Tonya Harding Net Worth
Former Olympic figure skater Tonya Price (formerly Harding) has a net worth of $150,000. Harding, who made history as the first American woman to land a triple axle in competition, became a figure skating champion when she won the 1991 Championships and placed second in the World Championships. Regrettably, Harding’s name is often associated with the 1994 attack on Nancy Kerrigan, leading to her being barred from the sport for life.
|Name||Tonya Maxene Price (née Harding)|
|Birth Date/age||November 12, 1970 / 51 Years Old|
|Birth Place||Portland, Oregon, USA|
|Profession||Figure Skating / Television|
|Relationship Status||Married To Joseph Price|
|Net Worth||$200 Thousand|
Harding had a stint as a professional boxer and made it to the top three of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” in 2018. In 2017, the film “I, Tonya” was a major success, earning its lead actress, Margot Robbie, an Academy Award nomination. Tonya only received a mere $1,500 for licensing her rights for the production but was promised further bonuses if the movie did well.
Born on November 12, 1970, in Portland, Oregon, Tonya Maxene Harding was raised by her mother LaVona, a waitress, and her father Albert, who passed away in 2009, having had multiple occupations, such as apartment manager and truck driver.
As a 3-year-old, Tonya began to ice skate and was coached by Diane Rawlinson, while her mother sewed all of Tonya’s skating costumes due to their financial inability to purchase them. By 16, her parents were divorced, leading Tonya to leave Milwaukie High School during her sophomore year in order to pursue her career as an ice skater full-time, achieving her GED in 1988.
Furthermore, she has reported physical and mental abuse inflicted by her mother and was documented as having been raped by an acquaintance in 1991 as well as molested by her half-brother Chris Davison during her youth in “The Tonya Tapes”, an authorized biography published in 2008.
In 1986, Tonya achieved a sixth-place finish at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, then placed fifth and third consecutively in the next two years. With her newly-acquired coach, Dody Teachman, she won the 1989 Skate America competition. Unfortunately, the 1990 U.S. Figure Skating Championships didn’t go as well as planned due to health complications and she only placed seventh.
The following year, she became the first American woman to complete a triple Axel, won the U.S. Ladies’ Singles title, and was runner-up in the World Championships. She later attained third in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and fourth in the Winter Olympics and Skate Canada International event in 1992.
Although she won the 1994 U.S. Championships, it was stripped from her after the Nancy Kerrigan incident. Despite being barred from figure skating, Tonya placed eighth in the 1994 Winter Olympics and second in the 1999 ESPN Pro Skating Championship.
Nancy Kerrigan Attack
On January 6, 1994, during a practice for the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Detroit Cobo Arena, Nancy Kerrigan was viciously attacked as she stepped off the ice; she was struck in her right knee multiple times. It was soon revealed that this attack had been orchestrated by Tonya Harding’s ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, and his companion, Shawn Eckhardt, with Shane Stant as the assailant.
Although Harding proclaimed she had no knowledge of the attack, Gillooly, Eckhardt, and Stant testified to the contrary, asserting that Harding was aware of the plot and had actively taken part in planning it.
Despite her involvement in the assault, Harding was allowed to compete in the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, and afterward, in the U.S., she was convicted of having knowledge of the attack and withholding information.
As a result, she received a three-year probation, 500 hours of community service, and a $100,000 fine, in addition to being permanently banned from the U.S. Figure Skating Association on June 30, 1994.
In 2002, Harding became the victor of Fox’s “Celebrity Boxing” bout against Paula Jones. Tonya’s foray into professional boxing proved unsuccessful when she lost to Samantha Browning in February 2003. Subsequently, Tonya earned a win in a celebrity boxing match aired on Comedy Central’s “The Man Show” against one of its co-hosts, Doug Stanhope.
Unfortunately, in March 2004, death threats against Tonya led to the cancellation of a boxing match in Oakland, California. Tonya’s last boxing match was in June 2004; however, she lost to Amy Johnson and received a barrage of boos from the crowd. Ultimately, her asthma prompted her to end her boxing career.
When she was fifteen, Tonya began her romantic relationship with seventeen-year-old Jeff Gillooly. The couple tied the knot on March 18th, 1990, and divorced three years later, yet Jeff continued to manage her skating career.
After they briefly reconciled in October, the two lived together in a rented chalet until January. Following her union with Jeff, Tonya wed Michael Smith in 1995 and Joseph Price in 2010. With her marriage to Price, she welcomed a son, Gordon, in February 2011.
That same year, Tonya heroically saved the life of eighty-one-year-old Alice Olson, by performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation after Olson collapsed at a Portland bar. Then, in 2000, she was arrested for attacking her then-boyfriend Darren Silver.
The court then sentenced Tonya to three days in prison, 167 days suspended, and 10 days of community service. Furthermore, she was obligated to abstain from alcohol consumption for two years and attend anger management classes.
Since the conclusion of her skating and boxing career, Harding has taken up work as a painter, welder, deck builder, and hardware sales clerk at Sears.
What happened to Nancy Kerrigan after she retired from skating?
Despite being attacked, Kerrigan managed to make an incredible comeback in the 1994 Winter Olympics, ultimately claiming the silver medal.
What is the name of the person Tonya Harding attacked?
Tonya Harding had no direct involvement in the assault on Nancy Kerrigan; nevertheless, her ex-husband was the one who gave the order for the attack, and a lot of people suspect her of complicity.
Was Margot Robbie involved in any of I Tonya’s skating scenes?
Indeed, Margot Robbie did a few figure skating moves alongside me in the movie, Tonya. However, for more challenging routines, two expert skaters, Anna Malkova, and Heidi Munger stepped in as stunt doubles.
When it comes to Tonya Harding, how does she feel?
With Tonya’s perspective forming the foundation of the movie, she is quite hopeful for the outcome. Harding has even taken the step of mentioning it on her Instagram as her biopic.
Tonya Harding: what is she up to these days?
A happy life is currently being lived by Tony Harding with her family in Vancouver, Canada.
How many fights has Tonya Harding won?
In professional fights, Tonya Harding has recorded three wins, three losses, and no draws.
What was the year Tonya Harding won her first gold medal?
The gold medal belongs to Tonya Harding at the 1994 U.S. championships.