How Much Are The Richest Olympic Athletes Worth?

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It pays to be a snowboarder.
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Over the last few weeks, athletes from around the globe have wowed us with their impressive skating, skiing, and snowboarding skills in the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Even more impressive, however, is the astronomical net worth of some of these competitors. While gold medalists were each awarded $37,500 for their wins in Pyeongchang, endorsement deals from big names like Kraft, Red Bull, GoPro, and Under Armour have sent some of this year’s American Olympians into multi-millionaire territory.

Whether you’re plotting to get rich by entering the 2020 games (hint: It pays to be a snowboarder), or simply want to satisfy your curiosity about the rich and famous, here’s what the top five richest 2018 Winter Olympics athletes are worth, according to GoBankingRates.

5. Lindsey Jacobellis – $1 million

Lindsey Jacobellis may have finished fourth in the 2018 snowboard cross, but she holds a silver Olympic medal for the same event from the 2006 Turin games, as well as numerous golds from the World Championships and X Games. The 32-year-old was famously endorsed by Dunkin’ Donuts, and more recently, haircare legend Paul Mitchell.

4. Mikaela Shiffrin – $2 million

At just 22, Mikaela Shiffrin is not only the youngest athlete on this list, but the youngest slalom champion in Olympic alpine skiing history. She won her first gold medal at age 18 in the 2014 Sochi games, and just received her second gold this year. Endorsements from Red Bull and French watch manufacturer Longines have helped Shriffrin earn her $2 million net worth.

3. Lindsey Vonn – $3 million

Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn has seen her share of ups and downs – various sports injuries have plagued the 33-year-old athlete throughout her impressive career – but her net worth has skyrocketed thanks to endorsements from Monster Energy, Under Armour, and Rolex. Vonn holds one Olympic gold medal from the 2010 downhill event, and won a bronze medal for the same event this year.

2. Jamie Anderson – $4 million

Twenty-seven-year-old snowboarder Jamie Anderson made her Olympic debut in 2014, where she took home a gold medal for the Women’s Slopestyle event. She did it again in Pyeongchang, which made her the first female snowboarder with multiple Olympic golds. Anderson’s endorsements from camcorder behemoth GoPro and eyewear brand Oakley landed her the No. 2 spot on this year’s richest Olympic athletes list.

1. Shaun White – $40 million

This superstar athlete stands head and shoulders above his fellow Olympians in terms of net worth. Also known as “The Flying Tomato” for his signature red hair, 31-year-old Shaun White is a renowned snowboarder and skateboarder, and just won his third Olympic gold medal in this year’s Men’s Halfpipe event. He has lucrative endorsement deals with multiple brands, including snowboard company Burton and food giant Kraft.

While the average person’s net worth is likely nowhere near Shaun White’s, you may be worth more than you think. If you want to determine your own net worth, start by making a list of all your assets and their approximate dollar value. This includes cash and cash equivalents, investments, and real and personal property.

Then, calculate your total liabilities (what you owe), which includes loans, bills, debts, taxes, and mortgages. Subtract this number from your total assets (the sum of your individual asset values) to find your net worth.

Learn more about net worth and how it’s calculated in this BeenVerified blog post.

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