Celebrity Article, Biography and Net Worth
Everything is possible if you have the willpower. Shaun is one of them, who is leading snowboarder from his nation to win a gold medal in snowboarding in the Olympic game, even though he suffered from Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect. Before his age of one, he endured two open-heart surgery.
American professional snowboarder Shaun White is popular as the three-time winner of Olympic gold medals in the halfpipe event, setting a record for the most Olympic gold medals for a snowboarder. He also records holder of the most X-Games gold medals.
Shaun White has the net worth of $40 Million. He generated the wealth from his career in Snowboarding. He has a salary of $10 Million per year, which he received from snowboarding and sponsorship.
In 2009, she signed 10-year multi-million dollar endorsement deal with Burton Snowboards, that helped him to muster the income. He also earns the payroll from the endorsements by a company like Target, Oakley, Hewlett-Packard, and Ubisoft.
Alongside snowboarding, Shaun also received the earning from his cameo appearances in the 2011 film Friends with Benefits. He also increased revenue appearing on a few more TV series and movie American Dad!, and Cloud 9.
Shaun White started skateboarding at the age of nine. Later, he began his professional career in skateboarding at the age of 17. He won the gold medal in Winter Olympics 2018 and became one of the four gold medalists from the USA in Snowboard event in Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. He joined the exclusive list of Redmond Gerard, Jamie Anderson, and Chloe Kim. Redmond Gerard became the youngest ever American to win a gold medal. While, Chloe Kim, now 18, became the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding medal.
Shaun White is dating musician Sarah Barthel, who is a member of an electronic rock duo, Phantogram. The couple has been dating each other since 2013.
In an interview with People in February 2018, Shaun White gushed about his relationship with his girlfriend. In the interview, he explained that he and his girlfriend, Sarah met at the backstage of SNL. At that time, Shaun was hunting apartment in New York while, Sraha being the upstate New York native living in Brooklyn.
The two were a mutual friend on the sketch series. Thus, the couple bumped backstage and became friends, and over the time they fell for each other.
Shaun and Sarah often keep flaunting the photo of together in social media. On Sarah's birthday on 17 February 2018, they enjoyed the birthday together and flaunted a picture, in which the duo is enjoying a glass of champagne with crossed arms.
Shaun White and girlfriend Sarah celebrate Sarah's birthday (Photo: Instagram)
The-native-of San Diego, Shaun White, and his girlfriend have been in a relationship for five years. However, the couple is yet to get married. Previously on November 2017, Shaun told US Weekly that the two are pretty happy with how things are going in life.
He told that marrying his girlfriend, Sarah, and thinking of family is a little far for him. He said that he is yet to decide to make Sarah his future wife.
However, Shaun still appreciates the concern of his family and girlfriend. His relationship of five years with Sarah eliminates his gay rumors.
Back in 2016, Shaun White's former bandmate Lena Zawaideh accused him of sexual harassment. She accused him daying, Shaun repeatedly harassed her sexually and tried to control her for seven years. He also accused saying that he forced her to watch sexually explicit videos against her will. Shaun; however, denied everything but confessed about the texts.
Later, The lawyer dismissed the case saying there was “absolutely no coincidence to the timing of her claims." The lawsuit settled in 2017.
However, the case reignited in February 2018 when he won the gold medal. He addressed the sexual harassment case as a "gossip" and doesn't want to discuss it. His statement prompted a quick reaction from Lena's lawyer and slammed him for being insensitive. Lena's lawyer issued a statement and said,
No woman wants to be called a “gossip” or a liar by the harasser. Minimizing sexual harassment maximizes the harm to Ms. Zawaideh. Hopefully, before our country declares someone “the best of the U.S.,” there will be investigation and due diligence.”
He then apologized for his insensitive comment and said,
"I’m truly sorry I chose the word ‘gossip.’ It was a poor choice of words to describe a sensitive subject in the world today and I’m truly sorry"
Born on 3 September 1986, Shaun White was born in San Diego, California, the U.S. He belongs to American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity (Irish and Italian ancestry). Shaun stands at the height of 1.73 meters (5' 8'') and weights around 70 kg, as per wiki.