What is Bethany Hamilton's net worth? Bethany Hamilton's net worth is $1.5 million dollars. Born in Kauai, Hawaii, Bethany Hamilton began surfing while in elementary school and won her first major surfing competition at age 7. At age 12, she placed 2nd at the National Scholastic Surfing Competition in the Women's Division. A shark attacked her in 2003 and ripped her left arm off just below the shoulder. Despite losing her arm, she decided to return to surfing, and went on to win the National Scholastic Surfing Competition in 2005. Since then, she has gone on to place 5th or higher in the majority of her competitive events. She speaks around the world about living with her disability and about her faith. She published a book in 2004 about her recovery, called, "Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board". The book was adapted into a film that was released in 2011, also called "Soul Surfer". She did all of the stunt work for the film.