Scott Hamilton Net Worth Wiki, Height, Biography, Wife, Children And Early Life
Scott Hamilton Net Worth
What is Scott Hamilton’s net worth?
Scott Hamilton is a former figure skater, author and television analyst who has a net worth of $9 million. Winning Olympic gold at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo ended a 24-year Olympic gold drought for American male figure skaters. Additionally, he won four consecutive US and World Championships from 1981 to 1984. Hamilton’s signature moves on the ice are his backflips and fancy footwork sequences.
Early Life and Education
Scott Hamilton was born on August 28, 1958 in Toledo, Ohio. When he was six weeks old, he was adopted by two professors, Dorothy and Ernest, and raised in Bowling Green. In addition to his parents’ biological daughter, sister Susan, Hamilton has a younger brother, Steven, who is also adopted. At the age of two, Hamilton stopped growing due to a mysterious disease. After many tests and misdiagnoses, the condition began to correct itself; later, a congenital brain tumor was found to be the cause of the problem.
As a child, Hamilton attended Kenwood Primary School. At age 13, he began training on ice with Olympic champion figure skater Pierre Brunet. For higher education, Hamilton attended Bowling Green State University.
Hamilton shot to fame when he competed in the 1980 US Figure Skating Championships. Finishing third, he earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. Hamilton finished fifth at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics.
In 1981, Hamilton made his breakthrough at the U.S. Championship. His almost flawless performance earned him a standing ovation from the audience. Hamilton won the title and has not lost an amateur race since. In the same year, he won the World Figure Skating Championships. Hamilton’s back-to-back US and World Championship wins in 1982, 1983 and 1984 gave him four consecutive victories in both events.
1984 Winter Olympics
Hamilton had one of his greatest moments on the world stage at the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. He started his journey to success by winning the mandatory numbers and finishing second in the short program. In the long program, Hamilton attempted five jumps and successfully completed three: the triple lutz jump, the triple toe jump and the triple toe loop jump combined with the double loop jump. Although Hamilton was again runner-up, this time to Brian Orser, he still took the lead thanks to Orser’s mediocre performance in the mandatory stats. As a result, Hamilton won the gold medal, ending a 24-year drought for American male figure skaters at the Olympics.
further skating career
After turning pro in April 1984, Hamilton toured with the Ice Capades for several years. He then co-founded Scott Hamilton’s US tour with IMG executive Bob Kain; the tour was later renamed Stars on Ice. For 15 years, ending in 2001, Hamilton co-produced and performed on the production, which toured worldwide in the United States, Canada, China, Japan, Europe and Brazil. The original Star on Ice cast also includes Dorothy Hamill, Rosalyn Sumners, Brian Polka, Toler Cranston, Judy Bloomberg, Michael Cy Burt, Lisa Kelly, Bill Forver, Chris Harrison and Lea Ann Miller.
In 1985, Hamilton became a commentator for the CBS ice skating competition. He later became a commentator for NBC and in 2006 was the host of the Fox TV figure skating talent show “Skating with Celebrities.” Hamilton has also guest-starred on TV’s “Wanna Bet?”, “Rosanna” and “The Celebrity Apprentice”.
Hamilton has written many books about his life and career. His first feature, Landing It, came out in 1999. A decade later, he published a self-help book, The Great Eight. Hamilton’s next book, Finish First: Victory Changes Everything, was published in 2018.
battle against cancer
In 1997, Hamilton had a well-publicized battle with testicular cancer. After recovering, he resumed skating, and his story has been featured in numerous magazines and television shows. Then, in 2004, Hamilton was treated for a benign brain tumor. In 2010, he underwent surgery to prevent a recurrence. In 2016, the tumor was detected again and received effective treatment.
Hamilton has a record of supporting Republican candidates. In 2012, he made public appearances supporting Mitt Romney’s campaign. Hamilton also supported Donald Trump.
Personal Life and Charity
Hamilton married nutritionist Tracy Robinson in 2002. Together they have a daughter and three sons and live in Franklin, Tennessee.
Among his philanthropic work, Hamilton founded the Scott Hamilton Cares Foundation to help support cancer patients. In addition, he regularly volunteers for Special Olympics and serves as the organization’s global ambassador. Among his other philanthropic endeavors, Hamilton supports St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
In August 2017, Scott and Tracie bought a home in Tennessee for $2.6 million. A year later, they listed their former Tennessee home for $3.1 million. They sold the property two months later for almost exactly the asking price. Here’s a video tour of their previous mansion, which sits on seven palatial acres: