15 Richest Athletes in The World
Are you looking for the richest sportsmen or athletes in the world? If yes, you are in the right place. In this post, we look at the top 20 richest Athletes in the World. These are the Forbes highest-paid athletes.
Sports have been known to bring people and countries together. It is for this reason that sporting events such as the Olympics, World Cup and so on attract huge crowds as people come together to support their favourite teams and their athletes.
Athletes are often hailed as heroes by their fans, communities, and countries for their victories. A lot of these athletes are paid a lot of money as part of their contracts and also through endorsement deals.
Top 15 Richest Athletes In The World
Below are the top 15 richest athletes in the world and their net worth, according to Forbes:
15. Michael Buffer – $400 Million
Michael Buffer is a professional ring announcer for boxing and wrestling matches. He is best known for his catchphrase, “Let’s get ready to rumble.” He has been working as a ring announcer for over 30 years. Michael Buffer has an estimated net worth of $400 million.
14. LeBron James – $400 Million
LeBron James is an American professional basketball player and currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. He has won three NBA championships, three Finals MVP Awards, four NBA most valuable players Awards and two Olympic medals. With all these accomplishments, it is little wonder that many refer to him as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. LeBron James has an estimated net worth of $400 million.
13. Roger Federer – $450 Million
Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player and is currently ranked No.3 in the world for men’s singles. He has 20 grand slam titles to his name and has been referred to as one of the greatest athletes of his generation. Roger Federer has an estimated net worth of $450 million.
12. David Beckham – $450 Million
David Beckham is an English retired professional footballer. In the course of his career, he played for different teams including Manchester United and Real Madrid. David Beckham has won over 19 trophies and has an estimated net worth of $450 million.
11. Eddie Jordan – $475 Million
Eddie Jordan is an Irish former race car driver as well as Motorsport team boss. In 1971, he entered the Irish Kart Championship and won. He is also the founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix. He is also one of the presenters of the show, Top Gear. Eddie Jordan has an estimated net worth of $475 million.
10. Kobe Bryant – $500 Million
Kobe Bryant was an American retired basketball player. He spent his entire 20-year career playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. He was regarded as one of the greatest players of all time and has won several awards, including two Olympic medals. He retired from the sport in 2016. Kobe Bryant died on January 26th, 2020 in a helicopter crash and had an estimated net worth of $500 million.
9. Cristiano Ronaldo – $500 Million
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer. He currently plays for the Italian club, Juventus and is also the captain of the Portuguese national team. He has won 28 trophies in his career and is often referred to as one of the best players in the world. He is also the most followed person on Instagram with 166 million followers. Cristiano Ronaldo has an estimated net worth of $500 million.
8. Floyd Mayweather Jr. – $565 Million
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is an American retired professional boxer. He remains undefeated as he has won all 50 boxing fights he has competed in. In 2016, ESPN named him as the greatest boxer, pound for pound of the last 25 years. Floyd Mayweather Jr. has an estimated net worth of $565 million.
7. Roger Staubach – $600 Million
Roger Staubach is an American retired professional football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). He played for the Dallas Cowboys for the entire duration of his career and won several awards including MVP of Super Bowl VI. He is worth $600 million.
6. Magic Johnson – $600 Million
Magic Johnson is an American retired professional basketball player. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers throughout his career. He has won three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals Appearances, 12 All-Star games and 10 All-NBA first and second nominations. Magic Johnson has an estimated net worth of $600 million.
5. Tiger Woods – $800 Million
Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer. He started playing professionally at the age of 20 and has won several awards in the sport. After a series of personal issues, he won his first major in 11 years at the 2019 Masters. In 2019, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Tiger Woods is regarded as one of the best golfers ever and has an estimated net worth of $800 million.
4. Michael Schumacher – $800 Million
Michael Schumacher is a German retired racecar driver. He raced in Formula One for Jordan Grand Prix, Benetton and Ferrari and also for Mercedes. He is regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers ever. Michael Schumacher has an estimated net worth of $800 million.
3. Michael Jordan – $1.7 Billion
Michael Jordan is one of the richest athletes in the world in 2020. He is an American retired basketball player who played for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. Also known as MJ, he is acclaimed to be the greatest player of all time. Currently, he is the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets. Michael Jordan has an estimated net worth of $1.7 billion.
2. Ion Tiriac – $2 Billion
Ion Tiriac is a Romanian retired tennis player and ice hockey player. He is the winner of one Grand Slam title and also competed in ice hockey at the 1964 Winter Olympics. He is one of the richest athletes in the world with a net worth of $2 billion.
1. Vince McMahon – $2.2 Billion
Vince McMahon is an American retired professional wrestler. He is a two-time champion as he won the WWF Championship in 1999 and the ECW World Championship in 2007. He is also a professional wrestling promoter and announcer. Vince McMahon is the richest athlete in the world with an estimated net worth of $2.2 billion.
Top 15 Richest Athletes In The World
Below are the top 15 richest athletes in the world according to Forbes:
- Michael Buffer – $400 Million
- LeBron James – $400 Million
- Roger Federer – $450 Million
- David Beckham – $450 Million
- Eddie Jordan – $475 Million
- Kobe Bryant – $500 Million
- Cristiano Ronaldo – $500 Million
- Floyd Mayweather Jr. – $565 Million
- Roger Staubach – $600 Million
- Magic Johnson – $600 Million
- Tiger Woods – $800 Million
- Michael Schumacher – $800 Million
- Michael Jordan – $1.7 Billion
- Ion Tiriac – $2 Billion
- Vince McMahon – $2.2 Billion