Shaun White Biography

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Shaun White

Quick Facts Of Shaun White

Celebrated Name Shaun White
Age 32 Years
Nick Name The Flying Tomato, The Animal
Birth Name Shaun Roger White
Birth Date 1986-09-03
Gender Male
Profession Athlete
Nationality American
Place Of Birth San Diego, California, United States
Ethnicity White
Girlfriend Sarah Barthel
Marital Status In Relationship
Height 5.8
Weight 70
Best Known For Olympic Gold Medal
Hair Color Red
Eye Color Hazel
Net Worth 40000000

Shaun Roger White, professionally known by the name Shaun White is an American professional snowboarder, skateboarder, and musician. He holds the record for the most X-Games gold medals and most Olympic gold medals by a snowboarder. He is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and has won 10 ESPY Awards. He has appeared in a few films, various television series, and shows. He is also the guitarist of the electronic rock band, Bad Things.

One of the decorated US skateboarder and snowboarder, Shaun White has over 1.2 million followers on his Instagram.

What did Shaun White famous for?

  • Holds the record for the most X-Games gold medals.
  • Holds the most Olympic gold medals by a snowboarder. He has 3 Olympic gold medals.


Who are Shaun White parents?

Shaun White was born on 3 September 1986. His birth name is Shaun Roger White. He was born to a father, Roger White, and a mother, Cathy White. He is of Irish and Italian descent. His birthplace is in San Diego, California, in the United States. He holds American nationality. He belongs to white ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He has two siblings, a brother, Jesse White, and a sister, Kari White. 

He was born with a Tetralogy of Fallot and has endured two open-heart surgeries before the age of one. 

He attended the Torrey Pines High School. However, he dropped out of high school without graduating. 

He spent his growing years riding Okemo Mountain and Bear Mountain, small ski resorts found in Ludlow, Vermont, and the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. He switched from skiing to snowboarding at the age of six.

What does Shaun White do for a living?

Shaun White Tricks @tokyo

Source: @shaunawhite

His talent in skateboarding drew the attention of professional skateboarder, Tony Hawk. Hawk mentored and helped him turn professional in skateboarding. He was 17 years old then.

He has won numerous titles on his skateboard. He won the overall title of Action Sports Tour Champion.

He was the first person to compete in and win both the Summer and Winter X Games in two different sports. 

He has won 18 medals, 13 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze in all winter X Games competitions through 2013.

He won the Air & Style Contest in 2003 and 2004.

He won gold in the half-pipe at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

He won his third consecutive snowboard halfpipe title at the 2008 U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships.

He finished first in the halfpipe at the 2007 Burton US Open. 

He was also crowned as the first "Burton Global Open Champion" at 2007 Open taking $100,000 (Global Open Champ), $20,000 (1st Place Halfpipe), $90,000 (3rd Place Slopestyle), and a new Corvette.

He released his first video game, Shaun White Snowboarding in North American in November 2008, which became the 20th best-selling game of December 2008 in the United States.

His controversial win at the 2009 SuperPipe at Winter X Games XIII made him the second competitor after Tanner Hall to win a gold medal in the superpipe in consecutive years at the Winter X Games. He also won a gold medal in Slopestyle at Winter X Games XIII.

He won the FIS World Cup Men's Halfpipe event at Vancouver's Cypress Mountain in February 2009. 

He won gold in the halfpipe at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

He won the historical 4th straight Gold in the Winter X Games winning gold in the Superpipe in 2011.

He became the first person in the history of Winter X Games to score a perfect 100 in the men's Snowboard Superpipe in 2012 at Winter X.

In 2013, he won his 6th consecutive SuperPipe victory and became the second participant ever to do so.

He crashed into the edge of a superpipe while training in New Zealand for the 2018 Winter Olympics. His face required 62 stitches.

He won his third Olympic gold medal when he won gold for the Men's Halfpipe event with a score of 97.75. His gold medal was also the 100th for the United States at the Winter Olympic Games. 

Athletic achievements

The first to compete and medal in both the Summer and Winter X Games.

The first snowboarder ever to land back to back double corks, at the Red Bull superpipe.

The only skater to land the frontside heelflip 540 body varial. (The Armadillo).

The first to land a Cab 7 Melon Grab in vert skateboarding.

The first snowboarder to win back-to-back gold medals in the Winter X-Games Superpipe.

The first athlete ever (on snowboard or skis) to win gold medals four years in a row in the Winter X-Games Superpipe.

The first (and only) person to win both a Summer and Winter Dew Cup.

The first to "three-peat" in SuperPipe at the Winter X Games.

The record for the highest score in the men's halfpipe at the Winter Olympics. In 2018, he scored 97.75 on his last run.

Non-competition awards and accolades

He was named the "Chairman of the Board" on the Spike TV Guys' Choice Awards in June 2007 and again in June 2010.

In the March 2009 issue of Snowboarder Magazine, he was named the ninth-best snowboarder in the World.

He won the Revolver Golden Gods Award for "Most Metal Athlete".

White has been named Transworld Snowboarding's Rider Of The Year twice.

Acting Career

He starred in the 2004 documentary The White Album and the 2005 snowboarding documentary First Descent.

In 2007, he appeared on the E! reality TV show, The Girls Next Door as a snowboarding teacher for Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, and Kendra Wilkinson. 

He has made a cameo appearance as himself in the 2011 film Friends with Benefits.

The film, Don't Look Down about his journey through the year following his Olympic success was released on DVD and ESPN.

He also made a cameo appearance in an episode of the 2013 animated TV series, American Dad!.

He later made a cameo appearance in the 2014 Disney Channel Original Movie, Cloud 9.

He appeared in an episode of the Nickelodeon tv series, Henry Danger in 2018.

He stated in an interview with the Outside magazine in 2007 that he had turned down numerous film roles.

Music Career

He plays guitar in the electronic rock band Bad Things. They released their self-titled debut album in January 2014.

He appeared in the music video of Thirty Seconds to Mars' "City of Angels".

Who is Shaun White dating 2018?

Sarah Barthel's Birthday

Source: @sarabarthel

The 3 times Olympic gold medalist is dating Sarah Barthel of the band Phantogram. They started dating in 2013 and are together since then. 

He lives in Los Angeles, California. He also owns properties in New York's East Village neighborhood, Malibu, Park City, Utah. 

Body Measurements

Shaun White stands at a height of 1.73 m i.e. 5 feet and 8 inches tall. She has a body weight of 154 lbs i.e. 70 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has hazel eyes and red hair. 

How much is Shaun White Worth 2018?

Shaun White @bmw

Source: @shaunwhite

As one of the most successful snowboarders in the world, he has endorsed several brands such as Burton Snowboards, Oakley, Birdhouse Skateboards, Target Corporation, Inc., Red Bull, Park City Mountain Resort, Adio, Ubisoft, American Express, Hewlett-Packard, and Adio. He received his first sponsorship when he was only 7 years old. He has a character on the game Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder, as well as the video games, Shaun White Snowboarding, and Shaun White Skateboarding. According to Forbes, he earned $9 million from his endorsements only in 2008. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at around $40 million. 

Did You Know?

  • Due to his shock of red hair, he has been given a nickname, "The Flying Tomato" and even wore headbangs with a flying-tomato logo.
  • He is also nicknamed "animal", referring to a character from The Muppet Show.
  • Red Bull built him a halfpipe completely out of natural snow in February 2009.
  • He was on the cover of The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics in the 2010 Edition.
  • He was arrested for public intoxication and vandalism in September 2012 after attending the wedding party of the drummer of The Black Keys, Patrick Carney.
  • He was on the cover of The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics in the 2010 Edition.
  • Bad Things drummer Lena Zawaideh filed a lawsuit against White claiming sexual harassment and breach of contract. Later, they reached into an undisclosed settlement.
  • He was the most talked-about Olympic athlete on Facebook during the winter games in 2014.

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