Eileen Gu

Eileen Gu - Updated Feb 2023

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Eileen Gu is an Olympic gold medalist freestyle skier and model. Eileen Gu also has her Chinese name Gu Ailing.

Early Life

Eileen Gu was born on September 3, 2003. Her age is 19 years old now. Eileen Gu’s mother’s name is Yan Gu she belongs to the Chinese nationality. Her father’s name is not disclosed yet and he belongs to an American ethnicity.

Similarly, her mother gave birth to Gu at the age of 40 and raised her as a single parent. Eileen Gu belongs to the American race and she follows the Christian nationality. Moreover, there is no information about her siblings.

Education

Eileen Guv attended private K-8 Katherine Delmar Burke School and later San Francisco University High School. She moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue an MBA at Stanford University, where she enrolled Gu in ski lessons at Lake Tahoe.

Social Media

Eileen Gu has got 331.4k followers on her TikTok account. She has got 1.6 million followers on her Instagram account. Additionally, she is not active on Twitter and Facebook.

Career

Gu became the first woman to land a forward double cork 1440 in competition history in 2021. According to the head of school Mike Hanley, at Wy’East Mountain Academy, Gu’s mother paid for the coaching and travel, “These sports are very expensive.

Thus, Eileen Gu’s mother was willing to pay, which is very rare in the action sports industry. Head coach of the Chinese National Slopestyle Jamie Melton, and Big Air Training Team, Former Action Sports Coach at Woodward Tahoe. Likewise, Melton has coached Gu since she was 10 years old.

Furthermore. Gu’s personal coach for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and the former coach of the Swiss Freeski team. For the 2018 Winter Olympics Torniainen coached Olympic medalists Sarah Höfflin and Mathilde Gremaud.

Likewise,  she became the first rookie to medal in three events, the first rookie to win a gold medal in Women’s Ski SuperPipe, and the first athlete representing China to win a gold medal at the X Games. Later on, Gu won a bronze medal in Big Air and two gold medals in SuperPipe and Slopestyle, becoming the first rookie to medal in three events, the first rookie to win a gold medal in Women’s Ski SuperPipe, and the first athlete representing China to win a gold medal at the X Games.

Additionally, winning two gold medals in Freeski Halfpipe and Freeski Slopestyle and a bronze medal in Freeski Big Air Gu competed at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships 2021. At the FIS Freeski World Championship Gu became the first freeskier to win two golds.

Gu became the youngest gold medalist in freestyle skiing, at the 2022 Winter Olympics, winning the big air event, the first to be held at the Olympics. After that, Gu landed a double cork 1620, her first attempt in the competition. Additionally, she was the second woman to land the trick and the first woman to land a left turn in 1620.

Moreover, Gu ended the 2021-2022 World Cup season with a perfect record in women’s halfpipe, taking her first career crystal globe. Similarly, the first freestyle skier to win four consecutive World Cup competitions.

Eileen Gu

Caption: Eileen Gu holding her trophy. Source: Forbes.

Eileen Gu – Net Worth 2023

Eileen Gu’s net worth is around $ 20 million. She has earned a lot amount in her career as a freestyle skier and model. Likewise, she so earns a good amount with her brand Endorsement.

Brand Endorsements

Gu was the face of multiple brands in China before the start of the 2022 Winter Olympics. Likewise, Gu fronts at least 23 brands in China across fashion, sports, and banking. Moreover, Gu’s status as a leading sports star in China is reported to have earned her over US$30 million in endorsements and advertising contracts.

Personal Life

Eileen Gu is single as of now. She is not in a relationship she is focused on her career and the goals in her life. She also doesn’t have any past relationships.

Eileen Gu – Body Measurement

Eileen Gu stands 5 feet 6 inches tall. Likewise, she weighs around 52 kg. Moreover, she has an attractive personality and a well-maintained body. Likewise, she has pair of beautiful brown eyes and brown hair. she has got fair skin with a beautiful face and body.

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Caption: Eileen Gu posing for a photo. Source: Go Fug Yourself.