Apolo Ohno Height, Weight, Family, Facts, Girlfriend, Education, Biography

Apolo Ohno Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 67 kg
Date of Birth May 22, 1982
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Girlfriend Bianca Stam

Apolo Ohno is an American former short-track speed skater, TV personality, and entrepreneur who is best known for winning 8 medals (2 ‘Gold’, 2 ‘Silver’, and 4 ‘Bronze’) at the Winter Olympic Games between 2002 and 2010. He had also won 21 medals (8 ‘Gold’, 7 ‘Silver’, and 6 ‘Bronze’) at the World Short Track Speed Skating Championships between 1999 and 2009; 2 medals (1 ‘Gold’ in 2008 and 1 ‘Bronze’ in 2009) at the World Short Track Speed Skating Team Championships; and a ‘Gold’ medal in 1999 at the World Junior Short Track Speed Skating Championships. The most decorated American athlete at the Winter Olympic Games (as of February 2024), he was inducted into the ‘U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame’ in 2019. After he retired from the sport in 2010, he has worked as an entrepreneur, TV host, and motivational speaker, most well recognized for his hosting of a revival of the TV game show Minute to Win It (2013-2014). He had also served as a commentator for the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi and the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. He has pursued entrepreneurial interests in fields as diverse as manufacturing, infrastructure development, software/hardware technologies, and health/wellness supplements. He had invested in a Finnish company called Oura Health and is the co-founder of Allysian Sciences, a health supplements company.

Born Name

Apolo Anton Ohno

Nick Name


Apolo Ohno as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2024
Apolo Ohno as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2024 (Apolo Ohno / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Seattle, King County, Washington, United States

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United States




Apolo, after his high school graduation, had joined the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, a public research university. He had studied business there.


Short-Track Speed Skater (Retired), TV Personality, Entrepreneur

Apolo Ohno as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2024
Apolo Ohno as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2024 (Apolo Ohno / Instagram)


  • Father – Yuki Ohno (Hair Stylist, Hair Salon Owner)
  • Mother – Jerrie Lee
  • Others – He has an older half-brother.

Net Worth

Apolo Ohno’s net worth had been $10 million according to




5 ft 8 in or 173 cm


67 kg or 147.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Apolo has dated –

  1. Allison Baver (2004-2009)
  2. Bianca Stam (2016-Present)
Apolo Ohno and Bianca Stam, as seen in October 2021
Apolo Ohno and Bianca Stam, as seen in October 2021 (Apolo Ohno / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (Asian and White)

He is of Japanese descent on his father’s side and European-American descent on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Side-cropped, spiked hair
  • Affable smile
  • Clean-shaven look
  • Has a mole on his neck

Brand Endorsements

Apolo has been sponsored by –

  • McDonald’s
  • General Electric Company
  • The Century Council
  • Vicks
  • Coca-Cola
  • Alaska Airlines

He has also served as the brand ambassador of the Swiss luxury watchmaker Omega SA.

Apolo Ohno as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2021
Apolo Ohno as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2021 (Apolo Ohno / Instagram)

Apolo Ohno Facts

  1. Apolo’s parents got divorced when he was a toddler after which he was primarily raised by his father.
  2. His father had named him Apolo by mixing the Greek words ‘apo’ (steer away from) and ‘lo’ (look out; here he comes).
  3. When he was 12 years old, he had won the Washington state swimming championship in the breaststroke category. He had later given up swimming and taken to inline speed skating.
  4. In 1997, aged 14, he had become the youngest American national champion and was the reigning champion from 2001 to 2009. In December 1999, he had become the youngest skater to win a World Cup event title.
  5. In 2007, he had won the 4th season of the competitive dance-based reality TV show Dancing with the Stars.
  6. After the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, he had established the Apolo Anton Ohno Foundation and had partnered with other charitable organizations to discourage underage drinking of alcohol.
  7. He had served as a Special Olympics ‘Global Ambassador’ ahead of the 2015 World Summer Games that were held in Los Angeles.
  8. In February 2024, he had released a book titled Hard Pivot which had chronicled his journey to becoming an Olympic athlete, his life off the track, and his transition to entrepreneurship.
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Featured Image by Apolo Ohno / Instagram

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