Lindsey Caroline Vonn is a World Cup alpine ski racer from the United States who has won four overall World Cup championships in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2012. By 2016, not only had she won 77 world cup races, but she won her 20th World Cup crystal globe title making her the athlete who has won the most number of world cup globes.Image Credit: Keith HInkle
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Lindsey Vonn was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on October 18th, 1984 in but was raised in the Twin Cities metropolitan area in Burnsville, Minnesota. Being of Norwegian ancestry, she started skiing when she was two years old. Lindsey first met with Picabo Street, an Olympic gold medallist ski racer, when she was 10 years old. The young Lindsey left such an impression on Street that she later became Lindsey’s skiing mentor.
Lindsey Vonn began her skiing career began at Buck Hill Ski and Snowboard, Minnesota. She then had lessons at Ski Club Vail, an alpine racing program in Colorado, initially commuting to Vale to train before relocating there in the late 1990s. In 1999 Lindsey participated in Italy’s Trofeo Topolino di Sci Alpino and became one of the first American athletes to win the “Cadets” slalom events. In 2000, she then made her World Cup debut at age 16 in Park City and her Olympic debut at age 17 at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Lindsey first climbed onto a World Cup Podium in January 2004 after obtaining the third place for downhill at Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.
At the 2006 Winter Olympics, Lindsey Vonn had a crash while training for the downhill race. Even though she had to be hospitalized overnight in Turin, she pushed through the pain to finish eighth two days later and earned the U.S. Olympic Spirit Award for best representing the Olympic Spirit. At the 2007 World Championships that were held Sweden, she took home silver medals for both downhill and super-G. Even though a knee sprain caused her to end the season four weeks early, Lindsey still finished third in the downhill and super-G at the 2007 World Cup. The 2008 ski season, in which she won the overall World Cup title, the World Cup downhill season title and the U.S. Alpine Championships combined title in downhill & slalom, remains as Lindsey’s best season.
In 2009, not only did Lindsey Vonn win the overall World Cup again, she also won the season championship in super-G. At the 2009 World Championships in France, she won her first world championship making her the first American woman to win the world super-G title. The International Association of Ski Journalists then awarded Lindsey the Skieur d’Or Award. In Austria in January 2010, despite skiing with her arm in a brace due to an injury, Lindsey won three straight races, two downhills and a super-G. She was named Colorado Athlete of the Year 2009 and 2010 Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press. In February 2010, Lindsey won the Olympic gold medal in downhill, the first American woman to do so. Even though Lindsey lost the overall champion title in 2011 to Maria Riesch of Germany in the 2011 World Club, she made a comeback by winning her fourth overall World Cup Title in 2012.
At the first race of the 2013 World Championships in Austria, a crash in the super-G left Lindsey Vonn with a fractured right knee. However, in December 2014, she returned to the top of the podium by winning the Women’s World Cup downhill race at Alberta. However, she then re-injured her right knee while skiing in France and subsequently announced that she would not compete in the Sochi 2014 Winter Games. In March 2015, Lindsey took home the World Cup downhill title for the seventh time by finishing first at the last World Cup downhill race in France. On November 11, 2016, Vonn announced that she had severely fractured her right arm in a training crash. However, she returned on January 15, 2017 by obtaining the thirteenth position at the Worldcup downhill race at Altenmarkt. On January 20, she marked her 77th win by winning the downhill event in Germany.
Lindsey Vonn ‘s other accomplishments include being awarded the 2010 Laureus Sportswoman of the Year and 2010 United States Olympic Committee’s Sportswoman of the Year. She has made television appearances in Alka-Seltzer commercials in 2009 and was also a NBC News correspondent for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Lindsey Vonn has had a long and successful career which has enabled her to accumulate significant wealth. In all, we estimate Lindsey Vonn net worth in 2018 at $3 million.