Shaun White is an American professional snowboarder with an estimated net worth of $20 million. He was born on September 3, 1986 in San Diego, California. His mother and father were overcome with joy to welcome their son, and heartbroken at the same time to find out he was born with a congenital heart defect that required him to undergo two life-saving open heart operations in the first year of his life. It is called Tetralogy of Fallot, a defect that consists of four abnormalities in the heart. It can cause a lot of long-term health issues even if it is handled properly and fixed before a child is one. Fortunately, Shaun White and his family are well aware of the risks to his health and they manage them quite well.
As a child, Shaun White developed a love of snowboarding and skate boarding. He was always on the slopes in Vermont and in San Bernardino Mountains near his SoCal home. He was good, but it was his love of skateboarding and his skill there that really garnered him some serious attention. He was quick to show off his skills to professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, which was the beginning of the pro’s friendship when a then 9-year-old Shaun White. The two worked together to make sure that White was given an opportunity to use his skills and become famous for them, and they worked together for many years. They are still friends to this day. When he was only six, however, he wanted to begin to snowboard. He was good.
His parents could not even get over how good he was and the fact that he had a sponsor by the time he was only 7-years-old. He has, so far, been able to participate in three Winter Olympics. He’s won medals in many of his events, and he has further solidified his role as one of the greatest snowboarders in the history of the game as a result. He’s been able to do many great things as a snowboarder, but it’s really been his skill that has allowed him to earn 18 medals in the Olympics.
Additionally, he’s also worked in the movie business more than once. He’s had a number of roles that are quite small but pretty funny with major stars in major movies. He’s enjoyed his time working on television and in the movies, and he will likely do more of that as he gets older. He has no real girlfriends on record and has not had a public relationship that anyone is aware of, though he has been in trouble with the law. He was arrested in Nashville in 2012 when he was publicly intoxicated and vandalized some things after he was part of a wedding party. Since then, he’s maintained a pretty good image for himself and has been able to refocus his energy on his career. He has more to show off in terms of his athletic career, and we can expect to see much more of him in the near future.
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