This is proving to be an awesome year for figure skater Patrick Chan. Not only did the Canadian athlete set a record by winning his 10th Canadian Championship title, but he also earned his very first gold medal in the team figure skating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. But being one of the most talented Canadian skaters ever comes with more perks than just winning new awards and titles — Chan is also making some serious bank along the way.
Having won championship skating awards since the age of 10, Chan has also racked up an impressive amount of financial winnings, making those victories all the more sweet. Besides earning $15,000 each for his two silver Olympic medals from the 2014 Sochi games, he has also earned big bucks from wins at the World Championships, the Grand Prix Final, the Canadian Championships, and the Four Continents Championships.
All those prizes add up and, to date, The Gazette Review estimates Patrick Chan’s total net worth as over $1 million.
It isn’t just his award winnings that are fattening his bank account. Chan’s celebrity status as an internationally recognized champion has landed him sponsorship deals with McDonald’s and the Royal Bank of Canada as well.
Chan’s time at the Olympics is far from over. In fact, he has the opportunity to become the first Canadian man to win Olympic gold in the men’s singles short program this Friday. While he may not be Team USA, we can’t help rooting for Chan and wishing him the best of luck in his next shot at the gold!