Jason Belmonte Net Worth

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Net Worth $ 2,000,000
Real name Jason Belmonte
Source of Wealth Sports
Profession Ten pin bowler
Spouse/Partner Kimberly Shapter
Date of Birth Jul 29, 1983
Zodiac Leo
Age 39
Gender Male
Pronoun He/Him
Height 171 cm / 5 ft 7 inch
Nationality Australian
Siblings /

Biography

Jason Belmonte, also known as Belmo, is one of the most successful ten-pin bowling players of all time. With his two-hand bowling style and incredible skills and talents, he became one of the most talked about players in the history of bowling.

His impressive career is marked by numerous splendid and historical achievements. He has won 30 PBA titles and 14 majors and has been named PBA Player of the year six times.

In 2022, his net worth is estimated to be $2 million.

Early Life

Jason Belmonte was born on 29 July 1983 in Orange, New South Wales, Australia.

Belmonte first encountered the bowling ball at his parents' bowling center when he was only 18 months.

Neither of his parents (Aldo and Marissa Belmonte) had ever been bowlers or been involved in the sport before opening their family business.

Having only 10-pound balls, at 18 months, Belmonte used both hands to push the ball, resulting in the distinctive style of bowling we know today.

Young Belmonte would spend most of his free time in the bowling center, practicing his style against other players and perfecting it.

Regarding his education, there is a limited amount of information, but some sources state that he attended Kinross Wolaroi School in Australia.

Gaining popularity

Bowling was part of Belmonte's life from his earliest childhood.

As a kid, he often spent time at his parents' bowling center in Orange, Australia, where he trained himself to bowl using two hands, a style that would earn him massive fame in the sport.

As a result of his consistency and love of bowling, Belmo became the first Junior Australian to bowl a perfect game overseas at the age of seventeen.

The same year (2000), he won five gold medals at the Junior National Championships and was selected for the Youth Australian Team. [1]

His accomplishments didn't stop there; in fact, they marked an upward line ever since. At the 2002 Commonwealth Championships in Scotland, Jason won one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals.

He also won a silver medal at the WTBA World Youth Championships in Thailand, three gold, one silver, and one bronze medal at the Asian Youth FIQ in Hong Kong. He was voted Bowler of the Year in 2004 by the Board of Directors of the World Bowlers Writers' Association.

He is also the second man in history to win the Super Slam. [1]

Besides being a great player, Belmonte was harshly criticized by traditional players because of his bowling style. "One-handed" players often state that traditional "one-handed" bowling is the best way to play and that it is much easier to bowl with two hands rather than one.

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When asked about his thoughts on the matter, he said:

  • "I am looking at the score, and I go, hold on, I am beating you, why would I want to ball like you if I am beating you." [2]

He also added that 25% of the global population bowls the same way he does.

Belmonte is also the only one with 30 PBA titles but is not a member of the PBA Hall of fame.

In 2022, Jason Belmonte won his 28th career title by winning the 2022 PBA Scorpion Championship. [3]

Also, his extraordinary bowling style and technique inspired a scene in the world-famous Simpsons cartoon series.

Personal Life

Jason Belmonte is married to Kimberly Shapter. They have three kids together Aria, Hugo, and Sylvie.

Aria is the oldest child, born in 2009; Hugo was born in 2012, and four years later, Sylvie came.

There is no information Belmonte has any siblings.

Conclusion

Jason Belmonte is one of the best bowlers of all time. Thanks to his two-hand bowling style, Belmonte quickly became popular in the industry.

Multiple incredible accomplishments have marked his career, and his net worth is estimated to be around $2 million.

References

  1. Jason Belmonte. (2022, November 04). Retrieved November 7, 2022, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Belmonte

  2. Two hands on the future. (2022, March 15). Retrieved November 7, 2022, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXN9MqLQPDU&ab_channel=FloBowling

  3. Hughes, N. (2022, March 16). Jason Belmonte wins PBA Scorpion Championship for 28th career title. Retrieved November 7, 2022, from https://www.flobowling.com/articles/7596593-jason-belmonte-wins-pba-scorpion-championship-for-28th-career-title