Athletics is one of the most prestigious careers in the world which rewards hard work and talents. Here is a list of the richest athletes in the world, it is combined with players who are retired and still playing.
The richest athletes in the world are as follows:
10.LeBron James – $480 million
LeBron James is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time and his net worth also cogitate this statement.He is an American expert basketballer who plays for Cleveland Cavaliers in NBA.
9.Kobe Bryant – $500 million
The former American professional basketballer played all 20 seasons of his career in the NBA with the LA Lakers.Kobe Bryant holds the record of the longest number of seasons with one team.
He has a net worth of $500 million putting on the list of the richest athletes in the world.In January 2020 he was reportedly found dead after an helicopter crash in Calabasas, California along side with his daughter Gianna Bryant.
8.Floyd Mayweather – $565 million
The Founder of Mayweather promotion, a fight promotion company is one of the richest athletes in the world.The former professional boxer has an incredible record of 50-0 undefeated.
Mayweather increased his net worth after winning the hyped fight against Conor McGregor in August 2017.
7.Roger Staubauh – $600 million
Roger Staubach is a former American football quarterback in the NFL.He joined Dallas Cowboys in 1969 and played 11 seasons of his career there.Roger Staubach’s net worth is estimated at $600 million.
6.Magic Johnson – $600 million
Magic Johnson is the 2ñd richest basketballer in the world with an estimated net worth of 600 million dollars.He played in the NBA for LA Lakers for 13 seasons and won numerous awards as a player which put him in NBA hall of fame. Magic Johnson is currently the president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers.
5.Michael Schumacher – $600 million
The former German race car driver Micheal Schumacher is regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all.
Schumacher is the only driver in history to have won seven Formula One World Championships, five of which he won consecutively.
Michael Schumacher’s net worth is $600 million, making him the 5th richest athlete in the world.
4.Tiger Woods – $800 million
Tiger Woods is one of the most popular and notorious golfers of all time.He is also one of the highest paid athletes in the world in yearly basis, which probably explains how he was able to make it onto this list of the richest worldwide.
Tiger Wood’s net worth is estimated to be $800 million.
3.Micheal Jordan – $1.9 billion
Michael Jordan is regarded as the best basketballer of all time and also the richest basketball player in the world.The retired American basketballer played 15 season in the NBA, with his career split between two teams which are Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls.Since retiring from basketball, he has now become the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets.
Michael Jordan has a net worth estimated to be $1.9 billion in 2020, making him the third richest athletes in the world.
2.Ion Tiriac – $2 billion
Ion Tiriac is the owner of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournaments and also manages Lucas pouille, a professional tennis player.Ion Tiriac is a Romanian former professional tennis and ice hockey player.He was a two different sport player.
Ion Tiriac is the second richest athletes in the world with an estimated net worth of $2 billion.
1.Vince McMahon – $2.2 billion
The Chairman and CEO of WWE is the first richest athlete in the world. Vince McMahon was a professional wrestler before he took control of the company from his father in the 1980’s.He has a net worth of 2.2 billion dollars due to his success as a wrestler and also from the WWE company.