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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
#51
Johnny Dumfries
$165 Million 60 United kingdom
#52
Wayne Rooney
$160 Million 33 United kingdom
#53
CC Sabathia
$155 Million 38 United states
#54
Jeff Gordon
$150 Million 47 United states
#55
Pete Sampras
$150 Million 47 United states
#56
Mario Lemieux
$150 Million 53 Canada
#57
Don King
$150 Million 87 United states
#58
Alexandre Pato
$145 Million 29 Brazil
#59
Chris Webber (NBA)
$143.4 Million 45 United states
#60
Martin Edwards
$142.5 Million 73 United kingdom
#61
Albert Pujols
$140 Million 38 United states
#62
Ryan Howard
$140 Million 39 United states
#63
Lennox Lewis
$140 Million 53 United kingdom
#64
Tony Hawk
$140 Million 50 United states
#65
Gilbert Arenas
$135 Million 36 United states
#66
Gary Payton
$130 Million 50 United states
#67
Novak Djokovic
$130 Million 31 -
#68
Drew Brees
$130 Million 39 United states
#69
Lance Armstrong
$125 Million 47 United states
#70
Adrian Beltre
$125 Million 39 -
#71
Miguel Cabrera
$125 Million 35 -
#72
Russell Westbrook
$125 Million 30 United states
#73
Rafael Nadal
$125 Million 32 Spain
#74
Valentino Rossi
$120 Million 39 Italy
#75
Sugar Ray Leonard
$120 Million 62 United states
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