Greg Louganis's net worth, biography, achievements, age, spouse

Greg Louganis's net worth, biography, achievements, age, spouse

Steve Njuguna
updated at December 14, 2023 at 11:45 AM

Greg Louganis is an American Olympic diver and public personality. Greg achieved widespread fame in the late 80s and early 90s with his consistent winning performances at the Olympics and World Championships. This article will go into detail about Greg Louganis's net worth, career achievements, and personal life.

Greg Louganis prepares for a dive at the 1983 Pan American Games
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Greg was seen as an American icon of the late 20th century due to his achievements at an international level as well as his ability to overcome personal challenges. He won gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics and won six World Championship titles. He also received praise and support after he publicly came out as gay in 1994 and HIV positive in 1995.

Greg Louganis' profile summary


Gregory Efthimios Louganis

Date of birth

January 29, 1960

Place of birth

El Cajon, California, U.S.




Samoan, Swedish

Height in feet

5 ft 9 in

Height in centimeters

175 cm

High school education

Santa Ana High School, Valhalla High School, Mission Viejo High School

University education

University of Miami, University of California, Irvine


Competitive diver


Diving 1m, 3m, 6m, 10m


Four-time Olympic Gold Medallist

Five-time World Champion

Six-time Pan African Games Champion

Two-time Summer Universiade Champion


Breaking the Surface, For the Life of Your Dog: A Complete Guide to Having a Dog From Adoption and Birth Through Sickness and Health

TV show appearances

Hollywood Squares, Splash, Celebrity Splash, Holey Moley

Film appearances

Looking to the light, Touch me, Jeffrey, The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me, Watercolors, Portlandia

Marital Status




Place of residence

Los Angeles, Nevada

Social Media

Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Net Worth

$2 million

What is Greg Louganis' net worth?

According to, Greg is worth $2 million. This comes from his career earnings, endorsements and royalties from books and films. Greg has been a celebrity in the US for the better part of four decades so over time his fame and accolades have allowed him to get more endorsements and advertisements.

Greg Louganis's biography

Greg (aged 63 as of November 2023) was born on January 29th 1960, in El Cajon, California. His parents were teenagers who struggled to raise him and ended up giving him up to a foster family. Greg ended up growing up as part of the Louganis family, which was of Greek descent. He grew up taking acrobatic and gymnastics classes and quickly took to diving.

Greg Louganis's college career

Greg Louganis attended the University of Miami, where he continued to excel in diving from 1979 to 1982. His collegiate career was marked by significant achievements, as he competed at the NCAA level, showcasing his talent and promise as a diver. Louganis won three NCAA titles and set records in both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard events. He later transferred to the University of California, Irvine, where he majored in theatre and minored in dance.

Louganis USA Champs
Greg Louganis of the USA competes in the Men's 10m Platform event of the diving competition of the 1983 National Sports Festival. Photo by David Madison
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Greg Louganis's achievements at the Olympics

Louganis is the only male diver to have won gold medals in both the springboard and platform events in consecutive Olympic Games. Here is a summary of his performances:

1976 Montreal Olympics:

Louganis made his Olympic debut at the age of 16. He competed in the platform event, winning a silver medal in the 10m platform.

1984 Los Angeles Olympics:

Louganis won two gold medals, dominating both the springboard and platform events. His performance was marked by technical excellence and precision, earning him acclaim from the home crowd for his diving prowess.

1988 Seoul Olympics:

Despite facing significant challenges, including a head injury in the preliminary rounds, Louganis displayed remarkable resilience in arguably his most iconic performance. He went on to win two more gold medals in both the springboard and platform events. The platform event is particularly memorable, as he executed a near-perfect dive with a perfect score of 10 in each round.

Greg Louganis's battle with HIV

Greg Louganis publicly disclosed his HIV-positive status in a 1995 interview with Barbara Walters on ABC's "20/20." Louganis revealed that he had been diagnosed with HIV six months before the 1988 Seoul Olympics, and he chose to keep his status confidential during the Games. This revelation was significant, coming at a time when there was considerable stigma and misinformation surrounding HIV/AIDS.

Louganis faced additional challenges during the 1988 Olympics when he hit his head on the springboard during the preliminary rounds. Despite suffering a concussion and requiring stitches, he continued to compete and went on to win two gold medals in the same competition. After the disclosure, Louganis became an advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness and gay rights.

Frequently asked questions

Being a public figure and a role model to many, Louganis is often subject to questions about his life. Here are some of the frequently asked ones.

Is Greg Louganis married?

Greg Louganis married his long-time partner, Johnny Chaillot, in October 2013. In 2021, Greg announced on Instagram that he and his spouse were separating after eight years of marriage.

What other activities does Greg do?

Aside from diving, Greg has also had a successful theatre and acting career, appearing in Broadway specials, TV shows and Hollywood films. He has also authored two books, his autobiography, Breaking the Surface and For the Life of Your Dog: A Complete Guide to Having a Dog From Adoption and Birth Through Sickness and Health.

Louganis Project Angel
Greg Louganis speaks onstage during Project Angel Food's 2023 Angel Awards Gala at Project Angel Food on September 23, 2023 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage
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Greg Louganis has cemented his position as one of the best divers in the history of the sport and one of the most accomplished Olympians of all time. His net worth is a reflection of his many achievements both on and off the diving pool.

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