Born with a Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect for which he required two open-heart operations before age one, Shaun White is regarded as one of the greatest action sports athletes of all time.
A five-time Olympian, White won gold medals in the half-pipe event in 2006, 2010, and 2018. He is one of the most decorated athletes in X Games history, becoming the first athlete to compete in both the Winter and Summer games and has won 15 gold medals, an all-time X Games record. White announced his retirement from the sport of snowboarding prior to competing in the 2022 Beijing Winter games, his fifth and final Olympics.
Born in San Diego, California, Shaun turned professional at the age of 13. At 7, White signed his first sponsorship deal with Burton Snowboards.
White has been named among Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s 100 Most Powerful and Marketable Athletes, Forbes’ Most Valuable Sports Brands and 30 Under 30, among others. He has won 11 ESPY Awards throughout his career.
White has directed the Air + Style festival of music and snowboarding since 2014, when he took ownership and moved it from Austria to Los Angeles.
White is an advocate for children battling illness and is an active supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
In January 2022, White announced the launch of his own active lifestyle brand called Whitespace. The company celebrated the launch with 50 limited edition signed snowboards, which sold out in minutes. In October 2022, a full-range line of outerwear, snowboard hard-goods, athletic equipment and streetwear apparel were released. For more, visit www.whitespacesnow.com.