Without No other stories, lets talk about Top Richest Swimmers in the World. These are the best Highest paid Olympians of all time:
1. Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps is a former American Olympic swimmer and one of the most decorated player in the history of the game. Phelps net worth is around $55 million. Phelps is second most decorated player in the history of Olympic Games winning a total of 18 medals. He holds the record of most gold medals in an Olympic games with 8 gold medals. He also holds 39 world records in swimming. Phelps also earned his net worth from his endorsement deals with:
- Louis Vuitton, Visa, Under Armour
- Procter & Gamble, Omega
- Hilton, Subway, and HP
2. Mark Spitz
Mark Spitz is a former Olympian and legendary swimmer who have a net worth of $20 million. Spitz was the most dominant swimmer in 60s and 70s.Before Michael Phelps won 8 Olympic gold medals in Beijing in 2008, Spitz hold the record for most gold medals with seven in Munich Olympic games in 1972.He created seven world records in seven events in which he participated. This remarkable record still stands today. He was named World Swimmer of the Year by Swimming Magazine in 1969, 1971 and 1972. He won 9 Olympic Gold, One silver and one bronze medal.
3. Ryan Lochte
Ryan Lochte is a professional American swimmer who has a net worth of $13 million. Lochte won 5 Olympic gold medals, 3 Silver and 3 bronze medals .He also won American swimmer of the year, World swimmer of the tear and FINA swimmer of the year awards. Until now he won overall 70 medals in which 45 gold, 14 silver and 11 bronze medals.
4. Ian Thorpe
Ian Thorpe is the most successful Australian swimmer of all time and one of the best in the world as well. He has a net worth of $12 million. From 1999 to 2003 he was names Australian Swimmer of the year. He was the first athlete to be named World Swimmer of the year four times. He was retired in 2006 but came back in 2011. He is also known as Thorpey or Thorpedo. He won five Olympic gold medals in Sydney Olympics. He is famous for his rivalry with Michael Phelps.
5. Diana Nyad
Diana Nyad is the richest female swimmer with a net worth of $10 million. She is also a Journalist and Author. In 1979 she set a record when she swam from Bahamas to Florida without using protective shark cage. Due to shoulder pain, Asthma and Ocean Swells she retired from swimming. She was inducted into United States National Women Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.She was also inducted into International swimming hall of fame as well. [Source of Diana Image: Therichest ]
6. Matt Biondi
Matt Biondi is a former American swimmer who has net worth of $8 million. He is a former Olympic Champion and a world record holder. He won 11 Olympic medals during his career including 8 Gold. His best Olympic performance came in 1988 in Seoul when he won 7 medals including 5 gold. He won the Male swimmer of the year award two times by Swimming World Magazine. He is also inducted into International Swimming Hall of Fame as well.
7. Shane Gould
Shane Gould is one of the great Australian female swimmers who have a net worth of $6 million. She participated in Munich Olympics in 1972 at the age of just 15 where she won 5 medals including 3 gold medals. Although she retired at the very young age of 16 she was named best Sportswomen in the world in 1971 and Australian of the year in 1972.She was also given order of British Empire award.
8. Kristin Otto
Kristin Otto is one great German female swimmer of her time. She has a net worth of $4 million. She participated in only one games in Seoul 1998 in which she won 6 gold medals. She became the only female swimmer to win 6 gold medals in an Olympic games. She was named Female World Swimmer of the year by Swimming World Magazine three times in her career. She is currently working as a sports reporter for German Television.
9. Krisztina Egerszegi
Krisztina Egerszegi is one of the greatest Hungarian female Olympian of all time. During her career she participated in three Olympic Games. She won 7 Olympic medals including 5 gold. She still holds the world record in 200m backstroke. In Backstroke event Krisztina won four gold medals in Olympic Games. She was inducted into International Swimming Hall of fame after the end his career. Her estimated net worth is $2 million.
10. Jennifer Elisabeth Thompson
Jenny Thompson was of the top swimmers of her time. She participated in four Olympic Games in which she won 12 medals in which 8 were gold. She won her first swimming gold medal in Pan American games at the tender age of 14.Her estimated networth is around $1 million. She was the oldest of US diving and swimming team in 2004 Athens Olympics. She was names USA Swimming Swimmer of the year in 1993 and 1998.In 1999 she was names World Swimmer of the year by Swimming World magazine. Now you Know all Highest paid Swimmers in the World.