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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
$1.31 Billion 55 United states
#2
Vince McMahon
$1.3 Billion 72 United states
#3
Michael Schumacher
$800 Million 49 Germany
#4
Tiger Woods
$740 Million 42 United states
#5
Magic Johnson
$600 Million 59 United states
#6
Roger Staubach
$600 Million 76 United states
#7
Junior Bridgeman
$600 Million 64 United states
#8
Floyd Mayweather
$565 Million 41 United states
#9
Cristiano Ronaldo
$450 Million 33 -
#10
David Beckham
$450 Million 43 United kingdom
#11
Michael Buffer
$400 Million 73 United states
#12
Lionel Messi
$400 Million 31 Spain
#13
Roger Federer
$400 Million 37 Switzerland
#14
Phil Mickelson
$365 Million 48 United states
#15
Shaquille O'Neal
$350 Million 46 United states
#16
Kobe Bryant
$350 Million 39 United states
#17
LeBron James
$340 Million 33 United states
#18
Alex Rodriguez
$300 Million 43 United states
#19
Greg Norman
$300 Million 63 Australia
#20
Jack Nicklaus
$280 Million 78 United states
#21
Lewis Hamilton
$280 Million 33 United kingdom
#22
George Foreman
$250 Million 69 United states
#23
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
$225 Million 43 United states
#24
Paul Caddick
$225 Million 68 United kingdom
#25
The Rock Dwayne Johnson
$220 Million 46 United states
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