Nathan Chen

by Sushan 10 Jan,2022
Nathan Chen
Body Stats
Height 5 feet 5 inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Nathan Wei Chen
  • Birth Place Utah, United States
  • Famous Name Nathan Chen
  • Horoscope Taurus
  • Father Zhidong Chen
  • Father Nationality Chinese
  • Mother Hetty Wong
  • Mother Nationality Chinese
  • Net Worth $2 million
  • Sponsors Coca-Cola, Panasonic, DY, etc
  • No. of Twitter Followers 89,000 +
  • No. of Instagram Followers 370,000 +
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity Chinese-American
  • Profession Skater
  • Current City Utah
  • University attended Yale University
  • School attended California Connections Academy
  • Graduated year Not
  • Currently Married No
  • Married to None
  • Divorce No
  • Children No
  • Girlfriend Not Revealed

Nathan Chen is a professional skater from the United States who currently competes in various skating tournaments under the flag of America. He is a 3 time World Championship winner having won in singles in 2021 in Stockholm. He also won it in 2018 and 2019 in Saitama and Milan.

Besides, the 2021 World Championships singles winner has won Grand Prix Final 3 times in 2018, 2019, and 2020. In 2017, he won the Four Continents Championships in Gangneung. He has already competed in the Olympics and also secured the Bronze medal in 2018. At just 22 years of age, he has established himself as one of the top skaters in the world.

Nathan's Bio, Family, and Early Career

Nathan Wei Chen was born on May 5, 1999, in Utah, United States. According to astrologers, his birth sign is Taurus. But he is originally from China as his parents migrated from China to America in 1988.

Nathan CAPTION: Nathan Chen with hi mother SOURCE: [email protected]

His father Zhidong Chen is a professional research scientist while his mother's name is Hetty Wong, who works as a medical translator. 

Chen is the youngest in his family He has four other siblings named Colin, Alice, Janice and Tony. He frequently shares pictures of his brothers and sisters on his social media.

He was very much influenced by his older brothers and sister who used to play hockey and skate. He learned to use their accessories and specialized in skating rather than going to hockey.

Nathan CAPTION: Nathan Chen with his brothers and sisters SOURCE: [email protected]

For his school, he went to West High School located in Salt Lake City. Later, he graduated from California Connections Academy. He is currently majoring in Statistics and Data Science at Yale University.

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Early Life and Career

Chen started skating at a very early age of three. At that time, he used to skate in his sister's pair. His talent was cannot be ignored by his parents. Eventually, in 2003, when he was just 4 years old, he competed in his first-ever competitions.

Besides skating, he also trained as a ballet dancer. And he also used to compete in state and regional level gymnastic competitions.

Young CAPTION: Young Nathan Chen learning skating SOURCE: [email protected]

It was in the 2012-2013 season when he became eligible to compete in Junior Grand Prix Series after he became 13 years old. In his first debut, he scored the highest score with 220 points and won the gold medal.

After having a great junior career, he made his senior international debut in the 2016-17 season.

Nathan's Net worth and career earnings

At just 22 years of age, Nathan Chen has earned million from different sources. His main source is from competing in various competitions and winning them. The prizes money that comes along with is one of the major factors of his total values.

Nathan CAPTION: Nathan Chen poses with his car SOURCE: [email protected]

The Chinese-American skater Nathan has an estimated net worth of $2 million approximately. It includes all his properties, money, cars, salaries, etc. He also earns a heavy amount from sponsorships and brand deals. His major sponsors are Coca-Cola, United Airlines, Bridgestone, Panasonic, DY, and Kellogg's.

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Earnings as a Prize money

In 2018, he earned a bronze medal that allowed him to make his $15,000 as prize money. Similarly, if he wins gold, and silver in the near future, he can earn $37,500 and $22,500 per year respectively as per the rule of the US Olympics alone.

Similarly, the prizes money at World Championships is even larger. On September 6, 2021, AIBA announced the mouth-watering prize money for the World Championship medalist. According to Business Standards, the gold medalist can earn $100,000 while silver and bronze can make 50,000 and 25,000. 

Business partners of Chen

The 22-year-old American skater has various top brands to sponsor. Some of them are mentioned below.

Coca Cola

One of his most noticeable partners is Coca-Cola, an American beverage corporation. The business partners have been together for more than 3 years.

Nathan CAPTION: Nathan Chen promoting Coca COla SOURCE: [email protected]

In 2018, he posted a short clip where he was seen drinking Coca-Cola. He wrote,

"Go for the cold this @olympics with your favorite Coke®. Join the @cocacola family & me with round the clock refreshment. Watch us live: the odder the hour, the better the prize." In the end, he hashtagged #IWorkWithCoke."

United Airlines

The 2021 World Championships singles winner is also sponsored by United Airlines, a major American airline company.  

Though the details and monetary transactions included are not revealed to the public Nathan has been seen in different ads of American Airlines.

David Yurman

He is seen promoting a jewelry company named David Yurman from New York City. DY and Nathan are partnered for creating an exclusive bracelet.

Nathan CAPTION: Nathan Chen promoting DY SOURCE: [email protected]

His bracelet is s a black onyx with sapphires. 

Panasonic

Along with the brands like Coca-Cola, UA, and DY, he has also a huge partnership with Panasonic, an electronic device manufacturer.

On September 10, 2021, he shares a glimpse of his project with Panasonic. He also said,

"Sharing a sneak peek from a recent project with @Panasonic. So happy to be back on the rink and working together to create a better life and better world alongside #TeamPanasonic."

Who is Nathan dating in 2022?

Nathan is one of the top rising skaters from America and has been established as the future of American skating. Like his fame in skating and different events, the one thing people can't refuse to notice is his relationships and dating life.

His love life and dating life is a mystery in 2022. He is very much quiet regarding his private life. He rarely shares about his love life on his social media too.

Nathan CAPTION: Nathan Chen with his friend SOURCE: [email protected]

Chen is a close person and quite secretive about his relationship. And he has neither called nor mentioned anyone as his girlfriend recently. But he is seen with different girls on his social media excluding his sisters. 

So, he seems to be single as of 2022 and does not seem to be dating anyone. But who knows, the star can be dating secretly. Why make public about his relationship and tell everyone. So, his fans should wait for more to find about his love life.

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Past Relationship

Relation with Amber Glenn

Before Queen P, it was highly rumored that Nathan is in relation with another skater named  Amber Glenn. It was during 2017 and the beginning of 2018, according to heavy

Nathan even publicly said that he was dating Amber. In reply to fans assumption, he said,

"Yes, we’re dating! I love her a lot"

The couple even used to retweet and share each other's posts. But later they stopped doing so. It is not sure whether they are in relation or not as they rarely mention each other in 2022.

So, in 2022, Nathan Chen is currently single and not dating anyone and also he is not married.

Were Nathan and Polina dating?

In May of 2018, the 2017 Four Continents Championships singles winner was heavily seen with fellow skater Polina Edmunds. The pair were seen together in different events and even mentioned each other in several posts. 

He even wished her on birthday naming her Queen P. The possible couple looked enjoying their time with each other. So, their relationship may look fishy though the pair never confirmed the news to the public.

Nathan CAPTION: Nathan Chen with his rumored girlfriend Polina SOURCE: [email protected]

As of now, it is sure that they are not in relation as Polina is dating another guy.

Is Nathan Chen gay?

The question that arises in the fans and followers of the Chinese origin skater Chen is that, is he gay. 

No, he is not gay and even has openly expressed to oppose the homophobic stereotypes. He was even in a controversy when he said that skating is an LGBTQ-dominated sport and he is a male athlete. 

Later, he apologized for making such statements through his Twitter account. He posted a short video of him apologizing and wrote,

"I’ve taken the time to read your words, hear from many of you personally, and have some really important conversations. I appreciate your honesty and accountability, and I owe you an apology."

Records of Nathan

At just 22 years of age, he has won several tournaments and broken many records on his way.  In 2017, he won the US Championships to become the youngest US men to do at just 17 years of age.  He is also the first skater to land eight quadruple umps in a competition. 

In Grand Prix, he broke the men's record for the total points with a count of 335.30 in 2019. 

In Olympics, he is the first skater to land six quadruples in a single competition, He did that in Winter Olympics in 2018.

Nathan CAPTION: Nathan Chen celebrates with his Team USA SOURCE: [email protected]

He also holds the highest free skate program score with 215.08.

For his talents and achievements, Forbes magazine named him in the list of 2020 Forbes 20 Under 20 List. In 2017, he was selected by the Time to be one of the Next Generation Leaders.

Similarly, in 2019, US Olympic and Paralympic Committee named him the Male Olympic Athlete of the Year.

Social Media Presence

Nathan Chen is highly active on Instagram with more than 373,000 followers. His Insta id is @nathanwchen and frequently posts about his profession, business, and time with family.

His Twitter id is @nathanwchen and has more than 89,000 followers. 

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