Lindsey Vonn is the most decorated and successful women’s skier in history.
With 79 career wins, the 33-year-old Olympian is one of the best known athletes in winter sports. Outside of her sport, Vonn has a number of sponsorship deals, a new clothing line, a gorgeous Vail, Colo. home and the Lindsey Vonn Foundation to help young girls grow as athletes. It is unclear exactly how much money Vonn has to her name, but according to a 2013 article from Forbes, Vonn’s net worth was $3 million.
Vonn’s career has not been easy, however. She has suffered a number of injuries and crashes, including a knee injury that kept her out of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. But Vonn will make her return to the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea — and she wants revenge. Vonn has said she hopes to add to her Olympic medal collection, which already includes a gold from the downhill event and a bronze from the super giant slalom event, both from the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.
As Vonn prepares for her Olympic comeback, here’s what we know about her money.
An award-winning skiing career
Vonn has had 79 total wins over her skiing career — an accomplishment that has cemented her in the record books. Those winnings include two Olympic medals — a gold and a bronze — and a host of world championship hardware, including most recently a bronze in the downhill event. She has also won four overall world titles in her sport, and ranked second overall in 2016.
In the 2018 season, Vonn has earned more than $128,000 so far for her performances for the International Ski Federation, according to the organization’s website. Back in the 2012 season, however, she was the top-performing female skier, earning more than $592,947 for her performances. Vonn has consistently won upwards of $100,000 or $200,000 in recent years, aside from 2014 when she suffered from her knee injury. She has bounced back, though, once again being the highest performer in 2016, with more than $461,800 in earnings.
Endorsement deals with companies like Red Bull
Vonn’s net worth is buoyed by more than her prize winnings thanks to her numerous endorsement deals.
In addition to a Red Bull sponsorship, Vonn has endorsement deals with brands like Beats by Dre, Rolex, Oakley, Hershey, Proctor & Gamble, GoPro and Under Armour.
Her sponsorship deals are apparent in a number of ways. She often wears a Red Bull helmet while competing and a Red Bull beanie on the podium. As a brand ambassador for Proctor & Gamble, Vonn has posted videos on her Instagram page advertising their Bounty paper towels.
An ad from Beats by Dre shows Vonn listening to music as images of her crashes, injuries and recoveries blare across the screen.
California and Colorado homes
Vonn has homes in California and Colorado, where the latter serves as a mountain escape for the skier.
In a tour of the home with People in June 2017, Vonn said her five-bedroom Vail home serves as a quiet escape that keeps her relaxed.
“Because I’m on the road all the time, I need a place to come home to where I feel really relaxed and cut off from everything,” she told People of her Vail home.
She also recently listed her West Hollywood home in California for $3.8 million (she bought it in 2016 for $3.55 million). Just about 20 miles north sits her new California home in Sherman Oaks, which she bought for $2.6 million in September 2017. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home has a contemporary style and a stunning kitchen and master suite, according to Trulia.
Vonn’s beautiful homes appear to bring joy to her three dogs, too.
The Lindsey Vonn foundation and book
Outside of her sponsorship deals, Vonn runs the Lindsey Vonn Foundation, which is dedicated to helping girls earn scholarships for education and athletics. The foundation includes several camps for young girls with activities like yoga and hiking, as well as the chance to meet Vonn.
She also wrote Strong Is the New Beautiful, a book that details her tips on fitness, eating and strength, in October 2016. That month, the Strong Is the New Beautiful was a New York Times best-seller for sports books.
Under Armour clothing line
In a partnership with Under Armour, Vonn has a women’s clothing line that includes a $500 winter coat and black beanie with two faux fur pom-poms on top.
“Under Armour helped me bring my vision to life and the incredible amount of thought and detail that went into each piece is what makes this collection so special,” Vonn said in a press release announcing the clothing line.
The clothing line is available through Under Armour, which also carries a number of similar lines for athletes like stunt woman Jessie Graff.