|Net Worth:||$4 Million|
|Birthday:||May 17, 1989|
|Age:||32 years old|
|Height:||5.5 feet (165cm)|
|Occupation:||Retired ice dancer|
|Last Updated:||July, 2021|
Tessa Virtue is a retired London-born Canadian female ice dancer. She is most known for winning two gold medals at the 2010 and 2018 Olympic Championships with her ice dance partner, Scott Moir. She is also well recognized for winning a silver medal at the 2014 Olympic Games. With all these feats and more no wonder she has a net worth of over $4 million.
How Did Tessa Virtue Become Rich?
Tessa Virtue was born on the 17th of May, 1989 in London, Ontario, Canada to parents Kate and Jim Virtue. She has three older siblings. She went to Holy Names High School in Ontario. At the age of 9, Tessa refused to attend the National Ballet School because she wanted to focus on her passion, skating. As a child, Virtue’s parents were very supportive of her dreams and paid top dollar for her to be involved in track, gymnastics and other sports.
Tessa Virtue got a start to her career in 1997. Virtue and Scott Moir started skating together in 1997 after Moir’s aunt Carol, their instructor at the time, teamed them up. They participated in а ѕkаtіng соmреtіtіоn саllеd Јunіоr Grаnd Рrіх аnd they wоn thе јunіоr tіtlе. This was her first win in a series of victories in her long career. It was also the starting point to a career that yielded so many achievements in her 21-year run as an ice dancer.
Virtue and Moir became the novice bronze medalists at the Canadian Championships in the 2001–02 season. The next season, they finished seventh in the junior division at the 2003 Canadian Championships.
In 2004 Tessa Virtue moved to Canton, Michigan, United States to continue her ice dancing career. While in the United States, she trained beside Scott Moir at the Arctic Edge Ice Arena under the tutelage of Igor Shpilband and Marina Zueva. Іn 2005 thеу placed first in the Wоrld Јunіоr competition аnd moved tо the ѕеnіоr іntеrnаtіоnаl dеbut.
Virtue and Moir kicked off their ISU Junior Grand Prix membership in 2003–04, competing in the ISU Junior Grand Prix. They finished fourth in Croatia and sixth in Slovakia. They won the Junior championship at the 2004 Canadian Championships, which enabled them qualify for the 2004 World Junior Championships, where they finished 11th.
Virtue and Moir advanced to the senior level the next season, although they decided to remain juniors internationally. In China, they won the event they participated in and won the silver medal in the event in France on the 2004–05 ISU Junior Grand Prix, enabling them to perform at the Junior Grand Prix Final, where they received the silver medal.
Virtue and Moir finished third at the 2006 Canadian Championships and where they were appointed first alternates to the Olympic squad. They were chosen for the 2006 Four Continents team, where they earned the bronze medal. They were the first Canadian ice dancers to win the World Junior Championships in 2006.
They placed fourth in their debut senior national at the 2005 Canadian Championships. They were nominated to be the World Junior Championships team in 2005, where they won silver.
Virtue and Moir only competed at the senior level in the 2006–07 season. They came in second at the 2006 Skate Canada International; this was their first Grand Prix appearance. At the 2006 Trophée Éric Bompard, they finished fourth.
Virtue and Moir earned silver in the 2007 Canadian Championships, and they repeated their bronze at Four Continents. Their sixth-place finish at the World Championships was the best by any team in over two decades.
Virtue and Moir took silver behind Meryl Davis and Charlie White, in the 2009 Four Continents Championships. They took the bronze medal in the 2009 World Championships after finishing third in the compulsory dance, sixth in the original dance, and fourth in the free skate.
Tessa Virtue’s greatest achievements stem from her performance at the Olympics where she and her partner won gold medals at the 2010 and 2018 championships and a silver medal at the 2014 championship.
What Is Tessa Virtue Net Worth?
A majority of Tessa Virtue’s net worth of over $4 million comes from her career as an ice dancer, from the shows she would perform in (For example, she and her partner Moir toured with Stars on Ice), to prize money she would get from winnings, amongst other highly acclaimed performances.
In 2018 she and Moir produced and skated in The Thank You Canada Tour, their own ice dancing production. Following that success, they collaborated on the 2019 Rock the Rink Tour.
‘Tessa and Scott: Our Journey from Childhood Dream to Gold‘, a book on Virtue and Moir’s career, which was co-written by Steve Milton, was published in October 2010. “Tessa and Scott”, their TV show about their training for the Olympics, was filmed in late 2013 and released in 2014.
From time to time, she dabbled in acting. She also has numerous collaborations with notable fashion brands including Hillberg & Berk BonLook. She has launched a self-titled jewelry collection which is obviously named “Tesse Virtue collection of Jewelry”. She has also been sponsored by various well-known brands around the world including Visa, Colgate, Air Canada, Nivea, Acura West, Adidas, Lindt, General Mills and MAC Cosmetics.
How Tessa Virtue Spends Her Money?
Tessa Virtue leads a very private lifestyle and does not like to let the social media or the world know much of what is going on in her life. Due to this fact, not much is known about Tessa Virtue’s spending habits. Although, she has spent a considerable amount of her money on her charity work by finding different ways to empower young girls and women.
- Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are the ice dancers with the most medals in Olympic history.
- They are also the fourth most decorated Olympians in Canadian history.
- They are also the youngest team to ever win an Olympic gold medal in ice skating
- ESPN named Tessa Virtue one of the most famous female athletes in the world. Virtue is the top Canadian female athlete and the second best female winter sports athlete in the world.
- Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir briefly dated during their time as ice dance partners.
- She is a Taurus.
- Tessa Virtue is the first female figure skater to win three Olympic gold medals in 38 years.