Athletes around the globe have always been the center of attraction for everyone. People belonging to different age groups and professions are always eager to find everything about their favorite athlete. Honestly, if you ask me, they deserve that fame because they spent half of their lives in shaping that muscular and perfectly fit body. Hard work always pays off, they earn well too. They earn a handsome salary, more than most of us. So your brain must have started kicking you by now to find who the Top 10 richest athletes of the world are? So let’s dig in
Richest Athletes of the world
Vince Kennedy McMahon stands is the First richest athletes of the world in the list of all Richest athletes. Michael Jorden, Ion Tiriac, Michael Schumacher, Tiger Woods are also in the List of Most Richest Richest Athletes in the World.
#10: Eddie Jordan
Edmund Patrick Jordan acquires the 10th position with Net Worth $475 Million in the list of richest athletes of the world. From 2009 to 2015 EJ was the chief analyst for Formula One coverage on the BBC, before joining Channel 4after BBC pulled out in 2016. He was born in Dublin Ireland on 3rd March 1948. He started racing in 1970 with an unofficial kart race at St Brelade’s Bay. After that, he entered the Irish Kart Championship in 1971 and won it. Jordan After facing an injury and recovering for two years he came back and joined Formula Atlantic and won 3 races in 1977.
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#9: Kobe Bryant
With a Net worth of $500 Million, he takes place in the 9th position. When he was 34, he became the youngest player in league history to reach 30,000 career points. After being a star player in school and high school teams he first appeared in 1996 NBA Drift. He entered the NBA directly after high school and won five NBA championships with the Lakers.
Bryant is an 18-time All-Star, a 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and a 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In 2003, he faced an accession of sexual assault in Colorado, but a civil suit was settled out of court and the charges were eventually dropped. In 2018, Bryant won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for his film Dear Basketball.
#8: Magic Johnson
As his name shows the Magic basketball player, is the 8th richest athlete with Net Worth of $500 Million. Johnson’s career achievements include twelve All-Star games, three NBA MVP Awards, nine NBA Finals appearances, and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations. He was born in Lansing, Michigan U.S on 14th August 1959. Being a shining star in high school and college, he was spotted by Lakers in NBA Draft 1979. After his retirement, Johnson started working as an advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and safe sex, as well as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, broadcaster and motivational speaker. Currently, he is the president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
#7: Roger Staubach
“Roger the Dodger” holds a 7th position on the list with Net worth $600 Million. He was born on February 5, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio. After joining Naval Academy, he got his first opportunity to play in the third game of the season, against the University of Minnesota on October 6, 1962. During his education in the naval academy, his colorblindness was detected, which lead his path to become a National Football League Champion rather than a Navy officer. He was nominated to the Pro Bowl six times during his 11-year NFL career. He is currently the executive chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle.
#6: Floyd Mayweather
Next on the list is Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. also popular as Pretty Boy, with the Net worth of $700 Million. Many sporting news and boxing websites, including The Ring, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, BoxRec, Fox Sports, and Yahoo! Sports, ranked him as the best pound for pound boxer in the world twice in a span of ten years. He was born on February 24, 1977, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the U.S. Mayweather Jr belongs to a family of boxers and was passionate about it since childhood. He appeared in the 1996 Olympics and won a browns medal.
He won The Ring magazine’s Fighter of the Year award (1998 and 2007) twice, a three-time winner of the Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year award (2007, 2013, and 2015), and a six-time winner of the Best Fighter ESPY Award (2007–2010, 2012–2014) In 2016, Mayweather appeared at WWE’s No Way Out pay-per-view event on February 17, 2008, in Las Vegas, Nevada. After retiring in 2015, he came back for one fight in 2017. Now he is a Professional American boxing promoter.
#5: Tiger Woods
Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods comes on the fifth with a net worth of $740 million in the list of richest athletes of the world. He has been one of the highest-paid athletes in the world for several years. Woods is famously considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. He was born on December 30, 1975, in Cypress California. Being the son of a golfer he was introduced to golf by the age of 2 and won Junior World Golf Championship at the age of 8.
At age 24, he became the youngest golfer Tiger Woods to achieve the Career Grand Slam. In November 2006, Woods announced that he wants to design golf courses around the globe and designed several courses. In November 2009 a story was published in the local newspaper about woods extramarital affair which cause him huge losses. Several brands canceled endorsement deals and canceled contracts. Later he apologized to the local T.V.
#4: Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher Holding 4th position in the richest athletes is one of the greatest formula one drivers of all time have Net Worth of $800 million. Schumacher is the solitary driver in history to win seven Formula One World Championships, five of which he won consecutively. He was born on 3rd January 1969 in Hürth, Germany. He won his first kart race at the age of 6 at a local club. His parents spotted his talent and supported him. In 1984 he won his first German Junior Kart Championship. His career ended when he got badly injured in a skiing incident in 2013, after which he was paralyzed and was unable to walk or even talk.
#3: Ion Tiriac
Famously known as Brașov Bulldozer stands third among the richest Olympians in the world having Net Worth of $1.2Billion. He was born in Brașov, Kingdom of Romania on9 May 1939. The winner of a grand slam title, the 1970 French Open in men’s doubles, he was among the top ten tennis and Ice Hockey players. He first appeared in the international sports as a child ping pong champion, then subsequently as an ice hockey player on the Romanian national team at the 1964 Winter Olympics. After he retired, he started working as manager and coach for players such as Mary Joe Fernández, IlieNăstase, Goran Ivanišević, Guillermo Vilas, and Marat Safin.
He was nominated for the International Tennis Hall of Fame in the contributor category In 2012. After he retired in 1987, he started numerous businesses and investments in this homeland. In 2006, He was identified as one of the 100 Greatest Romanians, ranking #77. He is also famous for his car collection and represents the exhibition of cars and motorcycles of Mr. Ion Tiriac.
#2: Michael Jordan
is on the top of the list of the richest sportsman with a Net worth of 1.9 billion USD in the list of richest athletes of the world. He spent this Life in playing basketball for two teams which were Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on, February 17, 1963. After being a star player in the high school team, he started playing professionally in 1984 in NBA and played 15 seasons before his Retirement. Currently, he is the principal owner and chairman of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. He is also a co-owner in an automotive group that stands his name. He also owns serval other businesses like the famous restaurant. Besides, he is well recognized as the best basketball player ever, his initials MJ are also popular.
#1: Vince McMahon
Having Net Worth of 3.4 billion USD Vince Kennedy McMahon stands First among the richest athletes of the world. He is the chairman and CEO of WWE which in inherited from his father. He was born onAugust 24, 1945 in Pinehurst, North Carolina, the U.S. At the age of twelve he was introduced to WWE and instantly became interested in wrestling. However, his father didn’t let him became a wrestler and guided him to follow his father’s footsteps to become a WWE Promoter. In 1969, He made his debut as an in-ring announcer for the WWWF’s All-Star Wrestling. Later he was noted as a prominent force in his father’s company.
He is a two-time world champion, having won the WWF Championship in 1999 and the ECW World Championship in 2007. Besides all, he was also accused of serval harassment and also faced a legal trial in federal court after a steroid controversy engulfed the promotion. The jury acquitted McMahon of the charges. 1980, McMahon officially founded Titan Sports and currently own serval other businesses.