Tonya Harding Net Worth
Who is Tonya Harding?
Tonya Maxene Harding who is famous as Tonya Harding was born on 12th of November in the year 1970 in Portland, Oregon, United States. She is a retired skater of American nationality. She is known as one of the best skaters of all time. She was also in news for her controversy in the year 1994 Olympics which led to a career ban on her profession.
Tonya Harding Net Worth
Tonya Harding is currently having a net worth of $30 thousand. She was living a luxurious life during her skating career but after her career ban she is earning her bread and butter through boxing and other small works like of a waitress. Recently there is a movie released which was based on the life of Tonya for which she was paid just $1500.
Tonya Harding Life History
Tonya Harding started skating at the age of three. She was professionally trained by the coach Diane Rawlinson. She continued her training until her high school and at last, dropped out to pursue skating. She raised high in the world of skating and won the Skate America competition in the year 1989. She earned the title of the first American woman to land a triple axel in competition. There are only two women till now in the history who have done this. She was having a great career but in the year 1994 she got indulge in a controversy. She was banned for the lifetime due to a scandal. She fought for it for years but was not able to do anything. After skating, she pursued a career in boxing but has to leave it because of asthma. After this, she is working as a painter and as a waitress. In her personal life, Tonya is married thrice. She married her first husband Jeff Gillooly in the year 1990 but the marriage did not work and they got divorced in the year 1993. Then she married Michael Smith and at last in the year 2010, she found her true love Joseph Price. The couple is living happily with their son Gordon.
Tonya Harding Known For
Tonya Harding is a famous retired skating champion. She is named as the first American woman who has successfully landed a triple axel in competition. She is also a two-time Skate American Champion and a two time Olympian. In the year 1991, Tonya was ranked as number two in the World Championships. Recently in the year 2017, a movie was made on the life of Tonya which was titled as I, Tonya.
Tonya Harding Career Ban
Tonya has been in news for so long for her involvement in the scandal in the year 1994. In this scandal, a fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan of Tonya was attacked by a man as she stepped out of the ice during a practice session for the US Figure Skating Championships. Later during the investigation, it was found that the attacker was hired by Tonya’s ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and due to this Tonya got into trouble. She was allowed to compete in the competition that year but later in the further investigation it was found that she knew about the attack which led to a lifetime ban on her skating career. Tonya fought against it for so many years but that did not make any difference.