If you watch snowboarding, then you have certainly heard of Lindsey Jacobellis, who is considered to be one of the greatest snowboarders in the world. She has also gained huge fame for winning an Olympic gold medal as the oldest snowboarder.
If you are interested in learning about Lindsey Jacobellis’ net worth, her early life, her professional career, and more, continue reading this article till the end.
Lindsey Jacobellis’ Net Worth
According to various websites, Lindsey Jacobellis’ net worth is estimated to be $1 million. She is one of the wealthiest snowboarders in the world. Her career as a snowboarder is her main source of income.
Early Life of Lindsey Jacobellis
Lindsey Jacobellis was born on August 19, 1985, in Danbury, Connecticut in the United States. Her parents are Anita Jacobellis and Ben Jacobellis. She has an older brother named Ben Jacobellis. When Ben was 15 years old, he competed in the X Games. Lindsey’s parents always encouraged her and her brother to get involved in various sports. As a competitor by nature, she used to try to outpace her brother and father on the slopes.
When Lindsey was young, Anita Jacobellis was diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully, she could seek treatment because of early discovery. In 2014, Lindsey announced in an Instagram post that her mother got rid of cancer after ten years.
Lindsey was raised in Danbury and southern Vermont, where the family had a summer home. As a youngster, she was mainly a skier. When Lindsey was eight years old, their home burnt down and all her equipment got damaged. As stated by Lindsey, they could not afford to purchase all new pieces of skiing equipment. They could only afford to purchase snowboards. As a result, she took up snowboarding leaving skiing.
When Lindsey was eleven years old, she started her journey as a snowboarder in a local snowboard cross racing located in Stratton, Vermont. At the age of 15, she received an invitation to compete in the X Games.
Lindsey went to The Stratton Mountain School in Stratton, Vermont. This is a college preparatory high school that specializes in preparing athletes for competitive winter sports. In the snowboard cross, she was the only female competitor. She claims that competing against guys formed her attitude toward the sport. Lindsey completed her graduation from there in 2003.
Career of Lindsey Jacobellis
Lindsey started riding when he was very young and has competed in several world-famous snowboarding events including FIS World Championship, Winter Olympics, and X Games.
Lindsey won gold medals in Snowboard Cross at the FIS Snowboarding World Championships in 2005, 2007, 2011, and 2015.
In addition, she won gold medals at the Winter X Games in Snowboard Cross from 2003 to 2005, from 2008 to 2011, and in 2014 and 2015. In 2007, Lindsey won a silver medal at the Winter X Games. In 2003, she won a bronze medal in Slopestyle at the Winter X Games.
Despite winning so many gold medals, Lindsey struggled at the Olympics. At the 2006 Winter Olympics (also known as Torino Olympics), Lindsey had a strong chance of winning the gold medal. She was the Grand Prix Champion and 2005 World Champion and was highly favored to win the gold medal in the 2006 Olympic Games. Before the Torino Olympics, a number of television commercials highlighted Lindsey’s quest for the SBX gold.
On February 17, 2006, she was approaching the course’s end with a three-second, 140 ft (43 meters) lead over Switzerland’s Tanja Frieden. Lindsey tried a method grab on the second-to-last jump.
She landed on her snowboard’s edge narrowly and fell. Tanja passed her and won the gold medal. Lindsey recovered and won the silver medal. Initially, Lindsey said in televised interviews that she attempted the grab to maintain stability. However, later, she said that she was having fun and she wanted to spread her enthusiasm among the crowd.
At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Lindsey failed to make her way to the medal round. This is because, in her semifinal race, she landed on a jump early in an awkward manner and ran through a gate so that she does not collide with another rider. This led her to an immediate disqualification.
At the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Lindsey failed to make it to the Snowboard Cross finals. She fell when she was in the first position in the semifinal race. She finished seventh in the whole standings.
At the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, Lindsey reached the final. Although Lindsey led the majority of the race, she finished fourth by only 0.003 seconds. She also fell off the platform again.
Finally, at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, 36-year-old Lindsey won her first Olympic gold medal in the women’s snowboard cross event. This was her fifth Olympics where she won the gold medal.
She held off competitors Meryeta Odine from Canada and Chloe Trespeuch from France. Lindsey was 12 years older than Odine and nine years older than Trespeuch. This happened after a 16-year pursuit of an Olympic gold medal.
At the same Olympics, Nick Baumgartner and Lindsey Jacobellis won a gold medal in the new Mixed Team Snowboard Cross event. In snowboarding history, Nick and Lindsay are the oldest Olympic medalists, at the ages of 40 and 36, respectively. Apart from being a snowboarder, Nick is also an All-State football player, a State Champion Hurdler, and the 2000 Wrestling State Champ.
Social Media Followers of Lindsey Jacobellis
On Facebook, Lindsey has 23K followers, while on Twitter she has 13.7K followers. Her Instagram account has gained a whopping 482K followers.
Personal Life of Lindsey Jacobellis
In 2016, Lindsey was in a relationship with Adam Bakkedahl, a California-based real estate agent. However, whether the couple is still linked or not is unknown. Adam was born and raised in Dana Point and holds a marketing degree from San Diego City College.
As a real estate agent, he works in Laguna Beach at Coldwell Banker Reality. Adam is also a photographer who started doing it in 2010 as a professional.