Wealthiest Olympians In Sports HistoryBy Peter C
The Winklevoss Brothers – 2021 Combined Net worth – $6 billion
The American twin brothers are investors in Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. They are the founders of Gemini cryptocurrency and Winklevoss Capital Management.
The Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler, are rowers, but most of their earnings have been from cryptocurrency.
LeBron James – Net worth 2021: $500 million
He is an entrepreneur who has endorsement deals with State Farm, Beats by Dre, Nike, Samsung, Microsoft, etc.
He also earns roughly $40 million yearly as a salary from playing for the Los Angeles Lakers.
Michael Jordan – 2021 Net worth – $1.6 billion
Jordan is the chief owner and chairman of the NBA side, the Charlotte Hornets, and the NASCAR Cup Series outfit 23XI Racing.
He had endorsement deals with the likes of Gatorade and Nike and is also a very savvy businessman.
Ion Tiriac – 2021 Net worth – $1.7 billion
The Romanian retired as professional ice hockey and tennis player and is presently the Romanian Tennis Federation president.
At the Winter Olympics in 1964, he competed in the ice hockey event but later ventured into professional tennis in the 1970s.
He earns a lot of his money from investments in car dealerships, insurance companies, and petroleum companies.
Lionel Messi – 2021 Net worth – $600 million
In 2017, Messi earned $168 million as an average base annual salary and currently earns approximately $40 million every year from endorsements. His Adidas-sponsored lifetime endorsement deal is worth about $12 million annually and has been in place since 2006.