Whether it’s an athlete’s first time at the Olympic games or they’re a seasoned pro, competing on the world stage is a big deal. But for U.S. alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn — whose appearance at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang marks a comeback after she missed the 2014 Olympic games due to injury — the stakes are even higher.
Even though she missed the 2014 Sochi games, Vonn is still at the top of her sport. With an impressive 79 wins over the course of her career (two of which are Olympic medals), Vonn is an unequaled champion— and her net worth certainly reflects it.
In fact, CelebrityNetWorth.com lists Vonn’s total fortune at a staggering $6 million.
With that kind of financial success, you’d think that Vonn would take it easy — but she’s growing an empire.
Along with her world championships, she also has endorsement deals from companies like Beats by Dre, Rolex, Oakley, Hershey, and GoPro, and she started her own clothing line through Under Armor. The champion even penned a New York Times best-seller, Strong Is The New Beautiful, in which she shares her tips on fitness, nutrition, and strength.
With her considerable net worth, Vonn also started the Lindsey Vonn Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping girls earn scholarships for education and athletics, proving that she’s not just an athlete — she’s a role model.
While Vonn’s upcoming events may mark her last appearance at the Olympics, there’s no doubt that she has forever left her mark on the sport of alpine skiing.