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Top 100 Richest Athletes

Sports require practice and skill and only a handful of people have the determination to make it to the top. From the PGA Tour to the Olympic medalists, these individuals get paid a hefty sum to remain above the rest. Endorsements, contracts, and personal preformance all help to build the wealth of an athlete. Take a look at our list and see whose net worths knock it out of the park. Having the skills alone is not enough to have a successful career in sports. Athletes need to practice while they also have the determination to make it to the top. The right mindset and attitude towards a particular sport are essential as well. Some have to start at an early age and they get discovered by agents to play in bigger leagues. Most of the time, parents have to enroll their children into something they think their little ones would enjoy and learn to love. This can be football, soccer, baseball, karate, gymnastics or any other modern sport. Those who are good in their chosen sport continue to play their hobby in middle school and high school as they represent their school when facing off with other teams. Those who are the luckiest and the most dedicated are able to continue playing their respective sport after school and move on to a professional level. The richest athletes in the world include those who play in major leagues and tours as well as Olympic medalists. They get paid a hefty sum from large contracts, personal performances and sponsorships. However, some of them engage in business and maintain high net worth in the sport industry. These are athletes who don’t make most of their money while dribbling or kicking a ball. A bulk of their income comes from endorsements, investments, business ventures and more. Who among these athletes rule the world’s rich list. They say footballers, golfers, tennis players and boxer all earn and pocketed huge wages. Also, NBA players are one of the world’s highest paid athletes. So, which of them are the richest sportspersons? Take a look at our list to quench your curiosity and see whose net worth knocks it out of the park.

Rank Name Net Worth Age Country
#1
Michael Jordan Net Worth
Michael Jordan
$1.31 B 54 United States
#2
Michael Schumacher Net Worth
Michael Schumacher
$800 M 48 Germany
#3
Vince McMahon Net Worth
Vince McMahon
$750 M 71 United States
#4
Tiger Woods Net Worth
Tiger Woods
$740 M 41 United States
#5
Arnold Palmer Net Worth
Arnold Palmer
$675 M 87 United States
#6
Roger Staubach Net Worth
Roger Staubach
$600 M 75 United States
#7
Magic Johnson Net Worth
Magic Johnson
$600 M 58 United States
#8
David Beckham Net Worth
David Beckham
$450 M 42 United Kingdom
#9
Roger Federer Net Worth
Roger Federer
$400 M 36 Switzerland
#10
Michael Buffer Net Worth
Michael Buffer
$400 M 72 United States
#11
Junior Bridgeman Net Worth
Junior Bridgeman
$400 M 63 United States
#12
Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth
Cristiano Ronaldo
$375 M 32
#13
Shaquille O’Neal Net Worth
Shaquille O’Neal
$350 M 45 United States
#14
Kobe Bryant Net Worth
Kobe Bryant
$350 M 38 United States
#15
Floyd Mayweather Net Worth
Floyd Mayweather
$340 M 40 United States
#16
LeBron James Net Worth
LeBron James
$340 M 32 United States
#17
Greg Norman Net Worth
Greg Norman
$300 M 62 Australia
#18
Alex Rodriguez Net Worth
Alex Rodriguez
$300 M 42 United States
#19
Phil Mickelson Net Worth
Phil Mickelson
$295 M 47 United States
#20
Lewis Hamilton Net Worth
Lewis Hamilton
$280 M 32 United Kingdom
#21
Jack Nicklaus Net Worth
Jack Nicklaus
$280 M 77 United States
#22
Lionel Messi Net Worth
Lionel Messi
$280 M 30
#23
George Foreman Net Worth
George Foreman
$250 M 68 United States
#24
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Net Worth
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
$225 M 42 United States
#25
Paul Caddick Net Worth
Paul Caddick
$225 M
#26
The Rock Dwayne Johnson Net Worth
The Rock Dwayne Johnson
$220 M 45 United States
#27
Dave Whelan Net Worth
Dave Whelan
$210 M 80 United Kingdom
#28
John Madden Net Worth
John Madden
$200 M 81 United States
#29
Kimi Raikkonen Net Worth
Kimi Raikkonen
$200 M 37
#30
Hakeem Olajuwon Net Worth
Hakeem Olajuwon
$200 M 54 United States
#31
Fernando Alonso Net Worth
Fernando Alonso
$200 M 36 Spain
#32
Peyton Manning Net Worth
Peyton Manning
$200 M 41 United States
#33
Wayne Gretzky Net Worth
Wayne Gretzky
$200 M 56 Canada
#34
Bob Arum Net Worth
Bob Arum
$200 M 85 United States
#35
Ken Block Net Worth
Ken Block
$200 M 49 United States
#36
Oscar De La Hoya Net Worth
Oscar De La Hoya
$200 M 44 United States
#37
Richard Childress Net Worth
Richard Childress
$200 M 71 United States
#38
Maria Sharapova Net Worth
Maria Sharapova
$195 M 30 United States
#39
Manny Pacquiao Net Worth
Manny Pacquiao
$190 M 38
#40
Derek Jeter Net Worth
Derek Jeter
$185 M 43 United States
#41
Grant Hill Net Worth
Grant Hill
$180 M 44 United States
#42
Kevin Garnett Net Worth
Kevin Garnett
$180 M 41 United States
#43
Sir Tony O’Reilly Net Worth
Sir Tony O’Reilly
$180 M 81 Ireland
#44
Tim Duncan Net Worth
Tim Duncan
$177 M 41 United States
#45
Andre Agassi Net Worth
Andre Agassi
$175 M 47 United States
#46
Serena Williams Net Worth
Serena Williams
$170 M 35 United States
#47
Dirk Nowitzki Net Worth
Dirk Nowitzki
$170 M 39 Germany
#48
Johnny Dumfries Net Worth
Johnny Dumfries
$165 M
#49
Wayne Rooney Net Worth
Wayne Rooney
$160 M 31 United Kingdom
#50
CC Sabathia Net Worth
CC Sabathia
$155 M 37 United States
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