A retired figure skater, Dorothy Hamill is perhaps best known for having won the gold medal at the 1976 Winter Olympics. Prior to that, she had taken part in several events including the U.S. Championships, and World Championships many times, the latter of which saw her win three individual medals.
Not long after her Olympic win, she announced her retirement in 1976. With that said, she has continued to skate in various ice shows, including Broadway on Ice. In the recent years, she has also appeared on a few TV shows such as Dancing with the Stars and Chopped.
How is the former athlete doing for herself now? Is she able to afford herself a lavish lifestyle? How wealthy is the 61-year-old? From our research, Dorothy Hamill’s current net worth is around the $5 million mark. Where does most of her money come from nowadays? Aside from skating, what projects have she taken up over the years? We’ll be trying to answer these questions for you down below.
Dorothy Hamill’s Net Worth 2018 – $5 Million
How did Dorothy Hamill Make Her Money & Wealth?
Born on July 26, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois, Dorothy Hamill is the daughter of Chalmers, a mechanical engineer, and Carol, a housewife. Growing up with her two older siblings, she started skating at the age of eight. Though she originally took group lessons, she eventually began to take regular private lessons, after becoming more serious about the sport. In fact, it wasn’t uncommon for her to wake up at 4:30 in the morning for practice before school.
At the age of twelve, Hamill successfully won the novice title at the U.S. Championships. Later that same year, she was assigned to the 1969 World Figure Skating Championships. Still, it wasn’t until later in her teens that she reigned as a U.S. champion from 1974 to 1976.
After winning the gold medal at the 1976 World Championships in Gothenburg, she was named to the U.S. Olympic Team for the Winter Games in Innsbruck. Representing the United States, the skater eventually won the gold medal in the ladies’ singles event. Today, she is perhaps best remembered for the last Olympic champion to have won without a triple jump in competition.
Not long afterward, Hamill announced her retirement from competition. Still, she remained active on the ice, as a performer in ice shows; for instance, she had headlined the Ice Capades for close to a decade from 1977 to 1984. Naturally, she would have earned herself a decent sum from all those years.
In the recent years, Hamill has returned to the limelight after appearing in a few reality TV shows. Not only did she take part as a contestant in the 16th season of Dancing with the Stars in 2013 (though a back injury led her to withdraw prematurely), but she had recently also been featured in the cooking competition, Chopped in 2017.
As far as other projects go, she has authored two books; her second autobiography titled, A Skating Life: My Story was released in 2007.
Dorothy Hamill’s Personal Life and FAQ
Is Dorothy Hamill Married?
As of 2018, she has been married three times. Since 2009, she has been with her third husband, John MacColl.
Does Dorothy Hamill Have Any Children?
She has a daughter named Alexandra with her second husband, Kenneth Forsythe.
Did Dorothy Hamill Go to College?
As far as we can tell, Dorothy Hamill has not gone to college.
What is Dorothy Hamill Famous For?
As a competitive figure skater, Dorothy Hamill is best known for winning a gold medal at the 1976 Winter Olympics. Prior to that, she had also finished first at the World Championships in Gothenburg.
Where Does Dorothy Hamill Live now? Photos of Dorothy Hamill’s House
She currently lives with her husband in Baltimore, Maryland. Photos of her house are not available
What Kind of Vehicle Does Dorothy Hamill Drive?
Information on Dorothy Hamill’s vehicle is unavailable at this time.
How Much Money Did Dorothy Hamill Make Last Year?
Information on Dorothy Hamill’s annual earnings for 2017 is not available.
As mentioned previously, she recently took part in the Food Network competition series, Chopped in March 2017. Featured in the episode, “Star Power: Culinary Muscle,” she was ultimately the last contestant to be sent home form the show before the final heat.
Want to know what the former Olympic champion is up to? If so, why not follow Dorothy Hamill on social media? You can find her on Twitter at @DorothyHamill. On Facebook, the three-time U.S. National Champion also has a fan page set up, which you can visit by clicking here.