Brian Boitano net worth Wiki, Height, Biography, Wife, Children And Early Life
Brian Boitano net worth
What is Brian Boitano’s Net Worth?
Brian Boitano is an American figure skater with a net worth of $8 million. Brian Boitano is an Olympic, World and U.S. National Champion. Boitano was the first American to land a triaxial in 1982. His signature jump called the Tano Triple lutz was launched in 1987.
He finished second at that year’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships, qualifying for the 1984 Winter Olympics. At that Olympics, he finished fifth. He won the 1985 US Figure Skating Championships, the 1986 World Championships and the 1988 US Figure Skating Championships. Boitano won the gold medal at the 1988 Olympics and won five consecutive world professional championships. He won an Emmy for his performance in “Carmen on Ice.” Bryan was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1996.
Boitano was born on October 22, 1963 in Mountain View, California. He is Italian-American and attended Marian A. Peterson High School in Sunnyvale, California.
Boitano started skating at an early age and showed his talent for the sport early on. By 1978, at age 14, he won a bronze medal at the 1978 World Junior Figure Skating Championships. He continued to experience early success and built a reputation as a jumper for himself due to his success with complex and difficult jumps. This helped advance men’s skating, and Boitano became the first American to complete the Axel triple jump in 1982.
By 1983, Boitano was in the World Championships. He became the first skater to complete all six triple jumps in the competition. The following year, he finished second at the 1984 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, helping him secure a spot at the 1984 Winter Olympics. At the Olympics, he finished fifth and set the stage for his continued success.
Boitano returned from the Olympics with the goal of making the U.S. team again in four years at the 1988 Olympics. He is encouraged by the possibility of making it happen after skating star Scott Hamilton retired. In 1985, Boitano won the US Figure Skating Championships. He then finished third at the 1985 World Championships. He was able to win the championship despite suffering an ankle tendon injury a few weeks before the 1986 U.S. Championship.
Always looking to push the envelope, Boitano introduced two new elements into his program during the 1986-87 season – the ‘Tano Triple lutz and the four-toe ring. ‘Tano trip lutz became his signature jump, involving raising his left arm above his head. Although he attempted the quad jump several times throughout the season, he was unable to land cleanly. At the 1987 World Championships, he fell on a four-toe ring and finished second in the race.
Because of loss. Boitano and his coach, Linda Leaver, set out to strategize what changes they could make to the program to give him the best chance at an Olympic title in 1988. While he has always been a very good technical skater and includes many challenging jumping routines throughout his course, he sometimes lacks the artistry needed to complete a winning routine. Because of this, he hired choreographer Sandra Bezic to help him with his programming for the 1987-88 Olympic season.
Bezic focuses on creating programs with clean lines, emphasizing Boitano’s technical abilities. His free skating program is based on the soundtrack of “Napoleon”, which symbolizes the stages of a soldier’s life, while his short program is based on the ballet “Les Patineurs”. He debuted these shows at the Skate Canada event in 1987. Both programs received a standing ovation from the audience. Although he ended up beating longtime rival Brian Orser in second place, he performed well and, along with his coaches, was confidently well-prepared for the upcoming Olympics. He then won the 1988 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, enabling him to compete at the Olympics as the U.S. National Champion.
The 1988 Canadian Winter Olympics was dubbed the “Battle of Brian” because it was essentially a contest between Boitano and Brian Orser for the top spot. The two skaters were essentially tied as they entered the all-important free skating event, and Boitano was able to play flawlessly to secure his gold medal.
After the Olympics, Boitano went from amateur to professional. He has won 10 consecutive professional tournaments, including five consecutive World Vet Championship titles. He also appeared in “Carmen on Ice” and won an Emmy for his performance. He briefly reverted to amateur status for the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway. While he skated a good long program, he badly missed his three Axel jumps in the short program, which cost him the top spot and ended up in sixth.
In 1996, he returned to professional skating and was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame and the U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
Outside of skating, Boitano became a semi-regular character on the adult cartoon series “South Park” in 1999, in which he appeared on the music titled “What Would Brian Boitano Do?” in the play. Ten years later, in 2009, the Food Network premiered a new series that borrowed the music and title from the South Park show. It’s called “What Would Brian Boitano Do?” and features Boitano cooking for his friends.
Boitano came out as gay in December 2013, when it was announced that he was part of the U.S. delegation to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Boitano was inspired to become gay and advocate for gay rights after the Sochi Winter Olympics and Russians were generally the target of criticism due to the anti-gay “propaganda” law passed by Russia in June. He later said that until that moment, he was not planning to come out publicly.