Who is Joseph Jens Price?
Joseph Jens Price was born in 1970, in Yacolt, Washington State USA, and is an amateur singer and former HVAC technician, but probably best known for being the husband of former professional figure skater Tonya Harding, whose popularity recently re-surfaced after the release of the film “I, Tonya”.
The Net Worth of Joseph Jens Price
How rich is Joseph Jens Price? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $300,000 , earned through success in various endeavors. His net worth has also been elevated a bit thanks to the wealth of his wife who has an estimated net worth at $30,000. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Life Before Tonya
Very little information is known about Joseph’s life before he met Tonya; nothing is known about his childhood or his education. He took up numerous odd jobs as soon as he finished his studies, before finding a bit of success as an HVAC technician. He worked a lot on air conditioning and heating systems, and after his run as a technician, he then started working at a karaoke bar named Timbers. There the management noticed that he had some skills in singing, so he eventually got to perform regularly, so a big part of his job was to keep customers entertained. It was during one of his performances that he caught the attention of Tonya Harding who was visiting the venue.
Tonya had devoted most of her early life to the sport of ice skating, even dropping out of high school so that she could train and climb the ranks. She won the 1989 Skate America competition, and was a 1991 World Championships silver medalist, and was the first woman to ever successfully land a triple axel in competition. She was also the 1991 and 1994 US champion, however, she was stripped of her 1994 title after being caught-up in a controversy with her ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly. In 1994, he orchestrated an attack on fellow competitor Nancy Kerrigan, which led to Tonya pleading guilty for hindering prosecution, and was banned for life from the US Figure Skating Association as a result. The incident is considered one of the biggest scandals in American sports history.
Later in her career, she competed as a professional boxer, and so her life has been the subject of numerous media platforms. She’s been the subject of books, academic studies, films, and documentaries. In 2014, two documentaries were released about her, eventually leading to the creation of the biographical film “I, Tonya” starring Margot Robbie. Harding was also previously a contestant of “Dancing with the Stars”, in which she finished in third place. She continues to practice skating, but since leaving professional sports she has worked numerous other jobs as well, even being known to work as a painter and a welder.
According to an interview, Tonya was immediately attracted to Price especially because of his eyes. The two started dating, and within weeks of meeting each other it was Tonya who proposed to him. She mentioned that she has never known anyone who was so gentle and kind, and a person who was not into her just for her skating abilities or for her potential. They married in 2010, and a year later they had a son, Harding’s first child at the age of 40. The couple live together in a rural part of Central Oregon. Price is now working as a woodworker and his wife often lends him a hand at his job. In an interview, he mentioned that Tonya is also loving and kind, also that she is a redneck, but she is his redneck.
Is Joseph Jens Price on Social Media?
One of the reasons there is very limited information about Joseph is because he doesn’t have any online presence, such as accounts associated with the major social media websites Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. There are numerous photos of him available online as taken by the media. Reports state that he prefers to stay out of the media spotlight, and rarely agrees to interviews or making statements. His stand on privacy is to also help his son grow-up without any pressure from the media.
His wife also doesn’t have any social media accounts, though there are still numerous fans of her figure skating career. She has an Instagram fan page which often shows recent pictures of her, including from the past when she was still competing professionally. There are also numerous photo-shopped pictures of her being superimposed onto other pictures. Videos of her performances during the 1990s can also be viewed through the video sharing website YouTube.