Shaun White is a professional snowboarder from the United States, as well as a musician and skateboarder. In addition, Shaun White is a four-time Olympian and has won three Olympic gold medals in halfpipe snowboarding.
Shaun White was born in San Diego, California, USA September 3, 1986. He was born under the Virgo zodiac sign and currently is 35 years old as of now. His father, Roger White, grew up surfing and worked for the San Clemente Water Authority in California.
Also, his mother, Cathy White, worked as a waitress when Shaun was young. His real birth name is Shaun Roger White. He also has three siblings and was the youngest among them. The snowboarder also has American citizenship and follows the Christian religion. He is of mixed ethnic background of Irish and Italian descent.
However, he was born with tetralogy of Fallot, which is a congenital heart defect. Before he was a year old, he underwent two open-heart surgeries for his condition. He also spent his childhood with his family in the San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California.
Speaking of Shaun’s academic qualifications, there isn’t much detailed information about his educational life. However, we can assume that he completed his education at a prestigious university in his hometown with a view to his successful career as a snowboarder.
Growing up, Shaun used to ski with his siblings in the nearby mountains during the winters. Among his siblings, he was the most aggressive skier, which worried his mother. She encouraged him to pursue snowboarding instead of skiing out of fear for his safety. His older brother Jesse was a good snowboarder and followed in his older brother’s footsteps. After a while he got better at snowboarding than his brother and his parents also noticed his natural talent.
At the age of 7, his parents drove him to various snowboard meets and entered him into competitions. In addition, he soon took part in the national “U12 Championship” and finished the competition in 11th place. After that, at the age of 13, he took part in several snowboard competitions and was on the road to success. He also became a professional snowboarder at the age of 14.
In 2002 he competed in the “Winter X Games” and won medals every time he participated in the event. He also won 13 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 2 bronze medals in the snowboard slopestyle event through 2013. In 2006 he took part in the “Winter Olympics” for the first time and competed in the halfpipe event.
Unfortunately, his performance was average, which forced him out of the competition, but he recovered and won the gold medal. He then competed in the 2008 US Open Snowboarding Championships and won the halfpipe competition. In the same year, a game based on him titled “Shaun White Snowboarding” was released and became the 20th best-selling game of the year.
More event and profit
He then went on to win another gold medal in the Superpipe event at the 2009 Winter X Games after a highly controversial final. In February of the same year he also won the “FIS World Cup” in the men’s halfpipe. He then took part in the 2010 Winter Olympics and won the gold medal in the halfpipe. He competed in the 2012 Winter X Games and his performance impressed everyone who got a perfect 100.
However, his performance at the 2013 FIS Snowboard World Cup suffered and he finished the event in third place. His average performance continued the following year when he placed fourth in the halfpipe event at the 2014 Winter Olympics. He made his comeback at the 2018 Winter Olympics and won a gold medal in the halfpipe.
In 2011, he also appeared as himself in the film Friends with Benefits. He also starred in Disney’s film Cloud 9. He claimed he turned down dozens of film offers in an interview because of the similar characters for him. He has also played guitar since he was a child and now plays for the electro rock band Bad Things. He has also appeared on the television shows The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Girls Next Door.
achievements and fortune
Shaun White was named the ninth best snowboarder in the world by Snowboarder Magazine in 2009. He also won the Most Metal Athlete award at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards. He was also twice named “Rider of the Year” by “Transworld Snowboarding” for his performance. He is also the only snowboarder to have won both the Summer Dew Cup and the Winter Dew Cup.
Shaun White made a lot of money as a professional snowboarder and musician. According to online sources, he has an estimate net worth of approximately $60 million from snowboarding, music career and other business ventures.
Shaun White previously dated Sarah Barthel of the band Phantogram from 2013 to 2019. After that, he started dating the actress Nina Dobrev early 2020.
Shaun White made some headlines after his 2012 arrest on charges of vandalism and public intoxication at a party in Nashville. He has also been accused of sexual harassment by the drummer in his own band, Bad Things, named Lena Zawaideh. In addition, the two parties reached an out-of-court settlement and the charges against him were dropped.
body measurement and social media
Shaun White has brown eyes and brown hair with a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighing 70 kg. Apart from that, there is no further information on Shuan’s other body measurements.
Shaun White is quite active on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. his official Instagram Account @shawnwhite has over 1.7 million followers. On Twitter, he has over 1.6 million followers on his official account @shaunwhite. His official Facebook page, Shaun White, has over 2.1 million followers.