A figure skater, a cancer fighter and excellent cook the well-known skater is the one proud man to be around. He was the center of attention declaring his sexuality on live television that made him even more famous than he already is. Brian Boitano won four consecutive U.S. titles and a gold medal at the 1988 Winter Olympics. He also won, even more, titles after turning professional while also touring with ice shows.
Becoming the U.S. Junior Men’s Champion at just the tender age of 14, and at again at the age of 19, he was the first skater to complete all six different triple jumps in a World Championship. A replacement for the 1980 U.S. Olympic figure skating team, he finished fifth in his first Olympic competition in 1984. The following year, he won the first of four consecutive U.S. National Championships.
Boitano expanded his interests into an array of fields. In 1995, he founded White Canvas Productions to create skating shows, and two years later he released his autobiography "Boitano’s Edge: Inside the Real World of Figure Skating." In 1998, he became the founder of "Youth Skate," a nonprofit organization that introduced San Francisco’s inner-city youth to the sport of ice skating. The skating champion also turned a love of cooking into a televised show when the Food Network began airing What Would Brian Boitano Make in 2009.
His Net Worth:
He won a bronze medalist at the 1978 World Junior Figure Skating Championships. As a figure skater declared as the Olympic champion in 1988, World Champion in 1986 and 1988, as well as the US National Champion from 1985 through 1988. In 1988, he declared himself as a pro which gained him a net worth of a huge $18 million dollars.
Personal Life of Being Gay:
In December 2013, Boitano accepted an appeal to join the U.S. delegation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Boitano publicly announced that he was gay as well.
In early December he was diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumor, a cancer-battling for his health with two diagnoses before in 2004 and 2010 including another testicular cancer back in 1997. He is not married now or has he been seen dating another person so far.
Brian Anthony Boitano was born on October 22, 1963, in Mountain View, California, to parents Donna and Lew. He played Little League baseball, and roller skated as a child but became enamored with ice skating at age eight after watching a performance of Ice Follies.
Although family and friends were aware of Boitano's sexual orientation, he previously believed there was no reason to share details of his personal life.