American snowboarder and skateboarder, Shaun White, is no stranger to sports enthusiasts. Three-time Olympic gold medalist, White, is regarded as one of the most famous athletes in the history of skateboarding and snowboarding.
With no one to surpass his record of landing the frontside heelflip 540 body varial while skating, it isn't astonishing to find him in the list of highest-paid Olympians of all time.
As of 2020, Shaun White has an estimated net worth of $60 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
The majority of his income comes from his lucrative endorsement contracts, business endeavors, and real estate. In 2012, he had an estimated net worth of $20 million as per The Richest.
Shaun White's salary per year is $10 million. The 33 years old switched from skiing to snowboarding at the age of six. By the age of 9, he had befriended professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, who was among the many that had been impressed by White's talent in the skateboarder scene.
Turning professional at 17, he began winning major titles in both skateboarding and snowboarding in the early 2000s. He is the first person to compete and medal in both the Summer and Winter X Games.
Shaun is the top earner in the game, with Tony Hawk being the highest-paid as the godfather of action sports. In 2009, White only received $30,000 for winning the Winter X Games XIII, according to Forbes. Nevertheless, like the highest-paid athletes as Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams, his income comes not from winning the championships but from the endorsement deals.
The yearly prize money for skateboarders and snowboarders hardly top $100,000 as per Forbes. So the $60 million fortune White has made is almost entirely from sponsors, which he has had since the age of seven.
Shaun has endorsement deals with Burton, Oakley, Birdhouse, Park City Mountain Resort, Target Corporation, Red Bull, Ubisoft, Adio, Hewlett-Packard, and American Express. White racked up $9 million from his endorsements in 2008.
The game Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder, as well as the video games Shaun White Snowboarding and Shaun White Skateboarding, the 33 years old star, have his own characters.
Besides being a three-time Olympic gold medalist, over the past ten years, Shaun has been active in the real state game. He has frequently bought and sold upscale properties in Southern California, Park City, and New York City.
The 33 years old snowboard star listed his Los Angeles house for sale at $6.95 million in 2017. He had purchased the 4,500 square foot house in August 2015 for $6.4 million. The same year, he paid $1.6 million for a Laurel Canyon cottage with a state of the art recording studio to Broadway composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman.
His penthouse in New York City's East Village was on the market in January 2020 at an asking price of $2.95 million. White had bought an estate on Malibu’s Point Dume in 2014 for almost $9 million. He made the property available in 2018 as a rental at more than $27,000 per month and sold it in 2020 for $11.8 million.
Besides a Laurel Canyon bungalow in the Hollywood Hills, White owns a $3.7 million midcentury modern house in the affluent foothills above Hollywood.
Nina Dobrev and Shaun White dating rumors sparked when they were seen together on a bicycle ride in Malibu in late March 2020. Just a few weeks later, White was spotted leaving Dobrev's Los Angeles home.
The duo has spent quite a time together, and the recent spotting is one of their many hangouts, as per E! News. White and Dobrev were also reportedly seen at a party together a few months before the outing. However, despite the romance rumor, neither Dobrev nor White has made anything official.
White dated Sarah Barthel, vocalist of electro-rock band Phantogram, for six years. They started dating in 2013 after meeting at the backstage of Saturday Night Live. Barthel and White were last seen together in April 2019 though it is unclear when they broke up.
Meanwhile, Dobrev dated Grant Mellon, director, and screenwriter, before calling it to quit in November 2019.