Kristi Yamaguchi Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Kristine Tsuya “Kristi” Yamaguchi was born on the 12th July 1971, in Hayward, California USA. She is best known for being an American professional figure skater, who won the 1992 Olympic Games, and was twice World champion, as well as the 1992 US champion. She is also the author of several books.

Have you ever wondered how rich Kristi Yamaguchi is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the overall size of Kristi’s net worth is over $8 million, which has been accumulated through her successful involvement in the sports industry not only as a professional figure skater, but also as an analyst. Another source is coming from her appearances in several TV shows. Besides that, she has published several books, which have also increased her overall net worth.

Kristi Yamaguchi Net Worth $8 Million

Kristi Yamaguchi is the daughter of Jim Yamaguchi, a dentist, and Carole, who was a medical secretary. She spent her childhood in Fremont, California with her two siblings. She received her education privately and then she matriculated from Mission San Jose High School, where she also began skating.

Kristy`s career began in the late 1980s, when she participated in the US Junior Championships, alongside Rudy Galindo, with the pair winning the gold medal. At the same competition, she also won the gold medal in singles. The two continued successfully through the years, winning the World Junior Championships held in Brisbane in 1988, andthe following year the senior titles in US Championships, and repeated the accomplishment in 1990, which increased her potential net worth..

Apart from her career with Galindo, Kristy has also had a successful career on her own; she won the gold medal at the World Championships in Munich in 1991, and repeated her success the following year, held in Oakland. Kristy`s potential net worth also increased when she won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1992 held in Albertville, Canada, after previously winning the US National championships.

After 1992, Kristy turned professional, and toured with Stars On Ice, which added a lot to her net worth. To speak further of her career, she worked as a commentator for the Winter Olympics in 2006 on the KNTV, a San Jose-based TV station. She also served as commentator at the 2010 Winter Olympics, but this time on Universal Sports Network, which was managed by NBC.

Kristy also appeared in the TV show “Dancing With Stars” in 2008, winning the competition with her dancing partner Mark Ballas, which also added somewhat to her net worth. She has also published several books, including “Figure Skating For Dummies” (1997), “Pure Gold” (1997), and “Dream Big Little Pig” (2011), the sales of which have added a substantial amount to her net worth.

Thanks to her skills, Kristy has received several prestigious awards, including the Inspiration Award in 2008 given by the Asian Excellence Awards, and Sonja Henie Award from the Professional Skaters Association, also in 2008. Furthermore she is a member of the US Olympic Committee Hall of Fame, US Figure Skating Hall of Fame and World Skating Hall of Fame.

Speaking about her personal life, Kristi Yamaguchi has been married to Bret Hedican, a former professional hockey player, since July of 2000; they have two daughters and currently live in Northern California. Kristi is also known for being a philanthropist, as she is the founder of the Always Dream Foundation for children, established in 1996.

Quick Facts

Birth date: July 12, 1971
Birth place: Hayward, California, United States
Height:5 ft (1.54 m)
Weight:93 lbs (42 kg)
Profession:Athlete, Figure Skater, Author, Sports analyst, Actor
Education:Mission San Jose High School
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Bret Hedican (m. 2000)
Children:Keara Kiyomi Hedican, Emma Yoshiko Hedican
Siblings:Lori Yamaguchi, Brett Yamaguchi
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Attended Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California.
2Welcomed 2nd daughter, Emma Yoshiko, on Wednesday, 16 November 2005.
3Inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2005.
4Both she and Bret own homes in Raleigh, North Carolina, Fremont, California and Brainerd, Minnesota.
5Welcomed her first child, daughter Keara Kiyomi, with husband Bret Hedican (01 October 2003)
6Hallmark crafted a Christmas tree ornament figurine of her as part of their Olympic Medalist series.
7Hallmark made a snowglobe with a figurine of Kristi in it
81987 Junior Worlds pairs bronze medalist
91989 & 1990 U.S. pairs national champ.
101986 Junior U.S. pairs national champion, with Rudy Galindo.
11Husband Bret Hedican is a National Hockey League defenseman (2001-Present) with the Carolina Hurricanes. He was a member of the 2005-2006 team that won the Stanley Cup. Hedican also was a member of the 2006 USA Olympic Men's Hockey Team.
12Skated pairs with Rudy Galindo


Quotes

#Quote
1Figure skaters have awful perceptions of hockey players, and I thought, "This guy's a little different" - on meeting her husband, NHL defense-man Bret Hedican.


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Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Female Reality/Variety StarDancing with the Stars (2005)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Freedom: A History of Us2003TV Series documentaryHaruko Obata
On Edge2001Regionals Judge #4
The Great Skate Debate II1998TV MovieSkater
Aladdin on Ice1995TV MovieJasmine

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miss Representation2011Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular2017TV MovieHerself
From: Manzanar To the Divided States of America2017Documentary shortVoice of the Present
The Insider2016TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Family Feud2016TV SeriesHerself
Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular2016TV MovieHerself
Good Morning America2008-2015TV SeriesHerself - GMA Undercover Agent / Herself
Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular2015TV MovieHerself
Today1994-2014TV SeriesHerself
P&G & Walmart Tribute to American Legends of the Ice2014TV MovieHerself
Hell's Kitchen2013TV SeriesHerself - Restaurant Patron
Home & Family2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Huffpost Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Pandora Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice2012TV MovieHerself - Host
Marie2012TV Series documentary
Fox and Friends2012TV SeriesHerself
Caesar's Tribute II: A Salute to the Ladies of the Ice2011TV MovieHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Improv-Ice2010TV MovieHerself
What Would Brian Boitano Make?2010TV SeriesHerself
The View2010TV SeriesHerself
Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr.2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2010TV SeriesHerself
The Jay Leno Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Healthy Smiles: A Family Guide2010TV MovieHerself - Spokesperson
Kaleidoscope2009TV MovieHerself
Battle of the Blades2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
Kent Hrbek Outdoors2004-2009TV SeriesHerself
Dancing with the Stars2008TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Audience Member
Great Performances2008TV SeriesHerself - Host
McDonald's Family Tribute on Ice2008TV MovieHerself
Kristi Yamaguchi Friends & Family2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2008TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008TV SeriesHerself
2008 Asian Excellence Awards2008TV Movie documentary
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008TV SeriesHerself
Fashion News Live2008TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2008TV SeriesHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2008TV SeriesHerself
Kristi Yamaguchi Friends & Family2007TV MovieHerself
Frosted Pink2007TV MovieHerself
Kristi Yamaguchi: Friends and Family2006TV MovieHerself
Go Figure2005TV MovieHerself
Pacific Fusion2004TV SeriesHerself
Divas on Ice2003TV SpecialHerself
Skating Spectacular2003TV MovieHerself - Skater
Intimate Portrait2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Best of Stars on Ice Volume 2: Scott Hamilton's Farewell Tour2002Video documentaryHerself
World Ice Challenge2001TV SpecialHerself
SportsCentury: The Century's Greatest Athletes2001TV SeriesHerself
Fire on Ice: Champions of American Figure Skating2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ice Wars 72000TV SpecialHerself
Top of the Game2000Video documentary
E! True Hollywood Story2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Ice Wars 61999TV SpecialHerself
Holiday Skating Spectacular1999TV MovieHerself
E! Specials: Ice Skating1998TV SpecialHerself
Improv Ice1998TV MovieHerself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center1998TV SpecialHerself
Everybody Loves Raymond1997TV SeriesHerself
The 1997 Fox Rock 'N Roll Skating Championships1997TV MovieHerself
Sergei Grinkov: Celebration of a Life1996TV Special documentaryHerself
Battle of the Sexes on Ice I1996TV MovieHerself
The 1996 Fox Rock 'N Roll Skating Championships1996TV SpecialHerself
Ice Stories1995TV SpecialHerself
Ice Wars 21995TV SpecialHerself (US Team)
The Houston Symphony Concert on Ice1995TV SpecialHerself
Skates of Gold III1995TV SpecialHerself
Skates of Gold II1995TV SpecialHerself
Ice Wars 11994TV SpecialHerself
You Must Remember This1994TV MovieHerself / Madame X
Discover Card Stars on Ice1994TV MovieHerself - Skater
D2: The Mighty Ducks1994Herself
Skates of Gold1994TV SpecialHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHerself
NBC Sports Presents World Champions on Ice1993VideoHerself
1992 Winter Olympics Figure Skating1992VideoHerself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHerself
Tall in the Saddle1990TV MovieHerself

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