Olympic athletes are not exactly paid to play the sport they love. After all, serving and representing the country in one of the most premier sporting arenas in the whole world is enough recognition for these Olympians. As a matter of fact, it is through these games and championships which these Olympic superstars managed to rise to fame even more.
However, it doesn’t hurt that these individuals have amassed their own wealth over time. From brand partnerships and sponsorships, to simply winning games, these Olympians stood on top of their game. Whether it is on the tennis court or in basketball stadiums, there’s no denying that most people on this list have built their careers in the field of sports – and they have the bank accounts and net worth to prove it.
Though the Olympics may not pay athletes handsomely enough to retire, this list shows you how these hardworking sports icons have worked for success even after their Olympic stint. These athletes have achieved a majority of their wealth outside their Olympic appearances, with most attributing their wealth to entrepreneurial endeavors. Take a look at the richest Olympians of all time below.