The 2018 Winter Games in South Korea feature athletes from around the world in amateur sports events that are among the most exciting you’ll ever see.

Some of the athletes will become celebrities. Potentially very wealthy celebrities with millions of fans and millions of dollars.

Follow along as we count down the 10 richest Winter Olympics stars, followed by a well-known Olympian who is very poor by comparison.

7. Kristi Yamaguchi (tie)

Kristi Yamaguchi is a two-time world champion and an Olympic gold medalist in singles figure skating. She captured the hearts of Americans with her spunky style and impressive athleticism during the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, France.

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 17: Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi backstage for collection by Son Jung Wan at Mercedes-Benz Fall/Winter 2011 Fashion Week on February 17, 2011 in New York City.
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Kristi Yamaguchi captured the hearts of Americans with her spunky style and impressive athleticism.

After her Olympics win, Yamaguchi performed with "Stars on Ice" for many years, and in 2008 she became a champion on TV's Dancing With the Stars. Her first children’s book came out in 2011, titled Dream Big, Little Pig!

Kristi Yamaguchi is worth $8 million, says Celebrity Net Worth.

7. Bode Miller (tie)

This six-time Olympic medalist (one gold, three silver, two bronze) showed he was a talented Alpine skier in multiple events, including slalom and downhill. In 2014, at age 36, he became the oldest Alpine skier to win an Olympic medal.

SOELDEN AUSTRIA OCT 26, Bode Miller USA  competing in the mens giant slalom race at the Rettenbach Glacier Soelden Austria, the opening race of the 2008/09 Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup
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Bode Miller showed he was a talented Alpine skier in multiple events.

Miller is known for his brash style and love-hate relationship with the media. He was so successful from his racing and endorsements that he left the U.S. ski team for two years in 2007 to start his own training program.

Bode (pronounced BOH-dee) Miller is worth $8 million, according to TheRichest.

7. Nancy Kerrigan (tie)

Nancy Kerrigan's 1992 bronze and 1994 silver medals in figure skating will forever be overshadowed by the violent attack on her knee before her second Winter Games. An associate of her rival, Tonya Harding, struck her in the leg after a practice session.

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In recent years, Nancy Kerrigan has found work as a model, spokeswoman and actor.

After her successful skating career, Kerrigan found work as a model, spokeswoman and actor. She hosted Saturday Night Live and competed on Dancing With the Stars. She married her manager after retiring from figure skating.

Nancy Kerrigan's net worth is $8 million, reports Celebrity Net Worth.

7. Peggy Fleming (tie)

A star of the 1968 Olympic Winter Games in France, figure skater Peggy Fleming was the only American to win a gold medal that year. Her beauty on the ice and unorthodox style earned her a reputation as a consummate performer.

Peggy Fleming at the 36th Annual Gracie Awards Gala, Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA. 05-24-11
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Peggy Fleming was a figure skating star of the 1968 Olympics and later went on to fame as a skating commentator.

She later went pro to skate with the Ice Capades, and she has been a fixture of ABC Sports' figure skating coverage, serving as a commentator with the network since 1981.

Peggy Fleming has a net worth of $8 million, according to TheRichest.

6. Apolo Ohno

Apolo Ohno is a short-track speed skater who has won eight medals in three Olympic appearances. He won countless fans with his happy-go-lucky style and signature locks of flowing hair.

TURIN, ITALY FEBRUARY 13, 2006: Apolo Anton Ohno (USA) competes during the Short Track competition at the Winter Olympic Games of Turin 2006.
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Speed skater Apolo Ohno has won eight Olympic medals.

After his skating career, Ohno became a philanthropist, activist and motivational speaker. He was a winner on Dancing With the Stars in 2007, and went on to become a commentator for NBC during the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Apolo Ohno has a net worth of $10 million, says Celebrity Net Worth.

5. Michelle Kwan

Michelle Kwan is considered one of the greatest figure skaters of all time. She is a silver and bronze medalist from two Winter Games (1998 and 2002) and was known for her expressive and artistic style — very popular with American television audiences.

Michelle Kwan's figure skating style has been described as expressive and artistic.
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Michelle Kwan

She also is a published author, actor, voiceover artist, activist and model. Her endorsement deals have been with companies including McDonald's, Visa, Disney, Kraft, Coca-Cola, Chevrolet and many others.

Michelle Kwan is worth $16 million, reports Celebrity Net Worth.

4. Brian Boitano

Brian Boitano was a household name during the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, Canada. His powerful figure skating and impressive style earned him fame, fortune and a gold medal. He was part of the “Battle of the Brians” rivalry with Canadian skater Brian Orser.

NEW YORK - MAY 11: Brian Boitano attends a reception for the 2013 Ellis Island Medals of Honor at Ritz Carlton Battery Park on May 11, 2013 in New York City.
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Brian Boitano won a gold medal for figure skating at the 1998 Winter Olympics.

Boitano later found work as a spokesman, activist and actor. He starred in his own TV cooking show (What Would Brian Boitano Make?) and joined the U.S. delegation for the 2014 Sochi Olympics as a team official.

Brian Boitano's net worth is $18 million, according to TheRichest.

3. Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton is a legend in U.S. figure skating. In his long and storied career, he won a gold medal in 1984 and was named by Associated Press in 1993 as one of the eight most popular American sports personalities — ahead of Michael Jordan!

LOS ANGELES - JUL 12:  Scott Hamilton at the 2nd Annual Sports Humanitarian Of The Year Awards at the Congo Room on July 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA
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Scott Hamilton is a U.S. figure skating legend.

Since retiring from competition, Hamilton has devoted his time to philanthropy and public appearances. He is a cancer survivor and strong supporter of causes including children’s health, the Special Olympics and Make-A-Wish.

Scott Hamilton is worth $30 million, according to TheRichest.

2. Shaun White

This three-time Olympic gold medalist competing in the 2018 Winter Games is the most recognized name in snowboarding. His red hair and extreme maneuvers on the slopes have earned him a loyal following of fans.

LAAX, SWITZERLAND- JANUARY 16: Shaun White, USA, competing in the Burton European Open Snowboarding Championships January 16, 2009 in Laax, Switzerland.
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Shaun White is a snowboarding superstar and has two gold medals.

White's sponsorships include deals with Burton, Oakley, Target, Red Bull and the video games company Ubisoft. He has his own game franchises, Shaun White Snowboarding and Shaun White Skateboarding.

Shaun White has a net worth of at least $40 million, reports Elite Daily.

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