What is Sky Brown's net worth? Olympic bronze medalist, 13, is youngest Nike-sponsored athlete
Sky Brown's Olympics bronze medal comes just 14 months after a crash in California when she flew off her skateboard and landed head-first on the ground
Sky Brown hit the headlines when she became Britain's youngest Olympic medallist after fetching bronze in skateboarding on Wednesday, August 4 morning. Brown,13, was beaten by two Japanese stars, including 12-year-old rival Kokona Hiraki. Brown managed to grab an Olympic medal just over a year after fracturing her skull in a training crash that could have killed her. "It was a super sick final. All the girls were ripping it, it was insane. I'm so stoked. I can't believe it, it's unbelievable. The medal feels unreal, it's like a dream. I can't wait to show the medal to my family and friends, " Sky said afterward.
Sky was born in Japan in 2008 to British father, Stuart and Japanese mother, Miko. She lives with her parents in San Diego. Sky's father is a skateboarder and marketing executive originally from Cornwall. Although Sky never lived in the UK, she has visited the country to compete since she was nine.
The teenager had the choice of representing Britain or Japan but she chose the country of her father's birth in 2018 when she was ten. She said, "The British Skateboarding Association, they told me 'No pressure, just have fun and get out there'. So that's why I chose England'. She added, "My parents thought it would be too much pressure, so we weren’t going to do it. But I begged and begged." Sky attends a school in Orange County two days a week, which allows her to do up to six hours of surfing and skateboarding each day and travel to events around the globe. The rest of her education is done online.
Sky's Olympics bronze medal comes just 14 months after a crash in California during training when she flew off her skateboard at the top of a high ramp and landed head-first on hard ground. She fractured her skull and broke her hand and wrist in the horrific accident. Sky was airlifted to hospital but recovered miraculously. Her dad, Stuart said at the time, "Sky's had the gnarliest fall she's ever had and is lucky to be alive. When she first came to the hospital, everyone was fearful for her life." Speaking of the accident, Sky said, "I honestly feel that accident made me stronger. That accident was pretty bad. It was a hard time for my parents and a hard time for a lot of people and coming back and getting the bronze is really cool. I'm really happy. It's really made me stronger."
What is Sky Brown's net worth?
After her impressive Olympics feat, Sky Brown is expected to be offered up to £2million in new endorsements in 2021. She is the youngest Nike-sponsored athlete appearing in ads with Serena Williams and Simone Biles. Sky even released her first pop single last year, named 'Girl'. The young athlete endorses several big brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Vans, Hurley, and Billabong. She was even unveiled as a Barbie Role Model, with 'Barbie doll' resembling her released with the skateboard. Sky has 1 million followers on Instagram. Sky Brown's net worth is estimated to be around $5 million as of 2021.