Bode Miller is a former elite competitive skier who participated in the Olympics circuit, World Cup circuit and World Alpine Ski Championships, establishing astounding records in the process. His career-high includes claiming one gold medal; three silver medals and one bronze medal in Olympic Games, and four gold medals; one silver medal in the World Championships. Coming to his World Cup records, Miller made history by emerging victorious in 33 racing competitions, finishing 2nd and 3rd in 29 and 17 race podiums respectively.
He equally became the only skier to have claimed six Discipline titles in the World Cup events. After making his first appearance in a World Cup in 1997, the energetic athlete moved on to clinch the overall World Cup championship twice throughout his career life. Following his remarkable records, Bode Miller is regarded as one of the most successful male alpine skiers of all time from the United States. Learn more about the early life, family, earnings of the multi-Olympic gold medalists.
Bode Miller’s Biography
The famously known athlete was born into the family of Kennedy and Woody Miller in Easton, New Hampshire, United States on the 12th of October 1977. He was raised along with his siblings in a small community in the heart of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, Franconia. He has two sisters, Kyla and Wren and a younger brother, Cheloni. Tragically his brother who was into snowboarding had a terrible bike crash in 2005, which resulted in a traumatic brain injury that led to his death in the year, 2014.
Since Bode Miller’s childhood, he has been a tennis player and a football player as well. He partly acquired his basic education through homeschooling but eventually attended a local school when his parents got separated. He furthered his education at Carrabassett Valley Academy situated in Maine as he gained a scholarship to the ski racing academy. Bode Miller made his first World Cup appearance in 1997 and in the same year he competed in the Nagano Olympics while representing the United States in giant slalom and slalom disciplines. In the year 2002, he gained public recognition following his performance at the Winter Olympics held in Salt Lake City where he took home two silver medals. He continued participating in Olympics through 2014 and he ended up becoming one of the most illustrious alpine skiers in the annals of the Olympics.
Having represented his home country in several competitions, Bode Miller abandoned his Ski National team in 2007 and began racing independently for Team America, his personally funded team for two seasons before rejoining his national team in 2009. Throughout his career, his skis were sponsored by different companies including Rossignol, Fischer, and Head.
After sustaining a hamstring injury in 2015, Miller’s career took a downward slide which led to him terminating his deal with Head, along with an obligation not to participate in any competition with other brands for a period of two years. The Skilled athlete, however, failed to keep to the terms of the agreement as he moved on to seal a deal with another brand, Bomber Ski. Trying to compete in late 2016, his efforts were hindered by Head on the basis that he had to keep to their agreement. As a result of the dispute, Bode Miller professionally ended his alpine skiing career in October 2017.
Aside from being an athlete, Miller endorsed his self-named video games for phones, Windows and PlayStation 2. He also penned down his memoir entitled, Bode: Go Fast, Be Good, Have Fun, together with Jack McEnanay. He inspired the movie, Flying Downhill that was based on his life story. Additionally, he is a philanthropist who has participated in other sports competitions in order to raise funds for charity purposes, having established Miller’s Turtle Ridge Foundation. He works as an on-air analyst for NBC, where he analyses ski events.
Family – His Wife and Daughter
Bode Miller had two children named Neesyn Dace and Samuel Bode from his previous relationships with Chanel Johnson and Sara McKenna respectively. He tied the knot with his now-wife, Morgan Beck, a professional athlete in 2012. Three years later, the pair welcomed a son, Skan Miller and in 2016, their daughter, Emeline Grier arrived into the family. Morgan gave birth to their third child in October 2018. Sadly, the couple lost their only daughter in June 2018 when she drowned in a neighbor’s swimming pool.
What’s Bode Miller’s Net Worth?
Bode Miller achieved an illustrious alpine skiing career that spanned for two decades during which he garnered huge fortune. He is said to be worth around d $8 million, having accrued the massive sum of $4 million from his endorsement deals.