Ryan Lochte Net Worth: Earnings & Sponsors

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Ryan Steven Lochte is an American professional swimmer and 12-time Olympic medalist and the second most-decorated male swimmer in Olympic history. Lochte is estimated to have a net worth of around $300k as of 2024.

A boy from Rochester, New York, who earned 7 NCAA swimming titles and came into the limelight at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Just in the major tournaments, Lochte has collected a total of ninety medals. Likewise, he has garnered 39 world championship titles.

Ryan Lochte, A Professional Swimmer And Olympics Medalist
Ryan Lochte, A Professional Swimmer, And Olympics Medalist (Source: USA Today)

The Olympic champion earned most of his fortune from his swimming victories, sponsorship deals, magazine appearances, and TV and movie appearances.

Some of his major endorsement deals are with Nissan, AT&T, Ralph Lauren, Gillette, Speedo, Gatorade, Airweave, and Gentle Hair Removal.

In this article, we will look more into his net worth, earnings, and endorsement deals. But first, let’s have a look at the quick facts table below;

Quick Facts

Full Name Ryan Steven Lochte
Pronunciation  r-AY-uh-n LAHK-tee
Date of Birth August 3, 1984
Birth Place Rochester, New York, U.S.
Nick Name Jeezy
Religion Non-religious
Nationality American  
Ethnicity White 
Zodiac Sign  Leo 
Age 39 Years Old
Height 6’2″/1.88 m/188 cm
Weight 88 kg/195 lb.
Wingspan 2.01m
Hair Color Light brown
Eye Color Blue
Build Athletic 
Father’s Name Steven R. Lochte
Mother’s Name Ileana Lochte
Siblings Two Older Sisters, Kristin Lochte and Megan Lochte

Two Younger Brothers, Devon Lochte, and Brandon Lochte

Education Spruce Creek High School
University of Florida
Marital Status Married 
Wife  Kayla Rae Reid (m. 2018)
Kids Caiden Zane Lochte and Liv Rae Lochte
Profession Swimmer 
Strokes  Backstroke, freestyle, individual medley
Team United States of America
Club  Gator Swim Club (GSC-FL)
Coach Gregory Troy
Net Worth $300k 
Social Media  Instagram, Twitter
Merch T-shirtsAutographed Swim Cap
Last Update  May 2024 

Net Worth & Earnings

The 12-time Olympic medalist signed an endorsement with an Italian shoe company, riddickshoes.com, and launched his own swim camp series called 1:54.

Ryan boasts a net worth of $300k as of 2024.

Brand Endorsements & Commercials 

In 2012, Ryan Lochte featured and sponsored numerous brands.

Before the commencement of the 2012 Summer Olympics, Fortune Magazine stated him to have $2.3 million in earnings just from his brand endorsement deals. 

Some of the brands he endorsed include Speedo, Mutual of Omaha, Gillette, Gatorade, Procter and Gamble, Ralph Lauren, Nissan, AT&T, Rhelief, and Blk water.

Besides these deals, Ryan also appeared in several magazines covers like Vogue, Time, Men’s Health, and Men’s Journal.

Ryan after workout
Ryan After Work Out (Source: Instagram)

One of his frequent commercials was for the Nissan Altima. Currently, Ryan is the brand ambassador for the Spire Institute. 

Shows & Movies

In 2012, Saturday Night Live premiere comedian Seth Macfarlane parodied Lochte. Following it, he was open to doing a cameo appearance on the show.

Later the same year, in October, Ryan appeared as an exaggerated version of himself in the 30 Rock episode “Stride of Pride.”

On April 21, 2013, he commenced the show titled “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” on E!. However, this show was put to an end after just one season.

More Small Screen Appearances

After several years in 2016, he appeared on television for season 23 of Dancing with the Stars partnering with professional dancer Cheryl Burke. Altogether, they stood in the seventh position in the show.

Lochte also starred in the ‘Little Something for Your Birthday’ in a supporting role. 

In 2019, Ryan appeared as a houseguest in the second season of the American show, ‘Celebrity Big Brother.’

Later, he and his wife were featured in the Celebrity Family Feud. During the event, the duo won the family round and scored 200 points in the final round.

Ryan Lochte Net worth in Different Currencies 

Also, have a look at Ryan Lochte’s net worth in different currencies.

Currency Net Worth
Euro €279,936 
Pound Sterling £246,825
Australian Dollar A$432,582
Canadian Dollar C$400,858
Indian Rupee ₹2,48,55,420 
BitCoin ฿13.57 


Lochte didn’t have the swift journey all along. In 2012, when he earned $2.3 million just from endorsements, he lost it in the middle due to his scandal.


The Year 2016

In 2016, Lochte fell into the abyss of controversy after he and his other American swimmers claimed that armed men with police badges robbed them.

It was when they were in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Olympics. According to international news, those armed men weren’t the police but the security guards.

As per the report, the swimmers urinated outside the washroom in the gas station. They also vandalized a framed poster and gave money to the guards. Ultimately, the press released the news about the swimmers.

Hence, they had to pay a fine of approximately $10,800 to a Brazilian charity to get back their passport. 

After this incident, both the US Olympic Committee and USA Swimming concluded to suspend Ryan for ten months, and he was made to forfeit $100,000 in bonus money. Likewise, Bentz, Conger, and Feigen were also suspended for four months. 

Additionally, Ryan was restricted from attending the USA Swimming’s year-end Golden Goggles celebration. Only in July 2017 the Brazilian court dismissed his charges. 

The Year 2018

In June 2018, the US Anti-Doping Agency suspended Lochte for 14 months for taking a “prohibited intravenous infusion.”

According to the reports, he had posted an Instagram post with the hashtag #ivdrip. 

Ryan takes the IV infusion
Ryan’s Post of Taking The IV (Source: Instagram)

However, Ryan deleted the post afterward and clarified that he was taking a preventive measure as his wife and son had been sick.

As per Ryan, he took the IV containing B12 and other vitamins. Nonetheless, he was handed a ban, forcing him out from two major international meets; August’s Pan Pacific Championships and the 2019 World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

Did You Know?

Since his scandal, Ryan got his first major sponsorship deal with TYR, an American designer, developer, and manufacturer of competitive swim and triathlon apparel and related specialized athletics gear.


The Olympic champion went from making over $1 million a year ($75,000 from a single sponsor) to hardly getting any sponsors.

Ryan Lochte used to live in a 4,200 square feet (390 m2) mansion. However, he was forced to sell the house and shift to 1,800 square feet (170 m2) apartment. 

Currently, it is reported that he resides in Gainesville, Florida. Back when Ryan sold his house, he was only left with $20,000 in savings. 

Charity & Help

In 2016, Speedo donated $50,000 from Ryan’s sponsorship to Save the Children, a global charity partner of Speedo USA’s parent company. This event was aimed at providing help to children in Brazil. 

Apart from it, in 2018, Ryan helped to raise donations for The Mac Crutchfield Foundation.

This organization aims to coordinate and promote swimming clinics that bring new swimmers to the pools in Florida.

Workout Routine

Alongside Ryan’s swimming training, he also follows grueling workout sessions. His training session lasts an hour to ninety minutes, assisted by music.

As for his music, he listens to Rap, mostly by Little Wayne and Jay-Z.

Even during his off-season days, Ryan puts up with his workout, including box jumping, weight lifting, ankling, and a squat variation. 

Diet Plan 

During his early days, Ryan munched tons of junk food and also suffered a lot from alcohol addiction.

However, he started having a strict diet plan and foods that would benefit his health. He also reduced his calorie intake from 8,000 or 10,000 calories per day to 4,000 calories.

Ryan starts his day with a protein shake, and for his breakfast, he prefers eggs, sausage, or pancakes. For lunch, Ryan eats homemade food. Likewise, he eats salmon or other types of fish with vegetables for dinner.

Brief Glance On Ryan Lochte

The professional swimmer and Olympic champion Ryan Lochte is a family man, a loving husband, and a caring father.

He is married to Kayla Rae Reid, and the duo shares two children. Their third child is due in June 2023.

Ryan With His Wife And Children
Ryan With His Wife And Children (Source: Instagram)

Ryan is well-known for his catchphrase “Jeah.” On August 1, 2012, he went to make his trademark for the phrase with the help of the US Patent & Trademark Office. However, he abandoned the application midway. 

As a swimmer, some of Ryan’s achievements include;

  • Gold in 4×200 Free Relay (2013 FINA World Swimming Championships, 2016 Olympics)
  • Gold 800m Free Relay (2012 Olympics, 2014 FINA SC Worlds, 2014 Pan Pacific Championships)
  • Gold 200m Individual Medley (2013 FINA SC Worlds, 2015 Worlds)
  • Gold 400 Individual Medley (2012 Olympics)
  • Gold 200m Back (2013 FINA SC Worlds)

Besides these, he has won several gold and silver medals in different competitions.

Some of Lochte’s Awards;

  • SwimSwam’s Swammy Award (2013)
  • World Swimmer of the Year Award (once)
  • American Swimmer of the Year Award (twice)
  • FINA Swimmer of the Year (thrice)


  • “My philosophy is if you’re a man at night, you gotta be a man in the morning.” 
  • “The swimming community is really small, but why can’t it be as big as the NBA or the NFL?”
  • “I believe everyone has a soul mate that they can spend the rest of their life together.”

Social Media Presence

If you want to be kept up to date with his daily life and other updates, you can follow him on his social media platforms.

He is available on Instagram under the handle @ryanlochte and on Twitter @RyanLochte.

Instagram: 997k followers


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Twitter: 914k followers


Ryan Lochte has always been a topic of the talk, as during his prime, he made numerous records and won several titles. Besides, he also came into the limelight for some unfortunate events.

Ryan Lochte's Popularity Graph
Ryan Lochte’s Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

The above image shows the fluctuating trend of professional swimmer Ryan in the United States based on Google searches over a year.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Who is the agent of Ryan Lochte?

Jeff M. Ostrow is the agent of Ryan Lochte.

What is Ryan Lochte's body measurement like?

Ryan Lochte has a chest span of 46 inches, a waist size of 34 inches, and a biceps size of 16 inches.

Is there a Ryan Lochte documentary?

Yes, there is a Ryan Lochte documentary called “In Deep With Ryan Lochte.”

Where is Ryan Lochte's residence?

Ryan Lochte resides in Gainesville, Florida, United States.

How many Olympic medals does Ryan Lochte have?

To date, Ryan Lochte has won 12 Olympic medals in his professional swimming career.

How did Ryan Lochte do in the Olympic Trials 2020?

Ryan Lochte finished seventh in the 200-meter individual medley in the 2020 Olympic trials.

Did Ryan Lochte qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?

Sadly, Ryan Lochte failed to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after falling short in the 200-meter individual medley.

Who is the most decorated male swimmer in Olympic history after Michael Phelps?

Ryan Lochte is the most decorated male swimmer in Olympic history after Michael Phelps.

Rajani Gurung
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