What is Bode Miller’s Net Worth?
Bode Miller is a retired Olympic alpine ski racer who has a net worth of $8 million. Bode Miller is the most successful American male ever in the sport, he won six Olympic medals and four World Championship titles during his nearly 20-year career. Beyond skiing, Miller has been involved in a number of business ventures, including the companies SKEO and Alpine-X.
Bode Miller was born as Samuel Bode Miller on October 12, 1977 in Easton, New Hampshire to Woody and Jo. Bode and his family grew up in a very remote area of New Hampshire in a log cabin on 450 acres that did not have electricity or indoor plumbing. The family were strict vegetarians and all the children were home schooled. As such, Bode had plenty of free time to practice skiing which quickly became a deep passion.
After his parents divorced, Bode applied and was accepted into the Carrabassett Valley Academy, a prestigious skiing school in Maine.
Ski Racing Beginnings, 1997-2002
Miller made his World Cup debut during the 1997-98 season. Additionally, he made his first appearance at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan as part of the US team in 1998. The year after that, Miller represented the US at the World Ski Championships.
Miller had his greatest professional success yet from 2001 to 2002. During this time, he won his first World Cup race, which he then followed with three more wins on the circuit. Not long after those victories, Miller competed in the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he took home silver medals in both the combined event and the giant slalom.
World Cup and World Championship Successes, 2003-2008
At the 2003 World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Miller won gold medals in the combined event and the giant slalom; he also claimed silver in the super-G. That season, he came in second for the overall World Cup title. In 2004, Miller won six World Cup races but came in fourth for the overall title. The next year, he finally claimed the title by defeating Austrian skiers Hermann Maier and Benjamin Raich. Moreover, Miller won two gold medals at the 2005 World Championships in Bormio, Italy, in downhill and super-G.
Although Miller came into the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy as a heavy favorite, he ended up losing all five of his medal bids. He fared better on the World Cup circuit that year, winning two races and finishing third for the overall title. In 2007, Miller won the super-G title and came in fourth for the overall World Cup title. That year, he departed the US Ski Team to race as an independent athlete. Miller went on to notch his second overall World Cup title in 2008, a year that saw him win six races. The season after that was far less successful, and in fact was the worst of his career.
Later Skiing Career, 2010-2017
Following his disastrous 2009, Miller returned to the US Ski Team in 2010 and claimed his first World Cup win in close to two years. He subsequently competed in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, which became the best Olympics of his career with three medals won: bronze in the downhill, silver in the super-G, and gold in the super combined. Although Miller’s 2011 season was relatively mediocre, he had a major achievement when he claimed his 33rd and final World Cup win. He skipped the following season due to knee surgery, and then returned in 2014 for his last Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. Ultimately, Miller claimed a bronze medal in the super-G, making him the oldest Olympic medalist in the history of alpine skiing, at the age of 36.
Miller attempted to make a comeback in 2015 at the World Championships in Beaver Creek, Colorado. However, during the super-G race, he crashed and tore his hamstring, removing him from the competition. Miller also sat out the 2016 season so he could spend more time with his family and focus on his newfound love of horse training. He officially retired from ski racing in late 2017.
Miller has played some other sports during his career. In 2002, he won the televised sporting event “The Superstars,” which pit disparate athletes against each other in athletic contests. Later, in both 2006 and 2007, he signed one-day contracts with the Nashua Pride baseball team to raise money for charity.
Beyond sports, Miller has been involved in a number of business ventures. In 2010, he was the initial investor in the lifestyle and nutrition brand Onnit, which was founded by his friend Aubrey Marcus. A decade later, Miller co-founded the wearable ski tracking app company SKEO. He has also been involved with the IT company Opex Technologies and the snowsports resort developer Alpine-X.
In 2012, Miller wed professional beach volleyball player and model Morgan Beck. Together, they have four sons and a daughter; their second-born, Emeline, drowned in 2018. Miller also has a daughter with ex-girlfriend Chanel Johnson and a son from ex-girlfriend Sara McKenna.