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Adam Peaty is one of Team GB's greatest weapons when it comes to bringing in the gold medals. He's on a streak of eight consecutive global titles and holds multiple world-records for both the 50m and 100m breaststroke - not to mention he's also got an MBE.
The 27-year-old collected Team GB's first gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics in the men's 100m breaststroke, his specialty. In 2016 at the Rio games, he was the first male in Team GB to win gold for this category in 24 years.
Peaty is described as an "anatomical freak" and has dominated the men's breaststroke category since setting the world-records for the 50m and 100m breaststroke since 2014.
It's rare for an athlete to dominate his field like Peaty has and Michael Phelps told him his breaststroke was "f*****g insane!" Coming from him, a former competitive swimmer and the most successful Olympian of all time, that's a huge compliment.
Cheering him on from home this year is his girlfriend Eiri and their baby boy George.
Adam Peaty's net worth is estimated to be between $1-$5 million (£71,635,000-£3.5 million) in 2021, no doubt bringing in huge earnings from his winning streak and big sponsorships.
British athletes aren't actually paid anything for winning medals at the Olympics, while other countries pay tens of thousands to their medal-winning Olympians.
Therefore, Peaty's earnings will mainly come from corporate sponsorships and endorsements.
British athletes are supported by government and lottery funding which is put aside each year, but it's not a lot, and it's a common misconception that athletes automatically have a steady and lavish income.
Peaty is also the founder of his own sports clinic, Adam Peaty Sports Clinic, which supports aspiring competitive swimmers with everything from coaching to nutrition and even parental support. The company tours the UK offering race courses to hopefuls for £219 upwards. There's also Peaty's subscription platform - AP Race Plus.
"When I eventually leave the sport, I want to ensure that I leave behind much more than times in a record book," Peaty wrote on the company's website.
"Sport is one of the most powerful things in the world and it changes people's lives every day," he added. "I want to make sure that over the coming years I invest both time and resources into projects that help to support many future generations of athletes to come."
Peaty next competes at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday 29th July.
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