Bethany Hamilton’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth & life story

Source of Wealth: Sports, SurfingAge: 29Birth Place: Lihue, Hawaii, United StatesHeight: 5′ 11″ (1.80 m)Weight: 140 lbs (64 kg)Marital Status: Engaged (Adam Dirks)Full Name: Bethany Meilani HamiltonNationality: United StatesDate of Birth: February 8, 1990 Ethnicity: CaucasianOccupation: Surfer, Athlete

American professional surfer Bethany Hamilton has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million in 2012. She is best recognized as a survivor of shark attack. After recovery, she returned to professional surfing.

Bethany Meilani Hamilton was born on February 8, 1990 in Lihue, Hawaii, United States. Since April 2013, she has been engaged to Adam Dirks whom she met through a common friend. She was just 14 years old when she surfed along Tunnels Beach, Kauai. It was 7:30 in the morning when she was attacked by a tiger shark. After the incident, she was featured as guest to shows like Good Morning America, 20/20, The Biggest Loser, Inside Edition,The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show, The Today Show and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She was also featured on several magazines which include American Girl, Time and People.

In addition to being a recipient of Courage Teen Choice Award, Bethany Hamilton also received an ESPY Award for Best Comeback Athlete category.