Mikaela Shiffrin's net worth makes us think we should have all just become Olympic skiers
At just 18-years-old, skier Mikaela Shiffrin made history when she became the youngest Olympic slalom champion ever in Sochi, as well as the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic slalom gold medal since 1972. Today, at 22-years-old, Shirffrin is back for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, competing in alpine skiing.
Aside from her history-making moment back in the 2014 Olympic Games, Shiffrin is also the reigning World Cup overall champion, which puts her in the ranks of skiers like Tamara McKinney and Lindsey Vonn. In 2017, she became the first woman to win three consecutive slalom world titles in 78 years.
And since she’s already a bonafide champion, you very well might be wondering: What is Mikaela Shiffrin’s net worth?
If you’re assuming that her very impressive resume equals a whole lot of cash…you’re right. In 2014, Forbes reported that Shiffrin would take home $25,000 as a bonus from the U.S. Olympic Committee for winning a gold medal at the Sochi Olympics. The outlet also said that if she continued to stay in the peak of her career, she could be worth $30 to $50 million after just a few years.
According to The New Yorker, Shiffrin has earned millions of dollars through endorsements and prize money. In March 2017, it was reported that Shiffrin’s sponsers were Red Bull, Barilla pasta, Longines watches, and Oakley sunglasses. She was also said to have ski equipment deals with Atomic, Leki, and Reusch. And based on her Instagram page, she’s also working with big names like Visa and IkonPass. On top of that, Shiffrin still lives at home with her dad, which probs helps with the rent…
So while there’s no exact number on what Shiffrin is worth, we can pretty much assume it’s in the million based on her endorsement deals
And the girl’s earned it.