08/03/2012 12:10 pm ET

Grabbing The Gold: The 7 Highest-Paid Female Olympians

Some athletes aspire for gold not only for the glory of winning an Olympic medal but also for a generous monetary reward. However, for a select few, endorsement deals have already funded their trip to London and then some. According to Forbes, many of the top earning female athletes are Olympians, and whether the gold in their pocket is a result from the gold hanging around their necks or other career accomplishments, these women aren't too concerned with finding work after the 2012 games

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