Hailing from Pennsylvania, Adam Rippon is the first openly gay American athlete to participate in the Winter Olympic Games. A figure skater, he has won several titles throughout his career so far- for instance, he is a two-time World Junior Champion and a US National Champion.
Known for his “Rippon Lutz” Jump, that is, a triple Lutz with both arms above the head, he is currently representing the United States at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. For the 2017-18 season, he will be skating to O (Fly On), and Arrival of the Birds for his free skate.
How successful is the first-time Olympian? How far has he come since the beginning of his skating career? Is he fairly well off? How much does he make as a figure skater? Unfortunately, we do not have anything available on Adam Rippon’s current net worth, as we’re still gathering necessary information. Despite this, let’s take this opportunity to learn more about how accomplishments so far.
Adam Rippon’ Net Worth 2018 – N/A
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Born on November 11, 1989, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Adam Rippon is the oldest of six children. Though born with a severe hearing loss, doctors were able to remedy the condition with surgery prior to his first birthday. As it happened, he took up skating after following his mother to the rink one day when he was ten years old.
Coached by Yelena Sergeeva, he eventually made it to his first US Championships at the age of sixteen, where he won the silver medal at the Novice level. From there, he competed as a junior at the Triglav Trophy event where he placed first. Some of the other competitions that he had taken part in during that time include the ISU Junior Grand Prix and the 2007 US Championships.
By the 2008-09 season, he had moved up to compete on the senior level. Shortly afterward, he was signed to take part in 2008 Skate America, where he finished eighth overall. After another off-podium finish at the Cup of Russia, he switched coaches in 2009.
Since then, Rippon has taken part in numerous events including the US Championships, Japan Open, ISU Grand Prix, Four Continents Championships, and Skate Canada, to name a few.
Most recently for the 2017-18 season, he successfully medalled at the CS Finlandia Trophy, Skate America, and NHK Trophy, With that, he was named as one of three men to represent the United States the 2018 Winter Games to be held in Pyeongchang. Historically, this is incredibly noteworthy as it makes him the first openly gay athlete to have ever qualified for the Winter Olympics.
Known for his signature jump, the “Rippon Lutz” (i.e. a triple Lutz with both arms over the head), there’s no doubt that we’ll be seeing said move at the Olympics. Speaking of which, some of the songs that he’ll be performing to include Arrival of the Birds, O (Fly On), Advice of Tomorrow, Diamonds, and Let Me Think About It.
Adam Rippon’s Personal Life and FAQ
Is Adam Rippon Married?
As far as we know, he is currently single.
In October 2015, he publicly came out as being gay.
Does Adam Rippon Have Any Children?
No, Adam Rippon does not have any children.
Did Adam Rippon Go to College?
As far as ew can tell, he has not gone to college.
What is Adam Rippon Famous For?
A figure skater, Adam Rippon is perhaps best known for being the first openly gay athlete to have ever qualified for the Winter Olympic Games.
Where Does Adam Rippon Live now? Photos of Adam Rippon’s House
He currently resides in Pennsylvania, where he continues to train at the rink with his coaches.
What Kind of Vehicle Does Adam Rippon Drive?
Information on Adam Rippon’s vehicle is unavailable at this time.
How Much Money Did Adam Rippon Make Last Year?
Information on Adam Rippon’s annual earnings for 2017 is not available
As mentioned previously, it was announced in January 2018 that he would be representing the United States as one of three men at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea (despite the fact that he finished off the podium at the previous nationals). With that, he is the first openly gay athlete to have ever qualified for the Winter Games.
Want to support the figure skater online? If so, why not follow him on social media? You can find Adam Rippon on a few outlets including Twitter at @Adaripp or Instagram at @Adaripp. On Facebook, he also has an official fan page which you can visit here.