Seize the moment, defy gravity and perform with elegance. Figure skaters look really spectacular as they glide in the ice. The sport of figure skating is considered to be difficult because one needs a great body balance and an athletic body. And not everyone can do it. Both men and women figure skaters compete in the many big competitions every year as well as the renowned Winter Olympics where it is the most-watched event. Most of the successful figure skaters started at a very young age until they made a name in the sport. They have the combination of pure hard work, dedication from childhood and some God-given talent as well as long hours of practice, many sacrifices, sweat, tears, and sometimes blood to get to the top level. Although they are highly talented athletes, they don't usually get the recognition that most of the major sports receive. Their skills and art are as good as any other sport, but only a few acknowledge their craft. It is unknown to many that the richest figure skaters have amassed much of their wealth from doing personal shows, tv stuff, and movie performances here and there. The prize money from winning medals and championship is not enough to boost their fortune. That is why most of the successful figure skaters around the world make name for themselves by doing their own shows in various places. Be ready to conquer the ice kingdom with elegant movements and spectacular moments. Here are the figure skaters who made on top of our list.