If you’ve been tuning into the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, you’re likely familiar with Johnny Weir. As an NBC commentator, he’s been filling viewers in on all the details and stats surrounding the figure skaters and their routines, and his voice has been fresh and fun for every event. But that is not the only position on Weir’s resume. As a retired figure skater who is a three-time U.S. champion and two-time Olympic athlete (among other things), Weir has done a lot — so much so that many are wondering what Johnny Weir’s net worth really is.
Weir competed in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy, and Vancouver, Canada. He has won both the World Junior Championships and the U.S. National Championships. Weir is a 2008 World bronze medalist, a two-time Grind Prix Final bronze medalist, and he won Skater of the Year at the 2008 and 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards. Although he never medaled at the Olympics, his talent made him a figure skating legend, and he’s managed to work hard to stay relevant after all these years.
Weir’s net worth has really come from what he’s done off the ice.
After retiring from figure skating in October 2013, he became a figure skating analyst for NBC for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games alongside fellow Olympian Tara Lipinski. From Olympic commentating to eight other non-Olympic related events, TMZ reported he made about $65,000 from NBC in 2014. There’s no word on what Weir is making this year.
Lipinski and Weir were a big hit and became a sports commentating team. They were fashion commentators for Access Hollywood at the 86th Academy Awards, as well as for a few Kentucky Derby events. They were “cultural correspondents” for NBC Sports in 2016 as well. Weir himself has been featured on shows such as Trading Faces, Access Hollywood, Say Yes To The Dress, and on Lip Sync Battle. His television appearances also include When I Was 17, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, The Rachel Zoe Project, and Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off. He was a judge for the reality TV show Skating with the Stars.
In 2011, Weir released an autobiography titled Welcome to My World, in which he writes about figure skating. In 2010, he launched his own fashion line and released a pop song called “Dirty Love.”
Is there anything this guy can’t do?
So where does that put him money-wise? Several outlets report that Weir’s net worth is about $2 million, which is honestly so impressive — he managed to turn figure skating into a whole media career.
All we can say is that we hope Weir returns for the 2020 Olympics. His commentary is one of the reasons watching figure skating is so much fun.