Greg Louganis Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Born Gregory Efthimios Louganis on the 29th of January, 1960, of Samoan and Swedish ancestry, he is an American diver, actor and author, made famous by his outstanding career as an Olympian, winning gold medals for the springboard and platform diving categories for two consecutive Olympic Games in 1984 and 1988.

So how much is Louganis’ net worth? As of early 2016 it is reported to be $800,000, gained mostly from his careers as a diver and an actor, and the sales of his book.

Born to teenage parents in El Cajon, California, Greg was adopted at just eight months old, and raised by adoptive parents Frances and Peter Louganis in California. At an early age, he already started showing interest in various sports, including taking up dancing and gymnastics. At the age of nine, he began to learn how to dive when his family moved to a new home with a pool.

Greg Louganis Net Worth $800,000

Though he was bullied as a teen in his high school for being dyslexic, Louganis put his focus into diving. He graduated from Mission Viejo High School and in 1978 he attended University of Miami on a full diving scholarship. However, he transferred to the University of California, Irvine to be able to train with coach Ron O’Brien. He graduated with a major in drama and a minor in dance.

Louganis started building his semi-professional career at the early age of 16 – most sports were still largely amateur. Trained under Sammy Lee, he competed in the 1976 Summer Olympic in Montreal and placed second in the tower event. In 1980, though he was favored to win two golds, because of the United States boycott he was unable to compete in the Summer Olympics in Moscow that year. While waiting for the next Olympics, in 1982 he made history at the World Aquatic Championship by being the first diver to earn a perfect score of 10.

When the 1984 Summer Olympics came, Louganis not only made history once again for having a record-breaking score, but he also placed first in both 3-meter springboard and 10-meter platform events. He repeated those victories in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, though one win did not come easily; during competition Louganis hit his head at the springboard causing some cuts. After receiving sutures, he came back and finished the competition.

All in all, Greg won 47 national and 13 world diving championships, and became a notable figure in his field and his net worth increased even more.

Despite his success, his name created a buzz when he admitted in 1995 that he was homosexual and is HIV-positive. Despite the issues thrown at him, he used it to inspire others which made him more well-known. He released a book entitled “Breaking the Surface”, in which he shared his life story and his journey towards his Olympic success.

After his successful career in diving, he continued to mentor other upcoming Olympians, and also began his career as a dog trainer and even co-authored a book entitled “For the Life of Your Dog”. He also appeared in various movies and television shows like “Watercolors”, “Hollywood Squares” and “Portlandia”. All these activities helped maintain his popularity and net worth.

In terms of his personal life, Louganis married partner Johnny Chaillot in 2013.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 29, 1960
Birth place: El Cajon, California, USA,
Height:5' 9" (1.75 m)
Profession:an American Olympic diver, LGBT-rights activist, author,
Spouse:Johnny Chaillot (2013-)
Parents:Peter Louganis, Frances Louganis,
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Interesting Facts

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1Los Angeles, CA: Travels extensively in his various roles: mentor to US Olympic diving team, VP for the US Olympian Association, judge for Red Bull Cliff Diving Tour, motivational speaker, actor, model. Is at work on a new book. [April 2012]
2He is a motivational speaker and an agility trainer for his show dogs in Malibu, California. [July 2008]
3Malibu, CA: Spokesman, actor, model, author, dancer, philanthropist, mentor. [April 2012]
4Louganis, 53, married paralegal Johnny Chaillot, 52, Saturday evening, October 12, 2013, at Geoffrey's Restaurant in Malibu, California, USA.
5Is an accomplished actor, author, model, dancer and public speaker.
6Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 1985; Inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1993; Winner of the AAU's James E. Sullivan Award for outstanding achievements in 1984; Winner of the 1987 Jesse Owens Award; Winner of the U.S. Olympic Committee's Robert J. Kane Award in 1994.
7Has 47 national titles, more than anyone else in U.S. history.
8Bullied as a child for his learning "differences" (he has dyslexia), and turned to sport as a way to cope.
91976 - Olympic silver medalist, 10m platform (16 years old) 1984 - Olympic gold medalist, 3m springboard 1984 - Olympic gold medalist, 10m platform (first in 56 years to win both events) 1988 - Olympic gold medalist, 3m springboard 1988 - Olympic gold medalist, 10m platform (only male to win 4 gold medals in consecutive Games).
10Adopted at 9 months by Frances and Peter Louganis.
11Graduated in 1983 from the University of California, Irvine. Major in Theater; Minor in Dance.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1989Kids' Choice AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Male Athlete


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Old Dogs & New Tricks2013-2016TV SeriesDirk Evans
Entourage2015Lloyd's Fiancée
Sabre Dance2015ShortSalvador Dali
Watercolors2008Coach Brown
Touch Me1997David
Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story1997TV MovieNarrator / Himself (uncredited)
Sports Theater with Shaquille O'Neal1997TV SeriesCoach Hill
It's My Party1996Dan Zuma
Power Moves1995Video short
Inside Out III1992VideoMax (segment "The Wet Dream")
Object of Desire1990
Dirty Laundry1987Larry

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story1997TV Movie book "Breaking the Surface"

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story1997TV Movie consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hit the Floor2013TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
Old Dogs & New Tricks2013TV Series very special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
On Thin Ice2016Documentary completedHimself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Thicker Than Water2015/VShortHimself
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself
Stage Door Divas2014DocumentaryFriend
To Russia with Love2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Olympic Gold Medallist, Diving
The Daily Helpline2014TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
Back on Board: Greg Louganis2014DocumentaryHimself
Chopped2014TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself
82nd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2013TV MovieHimself
Hell's Kitchen2013TV SeriesHimself - Restaurant Patron
Splash2013TV SeriesHimself - Dive Master
Celebrity Splash! Australia2013TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Out in the Open2013DocumentaryHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself
Portlandia2012TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Close Calls2011TV SeriesHimself
The Traveler's Guide to Life2011TV SeriesHimself
The Oprah Winfrey Show1995-2011TV SeriesHimself
30 for 302010TV Series documentaryHimself
Dancing with the Stars2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest Appearance
My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story2009DocumentaryHimself
Beverly Hills Groomer2009TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Olympic Champion
Tournament of Roses Parade2009TV MovieHimself
The Olympic Series2007TV Series documentary
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Take the Flame! Gay Games: Grace, Grit, and Glory2005DocumentaryHimself / Narrator
Beyond the Glory2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Pyramid2003TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2001-2002TV Series documentaryHimself
20/202002TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Proud Voices2001TV MovieHimself
Hollywood Squares2000TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Animal Crusaders1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-1998TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger: An American Cinematheque Tribute1998TV SpecialHimself
The 18th Annual CableACE Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
Crook & Chase1996TV SeriesHimself
In a New Light: Sex Unplugged1995TV MovieHimself
D2: The Mighty Ducks1994Himself
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHimself
Seoul 1988: Games of the XXIV Olympiad1988TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1988TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself
D.C. Follies1988TV SeriesHimself
Circus of the Stars #111986TV Special documentaryHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1984TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1983TV SeriesHimself
Games of the XXI Olympiad Montreal 19761977DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - Judge on 'Splash' / Himself - Swimmer
Naqoyqatsi2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Day Today1994TV SeriesHimself

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