Ryan Lochte is a United States of America based competitive swimmer who has specialized in backstroke, individual medley, butterfly and freestyle. Lochte is the second most successful and second most decorated Olympian of all time in swimming behind Michael Phelps. As of today, Lochte is the record holder in the 200-meter individual medley and 400-meter individual medley and as a team member of U.S he holds world record in the 4×200 and 4×100 meter freestyle relay.
He is famous for the distance and the speed he manages while kicking underwater and also his supremacy in the short course format. Looking at his profile he is a man full of success in the sport and we shall now look at Ryan Lochte net worth as of 2018 and also go further to reveal a few details you don’t know about Ryan Lochte.
Ryan Lochte Biography
Born Ryan Steven Lochte in 1984 he is the son of Ileana and Steven R.Lochte. he was born in Rochester in New York but grew up in Bristol New York together with his younger brothers and older sisters. He went for his studies at Bloomfield Central Schools. At the age of five his coaches were his parents who taught him well although he used to misbehave a lot and only took the sport seriously when he attained the age of 12. On his college education Lochte went to University of Florida where he graduated in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in sport management.
On his personal life back in 2012 there were rumors he was dating Blair Evans an Australian swimmer but the mother put the rumors to rest. Today he is a married man as he weeded Kayla Rae Reid in January 2018 after meeting her in October 2016. He is also a father to Caiden Zane Lochte.
Lochte swimming career kicked off officially back in high school when he lost Junior Olympics. Upon loosing he vowed not to lose again a promise he kept in his college career. During his college career he was the NCAA swimmer of the year twice, 7 times NCAA champion, 24 time All American, he set an American record for winning in 200-yard backstroke and individual medley and even 400-yard individual medley.
On his international career in 2004-2005 Summer Olympics Lochte together with the American team won the gold medal in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, and he also won a silver medal in 200-meter individual medley. In 2004 FINA Short Course World Championships he won a silver medal in 200-meter individual medley and took home also a bronze medal in 200-meter freestyle. In 2005 during 2005 World Aquatics Championships Lochte won bronze medals in 200-meter backstroke and 200-meter individual medley. He also won a gold on 4×200-meter freestyle relay as a team.
In 2006 and 2007 Lochte won a silver and a bronze in FINA Short Course World Championships and even set two records when he became the first man to win under 50 seconds in 4×100-meter medley relay and also won backstroke 200-meter individual medley. In 2007 World Aquatics Championships he won a silver medal in 100-meter backstroke, and won his first individual gold medal when he won 200-meter backstroke.
Other competitions where Lochte won either a gold, silver or a bronze are the 2008 Summer Olympics where he won 2 bronzes and 2 gold medals. 2009 World Aquatics Championships he won 3 gold medals and a bronze. In 2012 Summer Olympics Lochte won a gold medal in 400-meter individual medley, silver medal in 4×100-meter freestyle relay, a gold on 4×200-meter freestyle, a bronze in 200m backstroke. he also competed in 2013 World Championships and 2015 World Championships where he won several gold silver and bronze medals. In 2016 Summer Olympics his medal count was 12 which made him the second most decorated male Olympic swimmer of all time.
It was during this time that he lied of being robbed at a gunpoint and the truth of the matter was he had vandalized a fuel station bathroom.
On Awards and Achievements: Ryan Lochte has been awarded with many career awards and he is the second most awarded male swimmer of all time. he has won SwimSwam’s Swammy Award, American Swimmer of the Year Award, FINA Swimmer of the Year, won 54 gold medals, 14 bronze medals and 22 silver medals.
How much is net worth of Ryan Lochte
Ryan Lochte Net Worth is at $4 million. back in 2012 Ryan Lochte net worth was $2.3 million but as of today his financial situation has nearly doubled. Having won 12 gold medals and all his gold medals winnings totaling to 54, plus 22 silver medals and 14 bronzes much of Ryan Lochte net worth has been boosted by career earnings. Another source of Ryan Lochte net worth fortune is some of his endorsement deals are with brands such as Gatorade, Ralphn Laureen, Speedo, Gillette, Nissan, ATT & T, Airwave, Syneron-Candela among others.
10 Facts You Need To Know About Ryan Lochte
No one can refute that Ryan Lochte is one of the greatest swimmers of our generation. Although you know he usually scoops a several gold medals in every Olympic, and World Championships here are a few things you probably don’t know about Ryan Lochte.
1. His idol is Pablo Morales who won the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games in 100 meters butterfly.
2. His loss at junior Olympics when he was just 14 made hi become more serious with the sport.
3. During his Beijing games he had all his breakfast lunch and dinner at McDonalds.
4. Did you know that Lochte once swam across murky Hudson River with a pizza strapped to his back? The event was to promote Comboz pizza.
5. His typical breakfast, eggs, a glass of orange juice, pancakes, waffle.
6. The things that pushes him to the wall most is the clock and himself as well.
7. After training on a weekend what he does in Sunday morning is watching tv with his dog while sitting on his couch.
8. He loves watching cartoons.
9. His dog name is Carter.
10. He prefers twitter than Facebook.
Ryan Lochte net worth would have been much higher were it not for his lies about being robbed at a gunpoint at 2016 Summer Olympics where most of his sponsors withdrew their sponsorship deals. We hope he has learnt his lesson.