Michelle Wie Biography: Siblings, Husband, Age, Children, Net Worth, Wikipedia

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Michelle Wie West is a professional golfer who has achieved remarkable success and fame in her sport.

She plays on the LPGA Tour, the highest level of women’s golf, where she has won five tournaments, including one major championship.

She is also a proud representative of the United States in international competitions, such as the Solheim Cup. She is one of history’s most influential Asian-American athletes, inspiring many young girls and boys to pursue their dreams.

She is married to Jonnie West, the son of NBA legend Jerry West, and has a daughter named Makenna.


  • • Full name: Michelle Sung Wie West
  • • Korean name: Wie Sung-Mi
  • • Nickname: Big Wiesy
  • • Date of birth: October 11, 1989
  • • Age: 34 years old
  • • Gender: Female
  • • Place of birth: Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
  • • Nationality: American
  • • Profession: Golfer
  • • Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
  • • Parents: Byung-wook Wie and Bo Wie
  • • Siblings: N/A
  • • Spouse: Jonnie West (m. 2019)
  • • Children: Makenna Kamalei Yoona West (b. 2020)
  • • Relationship status: Married
  • • Net worth: $15 million

Early Life & Education

Michelle Wie West, who turned 34 in 2023, was born on October 11, 1989, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Byung-wook Wie and Bo Wie.

Her parents are immigrants from South Korea who moved to the U.S. in the 1980s. Her father is a former professor of transportation management at the University of Hawaii, and her mother is a former amateur golf champion in South Korea.

Michelle started playing golf at four, following her mother’s footsteps. She showed exceptional talent and ambition and soon became a golf prodigy.

She attended Punahou School, a prestigious private school in Honolulu, where she excelled academically and athletically.

She graduated in 2007 and enrolled at Stanford University, one of the top universities in the world. She majored in communications and graduated in 2012 after taking several leaves of absence to play professional golf.

She is strongly connected to Stanford, as her paternal grandfather was a visiting professor there, and her aunt and uncle are alumni.

Personal Life

Michelle Wie West married Jonnie West, the director of basketball operations for the Golden State Warriors and the son of Jerry West, in 2019.

They met in 2018 and hit it off immediately. They had a beautiful wedding ceremony in Beverly Hills, California, attended by many celebrities and athletes, such as Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala, and LPGA Tour players.

They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Makenna Kamalei Yoona West, in 2020. They live in San Francisco, California, where they enjoy spending time with their family and friends. They also share a love for golf, basketball, and dogs.


Michelle Wie West began her career as an amateur golfer and made history by qualifying for various prestigious tournaments at a very young age.

She became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship at 10 and the youngest winner of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links at 13.

She became the youngest to qualify for an LPGA Tour event at 14 and cut in a men’s PGA Tour event at 16. She turned professional in 2005, shortly before her 16th birthday, and signed lucrative endorsement deals with Nike and Sony.

She was named the Laureus World Newcomer of the Year in 2004 and the Rolex Annika Major Award winner in 2014.

She won her first LPGA Tour title in 2009 at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational. She won her second title in 2010 at the CN Canadian Women’s Open. She won her third title in 2014 at the LPGA Lotte Championship in her native Hawaii.

She then won her first and only major championship at the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, where she held off Stacy Lewis with a clutch birdie putt on the 17th hole. She won her fifth and most recent title in 2018 at the HSBC Women’s World Championship.

She has also represented the United States in five Solheim Cups, a biennial team competition against Europe.

She debuted in 2009 and helped the U.S. team win in 2009, 2015, and 2017. She has a record of 8 wins, 9 losses, and 1 tie in the Solheim Cup.

She has struggled with various injuries throughout her career, especially wrists and ankles. She underwent surgery on her right hand in 2018 and missed most of the 2019 season due to a recurrence of the injury.

She also suffers from scoliosis, a condition that causes curvature of the spine. She wears a brace to correct her posture and prevent pain.

She took a maternity leave from golf in 2020 and returned to competition in 2021. She is currently ranked 1,006th worldwide and hopes to regain her form and confidence.

Net Worth

Michelle Wie West has an estimated net worth of $15 million. She has earned most of her wealth from her golf career and her endorsement deals with Nike, Sony, Kia, Omega, and other brands.

She also has investments in various businesses, such as a restaurant called The Grove in San Francisco and a clothing line called MW1.


Michelle Wie West has faced controversy and criticism in her career, mainly due to her decision to play in men’s tournaments and her inconsistent performance in women’s tournaments.

Some critics have accused her of being overhyped, underachieving, and disrespecting the game.

Some fans have also expressed disappointment and frustration with her injuries and withdrawals.

However, she has also received much support and admiration from her peers, mentors, and fans, who have praised her for her courage, talent, and perseverance.

Social Media

  •  Instagram handle: @michellewiewest
  • Twitter handle: @MichelleWieWest

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