Most Olympians are known for their athletic feats during competition. Some reach unparalleled levels of fame and become household names. But for those well-known athletes, what kind of houses do they live in? Although most make less money than you would expect, the most successful are able to lead lives of luxury in their upscale homes. From Usain Bolt’s compound in Jamaica, to Michael Jordan’s Chicago home, take a look at some of the houses these Olympic athletes can afford to purchase.
As the current holder of three world records, Usain Bolt had to work hard to become the fastest man of all time. Accordingly, Bolt is one of the richest Olympic athletes ever with an estimated $30 million net worth. Despite this, he has a rather modest home in Kingston Jamaica as seen in the pictures below. However, there is another side to the coin. For all his hard work on the track, Bolt seems to enjoy unwinding off the track with his private time. According to the Daily Telegraph, some of Bolt’s neighbors have lodged complaints again him for his loud, late-night parties. But, for the high level of performance he puts forth, we feel he should be able to party all he wants!
Roger Federer is widely regarded as the greatest tennis player of all time. For his successes in tennis, you can imagine that he has made a fair amount of money over the years. In fact, he owns multiple properties ranging from Switzerland to Dubai. His Dubai apartment is used as a training base for acclimating to hotter climates than can be experienced in Switzerland. Although he works hard, his properties are understandably lavish and luxurious.
Liukin is the gold medal winner for the 2008 Beijing Olympics Individual All-Around Event. She is still involved in the Olympics as an analyst covering the 2016 Olympics. The interesting part is that she appears to have listed her Boston apartment on Airbnb while she’s away. She’s asking for a whopping $1,250 per night for the stylish one-bedroom apartment. But she apparently doesn’t need the dough herself. According to Boston.com, proceeds will benefit the Corey C. Griffin Foundation.
Carl Lewis is the winner of nine gold medals and one silver medal spanning from the 70’s to the 90’s. He sold his Pacific Palisades house back in 2010 for a whopping $2.5 million. The house, first bought for $1.75 million, features 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and 5,307 sqft of living space. The property also sits on a third of an acre with beautiful ocean views, a pool, and fruit trees.
Aside from being the greatest Olympics swimmer, Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time. He also listed his Baltimore home for sale back in 2012. The listing price was never made public, but estimates have it between $1.075 and $1.475 million. The home is actually a condo and is one of many luxury townhouses located in Fells Point. The condo is 4,030 sqft and has 3 bedroom, and 3.5 bathrooms. The interior has many high-end features such as hardwood floors, glass-lined water views, ceiling to floor mirrors, and master bedroom with a spa. The master bedroom also has a balcony with water views. It’s unclear whether the house was sold or what the sale price was.
The most expensive house on this list is Michael Jordan’s 56,000 sqft Chicago home. That’s right, 56,000 sqft. The house was originally listed back in 2012 for $29 million. However, it sat on the market unsold for over 3 years. As a result, the price has been lowered to $14.855 million. The behemoth of a house has 9 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, and 5 fire places. As you can imagine, the house spares no expense with indoor tennis court, putting green, and climate controlled garages. In case you were wondering, the house has room for up to 15 cars.