Modern sports and wealth are inseparable concepts. Athletes in various sports earn their incomes in multiple ways: matches and competitions, brand endorsements, advertising, and also having their own businesses and brands. Can you guess the names of the top 10 richest athletes in the world?
The competition is fierce, and those who are named the richest athletes within one year or one season may be quickly replaced with others. Well, who are the wealthiest figures in today’s sports? How big are their fortunes?
Who are the top 10 richest athletes in the world?
It is not a secret that athletes can earn as much as the biggest Hollywood stars or the most famous musicians. Devoted training, a lot of hard work every day, making one’s skills perfect – this is how one can earn a considerable amount in sports.
The tenth position on our list is shared: four eminent personalities occupy this position. Each of them is worth being named for their incredible contribution to their sport.
10. Cristiano Ronaldo (football)
His net worth is approximately $450 million.
The Portuguese football star is well-known across the world. One of the top richest athletes, he is also referred to as one of the best football players on the globe (always fighting for the title with another star, Lionel Messi). All over the world, kids play football in the street, willing to become as good, famous, and wealthy as him. Currently, the amazing Portuguese plays for his home team and Juventus F.C.
10. LeBron James (basketball)
The star's net worth is estimated at $450 million.
LeBron James is one of the most famous basketball players worldwide. The ‘King of the NBA’ currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers and earns pretty much. His wallet and bank account are also being juiced by his numerous endorsements.
10. Roger Federer (tennis)
His assets are approaching $450 million.
The Swiss tennis star was ranked world No. 3 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
10. David Beckham (football)
As estimated, the famous player has earned a fortune of nearly $450 million.
This legendary footballer must appear on the list of the richest athletes in the world. Even though this remarkable professional has already ended his career, he is still one of the unforgettable stars who will always be the best. The most of Becks’ career was spent in the England National Team and Manchester United.
9. Eddie Jordan (car racing)
This man's net worth is reported to be $475 million.
The veteran racecar driver, business person, and television personality earned his fame and fortune after winning the Irish Kart Championship and moving forth to Formula Ford (back in the 1970s). Between 1991 and 2005, he operated a Formula One constructor that he founded.
8. Kobe Bryant (basketball)
Bryant's estimated net worth is $500 million.
A colleague of LeBron James from the Los Angeles Lakers, this basketball star has just completed his career in sports. However, he is still on the list of top 10 richest athletes with his considerable earnings. No doubt, the entrepreneurship career he has started after the completion of playing basketball will juice his wallet significantly. By the way, the man holds another record: he played 20 seasons with the same team.
7. Floyd Mayweather (boxing)
This boxer's net worth is estimated at $560 million.
Mayweather, one of the wealthiest athletes in the world, is also a living legend in boxing. The amazing boxer received a significant replenishment of his bank account after his hyper up encounter with Conor McGregor (2017).
The sixth position is shared too. These veterans are absolutely fabulous, and both deserve to be on the list.
6. Roger Staubach (American football)
Staubach is reported to be worth $600 million.
Staubach spent 11 seasons playing with the Dallas Cowboys. With him, the team went through five Super Bowls. Staubach is a legend among those who love American football and track the fame of their favourite teams back to the 1960s.
6. Magic Johnson (basketball)
The basketball legend is worth $600 million.
Johnson may not be the richest athlete in the world, but he has his deal of fame and glory. This brilliant player also played for the LA Lakers and spent 13 seasons with this team. Now, after his retirement from playing, he has his name in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
5. Tiger Woods (golf)
Woods, as reported, has a net worth of $800 million.
The fifth richest sportsman in the world on our list is also one of the most prolific golf players ever. The golf star is also one of the highest-paid personalities in this kind of sport. No wonder he has collected such a fortune.
4. Michael Schumacher (car racing)
It is known that Schumacher's fortune is $1 billion.
This name is known everywhere around the globe. Even those people who have no interest in Formula One can name at least this one driver. Known as one of the most prominent Formula One drivers ever, he holds the record of winning seven World Championships (five were won consecutively).
Now, we are approaching the first three among the top 10 richest athletes. Why are they, would you guess before proceeding to the next paragraph?
3. Ion Tiriac (tennis and ice hockey)
He is worth an incredible $1.1 billion!
This incredible man from Romania made himself a name in both tennis and ice hockey. After retirement from his career, Tiriac now owns the Open Tennis Tournament in Madrid. In addition to this, he is the manager for Lucas Pouille, a French professional tennis player.
2. Michael Jordan (basketball)
It is a fact that Jordan has a net worth of $1.9 billion.
After 15 seasons in the NBA and his career with the Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls, Jordan was named NBA Most Valuable Player. Even after his retirement, the veteran basketball star is not slacking off. He is the principal owner of a North Carolina club, Charlotte Hornets.
Who is the richest athlete in the world? Who has managed to earn an absolutely unbelievable amount of money?
1. Vince McMahon (wrestling)
This man's net worth is estimated at a totally fabulous $3.2 billion!
The former professional wrestler is now a chairman and the owner of the majority of WWE. He took over the company from his father. Even though most of his wealth has been earned from the successful WWE enterprise, his professional wrestling achievements remain significant and memorable.
The incredible McMahon crowns the list of the top 10 richest athletes who are wealthy not only because of their net worth but also because they have their astonishing talents and skills.
Now you have a complete list of the top 10 richest athletes in the world. Did your favourite athlete make it to our list? Tell us in the comment section below.