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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
#26
Paul Caddick
$225 Million 68 United kingdom
#27
Dave Whelan
$210 Million 82 United kingdom
#28
Ken Block
$200 Million 51 United states
#29
Kimi Raikkonen
$200 Million 39 -
#30
Wayne Gretzky
$200 Million 57 Canada
#31
Hakeem Olajuwon
$200 Million 55 United states
#32
John Madden
$200 Million 82 United states
#33
Bob Arum
$200 Million 87 United states
#34
Fernando Alonso
$200 Million 37 Spain
#35
Oscar De La Hoya
$200 Million 45 United states
#36
Peyton Manning
$200 Million 42 United states
#37
Richard Childress
$200 Million 73 United states
#38
Maria Sharapova
$195 Million 31 United states
#39
Manny Pacquiao
$190 Million 40 -
#40
Derek Jeter
$185 Million 44 United states
#41
Neymar da Silva Santos Junior
$185 Million 27 Brazil
#42
Kevin Garnett
$180 Million 42 United states
#43
Sir Tony O'Reilly
$180 Million 82 Ireland
#44
Grant Hill
$180 Million 46 United states
#45
Tom Brady
$180 Million 41 United states
#46
Tim Duncan
$177 Million 42 United states
#47
Andre Agassi
$175 Million 48 United states
#48
Kevin Durant
$170 Million 31 United states
#49
Dirk Nowitzki
$170 Million 40 Germany
#50
Serena Williams
$170 Million 37 United states
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