Summer Sanders – Net Worth, Age, Wikipedia, Family, Biography

Summer Sanders Wiki Biography

Summer Elisabeth Sanders was born on 13 October 1972, in Roseville, California USA, and is a retired competitive swimmer, best known for being an Olympic champion in the 1992 Olympics. Since retirement Summer has been working variously as an actress, television show host, reporter and sports commentator, all of which have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

So how rich is Summer Sanders? As of late 2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $2 million, earned through success in multiple endeavors. She won numerous awards during her swimming career, and has been featured in various sports programs both as a competitor and a host. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Summer Sanders Net Worth $2 million

At a young age, Summer already knew how to swim; she joined the swimming program of Sugar Bears, and was coached for competitive swimming, and later on would attend the Sierra Aquatic Club.

She was educated at Cavitt Junior High School and Oakmond High School, meantime in 1988, she just missed a spot on the US Olympic Team, but drew the attention of many thanks to her podium finishes. In 1991, she won the 400 meter individual medley at the Pan Pacific Championships, and would enroll at Stanford University, and train under Hall of Famer coach Richard Quick. In two seasons at college, she would win eight NCAA Championship titles, and help the Cardinals win the 1992 NCAA national Championships; personally she won the Honda Sports Award for swimming and diving during that year. She also won three medals during the 1991 World Championships in Perth, Australia – gold in the 200 meter butterfly. She was selected for the Barcelona 1992 US Olympic team, winning four medals including gold in the 200-meter butterfly in world record time, and another gold as a member of the 400 meter medley relay, plus silver in the 200 metre medley and bronze in the 400 metre medley events.

During the end of her competitive swimming career, Sanders started to work on television. She became a commentator for CBS Sports and would spend many years there, covering swimming events.

She was also an Olympic analyst and host for NBC in the next several Olympic Games, and her net worth continued to increase as she became a contributor and on-site reporter for a variety of sports events. Aside from covering swimming and Olympics, she was a co-host of the “NBA Inside Stuff” for eight years, and was also a feature correspondent for “NBA on NBC”. In 1997, she was the host of the Nickelodeon game show “Figure it Out”, and six years later would host “Beg, Borrow & Deal”. In 2004, she became the host of “The Sports List” before co-hosting the reality series “Skating with Celebrities” two years later.

In 2009, Summer then hosted her own show, called “Inside Out with Summer Sanders” which was produced by Universal Sports. During this time, she was also a general correspondent for “Rachael Ray” and “Good Morning America’. During the third season of “Celebrity Apprentice”, she competed to support a charity, and then also participated in the reality series “Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off’. A few of her latest projects include hosting the “Elite Athlete Workouts and the game show “Keywords” for HLN.

For her personal life, it is known that Sanders married Olympic swimmer Mark Henderson in 1997 but they divorced after four years. Since 2005 she has been married to World Cup skier Erik Schlopy, and they have two children. Sanders is a fan of the National Football League team, the Buffalo Bills.

Full Name Summer Sanders
Net Worth $2 Million
Date Of Birth October 13, 1972
Place Of Birth Roseville, California, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Weight 126 lbs (57.2 kg)
Profession Swimmer, Sports commentator, Actor
Education Stanford University
Nationality American
Spouse Erik Schlopy (m. 2005), Mark Henderson (m. 1997–2001)
Children Skye Bella Schlopy, Robert Charles Spider Schlopy
Parents Bob Sanders, Barbara Hopewell
Nicknames Summer Elisabeth Sanders
Movies Summer Sanders: Prenatal Workout
TV Shows Figure It Out, Skating with Celebrities, Beg, Borrow & Deal, The Apprentice
1 Lives in Park City, Utah with her husband, Erik Schlopy, and their children. [2009]
2 Co-hostess, with John Abdo, of an infomercial for John’s “Ab-Doer Twist” abdominal fitness system. [2009]
3 Son, Charles Robert Spider Scholpy, was born on January 8, 2008.
4 She and her husband announced that they are expecting their second child. A boy, on January 8th.
5 Gave birth to her first child, with husband Erik Schlopy, daughter Skye Bella, on April 21st, 2006, weighing in at 7 lbs, 7 oz.
6 In her hometown of Roseville, California there is an Olympic sized swimming facility named after her.
7 She retired from competitive swimming in December 1993.
8 In 1991 and 1992, she won the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Swimmer of the Year Award.
9 In 1990, she won three gold medals at the Goodwill Games.
10 In 1992, she set the American record in the 400 meter individual medley.
11 Summer was awarded the 1992 Babe Didrikson Zaharias Award as the year’s top amateur athlete.
12 Graduated from Stanford University.
13 Olympic swimmer
14 One elder brother, Trevor, with whom she has “an excellent relationship, even by brother-and-sister standards.” In fact, Summer credits him with inspiring her to take up competitive swimming when they were both children.
15 Parents Bob and Barbara are the leading inspiration for her book “Champions Are Raised, Not Born.”
16 In the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, she won two gold medals as a swimmer in the 200 meter butterfly and 4×100 meter medley relay, a silver in the 200 meter individual medley and a bronze in the 400 meter individual medley.


Title Year Status Character
The Sports Illustrated 20 Greatest College Basketball Players Ever 2005 TV Movie
The Sports List 2004 TV Series Host
Beg, Borrow & Deal 2002 TV Series Host (2003)
Sports Theater with Shaquille O’Neal 1997 TV Series Spotter on Beach
Jerry Maguire 1996 Summer Sanders (uncredited)


Title Year Status Character
Good Morning America 2016 TV Series Herself – Yahoo! Olympics Contributor / Herself – Yahoo Olympics Contributor
Keywords 2015 TV Series Herself
Kris 2013 TV Series Herself – Special Guest
Find Your Fitness 2013 Video short Herself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2013 TV Series Herself – Panelist
Marie 2013 TV Series documentary
Figure It Out 1997-2012 TV Series Announcer / Herself – Hostess
Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off 2012 TV Series Herself – Team Rachael
The Apprentice 2010 TV Series Herself – Contestant
Rachael Ray 2009-2010 TV Series Herself
AbDoer Twist 2009 TV Movie Herself
Skating with Celebrities 2006 TV Series Herself – Host
XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony 2002 TV Movie Herself – Special Features Unit Reporter
Extreme Weekend III 1996 TV Special Host
Extreme Weekend II 1996 TV Special Host
Extreme Weekend 1996 TV Special Host
Sandblast 1994 TV Series Herself – Host (1994-1995)
Barcelona 1992: Games of the XXV Olympiad 1992 TV Mini-Series Herself – Swimmer
NBA Inside Stuff 1990 TV Series Hostess (1997- )