6) Michael Phelps – Net Worth $55 Million
6) Michael Phelps – $55 Million
Who says swimmers don’t get paid? The most decorated Olympian of all-time surged to the spotlight in the 2004 Athens Olympics, hauling in 6 Gold Medals and 2 Bronze while becoming a household name. He outdid himself 4 years later in Beijing, bringing home 8 more Gold Medals. London was considered a “letdown” year for the GOAT, adding “only” 4 Gold’s and 2 Silver’s. Instead of hanging it up, Phelps has returned to peak form in 2016, racking up 3 Gold’s in his first three swims in Rio, bringing his total count to 25 (and counting). His numerous endorsement deals include Under Armour, Speedo, Visa, Subway, HP, Power Bar, and Hilton Hotels among others.