Kristi Yamaguchi
Kristi Yamaguchi
Celebrated Name: Kristine Yamaguchi
Real Name/Full Name: Kristine Tsuya Yamaguchi
Gender: Female
Age: 53 years old
Birth Date: July 12, 1971
Birth Place: Hayward, California
Nationality: American
Height: 1.51 m
Weight: ‎45 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Bret Hedican (m. 2000)
Children: Yes (Keara Kiyomi and Emma Yoshiko)
Profession: Former figure skater
Net Worth in 2024: $20 million
Last Updated: July 2024

The Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi needs no introduction when it comes to figure skating. The two-time world champion, Kristi had a successful career as a figure skater. Now, she is retired but has established herself as a legendary player. After her retirement from figure skating, she got involved in other professions.

Maybe you know about Kristi Yamaguchi very well But do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, We have prepared this article about details of Kristi Yamaguchi’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early life

Born as Kristine Tsuya Yamaguchi, on July 12, 1971, in Hayward, California, Kristi Yamaguchi is an American former figure skater, author, and TV personality. She has American and Japanese ancestry. Her grandparents emigrated to the US. Her mother, Jim Yamaguchi, was a dentist while her father, Carole Yamaguchi, was a medical secretary. She was raised in Fremont, California with her other two siblings. She had dreamt of becoming a figure skater since her childhood.

She was initially home-schooled to keep continue her training schedules. Later, she attended Mission San Jose High School and completed her high school from here. Then, she attended the University of Alberta and completed a psychology course from here. Kristi has club feet, so at her childhood, the skating training was a physical therapy for her which later turned out to be her passion.

Personal Life

Sport gave her not only a successful career but also the love of her life. She met the hockey player Bret Hedican at 1992 winter Olympic. Soon, they came into the relationship and started dating. They got married in 2000. The happy couple is presently the parents of two daughters who were born in 2003 and 2005.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on July 12, 1971, Kristi Yamaguchi is 53 years old as of today’s date 20th July 2024. Her height is 1.51 m tall, and her weight is ‎45 kg.


As a child, Kristi had to take skating and ballet training lessons as physical therapy for her club feet. Soon, she started enjoying it and dreamt of making a career in it. She continued her training until she turned into a professional player. She first impressed the people at the age of 15 by winning the US junior championship title in 1986 with Rudy Galindo. In next few years, she won some other junior-level championships with Rudy Galindo who remained her pair till 1990. After 1990, they both decided to make a career as a single figure skater.

To make her single career, she moved to Alberta in 1991 and took coaching with Christy Ness for a brief period. By the time she had become the professional player. In 1991 itself, she won World Championship and created the headlines, but the big was yet to come for her. The next year, in 1992, she won the gold medal in France Winter Olympic and garnered vast publicity. This publicity helped her to make her debut in the glamour world. In 1994, she made her silver screen debut with ‘You Must Remember This’.

Awards & achievements

The Olympic gold medallist Kristy has won many titles and championships in her game. She is two-time world junior champion and two-times world champion. She is also the celebrity champion to win a season ‘Dancing with the Stars’. In 2005, she was inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame.

Net Worth & Salary of Kristi Yamaguchi in 2024

Kristi Yamaguchi Net Worth 2019Kristy is not only an athlete but also a sports analyst and an actress. In the early 2000s, she retired from figure skating after having a thriving career and became the sports analyst. Even when she was active as a figure skater, she stepped into acting. Thus, she has actively involved mainly three professions. So far, she has churned out a remarkable amount of money from all these sources. As of July 2024, she has a total net worth of $20 million. She is also an author. She has published three kids book which were quite successful.

Kristy Yamaguchi was born with the club feet but turned her biggest weakness into the most potent strength. She could become a figure skater just because of it.


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