristi finally won World Championship. But the best is yet to come. You must be wondering what will come next. Well, let me tell you, in 1992, Kristi won the gold medal in France Winter Olympics, and that time she won millions of people’s hearts. Later, she started getting so much publicity which led to getting so many offers to form the film industry. And finally, in 1994, Kristi made her first silver screen debut with “You Must Remember This”.