Net Worth of Dorothy Hamill. Dorothy was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 26th 1956 to Chalmers and Carol Hamill. While still an infant her family moved to Greenwich, Connecticut where she spent the rest of her childhood with her older brother Sandy and her older sister Marcia. At the age of 8 she started taking weekly skating sessions and quickly became skilled and passionate about the sport. She started taking regular lessons with Coach Sonya Dunfield and her father was spending around $20,000 a year for her expenses. Later in her childhood she dropped out of public school so she could focus on her skating career and attended and graduated from Colorado Academy High School.