Ian Thorpe Biography
Ian James Thorpe is a professional Australian swimmer who was born to a sports family on the 13th October 1982, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. His father was an Australian cricketer and mother is a netball player. Being part of a sports family, he was every active in sports since his childhood. Ian James Thorpe received 11 world tournament titles as well as several Olympic gold during is active career from 1995 to 2006.
While he is a professional of the freestyle he also takes part in backstroke as well as the personal medley. Acknowledged as being the most award-winning sportsman of Australia. He obtained 5 Olympic gold medals. A prosperous player at 2000 Summer Olympics, he gained three gold as well as two silver medals.
You may not know he was the first individual to win six gold medals in One World Tournament at the 2001 World Aquatics Championships. He is rated in the 3rd position among swimmer in accordance to awards. He was privileged 4 times as Swimming World Swimmer of the Season. He was known as the Australian Swimmer of the Year since 1999 to 2003. He was extensively recognized as Younger Australian of the Year in 2000.
Ian Thorpe Net Worth
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I hope, you are aware of the fact that most athletes are not rich, even some are spending their lives under the poverty line as well. This might be little shocking. But fortunately Thorpe has a wealthy life style as he has been sponsored by many brands. This is one of his income source which has really boosted his net worth. According to an estimate this Australian athlete has a net worth of approximately $2 million. Ian James Thorpe is a true professional and gained all this success with real hard work and determination.
Being one of the renounced Australian professional swimmer, he becomes an ambassador for Armani. He is also part of other corporate companies such as Telstra, Qantas, as well as Seven Network.
It might be surprising to know that Ian James Thorpe is a gay. Earlier it was just like rumors circulating all over the internet as Ian denied it at first but later on, he admitted this fact in his interview in a July 2014. He also dated Ryan Channing.
Ian Thorpe is also involved in charitable work. He has huge social media presence. This Olympian champion has 108k followers on twitter till now.