20 Athletes Who Made Their Fortune after the Olympics
18th December, 2020
Michelle Kwan is still one of the most decorated figure skaters in history, with consecutive wins at several Olympics. She took up ice skating at the age of 5, and two years later, she won her first-ever competition. Kwan was one of the highest-paid female athletes in the early 2000s. A major chunk of those earnings came from commercial contracts after winning the U.S. and World Championships in 1996. In 2002, the Olympic silver and bronze medalist earned an estimated $2 million in endorsements from brands like Chevrolet, Yoplait, Kraft, Coca-Cola, Disney, and McDonald's. After retiring, Kwan went back to studying and graduated from Tufts University in 2011. Kwan's keen interest in politics led her to work as an outreach coordinator for Hillary Clinton's 2016 Presidential run as well as Joe Biden's 2020 campaign. Among other wealthy Olympic athletes, As of 2021, Michelle Kwan's net worth is $12 million.