How Ryan Lochte’s net worth was built
Ryan Lochte has more Olympic medals than any male swimmer in history except Michael Phelps, with six gold, three silver and three bronze. He has competed in four Olympic Games — in Athens, Greece, Beijing, London and Rio de Janeiro. His performance at the Rio games was overshadowed by a media blitz that ensued after he lied and said he and some other American swimmers had been robbed at gunpoint while there.
Lochte started swimming at age 5. His dad was a swim coach. Lochte dedicated himself to training to win after a disappointing loss at the AAU Junior Olympic Games when he was 14. In college, at the University of Florida, he was the NCAA Swimmer of the Year twice and a seven-time NCAA champion, setting records in the 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard individual medley.
His net worth, which comes from endorsement deals, is $6 million as of June 2017, according to Celebrity Net Worth,
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- Born: 1984
- Birthplace: Rochester, New York
What he’s up to now
Lochte got a 10-month suspension and lost endorsement deals after his false accusations in Rio de Janeiro. To help restore his image, he competed on “Dancing With the Stars,” lasting eight weeks before he was voted off. Lochte’s fiancée, Kayla Rae Reid, gave birth to a baby boy, Caiden Zane Lochte, in June 2017.
Lochte has won nearly 100 medals in major international competitions, including the Olympics, the FINA World Aquatics Championships, Pan American Games and Pan Pacific Swimming Championships. He still holds several world records.
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