Facts of Tara Lipinski
|Full Name||Tara Kristen Lipinski|
|Birth Name||Tara Kristen Lipinski|
|Profession||Figure Skater, Commentator|
|Birth City||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Jack Lipinski|
|Mother Name||Patricia Lipinski|
|Awards||1998 World Figure Skating Championship,1995 U.S. Olympic Festival,1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championship|
|Education||University of Delaware|
|Date of Birth||June 10,1982|
|Married Date||June 24,2017|
What Is Tara Lipinski’s Net Worth?
Considered one of the greatest figure skaters, Tara Lipinski is the 2-time Champions Series Final Champion (1997–1998). The American former figure skater rose to fame ever since she became the youngest ever to win the 1997 U.S. National Champion, at the age of 14.
Currently, Tara works as a sports commentator, moreover, she also made handy success through acting. Among her acting credits, Tara’s work in The Young and the Restless and Whose Line Is It Anyway? hosted by Colin Mochrie gained her positive critics.
As of September 2019, Tara Lipinski owns the net worth of $16 million.
Having her name withdrawn from 1998 World Figure Skating Championships after a serious glandular infection, Lipinski professional skating career began fall-out as she faced many injuries as well surgeries, eventually retiring during her teenage.
Career Achievements & Fortune Increment: Income Sources & Earnings
Fond of skating since her childhood, Tara began to grab fans’ attention after she earned her first-ever title, a Silver medal in at the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Following a year, Lipinski accounted Gold medal at the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival at the age of 12.
Moreover, the (now-former) figure skater turned in the spotlight after she won 1997 U.S. Championships, being the youngest-ever at the age of 14 years, 9 months & 10 days.
Indeed, the Tara Lipinski garnered huge fame as well welcomed massive fortune. The 1998 Olympic Champion has an estimated net worth of $16 million as of September 2019, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Most often her fortune is compared with famous figure-skating personalities like Peggy Fleming (owns $8 million net worth) and Michelle Kwan ($16 million).
Well, her 2-time victory in Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final (formerly Champions Series Final) gained additional revenue in her fortune build-up.
For a fact, Lipinski, after a glandular infection, withdrew her name from 1998 World Figure Skating Championship.
And despite her loss to Kwan in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Tara grabbed career boost as she set the record of youngest to win the World Professional Figure Skating Championships in 1999, being 17 at that time.
Apart from ice-skating, the former skater also went on tours: Champions on Ice and Stars on Ice (for 4 seasons since 1998). Even more, she broke her existing $1.2 million contract & rather than appearing in new pro-am games, chose to appear in made-for-TV events such as Ice Wars.
Did you know? In 1998, she served as the judge for Miss Teen USA Pageant.
How Much Tara Lipinski Earned From Figure Skating?
Until retirement during the 2000s, Lipinski used to make tens of thousand dollars per year through prize money in numerous competitions & tours.
Well, on average, a figure skater can sum up the salary of $20,000 per year, while the median payroll for athletes and sports competitors is $51,370 as per BLS.
Sources report that the prize money for international competition for at senior level is in the range of $2,000 to $45,000.
TV Career & Broadcasting
Also, the former competitive figure skater branched out to TV shows & commentary. She guest-starred in numerous TV series like The Young and the Restless (2000) where Eddie Cibrian also worked, in Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2000), What's New, Scooby-Doo? (2005, voice) and Family Guy (2018, voice-over) alongside Mila Kunis.
In 2013, during the Sochi Winter Games, Tara Lipinski also worked as commentator & analyst for NBC, NBC Sports, and Universal Sports.
Even more, alongside her broadcast partner Johnny Weir, Lipinski also served as a commentator for 2016 Summer Olympic Games and 2018 Winter Olympics.
According to Sports Management Degree Guide, these gigs comes in the range of $18,824- $75,754.
Endorsements & Instagram Earnings
The 2006 United States Figure Skating Hall of Fame inductee did lure many brands for endorsements with her charming career record. Reportedly, she has endorsements with companies like Coca-Cola, Kleenex, Kodak, Hallmark Card, McDonald's, Charles Schwab, Chevrolet, and many others.
An avid user of Instagram and Twitter, Tara has over 311K followers and 102K followers respectively, as of September 2019. Online sources cite that Tara Lipinski’s Instagram can sum her around $927 - $1,545 per sponsored post.
Charity Works & Donations
Tara Lipinski is also an active charity worker, dedicating her time in many fundraising/donation events. Well, she is a spokesperson for Boys and Girls Clubs of America alongside Shaquille O'Neal and Denzel Washington.
Even more, she is also a spokesperson for the Childhood Leukemia Foundation and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
She once appeared on Wheel of Fortune and donated her earnings to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
The Pennsylvania native supports other many non-profit organizations like Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation and Children's Circle of Care.
Residence Worth $11 Million Dollars: Her Assets, Cars & Lifestyle
Currently, Tara Lipinski lives in her lavish mansion with her husband Todd Kapostasy in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, estimated to be worth $11 million.
The 3-story property with Southern-Victorian Costal design offers a great ocean-front view, with a swimming pool & the interior decorations are no less than that of a princess castle.
Spread on a wide range, the former skater’s house surrounded with a beautiful garden leads with a great entrance to the main door leading into the lavish living room; features wide windows with a great ocean view adding beauty with antique pieces, piano & fireplace.
Set up with Pool table & jukebox for partying, the lavish mansion also has a movie-theatre & library. Moreover, in the 3-rd floor, a Paris themed-Hallway leads to her master bedroom.
Video: Take a Tour Of Tara Lipinski’s South Carolina Mansion
Also, she owns a house in Santa Monica, California.
Sources report that the American skater owns a Corvette Convertible, which has a base of $95,000.
She does live a lavish lifestyle, though prefers to live away from the bustle of cities. Surfing through her Instagram, Tara Lipinski seems to make expenses on costly clothes, travels & luxury. No doubt that her lavishness sums up a huge bill.
Most often, she spends time with her family members, featured on her social media profile like Instagram & Twitter.
Expenses on Tax Payments
Her Kiawah Island, South Carolina property seeks 0.524% of its assessed value as property tax, accompanied by the average annual insurance charge of $1,284 per year.
Also, the income tax cuts off massive sum through her yearly revenue; as the average effective rate in South Carolina is 7%, the 11th highest in the country.
Tara Lipinski’s Age, Height, Family, Husband, Wedding, Children & Relationship
Tara was born on June 10, 1982, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the USA. Her birth name is Tara Kristen Lipinski but is also famous for her nickname Lips and has no siblings.
She is the only child of Patricia and Jack Lipinski, oil executive, and lawyer.
Since the age of 3, she began skating and became a prominent figure of her age-group by 9.
She holds American nationality and hails from Polish ancestry.
How Old Is Tara Lipinski & Her Height?
As of September 2019, Lipinski is 37 years old and has a height of 5 ft. 1 inch (155 cm).
Lavish Wedding, Husband & Relationship: Do They Have Children?
Well, Tara Lipinski is a happily married woman and enjoys blissful relationship with her husband Todd Kapostasy, a TV producer. The duo met back in 2015 at the Sports Emmy Awards, where she presented him with a trophy during bachelor/bachelorette celebration in Mexico.
Later, the duo began dating and announced their engagement in December 2015.
After 18-months of engagement, Tara and Todd exchanged vows on June 24, 2017, in Charleston, South Carolina in a Fairy-tale themed wedding.
Tara wore a white lace gown by Reem Acra and looked gorgeous with a wavy hair in the impeccable floral environment. Her broadcasting partner Johnny Weir served as a bridesman. While Todd walked down the aisle in a black tuxedo.
Well, the duo is yet to share children.