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Michelle Wingshan Kwan Biography

Michelle Wingshan Kwan

Facts of Michelle Wingshan Kwan

Date of Birth: 1980 , July-7
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch

Quick Timeline of Michelle Wingshan Kwan

1980 Born in Torrance, California
1990 Started Figure Skating Training
1994 Won World Junior Championship
1998 Won Gold medal at the Winter Olympics Games
2013 Married to Clay Pell
2002 Named to Celebrity representative and Spokeswoman
2017 Net worth is $13 million

Detail Timeline of Michelle Wingshan Kwan

July 7 , 1980

Born in Torrance, California

Michelle Wingshan Kwan is one of the prominent figures in the history of a figure skating. She is better known for winning five world figure skating and two Olympic championships. Michelle was born on July 7, 1980, in Torrance, California, USA.                  

1990

Started Figure Skating Training

Michelle began skating at the age of five while her parents could not afford a coach for her training. However, she was offered a financial assistance by a fellow member of the Los Angeles Figure Skating Club which allowed her to train at the Castle International Training Center in Lake Arrowhead, California, in 1990. 

1994

Won World Junior Championship

With her amazing skating talents, Michelle won the World Junior Figure Skating Championships in 1994. At the same year, she also finished second to Tonya Harding at the U.S. Championships and became a part of U.S. team for the 1994 Olympic Games.    

1998

Won Gold medal at the Winter Olympics Games

Since after Michelle step her foot in the world of figure skating, she continuously won the awards standing in different position. Nevertheless, the best moment came when she won a Gold medal at the greatest Winter Olympic Games held in 1998. 

January 19 , 2013

Married to Clay Pell

Beautiful woman Michelle got married to the White House national security expert, Clay Pell, on 19th of January, 2013, in Providence, Rhode Island. Before getting married, the couple was dating each other for approximately 2 years. Many well-known figure skater and high personality people attended their marriage ceremony. 

2002

Named to Celebrity representative and Spokeswoman

In 2002, Michelle was named as a celebrity representative and spokeswoman for the Walt Disney Company for three years under the agreement of worth $ 1 million a year. The deal was renewed and expanded after four years. 

2017

Net worth is $13 million

Michelle has earned a tremendous amount of money throughout her career. The big chunk of money came from her skating and movie career. According to 2017, her net worth has been estimated to be around $13 million. 

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Following the steps of her skate loving family, Michelle began skating at the age of five. Likewise, she always had the support from her parents, which later helped her to become one of the most decorated figure skaters in U.S history. Michelle graduated from the University of Denver and enrolled to Tuft University where she did master’s program.

In the beginning of her career, Michelle trained with the former American skater, Frank Carroll. After one year of coaching by Carroll, she became 9th at the junior level at the United States Figure Skating championship. Similarly, Michelle also contended for her first nationals skating at the age of twelve where she passed the gold test to become a senior-level figure skater.                              

Including her diligent performance, Michelle has earned wide recognition and numerous awards throughout her career. Besides her career as a figure skater, she has made an appearance in the movies as well such as Mulan II, Ice Castles, and Reflections on Ice: Michelle Kwan Skates to the Music of Disney’s “Mulan”.

Michelle has also served as a television correspondent for the 2010 Winter Olympics at ABC television show. Currently, she works in the U.S State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. She worked as an outreach coordinator in Hilary Clinton's 2016 Presidential campaign.

Moving towards her personal life, Michelle got engaged to Clay Pell, a White House national security expert. After the month of their engagement, the couple got married in Providence, Rhode Island where many skating stars attended their marriage ceremony.

Famous American figure skater, Michelle Kwan has been successful in her professional career and has been able to earn quite a good amount of money through her skating and acting profession. It has been estimated that her current Net worth is $13 million.