Find out who among these is the richest: Georgina Bloomberg, Serena Williams, Caitlyn Jenner, Rodger Federer, Floyd Mayweather, Anna Kasprzak, Ion Tiriac, Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Shaun White.
All these olimpians are world champions worth following on TikTok and see how they are showing off their moments at the Olympics.
1. Ion Tiriac – US$1.7 billion
Tiriac was the first Romanian to be featured in Forbes’ Top 1,000 in 2007, with a net worth of US$1.1 billion.
According to Romania Insider, his fortune reached at US$2 billion in 2014, making him the world’s wealthiest athlete at the moment, surpassing Michael Jordan.
According to Forbes, he possesses a vehicle and motorbike collection of over 400 models, which includes cars once owned by Al Capone, Sammy Davis Jr., and Elton John.
2. Anna Kasprzak – US$1.4 billion
Anna Kasprzak is a Danish dressage rider who competed in the Olympics in 2012 and 2016. She owns and operates a private dressage barn in Haderslev, Denmark, since she is passionate about horses.
She bikes for a living and for fun, but her enormous fortune originates from Ecco, a Danish shoe company in which she, along with her mother and brother, is one of the heirs. Ecco distributes its goods in 90 countries, according to Forbes, and generates approximately US$1.5 billion in yearly revenue.
According to Forbes, she was one of just eight billionaires under 30 and among the world’s richest millennials in 2019, with a fortune of US$1.1 billion.
3. Floyd Mayweather Jr. – US$1.2 billion
According to Talk Sport, the American boxer, a 1996 Olympic bronze medalist, has recently claimed to be a billionaire, with a net worth of US$1.2 billion rather than the US$450 million mentioned in popular media.
He also told the outlet that a major portion of his profits came from only two big fights: with UFC’s Conor McGregor ($350 million) and Manny Pacquiao ($300 million).
According to Celebrity Net Worth, his professional fights have earned him enough money to buy a US$18 million Billionaire Watch from Jacob & Co, a US$60 million Gulfstream G650 private jet, a US$25 million Beverly Hills mansion, a US$10 million Las Vegas mansion, and an enviable collection of cars.
4. Roger Federer – US$450 million
Due to a knee injury, the Swiss tennis star will be unable to add a first Olympic gold to his sparkling collection of medals this year.
However, the 39-year-old continues to be a champion in sponsorships, with 13 companies on his side of the net including Rolex, Mercedes-Benz, Barilla, Mot & Chandon, and Uniqlo.
According to Forbes, the 20-time Grand Slam champion is one of just two current sportsmen to have earned $100 million from endorsements alone in a single year, the other being golfer Tiger Woods.
5. Serena Williams – US$225 million
She is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and former world No. 1 in women’s singles tennis.
According to Essentially Sports, her career prize money from the WTA Tour totals almost US$94 million, more than twice as much as any other female athlete.
Throughout her tennis career, Williams has earned an average of more than US$8 million per year, with additional earnings of about US$20 million per year from sponsors such as Nike, Wilson, Aston Martin, Pepsi, IBM, Intel, and others.
She also runs Serena Ventures, a firm that invests in start-ups and enterprises all over the world, as well as her own apparel lines, Aneres and S by Serena.
She has voiced characters in TV series such as The Simpsons (2001) and Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender (2007).
6. Caitlyn Jenner – US$100 million
In the 1976 Olympic men’s decathlon, Caitlyn Jenner won gold. The now 71-year-old American motivational speaker, reality personality, and political candidate came out as a transgender woman in 2015.
Her Olympic success earned her sponsorship from companies like IBM and Coca-Cola. She subsequently went through a period of obscurity until making a comeback on reality television series like Keeping Up With the Kardashians, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, and her own show I Am Cait.
According to Yahoo News, her other sources of revenue include her novel, The Secrets of My Life, public speaking engagements, and fresh endorsements from businesses like MAC Cosmetics.
7. Georgina Bloomberg – US$100 million
Georgina Bloomberg, the daughter of New York businessman and former mayor Michael Bloomberg, is a professional show jumper who competed for Team USA in the 2016 Olympic Games.
Her passion of the sport and animals, which she began riding at the age of four, not only earns her money in the form of prize money, but also makes her a well-known philanthropist.
She started the Rider’s Closet, an organization that gathers worn riding gear and gives it to collegiate riding programs and other riders in need.
She serves on the boards of several human and animal organizations, including Animal Aid USA, where she is vice president. She’s also a co-author of many equestrian-themed novels.
8. Usain Bolt – US$90 million
The eight-time Olympic gold medalist from Jamaica, Bolt, is the fastest man in history, presently holding the world records in both the 100 and 200 meters (9.58 seconds) (19.19 seconds).
Now that he is no longer an athlete, the “Lightning Bolt” continues to make money through expensive endorsements, which account for the majority of his annual income of over $20 million.
According to Players Bio, brands include Puma ($10 million deal), Gatorade, Visa, Virgin Media, and Hublot. He also owns and operates the F&B franchise Track & Record in Jamaica and the United Kingdom, through which he generates money.
9. Michael Phelps – US$80 million
According to the official website of the Olympics, the American swimmer holds the record for the most Olympic medals won by any athlete: 28, including a record 23 golds.
According to Essentially Sports, his direct earnings from his career are just approximately US$1.9 million.
But it’s from his brand image that he makes the most money – about $9.8 million each year, according to the website. Colgate, Kellogg, Louis Vuitton, Omega, Speedo, Under Armour, and Visa are among the key sponsors.
Aside from that, there are book and film agreements, speaking engagements, and being a social media influencer.
10. Shaun White – US$60 million
The snowboarder from the United States won three Olympic gold medals and was a billionaire before the age of 20. Hewlett-Packard, T-Mobile, Verizon, Burton Snowboards, Birdhouse Skateboards, Park City Mountain Resort, Adio, Red Bull, Target, Oakley, GoPro, Beats By Dre, Sony, Mountain Dew, and Ubisoft are among the brands that the “Flying Tomato” has worked with.
According to Money, he also makes money through real estate ventures in California and New York.
Acting (including a role in the 2011 film Friends With Benefits), the Shaun White Skateboarding computer game, music, and fashion are among his other sources of revenue.