Shaun White: Forbes’ Top-Earning Olympic Athlete

Forbes number one top-earning Winter Olympic athlete Shaun White. Photo: Forbes.com

Forbes number one top-earning Winter Olympic athlete Shaun White. Photo: Forbes.com

Shaun White was recently named at the top of the list for highest-earning 2010 Winter Olympic athletes by Forbes magazine.

The magazine says it used the following criteria to determine which atheletes were included: “Our list of the highest-earning Winter Olympic athletes looks at earnings derived from prize money, endorsements, licensing income and bonuses for the 2009 calendar year and does not deduct for taxes or agents’ fees. All salaried professional athletes, specifically National Hockey League players, were excluded from the list.”

White tied for first place with Korean skater Kim Nu-La. Among those who also made the list are Gretchen Bleiler, Lindsey Jacobellis and Hannah Teter, with a three-way tie for number 7.