- Name: Adam Rippon
- Age: 28 years old
- Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)
- Occupation: Figure Skater
- Net Worth: US $2 Million
- Status: Alive
Adam Rippon is an American figure skater and Olympic bronze medalist. He made history as the first openly gay American man to qualify for the Winter Olympics. His accomplishments include the 2010 Four Continents championship and the 2016 US national championship. Rippon was born on November 11, 1989, Scranton, Pennsylvania. He has 5 younger siblings. His mother, Kelly, is a former dancer/skater. Rippon was born with a severe hearing condition. He underwent corrective ear surgery at Yale University prior to his first birthday.
Rippon began skating at the age of 10. He was first inspired to skate by his mother. His favorite skater growing up was Michelle Kwan. Rippon is a member of Skating Club of New York. He trained for 7 years under coach Yelena Sergeeva starting in 2000. His first notable competition was the 2005 U.S. Championships where he won silver. Next, he competed and placed 6th at the 2005-06 ISU Junior Grand Prix. Rippon trained with Russian figure skating coach Nikolai Morozov from 2007 to 2008. He competed and won gold at the 2007 Junior Grand Prix. He followed up with back to back gold medals at the 2008 and 2009 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. He also placed 3rd at the 2008 Cup of Russia. Rippon began working with Canadian coach Brian Orser in December 2008. His senior-level national debut came at the 2009 U.S. Championships. He defeated Tatsuki Machida (Japan) and Kevin Reynolds (Canada) for the gold medal at the 2010 Four Continents Championships.
Rippon moved to California in 2012 to train under Rafael Arutyunyan. He won silver medals at the 2012 and 2015 nationals. His next big victory came at the 2016 U.S. national championship. He had to withdraw from the 2017 U.S. Championships due to a fractured left ankle. Rippon made his Winter Olympic debut at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. He’s the oldest first-time Olympian figure skater to represent the U.S. since George Hill (1936). He’s also the first openly gay American skater to qualify for the Winter Olympic. Rippon won an Olympic bronze medal as a member of Team USA in the figure skating team event. He finished 10th overall in the men’s singles.PERSONAL
Adam Rippon’s height is 5ft 7in. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California. His net worth is estimated at $2 million. Olympians take home $25,000 for every gold medals won courtesy of the United States Olympic Committee. Silver and bronze medal are worth $15,000 and $10,000 respectively. Rippon was named as a celebrity contestant on season 26 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. His professional partner is ballroom dancer Jenna Johnson.
Rippon came out as gay in an October 2015 issue of Skating magazine. He was very outspoken on the selection of Vice President Mike Pence for the 2018 Winter Olympic delegation to South Korea.
Adam Rippon Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Adam Rippon
- Birthday: November 11, 1989
- How Old : Age: 28 years old
- Place of Birth: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)
- Occupation: Professional Figure Skater
- Net Worth: US $2 Million
- Death-O-Meter: Alive