Former figure skater Nancy Kerrigan has an updated net worth of $8 million. Born in 1969, Nancy Ann Kerrigan is a Olympic Bronze medalist in 1994. She is an American and is a popular face for endorsements. Kerrigan was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts, USA on October 13th. This 5.4 feet tall skater is currently 46 years old. Her father was a welder by profession and her mother was a homemaker.
|Name||Nancy Ann Kerrigan|
|Net Worth||$8 Million|
|Source of Income||Figure skater|
|Birth Date||October 13, 1969|
|Children||Matthew Eric Solomon, Nicole Elizabeth Solomon, Brian Solomon|
She is the younger of two other siblings who played hockey. Kerrigan is believed to have English-German-Irish ancestors. Kerrigan started taking fancy towards skating from the age of six years and only started lessons from the age of 8 years. Keeping up with the growing demands of the children to pursue the sports became difficult for Kerrigan’s father and he had to do three different jobs to continue enabling his children to pursue their dreams. He even worked as an ice resurface in exchange for skating tutorials for Nancy. Kerrigan graduated from the Stoneham High School and studied Business from Emmanuel College in Boston.
Kerrigan won her first medal at the age of nine years at Boston Open Championship. Theresa Martin was her trainer till she was 16 years of age. She was coached by Eva Scotland and Mary Scotland henceforth. In 1987, she won the US Figure Skating Championship followed by a bronze medal in the Winter Universidad in 1989. Later in 1991 and 1992, she went on to winning World Championships with a silver and a gold medal. Kerrigan appeared in the 1992 Olympics and won a bronze for her country and later 1994 Olympics she managed to bag a silver medal. She retired from the sport that very year.
Kerrigan was consistently a strong jumper but lagged behind in compulsory figure formations. During the championship in Prague, she performed miserably; falling thrice and looking depressed which attracted negative publicity. In 1994, she was attacked by her rival Tonya Harding and suffered a knee injury from which she recovered fast and got back to skating with the help of medical aid as well as a sports psychologist. The leaked CCTV video attracted media attention and she gained immense popularity which helped her back to chase her dreams. After retirement she performed in many ice shows.
Kerrigan married her agent Jerry Solomon in 1995 and has three children. After retirement she signed many endorsements like Evian, Reebok, Seiko, Campbell’s Soup to name a few. She also appeared in TV shows like Wrong Side of The Track, Blades of Glory, Skating and Celebrities and many more. She is the spokesperson for Fight For Sight and is the founder of Nancy Kerrigan Foundation where she donates liberally. Kerrigan’s skating gowns were always designed by Vera Wang two of which were donated to her by the fashion designer amounting to $9600 and $13,000. She is believed to have signed $9.5 million worth of endorsements.