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List of Famous Entrepreneurs Who Are Olympians

This is a unique list of famous entrepreneurs in that each is also an Olympic athlete. Olympians who are also entrepreneurs say that each passion fuels the other. The qualities of how to become an entrepreneur are similar to those needed to become elite athletes.

Melanie Roach
melanie roach

Olympic Sport: Weight Lifter
Business: Roach Gymnastics (gym)
Highlights: 2007 Pan American Games Bronze Medalist
Quote: "To be a good business owner you have to put in the work, have the vision, and be goal oriented. It's the same as athletics."

T.C. Dantzler
tc dantzler

Olympic Sport: Wrestling
Business: TC logiQ (background check company)
Highlights: $2 million in revenues after four years in business.
Quote: "All eyes are on you. My name is tied to the company. I want to lead my team to great things."

Steffen Peters
steffen peters

Olympic Sport: Dressage
Business: SPDS (horse training & boarding)
Highlights: Six Grand Prix titles
Quote: "It's a huge luxury if you can turn your hobby into a business."

George Hincapie
George Hincapie

Olympic Sport: Cycling
Business: Hincapie Sportswear
Highlights: Competed in every Summer Olympics since 1992
Quote: "The Hincapie name is on the clothes. What better ad than me wearing it and riding?"

Christie Rampone
Christie Rampone

Olympic Sport: Soccer
Business: Airship Self Storage
Highlights: Captain of women's Olympic soccer team.
Quote: "Sometimes I have to get to the nearest notary public for signatures and find a fax machine on the road. But I'm always available."

Austin Sperry
Austin Sperry

Olympic Sport: Sailing
Business: EMS Group (mobile home company)
Highlights: Introduced to mobile homes after losing his house in Hurricane Katrina.
Quote: "I look at sailing as a job. I look at other business stuff as what I love to do."

Success Breeds Success

Think of one thing you have been successful at in your life. Now think about what it took to achieve it. If you did it in one area of your life you can do it in business.

This list of famous entrepreneurs is evidence of successful athletes being successful business owners. It's no different then you as a successful (fill in the blank) becoming a successful entrepreneur.

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