Jean-Claude Killy Net Worth: Earnings & Lifestyle

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Jean-Claude Killy is a former World Alpine Ski racer from France who dominated the sport in the late 1960s. He was a triple-time Olympic champion, winning the three alpine events at the 1968 Winter Olympics and becoming the most successful athlete of that time. He also won the first two World Cup titles, in 1967 and 1968. 

Right after his dominance, Killy retired from competitive skiing. Following his retirement, he was indirectly indulged in the field as a host and analyst.

The Frenchman has also worked as a racecar driver. Throughout his career days, Killy had numerous ups and downs, that indeed, affected his earnings. 

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French Ski Champion Jean Claude Killy (Source: IMDb) 

Sources have stated that as of 2022, his net worth is about $1million-£5 million (£826,290-£4.13 million). His successful acting career and his business ventures make a good contribution to his net worth. 

In this article, we will discuss about his earnings, and details that are not yet known. 

Jean-Claude Killy | Quick Facts

Let’s skim through some quick facts about Killy, the legend. 

Full Name Jean-Claude Killy
Date of Birth 30 August 1943
Birth Place Saint-Cloud, Seine-et-Oise, France
Nick Name Toutoune
Religion Catholic 
Nationality French 
Zodiac Sign  Virgo 
Age 80 Years Old
Height 1.78 m. (5 ft. 10 in.)
Weight 73 kgs. (160 lbs)
Hair Color Grey
Eye Color Not Available
Father’s Name Robert Killy 
Mother’s Name Madeline Killy
Siblings Mic Killy and France Killy 
Marital Status Married 
Wife  Danièle Gaubert
Kids Emilie Killy
Profession Former Ski Racer  
Disciplines   Downhill, Giant Slalom,
Slalom, Combined
World Cup Debut  January 1967 (Age 23)
Combined Earnings  $58 Million (£47.92 Million) 
Merch  Book , Vintage Photo 
Social Media  None
Last Update  February 2024

Jean-Claude Killy | Family & Personal Life 

Jean-Claude Killy was married to a French actress Danielle Gaubert in 1973. Unfortunately, Gaubert passed away from cancer in 1987. The duo has a daughter, Émilie. 

Jean With His Late Wife
Jean With His Late Wife Danielle Gaubert (Source: eBay)

Gaubert was a divorcee when she met Killy and had two children from her first marriage with Rhadamés Trujillo who Killy adopted. 

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Jean-Claude Killy | Lifestyle 

No doubt, Killy lives an active and lavish standards. Here, we have listed below some of his favorite things. 

  • Pad Thai (Favorite Food) 
  • Azure (Favorite Color)
  • Finnish Lakeland, Finland (Favorite Place)
  • Wrestling (Favorite Sports)
  • Beloved (Favorite Book)
  • Bonnie and Clyde, 1967 (Favorite Movie)
  • Hobbies: Playing, Reading & listening Songs

Jean-Claude Killy | Income Sources 

Killy owns his fortunes to his investments, property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals and many more. Owner of several business entities, he is also a successful businessman. 

Brand Endorsements 

In 1960s, Jean-Claude Killy was made a brand ambassador by Rolex and even nicknamed a watch, Dato-Compax chronograph after him. He is still a part of the Board of Directors for Rolex.

The watch is famous for its triple-date calendar and three subsidiary dials that sit at 3,6 and 9 o’clock.

Jean Claude Killy Wearing Rolex (Bob’s Watches)

In addition, he has also endorsed famous brands like Head Skis, Schwinn Bicycles, CoverGirl cosmetics, American Express Card, United Airlines, and Chevrolet Automobiles. 

 Business and Others

Jean-Claude Killy owns several businesses under his name. He owns the restaurant chain of ‘Fat Killy Burger’ in Paris. 

Likewise, he also owns a football team named Saint-Cloud Angels. Furthermore, he has his line of vodka named Pure Wonderkilly that is based in France. 

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Former World Alpine Ski Racer, Jean-Claude Killy (Source: CNN) 

He owns one of the top-selling perfume brands ‘With Love from Jean-Claude’ and a fashion line called ‘Jean-Claude Killy Seduction’.

On a similar note, Killy holds numerous stock investments and substantial property holdings. 

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Other Works 

During his retirement, the American Broadcasting Company was the first to television everything in color. Right then, he became a star and popular figure among most of the girls. 

At the same time, he starred in several television advertisements and films. In 1972, Killy starred as the ski instructor for the crime movie Snow Job. Later, the movie was featured in ”The Ski Raiders” and US TV as The Great Ski Caper.

Right then, Killy played himself in the 1983 movie “Copper Mountain: A Club Med Experience”. He also appeared in the TV movie “Peggy Fleming at Sun Valley” (1971).

Between 1967 and 1970, Killy had a short career as a racing driver. After his racing career, he made two television series named ‘The Killy Style’ and ‘The Killy Challenge’.

Afterward from 1977 to 1994, Killy became a member of the Executive Board of the Alpine Skiing Committee of the FIS. Then, he went on to be the co-president of the 1992 Winter Olympics and the President of the Société du Tour de France cycling race.

Jean-Claude Killy | Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Jean-Claude Killy still alive?

In November 2022, rumors and hoaxes about Kill’s death went viral on social media, creating a lot of confusion. Killy is alive and living an active life even at the age of 80.

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