Ryan Steven Lochte
Net Worth: $2 million
Source of Wealth: sports, swimming
Born: August 3, 1984 in Rochester, New York
Nicknames: The Lochtenator, Imperial
Ryan Lochte began swimming when he was five years old. He first qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. That year, he swam with Klete Keller, Michael Phelps and Peter Vanderkaay to win the gold medal in the 4-by-200–meter freestyle relay. He also captured the silver medal in the 200-meter individual medley and the bronze in the 200-meter freestyle.
At the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Ryan won two gold and two bronze medals, and set world records in the 4-by-200–meter freestyle relay and 200-meter backstroke. His success continued at both the 2009 and 2011 World Aquatics Championships, winning several several gold medals.
How much does Ryan Lochte make?
In 2012, Lochte could earn up to $3 million. Most of income comes from his endorsement deals from companies like Gatorade, Speedo, Gillette, Mutual of Omaha, and Nissan. He may also get a deal with Ralph Lauren, and AT&T. Lochte has also received $30,000 a year in salary/funding from USA Swimming.
Here’s a look at his sponsors for 2012: