Donald Trump’s Ex-Wife Is the Second Richest Olympian in the World Ahead of Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps

Published 05/09/2022, 8:00 AM EDT

Many incredible athletes have graced the sporting world. Their extraordinary performances have helped elevate their status as some of the greatest athletes in their field. Usain Bolt, Shaun White, and Michael Phelps are some of them. With some incredible records to their names, one might wonder how much their net worth is.

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If that’s not enough, people also wonder who is the richest athlete among them. There are often deliberations about the richest Olympian of all.

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Many think it would either be Bolt or Phelps. Well, the real answer may shock you.

The Ex-wife of Donald Trump has a higher net worth than Bolt or Phelps

With a net worth of $55milion, swimmer Michael Phelps ranks fourth on the list of celebrities with the highest net worth. Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt comes in next on the list with a net worth of about $60million in 2022.

In what can only be termed as a surprise, Trump’s ex-wife Ivana Trump ranks seconds on the list just behind Caitlyn Jenner. She was selected as an alternative on the Czechoslovakian ski team for the 1972 Olympics. Her first professional engagement after moving to Canada came in the form of a Ski coach. Ivana spent many years coaching in Montreal before switching careers and finally turning to a modeling career. During her years in modeling, she met Donald Trump.

After meeting him in 1976, Ivana married Donald in 1977. Together, the two became prominent figures in New York in the ’80s. She eventually became the Vice President Interior Design in her husband’s company, The Trump Organization. She was also appointed the President of Trump Castle Hotel and Casino. Ultimately, the couple got divorced in 1990.

At the summit of the list sits American decathlete, Caitlyn Jenner. She won the gold in the Decathlon event during the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. She is widely considered as one of the greatest athletes of all time.

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Phelps v Bolt, who is the greatest Olympian?

Bolt was once asked about who the greatest Olympian was of all time. Without a doubt in his mind, the sprinter took his own name. Winning two consecutive gold medals is an impressive feat, but winning three means he is into legendary status. Likewise, he won thrice in the 200m events. Bolt is the current world record holder in the 100m and the 200m categories.

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He won a ninth medal in the 4x100m relay event at the Beijing Olympics. Bolt is certainly a true sprinter who has worked extremely hard to be where he is.

Phelps, on the other hand, is the GOAT of swimming. With a record of 28 medals to his name, he is the most decorated Olympian of all time. The tally includes 23 gold medals. To put this into perspective, many countries in the world do not have this tally, let alone an individual. That is the dominance of Michael in the swimming world.

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Making a case for either of them is a tough job. Thus, the debate continues to determine the greatest Olympian of all time. But if we take medals into consideration, Phelps is clearly ahead of the Jamaican sprinter.

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Naman Gopal Srivastava

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Naman Gopal is a US Sports Writer at EssentiallySports. Naman is an Undergraduate in Journalism and Mass Communication, with a minor’s degree in Cinematography from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology. An ardent fan of basketball and soccer, Naman was once a national level soccer player himself.

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