The Olympics are all about the medals – gold in particular. But who are the five richest Olympic athletes and how much are they worth?
4. Carmelo Anthony
Total Earnings: $22.9 million (June 2011 to June 2012)
Carmelo Anthony is a basketball superstar who plays for the New York Knicks. During his first nine years in the NBA, Anthony earned just over $94 million in salary alone. His peak salary year so far has been the 2011-2012 season when he earned $18.5 million playing for the New York Knicks. The small forward earns up to $10 million in endorsement deals, plus extra for his income from the Air Jordan Melo sneaker line. He had one gold and one bronze medal heading to the 2012 Olympics.