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List Of Richest Sportsman in the World:
17. Mathew Stafford (American Football) – $ 35 million
Stafford is an American Football player who is a quarterback for his team Detroit Lions. He joined the Detroit Lions in the year 2009 and is still playing for them. Stafford has only won a handful of awards such as Pro Bowl, Pro Bowl Offensive MVP, NFL Comeback Player of the Year, and First Team All American. He has a pass accuracy of 62.4% and a passer rating of 88.4%.
16. Matt Ryan (American Football) – $ 70 million
Matt Ryan is an American football quarterback and the captain for the Atlanta Falcons. He earned the MVP of the game honors at the 2005 MPC Computers Bowl. Matt was named the ACC player of the Year in 2007 for leading his team to victory. He has won over 20 awards in his career which includes First Team All Pro, Bert Bell Award, NFL MVP, NFL Offensive Player of the Year.
15. Neymar (Football) – $ 95.5 million
A player known for his ability to play with both feet, playing with pace, amazing dribbling speeds, Neymar or Neymar Jr. is the best known player of recent times. He was an integral part of the Barcelona team, making a trio with Leo Messi and Luis Suarez, turning out to be the best trio of all times. Moving to a French club Paris Saint-Germain for a world record fee of €222 million in 2017, he gained the title of Ligue 1 Player of the Year. He has played with Barcelona for 4 years from 2013-2017 and had scored 68 goals in 123 matches.
For his national team, he started playing in 2009 in the youth team before starting to play for the senior team in 2010. He holds the record for scoring third highest goals for his country Brazil with 60 goals. Bagging many great awards for his goal scoring efforts and contribution to his club and country, some major awards won by him are FIFA FIFPro World XI, UEFA Team of the Year, FIFA World Cup Bronze Boot and other 25 prestigious awards.
14. Conor McGregor (MMA, Boxing) – $ 120 million
A man who created history winning two titles for two different weight divisions simultaneously. McGregor defeated Jose Aldo in just thirteen seconds into the game which is the fastest in the history of UFC title race. He is a professional MMA player winning 21 titles. McGregor began his professional boxing career in 2017 and was defeated by Floyd Mayweather.
13. Stephen Curry (Basketball) – $ 130 million
Started his senior basketball career with the Golden State Warriors in 2009 and is still playing with them. He has won 3 NBA Championships since 2015 with the team. Winning two gold medals, one each at the 2010 and 2014 FIBA World Cup. He has also been named the NBA MVP for two times. He is the third all time made three-pointers in NBA history.
12. Lionel Messi (Football) – $ 400 million
There’s always been one question, who’s the best footballer in the world? And we get one of the two names; Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. He was born on 24 June 1987 in a small town Rosario, Argentina; captains his country Argentina as well as his Spanish club Barcelona. Not only a goalscorer but also a playmaker, he holds the record of scoring the most goals in La Liga (404).
He also holds the record of scoring most hat-tricks in the UEFA Champions League. This man is also a scoring machine with over 670 senior goals. Spending over 18 years at Barcelona, including 3 years at the youth team, and the main team since 2004, he has scored blistering 404 goals in just 439 matches. Winning 5 Ballon d’Or with consecutive 4 time wins from 2009-2012 and 2015, being named the FIFA World Player of the Year, he has won 38 other glorious awards.
11. Roger Federer (Tennis) – $ 450 million
When we hear the word tennis, the name that first comes to our mind is Roger Federer. A Swiss tennis player, who is currently world no. 6, has won 20 Grand Slams; the most by any male player. He has won 8 Wimbledon, 6 Australian pen, 5 consecutive U.S Open, and a French Open titles. HE has also been named the ATP Player of the Year and ITF Championship 5 times. The only player to have won the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year Award 4 times. HE has won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games and silver at the 2012 Olympic Games.
10. Cristiano Ronaldo (Football) – $ 460 million
Born in the small town of Portugal, Funchal, Ronaldo is the richest footballer in the world having a staggering amount of $460 million. He is one of the prominent soccer players in the world. Not only that, but he is also one of the top-scoring players in the UEFA Champions League. Even at the age of 34, he hasn’t stopped scoring goals. Spending his youth at three different clubs for 10 years, he came into the limelight in the 2002-2003 season with Sporting CP. With his 6 years at Manchester United and 9 years at Real Madrid, he has become the best player.
Apart from that, he is also the world’s top scorer for scoring 85 goals for his country. Winning a ton of awards, which includes 5 Ballon d’Or, 5 times Champions League winner, all-time Real Madrid Top scorer, FIFA World Player of the Year, FIFPro World Player of the Year, FIFA FIFPro World XI, UEFA Team of the Year, UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year and other 38 awards.
Currently, Ronaldo is expected to reach $ 1 billion in terms of career earnings. Ronaldo’s net worth is the truest when it comes to the list of richest sports players. Last but not least, He is also one of the most followed sportspeople on social media with a whopping 200 million Instagram followers.
9. Eddie Jordan (“Formula 1”) – $475 million
Eddie Jordan is a former Irish car racer turned businessman and Motorsport team boss. Back in 1971, he won the Irish Kart Championship and moved on to the Formula Ford in 1974. After 3 years, Eddie went for the Mclaren and later founded his own Formula1 team. This team was functional from the year 1991 to 2005. Later, He sold this team to Midland Group for almost ($ 50 – $90 million).
8. LeBron James (Basketball) $480 million
LeBron James is an American professional basketball player and the most loved NBA star. He is one of the highest-paid basketball players in the NBA with endorsements and earnings around $50 million per year. He joined Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003 for seven odd years before leaving for Miami Heat in 2010. He again joined Cleveland Cavaliers in 2018. Winning many NBA Championships and NBA Finals MVP, he also has won many different awards. He won gold at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games and a bronze at the 2004 Olympic Games.
With passing years, LeBron has invested his hard-earned money into various ventures. He owns various companies like a production company, media company, pizza franchise, last but not least, a wellness company.
7. Floyd Mayweather (Boxing) – $505 million
Floyd Mayweather is the world’s best boxer. Born on 24 February 1977, Mayweather, 41, retired with an undefeated record. Competing from 1996-2007, 2009-2015 and a one-fight comeback in 2017 against McGregor. He was ranked as the best boxer of the last 25 years by ESPN in 2016. He is also referred to as the most defensive boxer in history as he has the best plus-minus ratio since CompuBox.
He is also referred to as the most defensive boxer in history as he has the best plus-minus ratio since CompuBox. Some major titles won by him are WBC super featherweight champion (130 lbs) WBC lightweight champion (135 lbs) WBC super lightweight champion (140 lbs) IBF welterweight champion (147 lbs) and 5 more. His name was also taken by the Guinness Book of World Records for a number of times.
6. Roger Staubach (Football) – $600 million
Roger Staubach is a former American football quarterback. It was back in 1969 when he joined the Dallas Cowboys and spent all his career spanning 10 years playing for them. While he was playing for the team, they won both Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl XII. Back when Roger wasn’t paid much salary as the NFL player, he only got $25,000. The major source of his net worth was from ventures out of sports.
After retiring from the sport, he worked as a commentator and also founded a commercial real estate business – The Staubach Company. This company worked with several big companies like McDonald’s, K-Mart Corporation, and AT&T. In 2008, the company had almost 1100 employees in 50 offices. But, later he sold this company to Jones Lang LaSalle for $613 million.
5. Michael Schumacher (“Formula 1”) – $600 million
A retired German Formula One racer, who created history by winning 7 Formula One World Championships in his time. He has raced for Jordan Grand Prix, Benetton and Ferrari and Mercedes upon his return to Formula One racing. Of those 7 championship wins, he won 5 consecutively.
After his injury in 1999, he ended his title runs of 1997 and 1998. He retired in June 2006 after finishing runner-up to Renault’s Fernando Alonso. He made a comeback with Mercedes in 2010 again before retiring in 2012. He is an ambassador at UNESCO and does a lot of charity and other humanitarian efforts as well.
4. Magic Johnson (Basketball) – $600 million
Magic Johnson is one of the most amazing basketball players the world has ever seen. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 13 years. He retired from basketball in 1996. In his entire career, he earned a whopping $ 25 million as a salary and many more millions for endorsements. Currently, he looks after his own company – Magic john Enterprises. This company is valued at over $1 billion.
Most of his wealth comes from his business ventures that include a chain of movie theatres, movie studios and a promotional marketing company.
3. Tiger Woods (Golf) – $800 million
One of the most successful golfers of all time and the 21st century is none other than Tiger Woods.He is one of a kind golfer the world has seen in history with career earnings of $120 million. He stood No.1 for 683 weeks before losing his top spot in May 2014. He is a 2nd all-time winner of PGA Tour with 80 wins standing just behind Sam Snead who has won 82 PGA Tours. Having won 14 major trophies, he has been among the top players of all time. There is no other golfer in the world who has crossed $100 million earnings mark other than Tiger.
2. Ion Tiriac (Tennis) – $1.2 billion
There are very few people who may know Ion Tiriac, He is a Romanian former professional tennis player. Ion had an amazing Tennis career in the late 70s and early 80s. As a double player, he won 22 titles and ranked at the 19th position. After retirement from tennis in 1970, he started coaching players like Ilie Năstase and Boris Becker.
Currently, Ion is a billionaire worth $1.2 billion. Ion’s source of income is his Tiriac Group which does investments in various sectors like real estate and financial services. It was back in 2007 when Ion first became a billionaire. Ion has several businesses that include Tir Travel, Tiriac Holdings, HVB Tiriac Bank, Allianz-Tiriac, Tiriac Auto, etc.
1. Michael Jordan (Basketball) – $2.2 billion (Richest Sport Man in the World)
The richest sportsman in the world, Michael Jordan has a staggering net worth of $2.2 billion. His never-ending list of achievements includes 6 times NBA Championship, 6 NBA Finals MVP, a 14 time NBA All-Star and so on. Scoring more than 30,000 points at an average of 30 points per game, 5600 assists and 6600 rebounds is some mind-blowing stats. His medals include Gold at the 1984 and 1992 Olympic Games, FIBA American Championship in 1992, and gold at Pan American Championship in 1983.