KEY POINTS

  • Danish dressage rider Anna Kasprzak is reportedly the richest Olympian in the world
  • She competed in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, placing 14th
  • She co-owns Danish shoe company Ecco

Danish dressage rider Anna Kasprzak's name wouldn't be the first to come to mind when discussing world-famous Olympians, but she is ahead of the competition in terms of wealth.

The 31-year-old represented Denmark at two Summer Olympics, recording her best Olympic result in 2012 when she placed fourth with the Danish national team in the team competition. Kasprzak's best individual result is 14th place in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

But while she hasn't won an Olympic medal yet, she does have an estimated net worth of $1.4 billion, Forbes reported.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, this makes her the richest Olympian in the world, with over a billion dollars separating her from former Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete Caitlyn Jenner and professional equestrian Georgina Bloomberg, who are both estimated to be worth $100 million.

Kasprzak was also dubbed one of the richest millennials in the world in 2019 and one of only eight billionaires under 30 years old at the time with a net worth of $1.1 billion, Business Insider reported.

The majority of Kasprzak's wealth comes from Danish shoe manufacturer Ecco, which she co-owns with her brother André and mother Hanni.

Kasprzak's grandfather, Karl Toosbuy, founded the shoe brand in 1963 and was able to hire 74 employees by the next year. It earned the title of Footwear Company of the Year in 1994 when it expanded its reach to the U.S. market, according to Business Insider. The company’s explosive growth continues to this day, generating $1.46 billion in sales, Forbes reported.

Ecco products are sold in 90 countries across 2,200 stores and online, according to the company’s website.

Aside from her family's company, Kasprzak runs a private dressage barn located in Haderslev, Denmark, according to Business Insider. Some of her horses in the barn have already been trained and have competed in competitions with Kasprzak. The other animals are still being “educated” until they are able to compete in professional tournaments, the outlet said.

“These horses are top athletes, and if we want to deliver results, we need horses that are healthy and strong – physically as well as mentally,” Kasprzak said. “I take great pride in working with this dimension of the sport.”

Though she hasn't achieved a podium finish at the Olympics, Kasprzak has made a name for herself in the sport after winning at other tournaments and dressage events. In 2017, she won at the international horse show CHIO-Aachen in Germany, and along with the rest of the national team, took home the silver medal at the FEI European Championships.

SWEDEN-EQUESTRIAN Anna Kasprzak of Denmark rides her horse Donnperignon during the Grand Prix final team dressage competition during the Longines FEI European Championships at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden, on August 23, 2017. Photo: / AFP PHOTO / TT News Agency / Pontus LUNDAHL / Sweden OUT (Photo credit should read PONTUS LUNDAHL/AFP via Getty Images)