Find the In-depth detail of former alpine ski racer of the U.S Ski Team, Thomas Vonn.
Born on December 3, 1975, Thomas Vonn is an American former alpine ski racer of the U.S Ski Team. Alpine skiing, or downhill skiing, is the pastime of sliding down snow-covered slopes on skis with fixed-heel bindings, unlike other types of skiing, which use skis with free-heel bindings.
In fact, he is one of the professionals who has participated in the international competition Super G at the 2002 Winter Olympics, where he places at the ninth. So, let's dig in and find out how much 'Benjamin Franklin' was the 43 years old able to accumulate through her career as a national ski racer,
Thomas Earnings from Pro Skier
Thomas was active from 1999 to 2005 for six years. An average income of the average Pro Skier Income Is $125,000/Year. And since he was engaged for six years makes a total earning of $750,000.
After retiring from the downhill profession, Thomas worked as a Skier coach. Some of his students even won gold medals in the Olympics, out of which one is his former wife. Let's find the intriguing story below,
Thomas Earnings as Ski Coach; Trained former Wife Lindsey Vonn
A Ski Coach earns an average salary of $40,379 per year. SOURCE: Getty Images
As a ski coach for Thomas garnered around $302,842, taking an average year from his retirement to current.
According to Bodensteiner and U.S. Ski & Snowboard CEO Tiger Shaw, the annual team fee allocated to the national team athletes is divided into three parts, food, flights, and bed. The estimated average travel costs per alpine athlete each year is about $30,000.
In total, U.S. Ski & Snowboard cover costs in excess of $100,000 per athlete for the costs of coaching, training, servicemen, therapists, and other expenses throughout the season.
In an interview with Business Insider, Lindsey shared the best skiers make around $30,000 per competition from winning. For the Bronze medal, she got a paycheque of $15,000.
Getting paid through ski racing is very, very difficult. It's a very steep pyramid. If you're not in the top five or 10 in the world, you're struggling not to have to get a second job.
"Normally, it's about $30,000 before taxes," Vonn said. "And usually, we're in another country, so we're taxed from, you know, Austria or Switzerland or wherever and then taxed again from the U.S. So, really, it's nothing."
Lindsey became the World Cup champion in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012 but later, the couple decided to part their ways and got divorced in November 2011, which was finalized on January 9, 2013.