Who is Valeri Bure and what is his net worth 2018? Valeri Bure is a Russian American hockey right winger. He was born in Russia and later moved to United States. Bure has initially played for Russia as a junior hockey player at World Hockey Tournament and also at Olympics. He has won medals for Russia at these games. He now runs winery business in United States.
Valeri Bure was born to Vladimir and Tatiana Bure on June 13, 1974, in Moscow, His ancestors are from Switzerland. Valeri father, Vladimir, was an Olympic swimmer and has won four medals in 3 Olympic Games (1968 – 1976). His forefathers use to make watches for Russian tsars and craftsmen of noble status. At the age of 9 his parents got separated and they moved to North America. He has an elder brother Pavel. His father use to train both sons in hockey. They later got estranged from their father.
Bure is married to Candace Cameron (June 1996), who is an actress by profession. They are blessed with 3 kids, daughter, Natasha and sons, Lev and Maksim. They are Christians. Bure holds American citizenship (2001). In 2005, Bure took retirement from hockey as he wanted to spend time with family. This also allowed
wife Candace Cameron to restart her acting career.
As a junior, Bure has played one season in Russia and was part of many junior programs. Valeri is a right wing player.
Bure has played for ten seasons of National Hockey League including the Montreal Canadiens, Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, St. Louis Blues and Dallas Stars.
He met with an accident in 2005 and took retirement.
In 2010 he was a contestant with partner Ekaterina Gordeeva for the Canadian reality show “Battle of the Blades”. the concept of the show was a competition between pairs of hockey player and a figure skater. They were winners of the show and donated USD 100,000 of price money.
Valeri Bure has participated in two Olympic games representing Russia. In 1994, he won bronze medal at the World Junior Championship. In 1998 Olympics, he received silver medal at Nagano and in 2002 Olympics, he won a bronze medal at Salt Lake city.
Valeri Bure Net Worth
Valeri Bure net worth is estimated at $11 million. At the peak of his career with Florida Panthers he earned $3.1 million.
Bure developed passion of winery, the whole process from vineyard to bottle was very interested for him. He operates a Napa Valley, California winery. Bure uses his great-grandfather’s watch stamp (modified) as the label for his winery.
Bure tried his hand in hotel business and opened a restaurant in Florida “The Milk and Honey Café” which was later closed as the family shifted from Florida to California.
Valeri Bure acquired genes from his ancestors who were craftsmen for Russians Kings and father who was a player. These genes made him a successful hockey player and now a winery business holder along with a partner.