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Which Winter Olympic athlete earns the most?

So who's worth the most gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics? Well, let's have a look at those endorsement contracts...

Forbes magazine released its list of the top-earning athletes of the 2010 Winter Olympics and guess who's No. 1?

It's actually a tie between American snowboarder Shaun White and South Korean figure skater Kim Yu-Na, who both raked in $8 million last year, according to Forbes.

Here's the earnings breakdown:

AthleteEarnings
1. Shaun White (USA)$8 million
1. Kim Yu-Na (South Korea)$8 million
3. Lindsey Vonn (USA)$3 million
4. Ted Ligety (USA)$2 million
5. Apolo Anton Ohno (USA)$1.5 million
6. Bode Miller (USA)$1.3 million
7. Gretcher Bleiler (USA)$1 million
7. Lindsey Jacobellis (USA)$1 million
7. Hannah Teter (USA)$1 million
7. Maria Riesch (Germany)$ 1 million

-- Austin Knoblauch

 
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Comments (2)

What about the NHL Hockey Players? I know some of them make more than $8M per year including endorsements?

"Amateur" sports sure have changed since my day...


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