Katie is a prominent name as a professional swimmer of American who had established her dominance in Olympic and major event. At this early age she holds the world record in 800 freestyle under her name and an important member in the national team to represent America.
She is the winner of several medals. She is the possessor of 3 gold medals and one prestigious silver medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics. This 20 year old professional swimmers net worth is estimated somewhere around $2.2 Million.
Katie was born in the city of Washington, United States of America on the date 17th March, 1997. She belongs to a well-to-do family and was born to supportive parents David Ledecky and Mary Ledecky.
She was inspired for being in the career of swimming as from her childhood days she has seen her mother’s serious involvement with swimming. Her mother herself was a prominent swimmer. Though she was born in Washington she was raised in Bethesda, a distinct town in Maryland. She even received her early education from a reputed school of Bethesda named Stone Ridge School. She started taking her swimming classes very serious from her early childhood days and initially she was coached by her mother.
She was successful enough to get honored by a scholarship opportunity in the subject of athletics. She proceeded with her athletic career and got herself enrolled in the famous and well Stanford University of California. She has a humble relation with her uncle, Jon Ledecky, who is a successful businessman and is the founder and owner of the New York Islanders.
Katie entered in the world of swimming in the age of 6 years and since then she has been passionate about enriching herself with the various techniques of swimming. While she was a young high school student she made a record achievement of making 200 yards and a brilliant 500 yards using the Freestyle swimming technique. She was even successful in the 100 yards breaststroke segment.
She received her training under Yuri Siguiyama who was associated with Nation’s Capital Swim Club. The year 2012 was quite auspicious for Katie as it heaped her with opportunities and fortunes. She was successful in making her first debut at the occasion of the London Olympics Games and even got honored with a gold medal for making coverage of 800 meter with the Freestyle swimming technique. It was one of her record achievements. Since then Katie never had to look back as she went on prospering with her swimming career and had made several record achievements.
She holds the record achievement in covering 400 meters, 800 meters and a long distance of 1500 meters. She has been awarded and recognized for winning the Swimming championship for almost 9 times consecutively. She was recognized as the best American Swimmer for the three times consecutively for the tenure 2013 to the year 2015. In the year 2016, she participated in the Rio Olympics and became an active core member of the Team USA. Finally she was successful enough to claim four prestigious medals, one silver and 3 prominent gold medal. The silver medal was won by her in the Summer Olympics.
She was positioned as the second best Olympian to receive the foothold in the world of swimming after the famous personality Michael Phelps who was recognized for his terrific abilities. She was chosen by the Times Magazine among the most recognized personality to be listed among the top 100 most influential and successful personalities. It was really a worthwhile thing to know that Katie was probably the youngest personality to be listed among the most influential person.
Katie leads a simple life is quite busy in building up her career. She is presently single and there is no news about her relationships. The 20 years old established swimmer who has long way to go ahead is quite concerned about her swimming career is having a philanthropist approach towards life.
Though she is a private person and is presently not interested to mingle with the glamorous sites of media, she is actively involved in charity business. She often prefers to make appearance in the popular charity shows and events like the Catholic Charities and the famous Bike for the world.
Katie has a long way to go in her career, perhaps from her present approach and outlook towards life it can be well assumed that she would never like to come in the lime light of the glittering world but remain constant with her career graph with serious efforts on her part.
Full Name: Kathleen Genevieve Ledecky.
Date of Birth: 17th March, 1997.
Birth Place: Washington, United States of America.
Age: 21 Years Old
Height: 1.80 m.
Weight: 70 Kg.
Net worth: $2.2 Million.