Ian James Thorpe better known as Ian Thorpe is an Australian swimmer who achieved immense awards and success in life. Though he is specialist of the freestyle he also participates in backstroke and the individual medley. Recognized as the most award-winning athlete of Australia he received five Olympic gold medals. A successful athlete at 2000 Summer Olympics, he won three gold and two silver medals. You might not know he was the first person to win six gold medals in One World Championship at the 2001 World Aquatics Championships. He is ranked in the third position among swimmer according to awards. He was honored four times as Swimming World Swimmer of the Year. He was named as the Australian Swimmer of the Year since 1999 to 2003. He was widely known as Young Australian of the Year in 2000.
You might not know majorities of athlete are under poverty line. Since Thorpe has been sponsored by many brands he has earn the gigantic amount of money. His net worth is estimated at $2 million dollars. He has worked genuinely hard to reach the top of the success in his career.
Apart from his sports life, he is an ambassador for Armani. He is also involved in Australian Corporate giants such as Telstra, Qantas, and Seven Network. Born on 13 October 1982 in Sydney he is the son of a cricketer, Ken and A-grade netballer Margaret. Being born in a sporty family from his childhood he got active participation in sports. He also passed through depressions which he expressed in his own autobiography "This is Me". He has featured in one ad in which he acts as a business owner of the pool cleaning company.
There were huge rumors on the internet regarding his homosexuality. Though he denied it several years, he came out as gay in his interview in a July 2014. Well, talking about his personal life, he is dating his partner, hunky model and law student Ryan Channing. He is not married yet and there is no information about his previous girlfriend.
Being involved in charity Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth he showed humanitarian behavior. The Olympian champion is highly active on social networking sites with 108 thousand followers on twitter. Standing in the height of 6 feet 5 inch, he has well maintained his body. Moreover, his bio can be found in wiki sites.