American figure skater who took gold at the 2016 US Figure Skating Championships. In 2018, he won a bronze medal as part of the team event and became the first openly gay U.S. male athlete to win a medal at the Winter Olympics. He won season 26 of Dancing with the Stars in 2018 and became a judge on Dancing with the Stars: Juniors.
He started skating when he was 10 years old and started competing at the junior level in 2002.
His signature triple lutz has earned the nicknamed “Rippon Lutz.” He was born with significant hearing loss, but surgery early in his life helped restore it.
Adam Rippon Wealth Stats: Salary, Net Worth, and More
Adam Rippon's net worth, salary and other interesting facts:
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
|Date of Birth||November 11, 1989 (age 33 years)||Gender||Male|
|Height||5 Feet 6 Inches (1.7 m)|
Rippon began skating when he was ten years, and in 2000 he began to be coached by Yelena Sergeeva, which lasted for seven years until 2007. He won his first silver medal in 2004-05, which was the 2005 US Championships. He also participated at Triglav Trophy in 2005 in the junior division, where he won a gold medal. He participated in several other junior championships, and in 2007 he left Sergeeva and joined Nikolai Morozov in February the same year.
He grew up with five younger siblings and came out as gay in 2015. He is married to Jussi-Pekka Kajaala.
He beat out Max Aaron to win the 2016 US Figure Skating Championships.
Inspirational Quotes by Adam Rippon
Haters are fans in denial.Adam Rippon
Chris Martin has this voice that resonates through a whole arena.Adam Rippon
I'm representing my country whether they like me or not.Adam Rippon
Given this platform of being an Olympic athlete, I think it's really important that we stand up for what we believe in, and we speak out against things that we think are wrong and injust.Adam Rippon
My earliest memory of the Olympics was watching the 1996 Games in Atlanta. I remember everyone being so excited to watch. Seeing the American athletes on the podium, I saw myself. I knew that that was what I wanted to do. I wanted to be one of those athletes on the podium representing their country and bringing home medals.Adam Rippon