Gold medalist Chris Hoy's company took in roughly $1.6 million in profits in 2013. This was a 50 percent increase from 2012, and a big jump from the $40,000 he made through grants and small scholarships prior to his triple-gold performance at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Hoy started Trackstars Limited in 2005 in an effort to spread his wealth out in the event of a shortened career, hiring financial planners to ensure level spending. The business channels income from Hoy's race winnings and advertising campaigns, which have included Gillette and Kellogg's Bran Flakes. The Brit retired from competitive cycling in 2013 and is currently seeking a career as a professional race car driver.