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The 6 Richest American Athletes of the 2016 Winter Olympics

The financial well-being of most Winter Olympic athletes pales in comparison with professional athletes like those NHL players that make up Team USA’s roster. However, thanks to endorsement deals, business investments, speaking events and cash prizes, they pull in a pretty penny too.

Also absent from this year’s Olympics is the recently retired Apolo Ohno. The eight-time Winter Olympic gold medalist has a net worth of $9 million. The speed skater not only scored himself endorsement deals, but also took advantage of other money-making opportunities – including appearing on the TV show Dancing with the Stars.

With so much potential to cash in on their Olympic success, we’ve compiled a list of the richest American athletes (excluding the NHLers making up Team USA) slated to make it to the 2016 Winter Olympics.

The 6 Richest American Athletes of the 2014 Winter Olympics

Shaun White:-

Shaun White

Shaun Roger White is an American professional snowboarder and skateboarder. He is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. He holds the X-Games records for gold medals and highest overall medal count, and has won 10 ESPY Awards.

  • Net Worth : $20 million
  • Born: September 3, 1986 (age 27), San Diego, California, United States
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Nationality: American
  • Siblings: Kari White, Jesse White
  • Movies: First Descent, The Shaun White Album, Escramble, more
  • Nicknames: The Flying Tomato, The Egg, Future Boy, The Animal

Bode Miller:-

Bode Miller

Samuel Bode Miller ( born October 12, 1977) is a World Cup alpine ski racer with the U.S. Ski Team. He is an Olympic and World Championship gold medalist, a two-time overall World Cup champion in 2005 and 2008, and can therefore be considered the most successful male American alpine ski racer of all time (with only Lindsey Vonn surpassing him). Miller is also considered one of the greatest World Cup racers of all time with 33 victories, and is one of five men in history to win World Cup events in all five disciplines.

  • Net Worth : $8 million
  • Born: October 12, 1977 (age 36), Easton, New Hampshire, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Weight: 92 kg
  • Spouse: Morgan Beck (m. 2012)
  • Siblings: Chelone Miller
  • Children: Neesyn Dacey

Ted Ligety:-

Ted Ligety

Theodore Sharp “Ted” Ligety is a champion alpine ski racer from the United States. He was the 2006 Olympic gold medalist in the combined and a four-time World Cup champion in giant slalom.

  • Net Worth : $2 million
  • Born: August 31, 1984 (age 29), Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Height: 1.80 m
  • Weight: 82 kg
  • Education: The Park City Winter School
  • Nominations: Best U.S. Olympian ESPY Award

Hannah Teter:-

Hannah Teter

Hannah Teter is an American snowboarder from Belmont, Vermont. She is an Olympic champion, having won the gold medal in halfpipe at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy.

  • Net Worth : $1 million
  • Born: January 27, 1987 (age 27), Belmont, Vermont, United States
  • Height: 1.70 m
  • Weight: 64 kg
  • Siblings: Elijah Teter, Amen Teter, Abe Teter, Josh Teter
  • Parents: Pat Teter, Jeff Teter
  • Movies: First Descent, AU: A Snowboarding Film, Groms: A New Day, A New Revolution

Lindsey Jacobellis:-

Lindsey Jacobellis

Lindsey Jacobellis is an American snowboarder from Stratton, Vermont. At the 2006 Winter Olympics, Jacobellis won the silver medal in Women’s Snowboard Cross’s Olympics debut. She is also a seven-time snowboard cross champion at the X Games.

  • Net Worth : $1 million
  • Born: August 19, 1985 (age 28), Danbury, Connecticut, United States
  • Weight: 61 kg
  • Height: 1.65 m
  • Education: Stratton Mountain School (2003)
  • Siblings: Ben Jacobellis
  • Nominations: Best Female Action Sports Athlete ESPY Award

Gretchen Bleiler:-

Gretchen Bleiler

Gretchen Bleiler is an American professional halfpipe snowboarder. She currently resides in Aspen, Colorado and is married to Chris Hotell.

  • Net Worth : $1 million
  • Born: April 10, 1981 (age 32), Toledo, Ohio, United States
  • Height: 1.65 m
  • Weight: 57 kg
  • Spouse: Chris Hotell (m. 2009)
  • Awards: Best Female Action Sports Athlete ESPY Award
  • Nominations: Laureus World Sports Award for Action Sportsperson of the Year, more

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