Ian Thorpe Net Worth

Ian Thorpe Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Ian Thorpe net worth is
$2 Million

Ian Thorpe Wiki Biography

Ian James Thorpe was born on the 13th October 1982, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and is recognized as a former professional swimmer, who won 11 world championship titles and five Olympic gold medals. His career was active from 1995 to 2006.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Ian Thorpe is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Ian’s net worth is over $2 million, accumulated through his successful involvement in the sports industry. Another source is coming from the sale of his autobiographical book “This is Me” (2012).

Ian Thorpe Net Worth $2 Million

Ian Thorpe was raised with an older sister in a sports family by his father, Ken, who was a cricketer, and his mother, Margaret, who played netball. He began swimming when he was only five years old and by the age of seven he started with competitions, winning his first race. In 1994, he became the captain of New South Wales for the Australian Primary Schools Championships, and subsequently won nine gold medals at the New South Wales Short Course Age Championships. He went to East Hills Boys Technology High School, and while there won ten times at the New South Wales Age Championships.

Ian made his national debut at the Pan Pacific Championships; though he had an appendix operation just two months before the event, he missed only two weeks of training, but was ready to represent his country in Japan. With personal best records in several disciplines, Thorpe won silver medals in the 400m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle relay. He then qualified for the 1998 World Aquatics Championships in Perth, setting personal bests for 200m and 400m freestyle, and at the event he won his first two gold medals, in the 400m freestyle, and 4x200m freestyle; his net worth began to rise immensely.

The same year Ian won another four gold medals, this time at the Commonwealth Games held in Malaysia, in the 200m and 400m freestyle, and in 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle relays, breaking the world record with his teammates in the latter.

His next competition was the 1999 World Short Course Championships where he set the world record in the 200m freestyle, and won gold in the 4x100m freestyle, and silver medal in 400m freestyle. He also participated in the Pan Pacific Championships at Sydney Olympic Park, where he continued his dominance by winning another four gold medals and also set three world records, two in the 200m and 400m freestyle, and one with his teammates during the 4x200m freestyle They also won 4x100m freestyle. All of these accomplishments added a considerable amount to Ian’s net worth.

His first Olympics came in 2000 in Sydney, when Ian once again dominated the pool, though he won only one individual gold in 400m freestyle and set the world record, while he won a silver medal in the 200m freestyle. He also had success in 4x100m and 4x200m freestyle winning gold medals and setting world records in both disciplines, increasing his net worth further. As he got older, Ian’s performance only got better, and though some in the public thought that he underachieved in the Olympics, he proved them wrong in the World Aquatic Championships, winning six gold medals. Aside from 200m, and 400m freestyle, which were now becoming his traditional disciplines, Thorpe also won gold medals in 800m freestyle, and 4×100 medley – he also broke the world record in 800m freestyle.

Before the 2004 Olympics, Ian participated in 2002 Commonwealth Games and 2002 Pan Pacific Championships. In the Commonwealth Games, he also competed in 100m backstroke discipline and won the silver medal, aside from six gold medals won in his regular categories. He broke the world record in 400m freestyle, which also increased his fortune by a large margin. Moreover, at 2004 Summer Olympics, Ian won two gold medals in 200m freestyle, setting the Olympic record, then 400m freestyle, making it his fifth gold medal in the Olympics, more than any other Australian athlete. He also added a silver medal from the 4x200m event and a bronze medal won in 100m freestyle to his collection.

After the end of the Olympics, Ian took a year off from swimming, and returned in 2005; however, he was nowhere near his previous form, and though he qualified for the Commonwealth Games in 2006, he had to withdraw from the event, due to his battle with bronchitis. He was then diagnosed with infectious mononucleosis, and after an unsuccessful attempt to return in form, Ian decided to retire.

Regarding his personal life, Ian Thorpe came out as a gay in 2014 and he has been in a relationship with model Ryan Channing since 2016. He is also known as a philanthropist, who established the Ian Thorpe’s Fountain for Youth organization in 2000.

Full NameIan Thorpe
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 13, 1982
Place Of BirthSydney, Australia
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight229 lbs (104 kg)
ProfessionSwimmer, Athlete
EducationEast Hills Boys High School, Macquarie University
ParentsMargaret Thorpe, Ken Thorpe
SiblingsChristina Thorpe
NicknamesIan James Thorpe
NominationsLaureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year, Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year
1I'll go for broke. Swim faster. It's not going to be easy - this whole thing was never going to be easy.
2I've enjoyed training again, I've enjoyed pushing myself in the pool and I'll keep on swimming until I feel I cannot get any more out of myself.
3I'm still swimming.
4For myself, losing is not coming second. It's getting out of the water knowing you could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I've been in.
5I think it's better to attempt something and fail than it is to not even attempt it, so I'm glad that I've been prepared to put myself on the line there.
6I'm disappointed that I really haven't been able to race in a way that is reflective of the amount of work that I have done and how I have trained. But I don't regret giving this a go.
7Remember to do the things you enjoy away from swimming, regularly.
8When I started this I wanted to get back in the pool, I wanted to race and I wanted to go to the Olympics. I still want to do all of those things.
9I've missed out on a huge goal but the desire is still there.
10I'm more comfortable knowing that, chances are, I'm going to fail at this. I've become comfortable with that.
11The fairytale has turned into a nightmare.
12I thought I could, and thought I would, swim a lot quicker - much quicker.
13I think now I'll probably take a few days off and enjoy the competition and then sit down with a few people and work out what is next, work out what the next preparation will be and what competition will be next.
14Compared to how I have raced before and how I have competed, the success that I have had, this does look like doom compared to it.
15Sometimes we question things that we have done in our lives, but how many times do we question what we haven't done in someone else's?
1On November 21st 2006 announced that he is retiring from Professional Swimming.
2Ambassador of Armani clothing and his own line of jewelery.
3Won two gold, one silver and one bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, which made him the most successful Australian swimmer at Olympic Games ever.
4Created his own 2004 signature underwear line named 'it'.
5At the age of 15, he became the youngest gold medalist in World Championships history when winning the 400m freestyle race(1998).
6He was awarded $A10,000 following the 2000 Summer Olympics as a recipient of the Powerade Never Give Up Award and immediately gave it all to charity.
7He enjoys watching Friends (1994).
8On the morning of September 11th, he was on his way to the observation deck at the World Trade Center when he realized he forgot his camera. He went back to get it, and when he turned on the television in his room he saw the North Tower ablaze.
9Ian won the 2003 Swimmer of the Year and has done so consecutively for the last 3 years being the only person to do so.
10Won three gold and two silver medals at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
11Is fluent in French.
12His older sister, Christina, was also a swimmer
13His mother, Margaret, is a teacher
14His father Ken was once a professional cricket player.
15With the exception of his athletic ability, Ian is best known for his size 17 feet.
16Holds 22 world records in swimming.
17Is the honorary Australian Ambassador for Tourism in Japan.
18Was the youngest person to ever join the Australian Mens' Swim Team.


Friends2000TV SeriesCoffee Shop Customer


Australian Story2005-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Presenter / Himself
DNA Nation2016TV Series documentary
Julia Zemiro's Home Delivery2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Commonwealth Games2014TV SeriesHimself - Expert & Flag bearer
Ian Thorpe: The Parkinson Interview2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Guest
The Project2012TV SeriesHimself
London 2012 Olympics2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Ian Thorpe: The Swimmer2012DocumentaryHimself
British Olympic Dreams2011TV SeriesHimself
Sebastian's Coming of Age2010VideoHimself
The 7PM Project2009-2010TV SeriesHimself - Co-Founder: Ian Thorpe's Foundation for Youth / Himself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Former Commonwealth Gold Medalist
The Merrick & Rosso Show2008TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Countdown to 111 Hits2008TV MovieHimself
Australia's Next Top Model2007-2008TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Judge
It's Academic2008TV SeriesHimself
The Olympic Series2007TV Series documentary
Live Earth2007TV Special documentaryHimself
Fish Out of Water2007TV Movie documentaryPresenter
The 2007 TV Week Logie Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
The Footy Show2005TV SeriesHimself
The Great Outdoors2005TV SeriesHimself
Athens 2004: Games of the XXVIII Olympiad2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself
110% Tony Squires2004TV SeriesHimself
Ian Thorpe: Beneath the Suit2003Video documentaryHimself
Undercover Angels2002TV SeriesHimself - Host
Sydney 2000 Olympics: Bud Greenspan's Gold from Down Under2001TV MovieHimself
The Olympics Exposed with Andrew Denton2000TV MovieHimself
Sydney 2000: Games of the XXVII Olympiad2000TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Home and Away2000TV SeriesHimself

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Commonwealth Games2014TV SeriesHimself
20 to 12008TV Series documentaryHimself

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