What Is Eddy Merckx’s Net Worth?

Mandatory Credit: Photo by GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10327713bg)Belgian cyclist legend Eddy Merckx attends the team's presentation two days ahead of the 106th edition of the Tour de France cycling race in Brussels, Belgium, France, 04 July 2019.
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Belgian Eddy Merckx was considered the greatest cyclist of all time long after his appearance at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964.

Eddy Merckx Net Worth: $20 Million

The winner of more than 500 major races, Merckx has too many records to name. His five Tour de France wins were the most ever until Lance Armstrong won seven before his doping disqualifications.

Merckx was so dominant that by 1972, he had deals with Gillette, Adidas and other big brands. He was such a sensation in the media that he was a millionaire making $400,000 a year by age 27.

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Last updated: July 21, 2021

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