Ian Thorpe Net Worth

On July 13, 2014, Ian Thorpe announced his retirement from competitive swimming. After an illustrious career that yielded five Olympic gold medals and eleven world championship titles, Thorpe will now focus on other aspects of his life. While many athletes retire young or in the midst of a disappointing season, Thorpe’s decision to end his career on his own terms is admirable. In this blog, we’ll know about his life and career before he retired. Stay tuned!

Ian Thorpe’s Education, Career

Ian Thorpe is a retired Australian professional swimmer who specialised in freestyle, but also competed in backstroke and the individual medley. He has won five Olympic gold medals, the most won by any Australian, and with three gold and two silver medals, he was the most successful athlete at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Thorpe retired from swimming in November 2006, at the age of 24. Ian Thorpe was born in Sydney and attended Milgate Public School, Turramurra High School and Campbell High School. He undertook his tertiary education at Macquarie University, studying communications part-time while maintaining a swimming career. Ian’s parents taught him to swim before he turned one year old and by nine he was a member of the New South Wales Swimming Association. He joined St Peter’s Old Boys Swimming Club and swiftly began winning state and national titles in the 400-metre freestyle event. Ian Thorpe made his international debut at the 1998 World Aquatics Championships in Perth, where he won a silver medal in the 200-metre freestyle event.

Ian Thorpe Net Worth

How much is Ian Thorpe’s Net Worth?

Ian Thorpe is an Australian swimmer who has a net worth of $2 million. Ian started swimming at the age of 6 and became a national champion by the time he was 14. Thorpe was the youngest ever to win a gold medal at the World Championships and he did so in 1998. Ian’s first Olympic Games were in 2000 in Sydney where he won 5 medals, 3 of them gold. Ian took home 2 more gold medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Ian announced his retirement from swimming in 2006 but made a comeback in 2011 only to fail to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. Ian Thorpe has endorsement deals with Speedo, Omega, Vodafone, and Telstra. Ian has also written 2 autobiographies; “Ian Thorpe: The Biography” and “This is Me”.


Thorpe is considered one of the greatest swimmers in history. He has won five Olympic gold medals, eleven World Championship gold medals, and was the first person to ever win three consecutive world titles in 200-meter freestyle. In addition to his impressive career as an athlete, Thorpe has also worked as a television commentator and presenter. Ian has also been very active in various charities including UNICEF Australia, The Fred Hollows Foundation, and Greenpeace Australia Pacific.