Nathan Chen

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Nathan Chen is a popular figure skater from the United States. Nathan Chen is the Olympic champion for 2022, a three-time World champion (2018, 2019, 2021), and the 2017 Four Continents champion. Similarly, he is a three-time Grand Prix Final champion (2017, 2018, 2019), a ten-time Grand Prix medalist (8 golds, 1 silver, 1 bronze), and a six-time United States national champion (2017–22).

Early Life and Childhood

Nathan Chen was born on May 5, 1999, in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, and his age is 23 years old as of the year 2022. His real birth name is Nathan Wei Chen.

Talking about Nathan’s parents, his father’s name is Zhidong Chen, a research scientist and his mother’s name is Hetty Wang, a medical translator. Chen is the younger brother of Alice, Tony, Colin, and Janice Chen, as well as a co-founder of Mammoth Biosciences and a former member of the Jennifer Doudna lab.

Nathan Chen is known to be an American by nationality and belongs to the Christianity religion, and his zodiac sign is Taurus.

Education

Talking about Nathan Chen’s formal education, Chen attended West High School in Salt Lake City and Rim of the World High School in Lake Arrowhead, California, before graduating from California Connections Academy.

Chen enrolled at Yale University’s Jonathan Edwards College in the fall of 2018, majoring in Statistics and Data Science. He took a leave of absence after his sophomore year to prepare for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, and he will return to college in the fall of 2022. He will graduate in 2024.

Career and Professional Life

Nathan Chen first became acquainted with skating at the age of three, when he tried on his sister’s white skating shoes. Nathan first competed in the US Junior Nationals in 2007 and 2008, when he began working on his skating seriously.

Similarly, Nathan began in tenth place, then improved to third place at the Junior level. In addition, he won a silver medal in the same event in 2009, when he competed at the intermediate level. Nathan Chen made his major international debut in September 2012 at JGP Austria in Linz.

Chen advanced to the senior level of skating in late 2014, making his senior debut at the Pacific Sectional Championships. Chen suffered a heel injury in 2015, so he could only participate in the shortened versions of his short and long programs.

Later, Chen won gold in the ISU Junior Grand Prix series in 2016. Chen had an impressive start to his senior international career, winning gold at the 2016 C.S. Finlandia Trophy. Chen won the 2017 Four Continents after winning the short program and finishing second in the 2017 World Team Trophy.

Nathan was choreographed by Shae-Lynn Bourne for the Olympics season, and under her direction, he managed to land on five different quads in a competition. Chen, on the other hand, withdrew from the 2022 World Championships due to injury.

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Caption: Nathan Chen performing the show. Source: ABC News

Brand Endorsements

According to Forbes, Nathan Chen has long-term agreements with 11 partners, including Bridgestone, Panasonic, Comcast, Nike, Toyota, and Visa, many of which overlap with Team USA’s official sponsorships.

He also collaborates with consumer brands such as Grubhub and Airweave. OMEGA, Coca-Cola, United Airlines, and Kellogg’s were among the other sponsors in the run-up to the 2018 and 2022 Winter Olympics.

Awards and Nominations

Nathan Chen is the Olympic champion for 2022, a three-time World champion (2018, 2019, 2021), and the 2017 Four Continents champion. Similarly, he is a three-time Grand Prix Final champion (2017, 2018, 2019), a ten-time Grand Prix medalist (8 golds, 1 silver, 1 bronze), and a six-time United States national champion (2017–22).

Additionally, Chen is the 2015-16 Junior Grand Prix Final champion, the bronze medalist in the 2013-14 Junior Grand Prix Final, the bronze medalist in the 2014 World Junior, and a Junior Grand Prix medalist six times.

Chen also helped the United States Olympic team win bronze in the 2018 team event and silver in the 2022 team event.

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Caption: Nathan Chen winning the award. Source: USA Today

Nathan Chen – Net Worth 2023

Nathan has an estimated net worth of approximately around $5 million. Most of Nathan’s income sources are from his figure skater career and brand endorsements. Additionally, Nathan has won almost all the competitions he has participated in.

His estimated annual income is around $250 thousand. Nathan is active in his career and is on the way to raising his net worth in the future.

Relationship Status

Nathan may be single and not dating anyone right now. Nathan hasn’t been married before and doesn’t have any past relationships or previous engagements. Also, Nathan has no children. It is seen that Nathan is quite happy being single at the moment.

Scandal

Nathan hasn’t been associated with any sort of rumors or controversies that would hamper his career. Also, Nathan avoids the media and avoids engaging in contentious behavior or situations that can damage his reputation.

Body Measurements

Nathan Chen stands at the height of 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 70 kilograms. But Nathan’s exact body measurements are not available.

Similarly, Nathan Chen has beautiful black eyes and hair but his dress size and shoe size are not available.

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Caption: Nathan Chen is skating. Source: The Cut

Nathan Chen – Social Media

Nathan Chen is very popular on social media and his fans love him for the positive influence he has on them. Similarly, Nathan is very active on Instagram, where he likes to post snaps of his latest photoshoots with his lovely family and friends.

Nathan Chen has 610k followers on Instagram and owns an account @nathanwchen. His Twitter handle is @nathanwchen followed by 108.4k followers. His Facebook account is Nathan Chen and has 41k followers.