One of the most admired activities today is sports. There are athletes who take sports with the passion, dedication and seriousness it deserves. In turn, they change the game into a good income and earn a lot of money. Understandably, some of the richest people in the world today are sportsmen.
The following are the top richest athletes in the world
10. Floyd Mayweather
At the age of 37, Floyd Mayweather is worth $115 million. He is rated as one of the most successful professional boxers. This is what has made him to feature in the list of top richest athletes in the world. Born in the U.S.A., Mayweather has won almost all the matches that he has featured in. He is currently the best pound for pound boxer in the world.
9. Lionel Messi
The Argentinian footballer has earned greatness by his own merit. When it comes to football, no one beats Lionel Messi. With an annual income of $44.68 million, there is no doubt that Messi is one of the top 10 richest athletes in the world, all sports included. He has consistently featured in the starting line up of the Argentina national team and Barcelona football club.
8. Cristiano Ronaldo
The Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has persistently featured incredible rankings as a top-notch footballer. He enjoys an annual income of $35 Million. He is currently playing for the Spanish club real Madrid and also turns for the Portuguese national team.
7. Roger Federer
Roger Federer is one of the most adored tennis players in the word. According to statistics conducted, he is the second best athlete in the world. He is worth $140 million at the age of 31. As it stands, Federer has won a total of 17 grand slam titles making him the most celebrated tennis player of all times.
6. Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson, 42 years old, is currently one of the most celebrated golfers in the world. He is an American golfer who has won 4 major championships to date. He earns his money from an annual golf salary, sponsorships as well as endorsements. With an annual salary of over $60 million, there is no doubt that Mickelson is a rich athlete.
5. David Beckham
At 37, David Beckham is worth $175 million. The English footballer has featured in popular clubs such as Manchester united, Real Madrid and La galaxy. The footballer is currently retired but continues to earn an income due to other contracts he has been offered in industries such as modeling.
4. Kobe Bryant
A discussion of the top 10 richest athletes cannot be complete without mentioning Kobe Bryant. When it comes to professional basketball, there are no words to describe the athlete. Statistics and analysis that were conducted by magazines have revealed that Bryant is worth $200 million at the age of 34.
3. Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez is one of the most celebrated baseball players. He is rated as one of the richest athletes in the world with an annual income of $33 million. He is worth over $300 million.
2. Michael Schumacher
The German Formula 1 driver. Michael Schumacher, has put an admirable spirit of persistence and sheer dedication when it comes to Formula 1 competitions. He is worth $400 million making him one of the richest F1 drivers.
1. Tiger woods
With an annual income of $85 Million, there is no doubt that Tiger woods is one of the richest athlete today. His professionalism in Golf has seen him break numerous records. Presently, Tiger woods is worth $500 million.
Sports is an activity that one can follow or relate to. In sports, it is possible to find the perfect company and learn a lot of new things. However, it can also be a great source of income as demonstrated by these athletes.