Lindsey Vonn Bio: Family, Olympics & Net Worth

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Lindsey Vonn is an American former World Cup Alpine Ski racer on the US Ski Team. She has the third highest super ranking of all skiers, men or women.

Not everyone becomes successful in their field of work. Only a few people can achieve their desires with hard work and determination.

Among many successful athletes, Lindsey Vonn is one fine example of a well-known athlete who desired and fulfilled a skiing career.

Lindsey Vonn Posing With Ski Glass
Lindsey Vonn Posing With Ski Glass (Source: Instagram)

The fierce former Alpine Ski racer, Lindsey Vonn, was born on 18 October 1984 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.

Yet, she grew up in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Burnsville, Minnesota. Born in October, she falls under the zodiac sign Libra, which always struggles to balance the scale.

Lindsey Vonn is one of the most accomplished Alpine skiers in American history.

She has been featured on the cover of Glamour, Women’s Health, People, Fitness, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and TV Guide.

Before we discuss the World Cup Champion, Lindsey Vonn, let’s look at the quick facts further.

Quick Facts 

Full Name Lindsey Caroline Kildow (Known As Lindsey Vonn)
Birth Date October 18, 1984
Birth Place St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Nick Name Not Available
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Norwegian
Education University Of Missouri High School
Horoscope Libra
Father’s Name Alan Lee Kildow
Mother’s Name Linda Anne
Siblings Karin Kildow, Reed Kildow, Laura Kildow, Dylan Kildow
Age 39 Years Old
Weight 64 kg / 141 lb
Height 5 ft 8 in / 1.73 m / 173 cm
Hair Color Blonde
Body Measurement Not Available
Build Not Available
Married Yes
Husband Thomas Vonn (Divorced)
Partner P.K. Subban
Boyfriend Tiger Woods, Kenan Smith, Diego Osorio (Current)
Profession Alpine Ski Racer
Children No
Net Worth (2020) $12 Million
Retirement February 2019
Social Media Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Merch  Book
Last Update March 2024

Family & Education

Lindsey Vonn was born Lindsey Caroline Kildow to Alan Kildow and Linda Anne.

Alan’s father is a former junior national ski champion. Vonn grew up with four siblings, Dylan, Karin, Laura, and Reed Kildow.

The competitive athlete Vonn had a supportive family from the beginning as her family members adjusted their lives for her training and career.

Lindsey Vonn With Her Family Reunion
Lindsey Vonn With Her Family Reunion (Source:

She used to travel by train to Colorado to get her skiing lessons at the Ski Club Vail. After several years of difficult commutes for training, Lindsey and her family finally moved to Vail, Colorado so that she could practice conveniently.

Seeing their support boosted her physical and mental strength, creating a skiing success path.

She got her early ski lessons from her grandfather, Don Kildow, in Milton, Wisconsin.

Educational Background

Usually, when people know what they are good at or what they like, they focus their energy and time on that.

Lindsey Vonn knew she was not that much of an academic person. She enjoyed skiing, and everything else revolved around that.

Due to vigorous training schedules, Lindsey could not attend school regularly.

Yet this great former athlete graduated from the University of Missouri High School through the University Center of Distance and Independent learning.

Age, Height, & Weight

Vonn is 1.73 meters tall and weighs around 141 pounds. As of 2024, she is 39 years old and still looks healthy and energetic.

She maintained a strict diet, especially during her ski season. Her diet included foods rich in protein and carbs.

Likewise, her nutritionist Phil Goglia helped her shift her focus more on drinking water, eating clean food, and timing her meals. These habits enabled her to stay in her best shape. 

Early Year & Winter Olympics

Early Career

Olympic champion, Lindsey Vonn, knew what she wanted to do at an early age.

Vonn said in her later interviews that she was not good at many things except skiing.

She trained at Buck Hill when she was 2 with her father’s coach Erich Sailer, a US Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame inductee.

The 1990s

At 7, Lindsey Vonn had already skied in Colorado, Oregon, and Minnesota all year round.

In 1995, when she met Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street, she was inspired to become like her.

Lindsey considers Picabo to be her role model. Later, Picabo partially mentored Vonn in skiing.

In her first year at SCV (Ski Club Vail), the endearing athlete developed challenging and demanding conditions; the skiers were not trained inside the gates.

Lindsey received her lessons from a female coach, Colby S. Scudder. Scudder allowed Vonn to enroll in the age-class skiing program, which was not allowed for her age skiers.

Under that program, she received training from multiple coaches, such as Todd A. Rash, Reid Philips, and Gus Peretz, who helped her perfect her technical skills. Additionally, she began the “in-gate” training.

In 1999, Lindsey Vonn and Will McDonald became the first Americans to win the “Cadets” slalom in Italy’s Trofeo Topolino di Sci Alpino.

The 2000s

At 16, Vonn made her World Cup debut, on November 18, 2000, in Park City, Utah.

Similarly, at 17, she debuted at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, participated in slalom, and combined with the sixth spot.

In 2003, Lindsey finally secured a silver medal downhill at the Junior World Championship in France. She made third place downhill at the World Cup in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, in January 2004.

Lindsey Vonn Going For Ski
Lindsey Vonn Going For Ski (Source: Instagram)

The same year, she secured a silver medal downhill at the US Alpine Championships.

Adding more to Lindsey’s winning history, in 2005, she got fourth place in combined and downhill at the first World Championships in Bormio, Italy.

Even though she reached the ninth position in super-G, she could not complete the giant slalom.

Lindsey became the winner of the World Cup title in 2008. She is the second American woman to be honored with the most downhill victories after Tamara McKinney.

The World Cup champion, Vonn, won the US Alpine Championships combined title in 2008.

Most importantly, in 2009, she became the first woman to win the world super-G title in Val-d’Isere, France.

Also, she won the downhill round. However, later she was disqualified for splitting a gate.


Lindsey said she would not retire until she breaks Ingemar Sternmark’s record. However, in October 2018, she announced that she would retire at the end of the 2018-19 Fis Alpine Ski World Cup.

After winning the 20th World Cup crystal globe title in 2016, she surpassed Ingemar Stenmark of Sweden, who won 19 globes from 1975 to 1984.

Likewise, she said whenever she felt uninspired, she thought of her mom. Her mother, Krohn, survived a stroke.

When Krohn was 38 weeks pregnant, she survived a stroke and has been dealing with its aftereffects. 

She was given a 50-50 chance of survival; fortunately, Krohn recovered far beyond doctors’ expectations, became a lawyer, and had four more children.

Whenever Vonn was injured, she would think of her mom. Krohn’s worked relentlessly so Lindsey could succeed, which helped the skier continue despite hard times.

Her injury was the sole reason behind her retirement; however, she still likes skiing.

Vonn became the first woman to ski the Streif not as a competitor but on her own in January 2023.

She also raises awareness about mental health struggles athletes face. In one of the episodes of The Squeeze, the podcast by Taylor Lautner, she recalled the “brutal” decision to retire from her career because of multiple bodily injuries. 

She found it hard to get out of bed at some point while skiing professionally.

Awards & Honors

  • 2010 Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award
  •  United States Olympic Committee’s sportswoman of the year in 2010
  • U.S. Olympic Spirit Award in 2006-07
  • 2009 Skieur d’Or Award
  • Two-times Best Female Athlete ESPY Award in 2010 and 2011
  • 2010 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year
  • 2019 Princess of Asturias Award for Sports

Important Events & Knee Injury

Even though Lindsey Vonn is a woman of unbreakable strength and determination, she gives credit to some important people, like fellow ski racer Julia Mancuso and her father, for changing her attitude towards training.

In 2006, during the Winter Olympics, she was hospitalized after a nasty crash. Yet, the brave skier returned after two days to complete the competition.

Similarly, in 2007 she had a low-level ACL sprain, which led to early endings, yet she secured the third spot in The women’s World Cup super-G and downhill races.

Towards the end of 2012, she experienced difficulties due to injuries and illnesses, yet in 2013 she secured a continued win of two downhill and a super-G race in Lake Louise.

Again in 2018, she reached sixth place in the women’s super-G and won the bronze downhill.

Additionally, she sustained a serious knee injury during the 2015-16 World Cup. It was later revealed that she had one hairline left knee fracture.

Although her right knee is permanently damaged, she sometimes skis independently.

She has had torn ACLs, suffered fractures near her left knee, broken her ankle, sliced her right thumb, had a concussion, and so on.

Hence, her injuries were one of the main reasons for her retirement.

The champion skier said it was finally time to listen to her body, stop for the moment, and focus on her recovery. 

Wealth, Net Worth, & Endorsements

Lindsey Vonn dedicated her entire life to skiing. She earned most of her income through her various ski tournaments and championships.

Moreover, she participated in the Swimsuit Edition, wearing only body paint in 2016, which helped her increase her net worth.

Her involvement with various partnerships and advertisements created her good fortune.

She has endorsement deals with businesses and brands like Beats by Dre, Rolex, Oakley, Hershey, Proctor & Gamble, GoPro, and Under Armour.

Lindsey Vonn Posing For The Yniq Eyewear
Lindsey Vonn Posing For The Yniq Eyewear (Source: Instagram)

Vonn has acquired an estimated $12 million net worth as of 2024.

Besides that, she has joined hands with Chase Ink, a Los Angeles dermatologist, and other cosmetic experts to create a simple cosmetic line.

She is proud of her business and has taken full responsibility for her creation. Vonn focuses fully on her brand and other ventures after her retirement.

Likewise, she is an ambassador of the Dawyane Johnson clothing line, “The Rock.”

On February 2, 2023, she was featured in one of Jonhson’s assignments, Project Rock Family Collection. The theme was shared motivation and community.

It is focused on both men and women, and a new colorway of the Project Rock 5 training shoe with responsive UA Hovr cushioning meant to reduce impact and return energy.

Reportedly on 21 February 2023, she partnered with tequila-specializing company Lobos 1707, whose one of the investors is NBA star, LeBron James

Boyfriends & Husband

The heartthrob Lindsey Vonn married Thomas Vonn in 2007, but they filed for a divorce in 2011.

Thomas coached Lindsey shortly before they got married. Lindsey kept her surname as Vonn even after separating from Thomas, as she thinks Thomas Vonn is her first love.

After divorcing Thomas in 2011, Lindsey dated American professional golfer Tiger Woods and former NFL assistant coach Kenan Smith.

However, due to their hectic schedules, they could not continue their relationship for long.

Vonn was in a love relationship with P.K. Subban, an NHL defenseman. In 2019, they bought a villa together worth $7 million.

They participated in various good causes together. In addition, they were planning to have their own family in the upcoming years.

She began dating P.K. Subban in 2018. As a couple, they walked on the red carpet at the CMT Awards in June 2018 and were engaged by August 2019.

He popped the question in their Los Angeles home while Lindsey also thought to surprise P.K. with a ring and her own marriage proposal during the Christmas holidays in the same year.

The engagement lasted only until December 2020. They both announced their separation through Instagram.

Lindsey Vonn is currently dating Diedo Osorio. 

Osorio is the founder of Lobos 1707 and actor by profession. 


HBO featured the inspiring athlete Lindsey Vonn in a documentary in 2019.

Lindsey Vonn: The Final Season captures her extraordinary career by giving intimate glances in her final skiing chapters.

Vonn also hosted the single-season canine reality competition series The Pack, which premiered on Amazon Prime Video on November 20, 2020.

Her dog Lucy also accompanied her on the show.

Social Media Presence

Lindsey seems to be very active on social platforms. She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and has a LinkedIn profile.

She frequently updates her latest activities on social media. Vonn posts about her personal and professional life and upcoming projects and causes.

On October 13, 2022, Vonn last posted an advertisement in a paid partnership with ‘QUVIVIQ,’ promoting insomnia preventive pills.

Facebook: 1.5 million followers

Twitter: 1 million followers

Instagram: 2.1 million followers

Popularity Graph

Lindsey Vonn is a former professional World Cup alpine skier. 

Lindsey Vonn Popularity Graph
Lindsey Vonn Popularity Graph (Source: Google)

The popularity graph shows the wavelength from the last twelve months. Vonn is highly searched for her husband’s information, net worth, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Did Lindsey Vonn marry Tiger Woods?

No. Lindsey Vonn did not marry Tiger Woods. They dated from March 2013 to May 2015. Due to a lack of quality time with each other, they ended their relationship. Lindsey still rejoices her time with Woods.

Who is Thomas Vonn?

Thomas Vonn is a former Alpine skier who married Lindsey Vonn in 2007. They filed for divorce in November, 2011. After divorcing Lindsey, he married Shauna and gave birth to their son, Henrik Vonn, in 2018.

What is Thomas Vonn's net worth?

After retiring from skiing, he worked as a coach, which helped him build his net worth. There is no estimation, yet he seems to be doing well.

Is Lindsey Vonn still skiing?

No. Lindsey retired in 2019. She does not ski but actively participates in ski-related events and other remarkable causes.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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