Trending @ 10: Olympians Get Paid HOW MUCH?!

Today’s Trending @ 10 is literally BLOWING MY MIND.

I don’t know why, but I never considered that Olympic athletes got paid for their wins. I figured they got their gold medals, their glory and then that was that!

BUT NO. I AM SO, SO WRONG. These Olympic Athletes make BANK if they get the gold.

The U.S. athletes get $25,000 per gold medal!!! Think about that for a second! Do you realize how much money Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles have made in the last two weeks?!?! MORE THAN I WILL EVER MAKE IN MY LIFE PROBABLY.

And we’re actually one of the lower-paid countries! Check this out:

Australia?! $126K per gold medal. THAILAND?! $314K per gold medal!

Someone get me a passport and sign me up for the 2020 Olympics, please.

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