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Katarina Witt was born on 3 December 1965, in Staaken, (then) East Berlin, East Germany, and is a retired German figure skater, best known for winning six consecutive European Championships, four World Championships and two Olympic gold medals in the ’80s.

One of the most successful figure skaters ever, how rich is Katarina Witt today? Sources state that Witt has acquired a net worth of over $9 million, as of early 2017, earned during her skating career, as well as through her involvement in the entertainment industry.

Katarina Witt Net Worth $9 million

Witt grew up in Karl-Marx-Stadt, raised by a physiotherapist and a farmer. There she attended Karl-Marx-Stadt Sports Club and School, and began to train for skating with the famed instructor Jutta Müller when she was nine. After making her first appearance in a major international competition at the European Championships in 1979, Witt captured her first win at the East German National Championship in 1981. The following year she won silver in both the European and the World Figure Skating Championships, and went on to win her first European Championship in 1983. Paving her way to recognition and fame, Witt’s net worth was at its start.

The year 1984 saw her winning a gold medal in the 1984 Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia; her popularity greatly increased, and her wealth grew larger too. By 1988, she had won five more European Championships, tying a record of six consecutive European Championships, and in addition, she captured four World Championship titles over that period. At the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada, which became known for her rivalry with Debi Thomas, Witt took her second Olympic gold medal, becoming the first woman to win consecutive Olympic gold medals in singles figure skating since 1936. All these triumphs boosted Witt’s fame and no doubt significantly added to her net worth, although theoretically still an amateur.

After her remarkable amateur career ended in 1988, Witt turned pro and went on a three-year tour in the US, teaming up with men’s Olympic medalists Brian Boitano in their successful show called “Witt and Boitano Skating”. Although her professional career didn’t bring Witt the success her amateur career had, as she would finish last at the Challenge of Champions and World Professional Championships, it did earn her praise as an entertainer and show skater, further improving her fortune.

In 1994 she returned to competitive skating, finishing seventh in the 1994 Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway, paying a tribute to war-torn Sarajevo where she made her Olympic debut a decade earlier.

Aside from her skating career, Witt has also pursued a career in the entertainment industry. She made her film debut playing the title role in the 1990 film “Carmen on Ice”, which portrayed her second winning of Olympic gold in Calgary, and earned her an Emmy Award. In 1996 she made a cameo appearance in the film “Jerry Maguire”, and then appeared in the 1998 film “Ronin”. She also made some television appearances during this time, such as in the comedy series “Arli$$”.

Meanwhile, in 1995 she co-founded a production company called WITH WITT Sports & Entertainment GmbH.

In 1998 Witt posed nude for Playboy, being only the second Playboy issue to completely sell out. In 2005, she published her autobiography entitled “Only With Passion”.

The following year Witt started her own TV show called “Stars auf Eis” (“Stars on Ice”), airing on the German station ProSieben, in which she mentors various skating hopefuls. She also served as a judge on the UK television show “Dancing On Ice” in 2012. The following year she landed her first leading role in the television film “Der Feind in meinem Leben” (“The Enemy in my Life”), playing a figure skater who is pursued by a stalker. Her involvement in the entertainment industry has been another source of her wealth.

Witt’s career has also been known for her uneasy relationship with the East German authorities. Reportedly, the East German secret police – the Stasi – gave her favorable treatment while keeping her under close surveillance all the time.

In her private life, Witt has yet to marry, and sources don’t have any details regarding any current relationships.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 3, 1965
Birth place: Staaken, Berlin, Germany
Height:1.65 m
Weight:55 kg
Profession:Figure skater
Nationality:German
Parents:Käthe Witt, Manfred Witt
Siblings:Axel Witt
Movies:Ronin, Carmen on Ice, The Ice Princess, The Biggest Loser Germany Since, The Best of Stars on Ice: Vol. 1, The Best of Stars on Ice: Vol. 3, Olympic Figure Skating: Greatest Performanc
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Appears in the infomercial, hosted by Paige Green and Rosalie Brown, for the "Leg Magic" fitness equipment. [2006]
2Last name is pronounced "Vitt".
3During her competitive career, she was coached by Jutta Müller.
4Was called "the most beautiful face of socialism".
5Was elected deputy of East Germany's parliament "Volkskammer" for the young communists.
6Four-time gold medalist at the World Figure Skating Championships (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988).
7Gold medalist at the European Figure Skating Championships in six consecutive years from 1983 to 1988.
8Won the Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Award for her athletic achievements (1995).
9Made a one-year comeback to the competitive skating scene, appearing at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, where she finished 7th.
10Was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame (1995).
11Longtime companion of actor Richard Dean Anderson in the 1990s.
12Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world (1990).
13Olympic figure skating champion in the ladies' singles event in 1984 and 1988.
14Posed nude for the December 1998 issue of Playboy, which became the second sold-out issue of the magazine (the first one included photos of Marilyn Monroe).


Quotes

#Quote
1A lot of funny things happened. Like I'd be walking through an airport and I'd see someone with the issue of Playboy in their hands, and they'd see me, and their eyes would go right to my chest. Straight down - zap." - on her Playboy appearance in 1998 as quoted in her memoir, "Only With Passion


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994Golden CameraGolden Camera, GermanySports
1990Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance in Classical Music/Dance ProgrammingCarmen on Ice (1990)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Der Feind in meinem Leben2013TV MovieKatarina Witt
Friends Forever2009Marilyn (voice)
V.I.P.2000TV SeriesGreta Krantz
Nikola1999TV Series
Ronin1998Natacha Kirilova
The Great Skate Debate II1998TV MovieSkater
Jerry Maguire1996Katarina Witt
America's Choice: The Great Skate Debate1996TV MovieSkater
Die Eisprinzessin1996TV MovieElla
Frasier1996TV SeriesBrenda
Greatest Hits on Ice1994TV MovieStepmother
Carmen on Ice1990TV MovieCarmen

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stars auf Eis2006TV Series co-producer - 7 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Die Eisprinzessin1996TV Movie performer: "Skate with Me"
Die Harald Schmidt Show1995TV Series performer - 1 episode

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Die Eisprinzessin1996TV Movie original screenplay

Art Director

Art Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Divas on Ice2001/IITV Special

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Laureus World Sports Award2016TV MovieHerself
Der Meisterfälscher - Ein Fall für Beltracchi2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Otto: Geboren um zu blödeln2015TV MovieHerself
Wer weiß denn sowas?2015TV SeriesHerself - Team Elton (2)
Wetten, dass..?1990-2014TV SeriesHerself / Himself
5 gegen Jauch2013TV SeriesHerself
Die Deutschen Meister 20132013TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Das ist Spitze!2013TV SeriesHerself - Candidate
Nine for IX2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Günther Jauch2013TV SeriesHerself
The Diplomat2013DocumentaryHerself
Dancing on Ice2012TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Gottschalk Live2012TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Blades2009-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Rette die Million!2011TV SeriesHerself
Das aktuelle Sportstudio1986-2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Gylne tider2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Das Quiz der Deutschen2010TV SeriesHerself - Team Ost
The Art of Walking2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Bambi Verleihung 20092009TV MovieHerself - Host
Riverboat - Die MDR-Talkshow aus Leipzig2007-2009TV Series documentaryHerself
Kennen Sie Deutschland?2009TV SeriesHerself
The Biggest Loser2009TV SeriesHerself - Host
Schmidt & Pocher2009TV SeriesHerself
Ein Herz für Kinder2007-2008TV SeriesHerself - Fundraiser / Herself
Die Tietjen und Dibaba2008TV SeriesHerself
Die große ARD Weltreise2008TV SeriesHerself - Team Weltenbummler
Unsere Besten2004-2008TV SeriesHerself
Artour2008TV SeriesHerself
Stars auf Eis2006-2008TV SeriesHerself - Host
The next Uri Geller - Unglaubliche Phänomene live2008TV SeriesHerself
Die Johannes B. Kerner Show2006-2007TV SeriesHerself
Live Earth2007TV Special documentaryHerself
Sterren dansen op het ijs2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Let's Dance2006TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Playboy: Celebrity Centerfolds2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
100 Prozent2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Der Kaiser wird 60 - Die Franz-Beckenbauer-Gala2005TV MovieHerself
Das Quiz mit Jörg Pilawa2004TV SeriesHerself
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHerself
2004 Women's World Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Verstehen Sie Spaß?2004TV SeriesHerself
Welcome Europe!2004TV MovieHerself
Family Feud2004TV SeriesHerself
Beckmann1999-2004TV SeriesHerself
Die DDR-Show2003TV SeriesHerself - Host
Divas on Ice2003TV SpecialHerself
Die 80er Jahre Show2002TV SeriesHerself
Life and Times2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Bud Greenspan's Favorite Stories of Winter Olympic Glory2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Divas on Ice2001/IITV SpecialHerself
Bank of America Celebration of Gold2001TV SpecialHerself
Fire on Ice: Champions of American Figure Skating2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Michelle Kwan: Princess on Ice2001TV MovieHerself
Divas on Ice2001/ITV SpecialHerself
Ice Wars 72000TV SpecialHerself
City Lives: Berlin2000DocumentaryHerself (as Katharina Witt)
Improv Ice II1999TV MovieHerself
Starskates on Broadway1999TV MovieHerself
Divas on Ice1999TV SpecialHerself
Zimmer frei!1999TV SeriesHerself
Die Harald Schmidt Show1995-1999TV SeriesHerself
Arli$$1997-1998TV SeriesHerself
Ice Wars 41997TV SpecialHerself (World team)
Battle of the Sexes on Ice II1997TV MovieHerself
Everybody Loves Raymond1997TV SeriesHerself
Too Hot to Skate1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
Sergei Grinkov: Celebration of a Life1996TV Special documentaryHerself
Skating Romance II1996TV MovieHerself
The Legends Figure Skating Championships1996TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Lauren Hutton and...1996TV SeriesHerself
Today1996TV SeriesHerself
The 1996 Fox Rock 'N Roll Skating Championships1996TV SpecialHerself
Figure Skating Superstars: Katarina Witt and Friends1995TV MovieHerself
Skates of Gold III1995TV SpecialHerself
Skates of Gold II1995TV SpecialHerself
The 1995 Fox Rock 'N Roll Skating Championships1995TV MovieHerself
1994 Winter Olympics Figure Skating Competition and Exhibition Highlights1994VideoHerself
Ice Wars 11994TV SpecialHerself
Fox on Ice1994TV SpecialHerself
The 1994 Winter Olympics Figure Skating Competition Highlights Video1994VideoHerself
Lillehammer 1994: XVII Olympic Winter Games1994TV SeriesHerself
Skates of Gold1994TV SpecialHerself
1992 Winter Olympics Figure Skating1992VideoHerself
Christmas Fantasy on Ice1992TV SpecialHerself
Schmidteinander1992TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1991TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Christmas on Ice1990TV SpecialHerself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1990TV MovieHerself
Brian Boitano: Canvas of Ice1988TV MovieHerself
The Official 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics Video1988Video documentaryHerself / East German Figure Skater Gold Medalist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ein Leben wie im Flug2007TV MovieHerself
Explosiv - Das Magazin2006TV Series documentaryHerself
TV total2004TV SeriesHerself
Unsere Besten2003TV SeriesHerself

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