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comes from money.
made money skiing.
didnt pay for car in gumball = savings of $1m = profit?
Jon is a very popular, and mainstream athlete in Sweden. I believe his money comes from his sponsors. No skier, not even Bode Miller, or Jonny Moseley in his day, has the same profile in the US that Jon does in Sweden. To my knowledge, it is simply a question of Jon making more from his sponsors than anyone in the US does. Bode Miller might be an exception, as he makes 7 figures, but there are numerous athletes in the US making money. Jon is one of only a handful of big name athtletes in Sweden.
He may have made good business decisions, I would not know.
I believe he has invested well, but investing well is not going to take someone making 150k a year to having a Lamborghini, unless you were somehow able to invest in Facebook or Linkedin. Most people who get in on the ground floor of those companies are venture capitalists, who tend to have a fair bit of money. If what I have heard about Jon is true, he makes enough money to be a bit of a venture capitalist. I don't know for certain though. The point I am trying to make is that in order to make such business decisions, it takes a high salary to begin with. Jon has an apartment in Monaco. If he owns it, you are talking about at least 1.5m, in all likelihood. His Lamborghini is also quite pricey. That type of wealth takes a high salary, or starting your own company. As I said before, 150k a year in salary will not bring someone to that level.
I have heard that Henrik WIndstedt has also moved to Monaco. If that is the case, the Swedes are cetainly paying their freeskiers well.
Apartments in Monaco are more expensive then in San Francisco, and by a good bit. If you do some research, you will find that 1.5m is a pretty normal. Monaco is a haven for the uber wealthy, due to practically no taxes. People in Sweden pay enormous taxes, hence the reasons for relocating to Monaco.
Just do some research on the subject. If you check out available apartments, you will find the CHEAPEST, a studio is 650,000 euros. The normal prices for 1 bedrooms are close to 2m EUROS, so in dollars 1.5 million is on the low end.
Check out this website, if you want to know more.