Gold Medal Skier Lindsey Vonn Owed $1.7 Million in Back Taxes
Apr 16th 2012 10:50AM
Updated Apr 16th 2012 2:05PM
Vonn owes the money from 2010, the year she took Olympic gold in downhill at Vancouver. "The IRS filed a $1,705,437 against Vonn and her estranged husband Thomas on April 2 with the Elko Country Reorder in Nevada," the News reports.
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For her part, Vonn moved swiftly to settle the bill. In a statement posted on her Facebook page, Vonn explained, "I just recently became aware of the outstanding balance and have done everything in my power to settle it immediately." She said her 2010 return was filed on time, and that her debt to Uncle Sam was now "paid in full."
Vonn could probably use some professional help managing her money: In addition to her World Cup earnings, the alpine star boasts lucrative endorsements with Under Armour (UA), Rolex, Red Bull and Procter and Gamble (PG).