Rich Olympic Athletes
By Ariella Jacobs - July 24, 2023

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are former American rowers with a combined net worth of more than $3 billion. The identical twins competed in rowing at Harvard before competing in the Olympic Rowing event at the 2008 Beijing Games, where they finished sixth overall. With over $1 billion in Bitcoin currently in their possession, the Winklevoss twins have become prosperous investors and businesspeople. A further reason they are well-known is that they helped to create the massive social networking site Facebook.

With an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion, Michael Jordan is perhaps the greatest basketball player in history. He competed on the American Olympic squad in the Summer Olympics of 1984 and 1992, winning the gold medal each time. Aside from that, Jordan accumulated his riches through endorsement deals with brands like Nike, Gatorade, and Coca-Cola, NBA contracts, and significant investments. He holds a significant stake in his eponymous brand, Air Jordan, a division of Nike, and is a part-owner of the NBA team Charlotte Hornets.

With a net worth of $1.3 billion, Romanian multi-sport athlete Ion Tiriac is undoubtedly gifted. Having played tennis, ice hockey, ping-pong, and other sports as a child. As an ice hockey player in the Winter Olympics in 1964, he made his debut there. He transitioned to tennis after his ice hockey career, participating in numerous competitions but failing to qualify for the Olympics. Ion Tiriac is currently leading the Romanian Tennis Federation. Tiriac is one of the wealthiest businessmen in Romania, according to a Forbes article. Still, it’s crucial to remember that his wealth is derived from other sources besides his career as an athlete.

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Jenner has a net worth of more than $100 million and competed in the decathlon in 1976, where she won a medal. She is a prominent TV personality in addition to being an athlete. She has long been in the public eye because of her ties to the Jenner and Kardashian families. Due to her numerous television appearances, sponsorships, and endorsements, Caitlyn Jenner has a sizable net worth. Jenner is one of the wealthiest Olympians to have competed in the Games due to her background.