The 20 Richest Olympians In The World

You’ve probably wondered just how much your favorite Olympians are paid. This infographic will help you find out.

Kobe Bryant, born in 1975, net worth $440 million, he is the richest Olympic baseball player.
Michael Phelps, born in 1981, net worth $160 million. He is the most successful Olympian of all time, with 16 gold medals.
Serena Williams, born in 1981, net worth $270 million, she is an American tennis player.

The Top 20 Richest Olympians in the World

 This list has been determined by ranking the wealthiest athletes from the 2016 games, as well as their earnings prior to the games.

20. Brian Boitano

Net Worth: $18 Million 

In addition to making history at the 1988 Winter Olympics, Boitano became the first Olympic figure skater in history to win two consecutive gold medals when he won the 1988 World Figure Skating Championship. In addition, Boitano won the 1986 World Professional Figure Skating Championship and the 1987 U.S. Open Men’s Figure Skating Championship.

American ice skater Brian Boitano earned $18 million in the summer and autumn of 2018.

19. Zara Tindall

Net Worth: $20 Million

Zara Tindall is an English equestrian. She is the daughter of Mark Phillips and Princess Anne of the United Kingdom and the Countess of Harewood and is a member of the British royal family.

Zara Tindall net worth is estimated to be $20 million making her the 19th richest Olympian in the world.

18. Ray Bourque

Net Worth: $20 Million

The only two defensemen to have more goals and assists and more points, with fewer games played is Jaroslav Halak, and Zdeno Chara.

Although Bourque has lost a lot of money, he still has a big net worth.

17. Oksana Baiul

Net Worth: $20 Million

Oksana Baiul is a Ukrainian former figure skater. She is the 1993 World champion and the 1994 Olympic champion. Baiul is the first Olympic champion of independent Ukraine in any sports. She is the first lady figure skating world champion and the first lady figure skating Olympic champion from Ukraine.

Oksana Baiul has a net worth of $20 million, making her the 17th most wealthy Olympian on our list.

16. Mark Spitz

Net Worth: $20 Million

Mark Spitz was an American born at Brooklyn, New York on March 26, 1945. He was a seven time Olympian who never lost to an Olympic opponent.

Spitz as of July 2022 has a net worth estimated to be $20 million.

15. Jennifer Katharine Gates

Net Worth: $20 Million

Jennifer Gates’ horse-riding tournaments have given her a lot of opportunities and she has been able to help animals that suffer from many disease. Gates also takes care of stray dogs and cats that get killed on the streets of New York.

Jennifer K Gates is a famous American beauty pageant winner with a net worth of $20 million, making her the 15th richest Olympian.

14. Jan Ullrich

Net Worth: $20 Million

Jan Ullrich is a German former professional road bicycle racer. He is regarded as one of the greatest cyclists ever, with over 50,000 career wins. He was a member of the German teams Telekom and T-Mobile.

As of Jul 2022, Jan Ullrich’s net worth is 20 Million dollars.

13. Eddy Merckx

Net Worth: $20 Million

A Belgian former professional is a former bicycle racer who is widely regarded as the best in their profession. The term is also used to describe the best of all time in any given discipline, regardless of nationality or citizenship.

Eddy Merckx earned about twenty million dollars and he’s number 13 on this list.

12. Chantal Sutherland

Net Worth: $20 Million

Chantal Sutherland is Canadian television personality and model. She is best known for her appearance on the reality show ‘Jockeys’ on Animal Planet.

As of 2022, Chantal Sutherland’s net worth is $20 million.

11. Carl Lewis

Net Worth: $20 Million

Carl Lewis was an American track and field athlete who won nine Olympic gold medals. Lewis is one of only three athletes to win a gold medal in the same individual event at four consecutive Olympic Games.

He also won gold in 4 events so far: 100m, 200m, long jump and 4x400m relay.

10. Scott Hamilton

Net Worth: $30 Million

Scott Hamilton, an American figure skating, has won the US Championships four times, the World Championships four times and the gold medal in the 1984 Olympics.

The same is the case for other members of the group.

9. Alan Pascoe

Net Worth: $30 Million

Alan Pascoe is an English former athletics athlete who became famous for his running technique. Pascoe is known as an advocate for improving education in athletics in the UK. Pascoe has been very successful in sports business.

Olympic athlete Alan Pascoe’s net worth is around $30 million, making him the 9th richest Olympian in the world.

8. Shaun White

Net Worth: $40 Million

White owns the first-ever gold medal ever in snowboarding. As of July 2026, Shaun White’s net worth is estimated to be $65 million.

7. Greg LeMond

Net Worth: $40 Million

Greg LeMond was a professional road racing cyclist who won the Tour de France in 1986. He was named the Professional Road Racing World Champion in 1989.

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He was ranked the number 7 richest athlete in the world in the year 2000.

6. Shane Warne

Net Worth: $50 Million

Shane Warne is estimated to be worth $50 million as of July 2022.

5. Lance Armstrong

Net Worth: $50 Million

His professional career began when he made his debut in the Tour de France in July 1996. Armstrong made his mark on the sport by winning the Tour de France in 1999, 2000 and 2003 and also winning the most stages of the Tour de France in the years 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000 and 2003.

Lance Armstrong was the richest and also the best cyclist to ever compete in the Olympics.

4. Michael Phelps

Net Worth: $55 Million

Michael Phelps is considered to be one of the greatest swimmers of all time. He holds numerous records in swimming and is considered to be the most successful and most decorated swimmer of all time.

Since July 2021, Michael Phelps net worth is estimated to be roughly $55 million.

3. Usain Bolt

Net Worth: $60 Million

Usain Bolt is an retired Jamaican and world record holder in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 4 x 100 meters.

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Usain Bolt is the third richest Olympian, with net worth around $60 million.

2. Ivana Trump

Net Worth: $60 Million

Ivana Trump has been married to Donald Trump since 1977 and has three children with him. She is also the vice president of the Donald J. Trump Foundation and was named in the Panama Papers.

Ivanka Trump is a high-end designer.

1. Caitlyn Jenner

Net Worth: $100 Million

Caitlyn Jenner is an American retired Olympic gold medal winning athlete who won the 1976 Olympics decathlon event in Montreal and she is considered to be the world’s greatest athlete.

(Caitlyn) Jenner surpassed the $100 million net worth mark after she released her autobiography and gave a press conference in New York City.


All the top 20 richest Olympians are from the US.

* The original text refers to the number of gold medals each athlete has collected.

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