TOP 10 RICHEST OLYMPIONS ATHLETES
1. Bruce Jenner (aka Caitlyn Jenner)
Net worth: $ 100 million
Gold medalist at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, William Bruce Jenner was an all-American athlete, television and social personality.
After graduating from Graceland University, Jenner married Chrystie Crownover, then girlfriend. They moved to California where Jenner trained during the day and sold insurance at night for around $ 9,000 a year.
This was the time when state sponsored athletes and American athletes were considered amateurs and were not allowed to accept payment or endorsement as sports celebrities, unlike Soviet athletes who were sponsored and paid by the state.
Of the 13 decathlons in which Jenner competed between the years 1973 to 1976, he lost only once at the 1975 AAU National Championships.
At the Olympic Games in Montreal, Jenner achieved his five personal bests on the first day of the tournament. male decathlon. It was a home run for Jenner.
Prior to the Montreal Olympics, Jenner represented the United States at the Pan American Games in Mexico City and took first place, although at the 1972 Munich Summer Olympics Jenner finished in tenth place in the decathlon event.
2. Usain Bolt
Net worth: $ 60 million
Known to be the fastest man in the world, Usain St Leo Bolt was a former Olympic sprinter who holds the world record in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4 x 100 meters.
Eight-time gold medalist at the 3 Olympic Games in a row (2008, 2012 and 2016), Usain gained worldwide fame for his double sprint victory in the world record at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
One of the emblematic actions de Bolt during his sprints was to turn around and smile at his home crowd and then buckle down to victory.
His accomplishments as a sprinter have earned him the nickname “Lightning Bolt,” and his accolades include IAAF World Athlete of the Year, Track and Field Athlete of the Year, Sports Personality of the Year.
BBC Year (three times) and Laureus World Sportsman of the Year (four times). Bolt retired after the 2017 World Championships when he finished third in his last 100m solo race, retired from the 200m and stopped in the 4 × 100m relay final .
3. Michael Phelps
Net worth: $ 55 million
Phelps is said to be perfectly built as a swimmer measuring 6 feet 4 inches tall, with dinner plate-sized hands that act like paddles, waist 14 feet that act like fins and legs that are built to someone who is 6 feet tall rather than 6 feet, 4 inches. This makes his legs more powerful in the water, carrying him to the finish line.
It’s no wonder he’s a 23-time Olympic gold medalist and 28-time Olympic medalist, winning more than five Olympics. He is widely regarded as the greatest athlete of all time.
Since 2008, Phelps has founded the Michael Phelps Foundation which promotes the sport of swimming and healthier lifestyles. It also has a long endorsement contract with speedo and other brands.
In 2020, Phelps is believed to be worth some $ 55 million.
4. Scott Hamilton
Net worth: $ 30 million
Scott Scovell Hamilton was a gold medalist at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics. He won four consecutive US championships (1981-1984), four consecutive world championships (1981-1984) and, as mentioned, one gold medal. gold at the 1984 Olympics.
His signature move in skating is a backflip, which few figure skaters could perform. In fact, this decision goes against US rules for figure skating and Olympic competition, but Scott did it in his exhibition routines as an amateur to please the crowd and also in his competition routines.
professional: He is also known for his imaginative footwork sequences. Scott appeared on the Stars on Ice show in 2002 and also appeared in other TV shows such as Roseanne and in the 2007 ice skating comedy Blades of Glory.
In retirement, he was involved in charitable work and is the author of three books.
As of 2020, Scott Hamilton is estimated to have a personal fortune of around $ 30 million.
5. Zara Tindall
Net worth: $ 20 million
Princess of modern times, Zara Anne Elizabeth Tindall is a member of the British royal family, equestrian and Olympian. She is the daughter of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips and the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II.
Tindall won the World Event Championship in Aachen in 2006. That same year, she was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2006 by British viewers (an award her mother won in 1971). In 2012, she carried an Olympic torch to Cheltenham Racecourse on her horse Toytown. As a member of Britain’s event team, she won a silver medal at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, which was presented to her by her mother, Princess Anne.
6. Okasana Baiul
Net worth: $ 20 million
Originally from Ukraine, Oksana Baiul was an Olympian who competed in figure skating. She is the 1993 world champion and the 1994 Olympic champion in women’s singles, which won gold at the Olympic Winter Games. His image was used on a Ukrainian stamp in 1995, to celebrate his victory in 1994.
After winning the gold medal in 1994, she decided to turn professional in order to tour the United States and pursue her career there. In the United States, she has appeared in various television appearances and has lived in the United States since 1994. She married her manager Carlo Farina in 2015 and she now goes through Oksana Baiul-Farina.
As of 2020, this former Olympian has accumulated personal wealth of some $ 20 million.
7. Carl Lewis
Net worth: $ 20 million
Lewis is a former American track and field athlete who won nine Olympic gold, one Olympic silver and 10 World Championship medals, including eight gold.
His career spanned from 1979 to 1996, the date of his last participation in the Montreal Olympics. He is one of only three Olympic athletes to have won a gold medal in the same individual event at four consecutive Olympic Games.
Lewis was a dominant sprinter and long jump who topped the world rankings in the 100m, 200m and long jump events frequently from 1981 through the early 1990s. He set world records in the relay. 100 m, 4 × 100 m and 4 × 200 m. His world record for the indoor long jump has never been broken since 1984.
His accomplishments have earned him numerous accolades, including being voted “World Athlete of the Century” by the International Association of Athletics Federations and “Sportsman of the Century” by the International Olympic Committee, “Olympian of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and “Athlete of the Year” by Track & Field News in 1982, 1983 and 1984.
Lewis now owns a branding and marketing company named C.L.E.G., which markets and brands products and services, including his own.
As of 2020, this former super athlete is believed to be worth around $ 20 million.
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8. Nadia Comaeci
Net worth: $ 10 million
The first gymnast to achieve a perfect score of 10.0 at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, Nadia Comaneci was only 14 at the time. For those of us lucky enough to have seen her at the Montreal Olympics, when the judges all called 10, 10, 10,…. it must have been one of the most unforgettable moments in gymnastics.
At the Montreal Olympics, she received six more Perfect 10s, finishing with three gold medals. At the Moscow Olympics in 1980, she won two more gold medals with two perfect 10s.
During his career, Comăneci won nine Olympic medals and four medals at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.
She has lived in the United States since 1989, having left then communist Romania before its revolution in December of that year. She then worked with and married the American Olympic gymnast Bart Conner, who founded his own school. In 2001, she became a naturalized US citizen and has dual citizenship, also retaining her Romanian citizenship.
As of 2020, this perfect 10 gymnast is estimated to have a net worth of $ 10 million.
9. Greg Louganis
Net worth: $ 5 million
Six months before the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Louganis was not only diagnosed with HIV, at the Seoul Olympics that year he hit his head on the dive board, bleeding while diving in the pool. .
Widely regarded as perhaps the greatest diver in history, he is the only man and the second diver in Olympic history to sweep the diving events in back-to-back Olympic Games. He won 2 gold medals at the Seoul Olympics despite his head injury and two gold medals at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
Louganis turned gay in a pre-recorded announcement at the 1994 Gay Games opening ceremony, and is now an LGBTQ activist. Greg is also an actor having played, among other productions, in an Off-Broadway production of the play Jeffrey.
As of 2020, Greg Louganis is said to have a net worth of around $ 5 million.
10. Sir Chris Hoy
Net worth: $ 1.5 million
Hoy is a British racing driver and former track cyclist from Scotland who has represented Great Britain at the Olympic and World Championships and Scotland at the Commonwealth Games.
Hoy is a six-time Olympic champion. With a total of seven olymp medals