9Kristi Yamaguchi – Net worth: $8 million
Next on our top list is Kristine Tsuya “Kristi” Yamaguchi, a figure skater with a net worth of $8 million.
Born on July 12, 1971, she is the 1992 Olympic Champion in ladies’ singles and has also won 2 World Figure Skating Championships in 1991 and 1992 and a U.S. Figure Skating Championships in 1992, as well as 1 junior world title in 1988 and 2 national titles in 1989 and 1990 as a pair skater with Rudy Galindo.
The American figure skater started to make headlines in 1989, when she defeated rival Jill Trenary at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
In 2005, Yamaguchi was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame.
A year later, she served as a local commentator on figure skating for San Francisco TV station KNTV during Winter Olympics.
She is also a great philanthropist and established the Always Dream Foundation for children in 1996.