Ian Thorpe - Updated Mar 2024

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Ian Thorpe

Ian Thorpe is a professional Australian freestyle swimmer. Ian Thorpe is best known as the five-time Olympic gold medal winner.

Early Life

Ian Thorpe was born Ian James Thorpe on October 13, 1982, and is currently 41 years old. Born in Milperra, New South Wales, Australia, Ian is Australian by nationality. Similarly, he follows Christianity. Being born on October 13, his birth sign is Libra.

Talking about his family, Ian was born to his father Ken Thorpe, and his mother Margaret Thorpe. Ian comes from an athletic family. Ken is a former promising cricketer at a junior level while Margaret was an A-grade netball player.

Moving on, he also has an elder sister named Christina Thorpe. Ian was born a large baby weighing 4.1kg and 1 foot 11 inches tall at birth.


Moving towards his education, Thorpe completed his primary education in New South Wales. Then, in 1995, he joined East Hills Boys Technology High School for his secondary-level education.

Ian Thorpe – Body Measurements

Talking about body measurement, Ian has maintained a pretty well-shaped and athletic body. Since Ian is a freestyle swimmer, Ian is very serious about his body figure and physical appearance.

Furthermore, Ian stands tall at a height of around 6 feet and 5 inches or 1.96 inches. Likewise, Ian has a body weight of around 104 kg or 229 pounds.

In addition, Ian regularly does physical exercise and workouts to maintain his stamina. Similarly, Thorpe’s body measurements such as chest size, waist size, and hip size are not available. Moreover, Ian has beautiful brown eyes along with black hair.

Ian Thorpe – Net Worth 2024

Ian has earned a reasonable amount of money throughout his career. However, he hasn’t shared his yearly income and monthly salary with the media.

According to online resources, Ian has an estimated net worth of $2 million US dollars. He made this large amount of money through his professional freestyle swimming career.

Professional Life and Career

Ian Thorpe started his national career in 1996 at the Australian Age Championships in Brisbane. He won five gold, two silver, and two bronze medals in the event. In January 1997, Ian ranked fourth for the event countrywide at the New South Wales Championships.

Moving on, Ian started his international career in June 1997 at the Pacific Championships where he finished fourth in the 200m freestyle. Ian also competed in the 1998 World Aquatics Championships.

In March 1998, he was selected for the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Malaysia.

The years 1992-2002 have been the most successful years for Ian. He got selected for the 1999 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships where he won the 400m freestyle.

Some of the other events he competed in are the 1999 Pan Pacific Championships, 2000 Summer Olympics, 2001 World Aquatics Championships, 2002 Commonwealth Games, and Pan Pacific Championships, 2003 World Aquatics Championships.

Likewise, some other events are the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2012: Australian Olympic Trials and aftermath, and others. The freestyle swimmer has won five Olympic gold medals which is the most won by any Australian swimmer.

Ian Thorpe

Caption: Ian Thorpe after winning a race (source: Instagram)

Relationship Status

Ian Thorpe revealed that he is gay in 2014 during an interview with the British talk show. He also said that he is comfortable saying he is gay. In 2016, Ian started dating the model, Ryan Channing.

However, he said that they are not going to get married any time soon. However, the couple broke up in June 2019. Ian might be single as of now and not dating anyone.

Ian Thorpe

Caption: Ian with his ex-boyfriend Ryan (source: Outsports)

Social Media

When it comes to his social media availability, Ian Thorpe is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Firstly, he has an official Facebook page with a huge 148k followers. Similarly, his @ian.thorpe Instagram account has more than 70.9k followers.

To date, he has 268 posts on Instagram that include pictures and videos regarding his personal and professional life. In addition, Ian joined Twitter in July 2012 and has already gained a huge 95.5k followers.

Ian Thorpe

Caption: Ian Thorpe with his car (source: The New Daily)