Former Olympic Athletes Who Now Have Huge Bank Accounts

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It wasn't until 1986 that professional athletes were allowed to compete in the Olympic Games, which is why before that date, many of the world's best athletes refrained from participating in the Olympics.

Because of that rule change, in more recent years, many Olympians have ended up with bank accounts worth tens of millions of dollars. Some were already there or well on their way to their fortunes before their runs in the Olympics, while others' careers were jump-started by their Olympic success.