OLYMPIC golden boy Tom Daley has amassed a staggering £2.7million fortune which is set to double when he returns home with his two new medals from Tokyo.
The champion diver and Team GB’s other Olympians have all made the nation proud, but we can reveal which British athletes also have a pot of gold waiting for them when they get home.
Daley finally won gold at his third Olympic Games after he and Matty Lee pulled off a brilliant 10m synchro diving win to end China’s dominance in the event.
The 27-year-old, who also won bronze in the solo event, has already amassed a £2.7million fortune from his stellar career.
The star has £1,926,515 in cash and further assets of £800,000 in his firm Rip Ten Limited.
Latest accounts for the company, which Daley set up ahead of the London 2012 Games, showed he earned a whopping £500,000 last year.
He has banked millions from sponsorship deals with the likes of Adidas, Argos and Etihad Airways and is set for a boost after his Tokyo 2020 success.
Like Daley, who made his Olympic debut aged 14, rising star Sky Brown, 13, is already raking in the cash with huge sponsorship deals reportedly worth an eyewatering £3.5million.
The youngest professional skateboarder in the world is also the youngest Nike-sponsored athlete and already has deals with Tommy Hilfiger, Vans, Hurley and Billabong. Last year she was even unveiled as a Barbie Role Model.
Cycling legend Laura Kenny became the first British female Olympian to win gold at three consecutive Games after victory alongside Katie Archibald.
Kenny also joins equestrian Charlotte Dujardin with a total of six Olympic medals to jointly lead the table of most medals won by a female British athlete.
She has built up a fortune of £1,292,953 in her firm LT 1992 Limited, set up before the London 2012 Games, including £766,107 cash in the bank.
Swimming hero Adam Peaty can afford to take a break from swimming after amassing a £700,000 fortune.
After winning two gold medals and a silver at Tokyo 2020 he will now take some time out of the pool to protect his mental health.
Veteran show jumper Ben Maher, who won individual gold in Tokyo, has built up a massive £3.4million fortune. Accounts for Ben Maher Limited, which he set up in 2006, includes £1.5million in cash.
Sailing champ Giles Scott retained his Olympic title after a stunning victory in Tokyo. The gold star set up Scott Sailing Limited in 2008 and official documents reveal he has assets worth a whopping £900,000 in the company.
Our gymnastics hero Max Whitlock built up a £500,000 fortune ahead of the Tokyo Games.
Boxer Galal Yafai, from Birmingham, struck gold after the flyweight boxer beat Filipino Carlo Paalam this week – sending his earnings through the roof. Yafai has already amassed impressive six-figure career earnings.
Tom Daley’s diving partner Matty Lee has built up an estimated £100,000 fortune.
The 23-year-old from Leeds will soon be setting up companies to handle the mega sponsorship offers that will come his way
BMX champ Bethany Shriever, a 22-year-old former trainee teaching assistant from Essex, was forced to set up a £50,000 crowdfund in 2019 to get her to the Games after her funding was cut, before having it reinstated.
The surprise package has had to graft and thanked her parents for supporting her success
Fellow BMX star Charlotte Worthington was until recently a restaurant glass collector. She chose BMX freestyle over a place at university. She pulled off a first for a woman at the Games after landing a 360 backflip.
The BMX pair have achieved extraordinary success without big bank balances.
Meanwhile hammer thrower Taylor Campbell, 14th in his heat, is having to flog his Games merchandise.
- Sky Brown – £3.5million (estimated)
- Ben Maher – £3.4million
- Tom Daley – £2.7million
- Katarina Johnson-Thompson – £1.9million
- Dina Asher-Smith – £1.35m
- Laura Kenny – £1.3million
- Giles Scott – £900,000
- Adam Peatty – £700,000
- Max Whitlock – £500,000
- Galal Yafai – £350,000
- Matty Lee – £100,000 (estimated)
- Tom Pidcock – £100,000 (estimated)
Sponsorship expert Nigel Currie, said: “As Olympic gold medalist, sponsors will be more eager than ever to sign up our Brit stars.
“High-profile stars such as Tom Daley could easily double their current earnings.
“All of our gold medal stars are proven winners and sponsors will be knocking at their doors. They could all earn millions before the next Olympic Games.”
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