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Nathan Chen

Country: United States
Net Worth: Six figures
Chen has been skating since he was three, and now at 18, he is one of the youngest athletes competing at the Olympics. He received $18,000 for each win at the Grand Prix of Figure Skating series events, and earned $20,000 from the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in February 2017. It’s estimated that Chen makes at least six figures and he’s certainly received a ton of money from endorsements with United Airlines, Nike and Coca-Cola.
Chen won a bronze medal as part of the team event in figure skating at this year’s Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. (TIME)

9 of the wealthiest athletes at the Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games

Between medal bonuses, sponsorship deals and endorsements, some Olympic athletes make a pretty sweet living performing the sport they love.

For many athletes, their reality is working other jobs to make ends meet, like American curler Nina Roth who works as a registered nurse in addition to her responsibilities as an athlete.

But for the Olympians in this list, they’ve got the wherewithal to focus on their sport.

GoBankingRates compared athletes’ estimated net worth, and found these are nine of the estimated richest athletes competing in the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.

Notice a surprising number of Americans on the list? The U.S. government doesn’t contribute to the U.S. Olympic Committee, so athletes are driven to get sponsored, which can mean huge paydays for some, and unfortunately, no money for others.

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