Eileen Gu considered one of the standout performers for 2022 Winter Olympicsbut the freestyle skier who competes in halfpipe, slopestyle and big air made headlines after she decided to change her affiliation TeamUSA To China.
The 18-year-old’s popularity away from sports has skyrocketed thanks to her brand deals as she is one of the faces of Victoria’s Secret and also represents fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co, Gucci and Fendi.
Eileen Gu income
Eileen Gu incredibly wealthy before she became famous for the Winter Olympics, and it has been reported that she can charge an estimated £2 million for advertising.
Actually it is said that Gu earned an incredible £12 million last year from her sponsorship deals.
In addition to the work she has done with fashion brands, Gu also signed to Red Bull, Cadillac and Beats by Dre headphones.
Why is Eileen Gu skiing in China?
Eileen Guwho was born in California to an American father and a Chinese mother, found herself at the center of controversy when she was only 15 years old when she decided to retire from acting. TeamUSA introduce China ahead of 2022 Winter Olympics in Pekin.
“I decided to fight for China in 2022 Winter Olympics“, she wrote on Twitter.
“An opportunity to help inspire millions of young people where my mother was born during Winter Olympic Games 2022 in Beijing this is a unique opportunity to help promote the sport I love.”
As a result of her transition from TeamUSA To Chinashe also benefited from sponsorship deals in her mother’s country, as 23 companies including Bank of China, China Mobile and Mengniu brought her on board.
When her time is in Winter Olympics over, Gu will return to the US as she studies at Stanford University.