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Top 9 wealthiest athletes in the world

Celebrity Admin Thursday, 21st of May 2020

They love the game, and the money is not bad either. This is a list of 10 athletes who worth 300$ million at least.

1. Micheal Jordan (1.14$ billion)

No surprise here, just look down at your sneakers, that’s why his Airness is number 1. His dominance as a player and his status as the best of all time, MJ’sendorsement deal with Nike and the creation of the Air Jordan brand took over the sports world becoming a mainstream part culture and still remains popular for over 3 decades. Air Jordan is a billion-dollar venture for Nike earning MJ a pretty penny as well, but that’s not it for Jordan, he starred in space gem which earned 230$ million at the box office. In addition, he’s the majority stakeholder in the Charlotte Hornets which pushed his net worth over a billion dollars, he’s a slam dunk for number 1.

2. Floyd Mayweather (650$ million)

If ever there is an athlete who’s synonymous with money, it’s Floyd and seriously his nickname is literally money. Unlike the other athletes on this list, Floyd actually earns less money through promotions with most of his wealth coming straight from the sport of boxing, and with him having an undefeated record, he makes lots of many by pay per view. For his win against Pacquiao in2015, Mayweather has earned 250$ million, and that is just one night of work. Floyd Mayweather

3. Tiger Woods (700$ Million)

You can make mad money in the golf world. Tiger was the face of golf and he made a serious bank in his heyday, just Nike alone earns him 20$ million annually, then there is watch companies like Rolex and Tog Hoyer, in addition, to that he owned a golf video game that earns him serious money.

4. Lebron James (425$ Million)

Drafted right out of school, an 18 years old Lebron James signed a deal with Nike worth $90 million, and since then he’s more than lived up to the hype. Akron hammer started off with the Cleveland Cavaliers and after making the decision to join the heat for 4 years, he ultimately came back home to the Cavs and remains their best scorer of all also a savvy businessman. Lebron has expanded into entertainment with his promising media company uninterrupted, and James is said to be worth $425 million.

5. Magic Jhonson (400$ Million)

This NBA titan clearly earned his nickname on the court, securing glory for the lakers by helping them win 5 championships, and he also dominated individually claiming 3 NBA finals MVP awards, in addition to other chart-topping MVP or all-star titles, since then he’s proven to be magic in the business world as well, and that’s where his $400 million comes from.

6. Kobe Bryant (360$ Million)

The black Mamba himself, he accrued his wealth by dominating the NBA with 5championship wins, 2 NBA Finals MVP awards, a regular-season MVP trophy, and a slew of other honors Kobe more than earned his 2 years $8.5 million contract extension in 2013. Nike has also thrown money his way through shoe deals, and then there was cash from Sprite, Mcdonald’s, Nutella, vitamin water, and merch sales.

7. Roger Federer (350$ Million)

Federer is one of the tennis world’s biggest stars, he’s a man who consistently hit records out of the park with each grand slam. He has earnt around $70 million prize money over the course of his career, but that pales in comparison to what he’s earned through endorsements holding deals with the likes of Nike, Rolex, and Mercedes. Federer pulls in more than $30 million per year.

8. David Beckham (350$ Million)

Beckham has established a net worth of 350 million dollars through years of lucrative contracts with Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, and PSG, and also sponsorship deals with brands like Adidas and Armani. If you include Mrs.Beckham’s money (Victoria), then the Beckham’s are one serious power couple.

9. Shaquille O’Neal (300$ million)

Over his 19 years in the NBA Shaq Daddy was always front and center whether he was playing for the LA Lakers, Miami Heat or Boston Celtics.O’neal became a 4times NBA champion and a 3 time NBA Finals MVP, but he’s not just a sports guy, he’s had other ventures in music, films, and even reality TV, but perhaps even more impressive is Shaq’s businesses, he was active in real estate and bought stocks and few small companies u may have heard of like GE, Pepsico and Apple, not to mention his many endorsement deals. All of this helped keep the money rolling in.

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