Greg Louganis’s Massive Net Worth & Gay Love With Husband | Detailed
- Date of Birth Jan 29, 1960
- Age 61 Years, 2 Months
- Nationality American
- Birth Place El Cajon, California, United States
- Birth Name Gregory Efthimios Louganis
- Profession Actor, Diver
- Relationship Status Married
- Partner Johnny Chaillot (M. 2013)
- Gay Yes
- Net Worth $800 Thousand
- Ethnicity/Race Mixed
- Father Peter Louganis
- Mother Frances Louganis
- Height/ How Tall? 5 Feet and 7 Inches
- Hair Color Gray
- Eye Color Brown
One bad relationship is all it takes to change your whole life. Greg had such a relationship in his past that not just tormented him but also gave him AIDS. He thought he was going to die. However, he found a reason to live when he met the love of his life.
The California-native is a diving champion who won 13 world championships and made history at the 1982 Olympics as the first diver ever awarded a perfect score. In 2011, he returned to diving as an athlete mentor to the latest generation of competitors in USA Diving organization.
Career height: Greg Louganis' Incredible Gold Medal Comeback at Seoul 1988 Olympics (Published on 5 May 2017)
Louganis has become a national speaker on issues such as dyslexia, domestic violence and overcoming adversity.
Gregory Louganis’s Short Bio: Height, Ethnicity, Asthma, Education
Born on 29 January 1960, Louganis was born in El Cajon, California. He possesses the dual ethnicity of Samoan and Swedish. He stands tall with the height of 5' 9" (1.75 m).
Because he was placed for adoption by his biological parents when he was eight months old, he was raised in California by his adoptive parents, Frances and Peter Louganis.
At 18 months, Greg started taking dance, acrobatics, and gymnastics classes. When he turned three, he was practicing daily and was competing as well as publicly performing.
He suffered from asthma and allergies since he was a little kid. Because of that, he was encouraged to continue the dance and gymnastics classes to help with his conditions.
He attended multiple high schools including Santa Ana High School, Valhalla High School as well as Mission Viejo High School.
Greg joined the University of Miami to study theatre in 1978. A year later, he decided to transfer to the University of California, Irvine. In 1983, he graduated with a major in drama and a minor in dance.
Gregory Louganis's Abusive Gay Partner Who Gave Him HIV-AIDS
Greg was romantically dating his manager, R. James Babbitt from 1983 to 1989; the relationship was life-changing for him.
Describing the relationship as abusive, he stated that Babbitt raped him in 1983. He found out that he contracted HIV-aids from Babbitt six months before the 1988 Olympics.
A year after the Olympics, he obtained a restraining order against Babbitt, who later died of AIDS in 1990.
Greg celebrated his 33rd birthday in 1993, as a ‘final birthday party’ with friends and family, as a way to say goodbye; he thought he would die of AIDS soon as he was in failing health.
Two years later, he spoke publicly for the first time about being gay and HIV-positive in an interview with Barbara Walters. He also wrote that he was HIV-positive, in his memoir, Breaking the Surface.
Greg Louganis Married Life With Husband Johnny Chaillot: Accepts Greg Despite AIDS
Greg has been together with his husband Johnny Chaillot for more than five years. They got married on 12 October 2013, in Malibu. The wedding was held during the evening.
Reason To Live: Despite suffering from HIV-AIDS, Greg is living life to its fullest with his husband, Johnny Chaillot-Louganis (Photo: Gregory's Twitter)
Soon after the ceremony, Greg expressed his happiness with PEOPLE magazine stating that he was grateful that everyone from his life was there to attend his memorable moment. He further said,
“I already feel different. The ceremony was so reflective and representative of who we are.”
Greg and Chaillot started dating in 2012 after finding each other on the online dating site Match.com. A year later, they got engaged on April 8.
What is Greg Louganis's Net Worth?
Greg Louganis, who is one of the greatest athletes of all time, relishes in his massive net worth of $800 thousand.
He completed his first Olympics in Montreal, Canada, and won the silver medal in the men's 10-meter platform event at the age of 16.
He won several gold medals in his career and became the first diver to break 700-point mark in the scoring of the men's platform in Olympic history in 1984.
Despite suffering through a head injury in 1988, Greg made an unbelievable comeback winning the gold medal. However, he retired from diving, to work as an actor a year later. He appeared off-Broadway production of Jeffrey in 1993, where he performed as a dying man from AIDS.
He was also a commentator for 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games.
In his book, Breaking The Surface, he discussed his substance abuse problems, depression, his sexuality, AIDS, and his abusive relationship with his business manager.