How Much is Katie Ledecky Valued at in 2021? Find it All Here!
The five-time Olympic Gold Medalist and 15-times world champion, Katie Ledecky, holds the world record in history for a female swimmer. The American swimming phenom started indulging in the sport at the age of six. She made her debut as a professional swimmer in May 2018 and has been breaking records since.
Born Kathleen Genevieve Ledecky on March 17, 1997, in Washington. DC, she is a graduate of Stanford University. After a successful collegiate career under the mentorship of coach Greg Meehan, Ledecky forayed into the professional feat. Here's a look at Ledecky's net worth in 2021.
Katie Ledecky's Striking Net Worth in 2021!
Being one of the most prominent names in her area of expertise has certainly paid Ledecky well. Even though USA swimming pulls in about $100 million, the professional swimmers aren't paid megabucks. Gold medalists earn up to $37,500 in the prize. However, with numerous sponsorship deals and victories over the years, Ledecky has managed to accumulate $5 million in net worth as of July 2021.
Katie Ledecky's estimated net worth is $5 million in 2021. Photo Source: NBC Sports
While she does not make much from prize money, it is via sponsorship, endorsements, from where Olympians rake most of their earning. Katie, too is sponsored by a bunch of high-end brands. Following her striking victory in the 2016 Rio Olympics, she waded into the offers of endorsements.
Ledecky turned quite the heads when she rejected an endorsement worth $5 million a year in 2016. The swimmer said she wouldn't race into a partnership for a fat paycheck. "My goal is to take a balanced approach that will help my business in the long run," Katie told the Washington Post.
Katie signed a deal worth $7 million with the swimwear brand TYR. Photo Source: Vogue
Katie is currently sponsored by brands like Adidas and TYR. In fact, her deal with the swimwear brand TYR was worth $7 million. In 2018, Ledecky reportedly raked around $3 million in endorsements. Could Katie, who is often compared alongside Michael Phelps, be valued like him in her prime? Experts think she has the potential.
More on Katie Ledecky's Career!
Ledecky's accomplishments as a professional can be better apprehended from her uncountable honors and titles. In addition to her uncountable records, Katie won the Women's 800m freestyle in the Olympic Trials finale, qualifying for the US team.
Ledecky is looking forward to swimming five-six events in Tokyo. Photo Source: Daily Sports
Ledecky's 8th Olympic trial win swiftly broke the record she previously shared with Katie Hoff, Tracy Caulkins. She completed the 800m freestyle race in 18:14.62. The 24 years old currently looks forward to swimming 5 or 6 events in Tokyo. She has ranked 2nd in the world this year after Australian rival Ariarne Titmus.
Despite being a leading name in the sports world, Ledecky doesn't dwell on her success and thrives on doing better each time. In an interview NBC sports after her trial win, Ledecky said, "I haven't been super happy with my times but i still feel like am in a good spot, I'm not comparing myself to my past."
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