How Much Do Olympic Athletes Earn? Find Out Which Olympians Have The Highest Net Worth

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  • Olympic athletes do not receive payment from the International Olympic Committee for competing.
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The 2016 Olympic Opening Ceremony is Friday, August 5, but ahead of the most elite competition in the world how much are the fame and trophies really worth? Which Olympians are earning the most?

Find out which Olympians have the highest net worth and much more in our infographic below.

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  1. Joel L. Frank

    How many professional athletes set up corporations to receive their salaries? I much do they save in taxes?

  2. Scott

    What are the actual sources for this? I only see photo credits.


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