The former World Alpine Ski racer Jean-Claude Killy is best known for his time in the late 1960s. Right after his dominance, Killy also retired during those time.

Following his retirement, he was indirectly indulged in the field as a host and analyst. Throughout his career days, Killy had numerous ups and downs that indeed affected his earnings.

Skier, Jean-Claude Killy
Skier, Jean-Claude Killy/ Instagram

As of today, The People’s magazine has stated that his combined earning is $58 million. In the meantime, Killy also features numerous deals under his name and not to mention his businesses.

Today, we will plunge into his earnings and details that are known yet.

Quick Facts

Full Name Jean-Claude Killy
Date of Birth 30 August 1943
Birth Place Saint-Cloud, Seine-et-Oise, France
Nick Name Toutoune
Religion Catholic
Nationality French
Ethnicity Unknown
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Age 79 years old
Height 1.78 meters (5 feet 10 inches)
Weight 73 kg (160 lbs)
Hair Color Grey
Eye Color Not Available
Father’s Name Robert Killy
Mother’s Name Madeline Killy
Siblings Two siblings; Mic Killy and France Killy
Education Unknown
Marital Status Married
Wife Danièle Gaubert
Kids A daughter, Emilie Killy
Profession Former ski racer
Disciplines Downhill, Giant Slalom,
Slalom, Combined
World Cup Debut January 1967 (age 23)
Retirement April 1968 (age 24) (World Cup) – November 1972 (age 29) (World Pro Ski Tour)
Combined Earnings $58 million
Social Media None
Last Update March 2023

How much has Jean-Claude Killy collected to date?

According to People With Money’s annual list of the “100 highest-paid athletes,” Killy stands on top of it. However, he had to suffer for more than a year to get to the point he stands today.

Back in 2018, Killy’s work slowly went down, but he picked it up with elegance. As he takes the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid athletes for 2021, he depicts $58 million in his pocket.

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Brand Endorsements

In 2018, Jean-Claude Killy stood as the brand ambassador for Rolex. Not to mention, he is also a part of the Board of Directors for Rolex.

Additionally, it was then as Rolex nicknamed their Dato-Compax chronograph after Killy. Well, the watch nicknamed after him is famous for its triple-date calendar and three subsidiary dials.

Killy was named the Skier of the Decade
Killy was named the Skier of the Decade/Instagram

Those subsidiary dials sit at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock on the dial. Besides, he also endorsed the brands Head Skis, Schwinn Bicycles, CoverGirl cosmetics, and Chevrolet.

Here, the Head Skis presented metal and fiberglass ski named for him, the Killy 800. Also, they made the model for the whole two years. At the same time, the champagne company, Moët & Chandon sponsored Killy.

Business and Others

Jean-Claude Killy owns several businesses under his name. For elaboration, he holds the restaurant chains of ‘Fat Killy Burger’ located in Paris.

Likewise, he also owns a football team named Saint-Cloud Angels. Furthermore, he has his line of vodka named Pure Wonderkilly that is based in France.

Killy with Rolex
Killy with Rolex/Instagram

He owns one of the top-selling perfume brands ‘With Love from Jean-Claude’ and a fashion line called ‘Jean-Claude Killy Seduction.’

On a similar note, Killy holds numerous stock investments and substantial property holdings.

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Other Works

Right during his retirement, the American Broadcasting Company was the first one to television everything in color. Right then, he became a star and popular figure among most of the girls.

At the same time, he starred in several television advertisements and films. In 1972, Killy starred as the ski instructor for the crime movie Snow Job. Later, the movie was featured in The Ski Raiders and US TV as The Great Ski Caper.

Right then, Killy played himself in the 1983 movie Copper Mountain: A Club Med Experience. Molly also appeared in the TV movie Peggy Fleming at Sun Valley (1971).

Between 1967 and 1970, Killy had a short career as a racing driver. After his racing career, he made two television series named ‘The Killy Style’ and ‘The Killy Challenge.’

Afterward, from 1977 to 1994, Killy became a member of the Executive Board of the Alpine Skiing Committee of the FIS. Then, he went on to be the co-president of the 1992 Winter Olympics and the President of the Société du Tour de France cycling race.

Jean-Claude Killy | Lifestyle

No doubt, Killy lives an active lifestyle with lavish standards. Here, we have listed below some of his favorite things together.

  • Pad Thai (favorite food)
  • Azure (favorite color)
  • Finnish Lakeland, Finland (favorite place)
  • Wrestling (favorite sports)
  • Beloved (favorite book)
  • Bonnie and Clyde, 1967 (favorite movie)
  • Hobbies: Playing, Reading & listening Songs
Killy one of the greatest skier
Killy one of the greatest skiers/Instagram

In his honor, the ski area of Val d’Isère and Tignes in the French Alps was named after him as l’Espace Killy. In 2000, Killy stood as the Grand Officer of the Légion d’Honneur.

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Brief Glance on Jean-Claude Killy

Jean-Claude Killy was married to a French actress Danielle Gaubert. Unfortunately, Gaubert passed away from cancer. The duo has a daughter, Émilie.

Additionally, Gaubert had adopted two children. Apparently, they are from her first marriage with Rhadamés Trujillo. She met Killy after her divorce in 1968.

As for his social media, Killy is currently not active in my of it.


Where is Jean-Claude Killy now?

Jean-Claude Killy is still working as a member of the International Olympic Committee.

Did Jean-Claude Killy rob a bank?

Jean-Claude Killy and his mistress, Daniele Gaubert, and his ski instructor, Cliff Potts, robbed the bank in the Alps. They later hid the loot in a crevasse.

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