Gus Kenworthy

Inside Biography

Gus Kenworthy is a British-born American freestyle skier and actor, perhaps known for winning the silver medal in Men’s slopestyle at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. He had a brief acting career making his appearances on television shows such as RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars and is set to appear in the ninth season of FX’s series American Horror Story. Additionally, he was a cast member on MTV’s The Challenge: Champs vs. Pros in 2017.

Early Life And Education Of Gus Kenworthy

Gus Kenworthy was born Augustus Richard Kenworthy on October 1, 1991, in Chelmsford, Essex, the United Kingdom. Born British, he holds an American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity. The youngest of three boys, he has two older brothers; Hugh Kenworthy and Nick Kenworthy.

His father was the executive director of the Mountainfilm film festival in Telluride and is a former banker from Philadelphia who has worked in the UK for several years. His mother who is a native of Bristol, England, has worked backstage in costumes at the Kings Head Theater Club and also ran a vintage booth at the Camden Lock Market.

His mother moved to Telluride along with his father and brothers to Telluride in 1993. There, he studied at Telluride High School, graduating in June 2010. He could have graduated in 2009 but decided instead to take a year off to ski.

Gus Kenworthy's Career And Achievements

Kenworthy debuted his career back in the early 2000s. He participated in many of the events winning AFP World Championships overall titles consecutively from 2011-2013. He placed second at the 2014 Olympics held in Sochi, Russia. The same year, he won his first bronze medal at the X Games in Tignes, France in the slopestyle event.

The good-looking personality won the World Cup Men’s Halfpipe for two consecutive years in 2015 and 2016 in Park City and Mammoth respectively, finishing second in 2017. Similarly, he finished third in the Men’s Slopestyle during the 2017 World Cup in Silvaplana, Switzerland.

In 2019, he starred as a guest on the third episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, All-Stars 4, “Snatch Game of Love, as one of the available bachelors. The actor/skier is set to appear in the ninth season of FX’s American Horror Story in 2019.

Gus Kenworthy's Net Worth, House, Salary

The first openly gay action sports star, Kenworthy worth around $300 thousand, as of May 2019. An Olympic silver medalist and five-time X Games medalist, Gus Kenworthy has earned well and added up a good fortune of his life.

Besides, the young and talented personality has endorsements with popular brands such as Visa, Monster Energy Drink, Samsung, Deloitte, 24 Hour Fitness, and Atomic among others.

Talking about his earnings, American medalists get paid pretty well. The payment for them reaches $37,500 for gold and five-digit figures for silver and bronze.

Yet, for the Winter Olympics athletes, medal money is just a drop in the bucket. Well, these athletes worth a ton of money; though they might not be the richest people in sports, they definitely have healthy bank accounts.

Furthermore, Kenworthy has announced his intention to participate in AIDS/LifeCycle in 2019, pledging to raise $1 million to fight HIV/AIDS as he will join over 2,000 other cyclists on a 7-day, 545-mile cycling trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

Regarding Kenworthy’s properties, he currently owns a luxurious mansion in Denver, Colorado. He has not yet estimated the value of the property.

Gus Kenworthy's Personal Life, Relationships, Marriage

Moving to his personal life, the five-time X Games medalist is openly gay. He publicly came out as gay in an interview with ESPN in October 2015.

He is not married yet and has no children. He was in a relationship with Robin Macdonald who was also involved in the ski industry working in film as well as photography.

The pair earned international media attention as a result of Macdonald, texting him a photo of five stray dogs—four puppies and their mother—during their stay in Sochi, at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Kenworthy stayed behind for more than a month to save the family of dogs.

After a five-year-long relationship with his partner, the two eventually broke up. The reason for their break up is unknown to the public.

As of now, he is in a relationship with American actor and reality TV personality Matthew Wilkas. The couple has been in a relationship since November 2015. Wilkas kissed Kenworthy at the 2018 Winter Olympic, before his qualifying run in the men's slopestyle.

Gus Kenworthy's Age, Height, Weight

  • Gus Kenworthy has reached the age of 27, as of 2019.
  • He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 178 cm and weighs around 75 kg or 165 lbs.

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