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Apolo Anton Ohno was born on the 22nd May 1985, in Seattle, Washingto, and is an American short track speed skater, with eight Olympic medals under his belt. During his sixteen-years-long career, he also won an assortment of other medals, including eight gold medals in World Championships. After his retirement in 2013, Apolo continued working as a motivational speaker, philanthropist, actor, and a competitor in the television show “Dancing with the Stars”.

Have you ever wondered how rich Apolo Ohno is as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Ohno’s net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned through his successful career in speed skating, as well as from various endorsements.

Apolo Ohno Net Worth $10 Million

Apolo Anton Ohno is of mixed heritage, since his father, Yuki Ohno, is a Japanese-born American, while his mother, Jerrie Lee, is of European descent. After his parents’ divorce, Apolo was raised by his father, whom he has always cited as the most important figure in his life, as he urged him to develop his talent for swimming and skating. According to Apolo Ohno’s profile on NBC Olympics, his father is also the one who decided on such an unusual name, which he chose because apo in Greek means to “steer away from” while lo means “look out, here he comes”.

While Ohno proved to be equally talented as a swimmer and skater, he decided to focus on the latter after he watched speed skating during the 1994 Winter Olympics. Only twelve years old at the time, he focused all his energies on the sport, managing to become the youngest skater to attend the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center at the age thirteen. He took his first gold medal (for 1500 m) in 1997, when he also won the overall US Senior Championship. Afterwords, Ohno struggled with uneven training and weight gain for some time, but made a comeback in 1999 during the World Junior Championships, where he placed first in the 1000 m and 1500 m.

Apolo’s first major recognition at the 2002 Olympics was clouded by the controversy over the final ruling. He became the gold medalist for 1500 m only after his opponent, Kim Dong-Sung from South Korea, was disqualified; many considered that decision a bad call, and Ohno even received death threats as a consequence. However, in the following years, he cemented his status as a top athlete by winning the World Cup championships in 2003 and 2005, as well as one gold and two bronze medals at the 2006 Olympics. He then rounded off his Olympic medals at eight in total by winning one silver and two bronze medals in the 2010 Winter Games. During that year alone, he earned $1.5 million through endorsement deals with Alaska Airlines, AT&T, Coca-Cola, Omega, and Procter & Gamble, which increased his net worth significantly.

Apolo Ohno became a household name as a competitor in the fourth season of “Dancing with the Stars”, which he won with his professional dancing partner, Julianne Hough. Ohno returned to “Dancing with the Stars” for its All-Star 15th season, when he was partnered with Karina Smirnoff, but this time he was eliminated during Week 9. In recent years, Ohno decided to pursue an acting career on television, starring in one episode of “Hawaii 5-0” in 2012, as well as in the TV movie “Tasmanian Devils” (2013). He also filmed the documentary called “On Thin Ice”, which will premiere in 2017.

Regarding his personal life, there are no public details of any relationships. Apolo Ohno is dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle, especially among young people. He is also known for his charity work, having raised money for such causes as The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and The Salvation Army.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 22, 1982
Birth place: Federal Way, Washington, United States
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:134 lbs (61 kg)
Profession:Short track speed skater
Education:University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Nationality:Australian
Parents:Jerrie Lee, Yuki Ohno
Movies:Tasmanian Devils, Dancing with the Stars, Minute to Win It
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He and his dance partner, Julianne Hough, are the winners of season 4 of Dancing with the Stars (2005). [May 2007]
2Vancouver B.C. competing in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games [February 2010]
3Two-time Olympic gold medalist, winning the 1,500m race in 2002 and the 500m in 2006.
4After winning the 1,500m race at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City due to the disqualification of his South Korean opponent Kim Dong-Sung, he became an "enemy of the state" in South Korea and received death threats. In 2003, he declined to participate in a short track event in Seoul for security reasons. Two years later, he won two races in a World Cup event there.
5Earned a state championship as a swimmer in the breaststroke.
6Was a national champion and record-holder in indoor in-line skating.
7His father raised him by himself, leaving a strong impression on the teenager.
8Began speed skating in 1995 at age 13. At the time, he was a swimmer and in-line skater and decided he "wanted to try something new."
9His unique first name was given to him by his father, Yuki, who combined the Greek words "Ap," meaning "steering away from", and "lo," meaning "look out."


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Wears bandannas


Quotes

#Quote
1I believe my father has and always will be the strongest influence in my life, as he has guided me on many paths.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: Male Reality/Variety StarDancing with the Stars (2005)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Superstore2016TV SeriesApolo Anton Ohno
Tasmanian Devils2013TV MovieStone
Hawaii Five-02012TV SeriesSeth Burgess

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007TV SeriesHimself
2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
Turin 2006: XX Olympic Winter Games2006TV Mini-SeriesHimself (as Apolo Anton Ohno)
The Early Show2003TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares2003TV SeriesHimself
Skating Spectacular2003TV MovieHimself - Skater
OL Salt Lake City 20022002TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Apolo Anton Ohno)
The Teen Choice Awards 20022002TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment2002TV SeriesHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '022002TV Special documentaryHimself
Dateline NBC2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2002TV SeriesHimself
Total Request Live2002TV SeriesHimself
Salt Lake City 2002: XIX Olympic Winter Games2002TV Mini-SeriesHimself
On Thin Ice2017Documentary completedHimself
Beat Bobby Flay2016TV SeriesHimself - Judge / Mentor
Access Hollywood Live2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Game Night2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Player
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris2015TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent, Ticket to Slide
Entertainment Tonight2007-2015TV SeriesHimself
Men at Work2014TV SeriesHimself
The Biggest Loser2011-2014TV SeriesHimself
Minute to Win It2013/ITV SeriesHimself - Host
Home & Family2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America2007-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Doctors2013TV SeriesHimself
Dancing with the Stars2007-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Contestant
The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards2012TV Special documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2002-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Beer Pong at the ESPYs
Cocktails with Stan2012TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 2012 Billboard Music Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest Co-Host
I Get That a Lot2012TV SeriesHimself
Training for Tahoe: Brian and His Famous Fans2011TV MovieHimself
The 2011 Billboard Music Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Unite for Japan2011ShortHimself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2010TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2010TV SpecialHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20102010TV SpecialHimself
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games2010TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Speedskating
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest Judge
Rachael Ray2007TV SeriesHimself
The Teen Choice Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2002-2007TV SeriesHimself
The View2007TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bud Greenspan Presents: Torino 2006 Olympics2007TV MovieHimself

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