When it comes to rich athletes, skiers and snowboarders are a fleeting afterthought for good reason. Most pro snowboarders are lucky to make over $20k annually and for better or for worse– Floyd Mayweather disposes that amount of dough almost daily.
That is unless you’re Shaun White. The ‘Flying Tomato’ is officially the wealthiest winter, action sports athlete in the world with an estimated income of $40-45 million dollars/year. A large part of that income comes from various endorsements that promote Shaun as not just a snowboarder but a skater and musician as well reports The Elite Daily.
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First time I’ve attempted this trick since it put me in the hospital in New Zealand. Words can’t describe how good it feels to finally get the courage to try it again! Overcoming your fears isn’t easy, but don’t let the fear of your past keep you from moving forward! 📸: @Ryanwach #Olympics #Courage #Snowboarding
This past week, Shaun has sky rocketed back to his former standing in the halfpipe as one of the disciplines elite athletes. Right now, the chances are good that White makes the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Find the entire Elite Daily article here: Shaun White’s Net Worth Will Make You Literally Gasp