Top 10 richest athletes in the world
The 10 richest athletes in the world have earned their fame and fortune through hard work, dedication, and determination. From being an Olympic gold medallist to a soccer sensation, these top 10 wealthiest athletes are talented and lucky enough to be living extremely comfortable lives. With that said: who are they? Where did they come from? How much money do they make? What is their net worth?
Please note: some of the following information may not be 100% accurate because it’s based on estimations or reported earnings.
The below list of athlete is in no particular other:
- Rafael Nadal. Net worth of $200 million. Hometown: Mallorca, Spain
Rafael Nadal is a Spanish professional tennis player who was born in 1986. He ranked #27 among Forbes’ list for the wealthiest self-made athletes on the planet and has an estimated net worth of $200 million dollars as of 2016. He likes to keep his hair short with side swept bangs – which I think looks so cute!
He earned most of his money through prize winnings ($86m) over the course of 16 years on tour and endorsements (approximate earnings are $33m). His career highlights include winning nine French open titles, three Wimbledon titles and one US open title.
- Fernando Alonso Net Worth: $200 Million
Hometown: Oviedo, Spain
Born in 1981 Fernando Alonso is a Spanish F-One racer who has an estimated net worth of $200 million as of 2016. He started racing karts when he was four years old and won the first international event that he participated in at just six years old! It’s no wonder this guy made it to Formula One (2003–present) winning two world championships with Renault before moving to Ferrari (2010–14). After taking a five year hiatus from competition where he drove for McLaren between 2007-2012, his current team are looking strong with him finishing second place after the grand prix of Monaco.
- LeBron James
LeBron James – $233 million as of 2017, estimated to be worth around $500million by 2020 and over a billion by 2025! He is an accomplished NBA basketball player for the Cavaliers who has won three of his four NBA championships with Cleveland. He is a 14 times All-Star, nine time All-NBA First Team and five time MVP winner.
Neymar – $90 million as of 2017! His father was also an international footballer which explains where he gets those genetics from. Neymar Jr started playing football when he was just seven years old after being discovered by scouts at one of his first club Santos FC in Brazil since 2003 and became their youngest ever player to debut in 2009 aged 17 years old before moving on to Spanish giants FC Barcelona (2013–before moving to PSG). “It feels like this is my home,” said Neymar Jr about Barcelona at the announcement that he had signed with PSG football club of France.
- Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan – His net worth is unknown but has been speculated at anywhere between 900 and several billion dollars! He is considered one of the most successful athletes ever with his career spanning from 1984 until 2003. In addition he made an appearance on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list where he was ranked #12 overall. This guy knows how to get ahead in all that he does.
- Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt runs on a Jamaican track team where his career started back in 2004 aged 12 years old. His current net worth is unknown but estimates put it between $30-60 Million USD during different points throughout his career so far (2006–present). As well as breaking records for being the fastest man on the planet, he also holds many Olympic gold medals for his country.
- Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is a professional soccer player from Argentina with an estimated net worth of $280 Million USD. Back in the 2009 and 2010 seasons, he received two consecutive Ballon d’Or awards where fans voted him as best male footballer on Earth! This guy has some serious skills and deserves to be on this list.
- Roger Federer
Roger Federer is Swiss tennis pro who is currently ranked #29 by Forbes 2017 Celebrity 100 List. His career spans back since 2001 but it was not until 2003 that he became world-renowned after winning Wimbledon against Pete Sampras which made him the World Number One Ranked tennis player in the world.
- Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese soccer player for Spanish club Real Madrid, before moving to Juventus and the captain of Portugal’s national football team. He has an estimated net worth of $280 Million USD, which makes him one of the richest sportsman in history! In 2017 he received his fourth Ballon d’Or award making him the most awarded male footballer to date. The last time he won this prestigious title was when he led Portugal to victory at Euro 2016 where they became European Champions for their first time ever!
- Flowd Mayweather
Flowd Mayweather completes the list with $340 million! He is the highest paid athlete in history. Floyd Mayweather Jr has won world titles in five different weight classes and has competed undefeated as a professional boxer since 1996.
He’s considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time, winning an Olympic gold medal at the age of 17 representing United States (1996) and defeating Manny Pacquiao when he was 41 years old for his 50th victory which equalled Rocky Marciano’s record that had stood for over 60 years. His net worth makes him not only one of richest athletes but also on this planet!
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