Top 50 Richest Athletes In The World – 2022

Top 50 Richest Athletes in the World - 2020

Last Updated: April 07, 2022

The world-famous professional athletes are admired for their skillset and great physique. Over the years they have focused on the uncompromising exercise, extensive physical training, and strict diet regime to remain fit. They are always in news for their performance and successfully acquired a long list of followers.

The sports persons are earning a huge purse at par with the businessmen. They have a multi-million dollar contract and it spreads across different sports. It includes soccer, tennis, golf, cricket, car racing, basketball, all major and non-major sports. The big brands are marketing the athletes and are reportedly spending a lot of money to endorse their brands. Last year, in 2021, the highest-paid sportsperson received $127 million.

Let’s focus on the top 50 richest athletes in the world until 2022:-

1. Michael Jeffrey Jordan

Net Worth: $2.1 billion

Michael Jeffrey Jordan

He was a professional basketball player famous for the initials MJ. Michael is the Owner of the Charlotte hornets, an American professional basketball team. It competes in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was famous for his basketball shoots slam dunks which he performed from the free-throw line in Slam Dunk Contests earned him the names Air Jordan.

Michael has established several accomplishments over the years. In the year 1998, he won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Michael was the first billionaire player in NBA history in 2014. His net worth is $2.1 billion and the fourth richest African American.

2. Vincent Kennedy McMahon

Net Worth: $1.7 billion

Vincent Kennedy McMahon

He was a professional wrestler and commentator of World Wide Entertainment (WWE). The Royal Rumble winner was famous with his ring name Mr. McMahon. His signature step was swinging his arms and bobbing his head from one side to another in a cocky manner. He won the WWF Championship in the year 1999 and ECW Championship in 2007. Currently, he is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WWE.

He is the Founder and Owner of the Alpha Entertainment which operates as a holding company of an American Football League named XFL. In present times he is a successful billionaire businessman. Vincent’s net worth as of March 2020 is $1.7 billion. Although he is 70 years old he is hovering at 5% body fat and he weighs 240 pounds.

3. Floyd Joy Mayweather Junior

Net Worth: $1.67 billion

Floyd Joy Mayweather Junior

He is the former professional boxer. Throughout his career, he has won fifteen major world titles. Floyd reportedly won a bronze medal in the featherweight division at the Olympics in the year 1996. He was named as the Fighter of the Decade by Boxing Writers Association of America. Floyd remains BoxRec’ was the number one fighter of all time and greatest of his time. In the year 2020, he was ranked as number two on Ranker’s list as the best boxer of the 21st Century.

Over the years he was ranked in the Forbes and Sports Illustrated lists of 50 highest-paid athletes. He generated approximately 24 million PPV buys and generated $1.67 billion in revenue. As of 2020, his net worth is estimated to be around $565 million making him be the richest boxer.

4. Eldrick Tont Tiger Woods

Net Worth: $1.4 billion

Eldrick Tont Tiger Woods

Tiger is an American professional golfer. He will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in the year 2021. He is one of the famous athletes of all time and regarded as the greatest golfers. Tiger holds numerous golf records and ranked second in the Men’ Championships. He was ranked number one in 1997 after winning the PGA Tour events.

To date, Tiger has won the approximately 18 World Golf Championships. He won the Byron Nelson Award for his record-breaking performance. In the year 2019, he was awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom. He has earned $1.4 billion from sponsors and his net worth estimated to be $800 million as of 2020.

5. Ion Tiriac 

Net Worth: $1.2 billion

Ion Tiriac

Ion is better known as Brasov Bulldozer. He was a Romanian tennis and ice hockey player. Currently, he is the president of the Romanian Tennis Federation. In the year 2019, he was ranked amongst the third richest and successful businessman in Romania. He was the winner of the French Open in men’s double category in 1970. Ion was victorious in several other matches as well.

He represented his country in the 1964 Winter Olympics as an ice hockey player. There he was nicknamed as Count Dracula. In the year 2018, he was listed in the Forbes World Billionaires list, and his wealth valued at $1.2 billion. He joined International Tennis Hall of fame as a successful promoter and tournament director in the year 2013. His net worth is 120 crores USD as of 2020.

6. Sir Tony O’Reilly

Net Worth: $1.2 billion

Sir Tony O’Reilly

Sir Tony is an international rugby player. Sir Tony served as the Chief Executive Officer and Owner of H.J.Heinz Company. From 1973 to 2009 he was associated with Independent News & Media Group. Tony represented Ireland, the British and Irish Lions as a rugby player. He was inducted at the International Rugby Board’s Hall of Fame.

His wealth was around S1.2 billion and one of the richest men in Ireland. Sir Tony’s witty and charming personality attracted many people. He was a successful rugby player of his time. The O’Reilly Foundation which was founded by Sir Tony is into different types of charitable activities.

7. Michael Schumacher

Net Worth: $1 billion

Michael Schumacher

Michael is a retired German racing driver who raced in Formula One for Benetton, Ferrari and Jordan Grand Prix. Michael is considered as one of the finest and greatest drivers. He has won the World Championship seven times. In the year 2019, as per Forbes, his net worth is $800 million. Over the years he appears in the list of richest players list by Forbes.

He is the second richest athlete in the world. He was one of the high paid athletes and his career earnings reached almost $1 billion. He was an ambassador of UNESCO and involved in humanitarian activities.

8. Earvin Magic Johnson Junior

Net Worth: $600 million

Earvin Magic Johnson Junior

Magic was a famous professional basketball player. Magic was the former president of the Los Angeles Lakers, which competed in the National Basketball Association. Currently, he is one of the richest athletes and his net worth is approximately $600 million as of 2020. He was honoured with NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award.

In the year 2009, he was named as one of America’s most influential black businessmen. He was inducted twice at the Basketball Hall of Fame. His powerful arms and speed helped him to become a formidable player during the 1980s. In the year 2019, Magic received NBA Lifetime Achievement Award at the NBA Awards.

9. Roger Staubach

Net Worth: $600 million

Roger Staubach

He is a former National Football League player and his estimated net worth is $600 million. Roger was nicknamed Captain Comeback, Roger the Dodger, and Captain America. He has won several matches throughout his career. He was named as the Super Bowl VI’s Most Valuable Player.

Roger was first amongst four players to win the Super Bowl MVP and Heisman Trophy. In his final year of playing career, he earned $160,000. He co-owned the NASCAR Cup series team named Hall of Fame Racing. Currently, he is the executive chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle. In the year 2009, he was honoured with the Lombardi Award of Excellence for his humanitarian work.

10. Ulysses Lee Junior Bridgeman

Net Worth: $600 million

Ulysses Lee Junior Bridgeman

Lee is a retired American professional basketball player. Junior has a net worth $600 million. Currently, he is a successful fast-food entrepreneur and one of the admired business leaders of the world. During his professional career as a basketball player, he earned a salary of $350,000 million from team Clippers.

He played around 849 basketball matches throughout his career. In the year 1999, he was inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, in 2009 at Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame and in 2014, at the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. He received the Gold Cup Award for his contribution towards business in 2019.

11. Kobe Bryant

Net Worth: $500 million

Kobe Bryant

Kobe was considered as one of the greatest players of basketball and represented Lakers legend. Well!! Kobe was one of the highest-paid players of his time. As per Forbes, he earned a whopping amount of $700 million during his career. His performance achieved him multiple awards and trophies. He established Kobe Incorporated to own and grow brands in the sports industry. At the time of his death, his net worth was around $500 million.

A large portion of this amount came from his endorsement deals. In the year 2016, he won the EPSY Icon Award. He was nicknamed Black Mamba and became popular as a high flyer. In the year 2018, he won the Academy Award for the Best Animated Short Film named Dear Basketball.

12. Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton

Net Worth: $500 million

Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton

He is a British racing driver for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team. Lewis has 84 race victories and 151 podium finishes. He signed a contract with Mercedes for about 100 million pounds in the year 2018. Lewis was amongst the best-paid player. In the year 2015, he was named as the richest British sportsperson. His net worth is close to $500 million.

Currently, his base salary is $30 million with a bonus pushing up to $50 million per annum. He associated with some big names such as Tommy Hilfiger, Monster Energy, Puma, IWC, Sony, Bose, Bell Helmets, MV Augusta Motorcycles, and many more.

13. LeBron Raymone James Senior

Net Worth: $480 million

LeBron Raymone James Senior

LeBron is an American professional basketball player. Currently, he is playing for the Los Angeles Laker at the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has four NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, three NBA championships, three Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals. From his school days, he was predicted as the future NBA superstar.

He is currently an entrepreneur and has a net worth of $480 million. He nearly earns around $40 million in salary and roughly $55 million from endorsements. Well!! Throughout his career, he has earned approximately $600 million. He even owns 1% of the endorsed company. As a spokesperson, he has earned royalty which is amounting to $1 million.

14. Eddie Jordan

Net Worth: $475 million

Eddie Jordan

Eddie is a former Irish motorsport racing driver. As of 2020, he has a net worth of $475 million. Eddie won the Irish Kart Championship in the year 1971. He was the founder and owner of the Jordan Grand Prix. Eddie is well known as EJ and is currently the business guru and eminent artist.

He ventured into different businesses and owns some big names. They are V10, EJ-10, and Madara Capital. He published his autobiography named Nan Independent Man in the year 2007. He has mentored a lot of famous drivers. In the year 2016, he joined Top Gear, a British monitoring magazine as a presenter.

15. David Robert Joseph Beckham

Net Worth: $450 million

David Robert Joseph Beckham

David is a retired professional footballer and iconic player from London. He was considered one of the best football players in history. He has a net worth of $450 million as of 2020. David was the first English player to win league titles in four countries and they are Spain, England, the United States of America, and France. In the year 2003, he was the England Player of the year.

He won the Teen Choice Award in the category Choice Male Athlete in the year 2010. David was inducted in the English Football Hall of Fame in the year 2008. He was listed as the highest-paid player and has earned in $50 million in few months.

16. Roger Federer

Net Worth: $450 million

Roger Federer

Roger is a professional Swiss tennis player and ranked as world number four in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professional (ATP). He has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles and ranked world number one as per ATP. Roger received the tour Sportsmanship Award thirteen times and ITF World Champion five times.

For consecutive years he was honoured with Laureus World Sportsman of the Year for a record number of five times. He is the only person to win the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year four times. Roger has currently ranked fifth and has earned a total turnover of 93.4 million dollars. He has a net worth of $450 million.

17. Bud Selig

Net Worth: $400 million

Bud Selig

He is the Commissioner Emeritus of Major League Baseball and has a net worth of $400 million. As commissioner, he charges $14.5 million per year. Bud was a famous American baseball player. He purchased the bankrupt team Milwaukee Brewers and sold it for $223 million. In the year 2017, he was inducted at the hall of fame. His contribution increased the financial turnaround of baseball.

The turnover of MLB reached almost increased 400 percent and it is indeed record-breaking performance. He played an instrumental role in organizing the World Baseball Classic in the year 2006. He was honoured at the Lombardi Award of Excellence and United States Department of Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award for humanitarian work.

18. Michael Buffer

Net Worth: $400 million

Michael Buffer

He is the ring announcer or emcee for professional wrestling and boxing matches. His trademark catchphrase Let’s get ready to bundle in the year 2009 generated him $400 million in revenue. As of 2020, his estimated net worth is around $400 million. He was part of television series, cooking shows, commercials, talk shows, and films.

Michael inaugurated the NBC’s show Deal or No Deal, and seventh American Idol. In the year 2018, he was the announcer for the YouTube boxing match between KSI and Logan Paul. He also appeared in the television series named Phineas and Ferb, and the remake of Dumbo.

19. Shaquille O’Neal

Net Worth: $400 million

Shaquille O’Neal

Shaq is a former basketball player who played for six teams. Shaquille is considered as one of the greatest players of his time. He is currently serving as a sports analyst. Shaquille released rap albums, starred in numerous films and television shows. His net worth is roughly around $400 million.

Over the years he is the winner of three consecutive championships. He was elected as the Naismith Memorial Basketball and FIBA Hall of Fame. Shaquille serves as the General Manager of the Kings Guard Gaming which is a part of the NBA 2K League. He called himself as Hobo Master and The Big Aristotle.

20. Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini

Net Worth: $400 million

Lionel Andres Messi Cuccittini

Messi is a professional Argentine football player. Lionel plays a forward position and is considered the best player in the world. He is the captain of the Spanish club Barcelona and Argentina national team. He has a club record of winning 34 trophies, ten La Liga titles, four UEFA Champions League titles, six Copas del Rey, and scored over 700 career goals in his career.

As per Forbes, in the year 2019, he was ranked first amongst 100 celebrities. His income was approximately $127 million and net worth stands around $400 million as of 2020. As per France Football, he was the world’s highest-paid footballer for four consecutive years. This year he was honoured with Laureus World Sportsman of the Year. As per Time, he was named as the most influential person in the world.

21. Phil Alfred Mickelson

Net Worth: $400 million

Phil Alfred Mickelson

He was an American professional golfer. Phil has won 44 events at the Professional Golf Tours (PGA Tours). It includes five major championships, a PGA Championship, an Open Championship, and three Master titles. He is considered one of the best players in the Golf.

Well!! Phil was ranked amongst the Top 50 amongst the Official World Golf Ranking. His left-handed swing brought him recognition. In the year 2012, he was inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame. His net worth as of 2020 is $400 million. Over the years he has earned $85 million as tournament prize amount. Phil has earned over $700 million from endorsements.

22. Vinnie Johnson

Net Worth: $400 million

Vinnie Johnson

Vinnie is a retired American basketball player. He was a key player and sixth man of the basketball team Detroit Pistons. It competed at the National Basketball Association. He was nicknamed as The Microwave for his performance. He holds a Baylor record against Texas Christian University in the year 1979 during his college days. As of 2020, his net worth is around $400 million.

He is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of the Piston Automotive. Under his leadership, the company grew $500 million in 2012 to a $2 billion company as of 2020. The company is the largest auto parts seller in America.

23. Greg Norman

Net Worth: $400 million

Greg Norman

Greg is a professional Australian golfer and net worth is around $400 million. During his career, he earned $1 million per year. Greg is the first golfer to surpass $10 million in his career. Currently, he serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Norman Company. It is a global corporation that is into a different sector and they are a portfolio of apparel, interior design, real estate, etc.

He released his autobiography named The Way of The Shark in the year 2006. Greg has won 89 professional tournaments, Two Major Championships, and 20 Professional Golf Tours. For his performance, he was named as The Great White Shark.

24. Cristiano Ronaldo

Net Worth: $360 million

Cristiano Ronaldo

The famous soccer star has a net worth of 360 million pounds as of January 2020. As per Forbes, last year in ten months he earned 87.5 million pounds. Cristiano has a $1 billion lifetime deal with sportswear giant Nike. He is the sixth highest-paid celebrity across the world. From Juventus’ contract, he approximately earns 51 million pounds.

Cristiano has 29 major trophies in his career, which includes six league titles, five UEFA Champions Leagues, one UEFA Nations League and one UEFA European Championship. Over a decade he was ranked second as per Forbes List as the highest-paid athletes of the decade and he reportedly earned EUR 720 million. He has scored 700 goals for country and club.

25. Alex Rodriguez

Net Worth: $350 million

Alex Rodriguez

Alex was a professional baseball player and his net worth is around $350 million. He played for New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, and Texas Rangers. Alex earned around $475 million in salaries through bonuses and endorsements. In the year 2000, a contract with Texas Rangers was signed for approximately $252 million created history.

He again signed a record $275 million contract with Yankees. Currently, he is a sports analyst by profession. Alex was nicknamed as A-Rod. He won the American League Most Valuable Player, Slugger, and Gold Glove Awards. At the peak of his career, he earned around $33 million per year.

26. Jack Nicklaus

Net Worth: $320 million

Jack Nicklaus

Jack was an American professional golfer and has a net worth of $320 million as of today’s date. In the year 1974, he has inducted World Golf Hall of fame and Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in the year 1995. Jack has a total of 115 professional wins and is considered as one of the greatest golf players. He was nicknamed as The Golden Bear.

He heads the world’s largest golf course design company and runs an event on the Professional Golf Tours the Memorial Tournament. Jack is well known for his course management skills. In the year 1999, he was listed on Sports Personality of the Century.

27. George Foreman

Net Worth: $300 million

George Foreman

He is a professional American boxer, a two-time heavyweight champion, and an Olympic gold medallist. His net worth is estimated to be $300 million. In the year 1995, he was named as the Best Boxer EPSY Award. He was named Male Athlete of the Year by Associated Press in the year 1994. He was nicknamed Big George for his performance.

George is a successful entrepreneur and promoting his company, George Foreman Grill. It sold around 100 million units worldwide. He was inducted into the World Boxing Hall of Fame and International Boxing Hall of Fame. As per The Ring Magazine, he was named as one of the greatest fighters.

28. Ralph Dale Earnhardt Junior

Net Worth: $300 million

Ralph Dale Earnhardt Junior

Dale is an American professional stock racing and semi-retired driver. He is ranked in Top 40 by National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing. He was nicknamed as Pied Piper. Currently, it competes as a part-time driver for NASCAR Xfinity Series for team JR Motorsports.

He is a two time Daytona 500 winner and fifteen times Most Popular Driver Award from 2003 to 2017. His net worth is around $300 million. Dale owns a portfolio of businesses. Throughout his career, he has earned around $410 million through prize amounts and endorsements. At the peak of his career, he earned $25-$30 million per year.

29. Richard Childress

Net Worth: $300 million

Richard Childress

He is the former car racing driver of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). Currently, he owns the professional stock car racing team Richard Childress Racing. He also owns the Richard Childress Racing Museum and the Childress Vineyards Winery. Richard is the Board of Directors of the National Rifle Association. His net worth is around $300 million.

Richard has been inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame in the year 2017. He is honoured as Champion Car Owner at the Winston Cup and Busch Series. Richard is considered as one of the wealthiest men of the North Carolina state in the United States.

30. Dwayne Johnson

Net Worth: $280 million

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne has currently semi-retired as a wrestling professional and focuses his career as an actor at Hollywood. His net worth amounts to $280 million as of 2020. Dwayne is better known as The Rock. He is the highest-paid among actors and earned almost $89.4 million.

His movies successfully grossed $3.5 billion in North America and $10.5 billion worldwide. In the year 2012, he founded an entertainment Company named Seven Bucks Productions. He was named 100 Most Influential People in the World in the year 2016 and 2019. He released his autobiography named and it debuted number one on The New York Bestseller list.

31. Kimi-Matias Raikkonen

Net Worth: $250 million

Kimi-Matias Raikkonen

Kimi is a Finnish racing driver and currently associated with Formula One for Alfa Romeo Racing. In the year 2007, when he started with Ferrari he became the highest-paid racer of the motorsport and it ranged around $51 million. He has won the 21 Grand Prix and the only driver to win the V10, hybrid V6, and V8 engine eras.

Kimi has signed a two-year contract with Sauber’s rookie Charles Leclerc for 2019 and 2020. Forbes listed him as 26th highest-paid celebrity and fifth highest-paid sportsman in 2008. The following year recorded him as the second-highest-paid athlete. Kimi’s net worth is around $250 million.

32. Wayne Gretzky

Net Worth: $250 million

Wayne Gretzky

He is a former Canadian professional hockey player. Wayne is the greatest player of his tie and has broken more than 60 records in the National Hockey League. His net worth stands around $250 million as of today’s date. For his performance, he was nicknamed as The Great One. Wayne at Canada’s Walk of Fame received a star.

Wayne was selected by the Sports illustrated as the Hockey Player of the Century. Over the years for his performance, he received National Hockey League Most Valuable Player Award. From 2016, he is the partner and vice-chairman of the Oilers Entertainment Group. Currently, he is associated with the restaurant and wine business.

33. Fernando Alonso

Net Worth: $240 million

Fernando Alonso

Fernando is Spanish race care and his net worth is approximately $240 million. He earned an annual salary of $40 million. Fernando was the youngest Formula One Champion at 24 years old. He won the Sports Prince of Asturias, Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sports Merit, and Premios Nacionales del Deporte Sportsman of the Year Awards.

He earned $33 million in salary and endorsements. Throughout his career, he has won 32 Formula One races, 1899 points from 11 starts and 22 pole positions. He was inducted twice at the FIA Hall of Fame. Fernando runs an eSports and junior racing team. He is the UNICEF Goodwill ambassador.

34. Paul Caddick

Net Worth: $225 million

Paul Caddick

Paul is a retired British rugby player and his net worth is close to $225 million. Currently, he is the founder and chairman of Caddick Group, commercial property development, and civil engineering business. He never left his involvement with rugby after leaving it. In the year 1997, he and Gary Hetherington bought the Leeds Rhinos rugby league team.

He later made the world’s first dual-code partnerships and united Leeds Rhinos with the Leeds Rugby Union club under the Leeds Rugby umbrella. Paul owns a 76% stake in this company. His family wealth reaches around 150 million pounds. He prefers to play rugby and shooting in his free time.

35. Dave Whelan

Net Worth: $210 million

Dave Whelan

Dave is the former English footballer. Dave played for Crewe Alexandra and Blackburn Rovers. He was the owner of Football League Championship club Wigan Athletic. Dave is the owner of DW Stadium home for Wigan Athletic and Rugby League club Wigan Warriors. He was honoured with Freedom of the Borough of Wigan by Wigan Borough Council and Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) by the University of Bolton.

His current net worth is $210 million. He sold his supermarket chain named Whelan’s Discount Stores to Ken Morrison for over a million pounds. Dave eventually sold JJB sports in 2007 and acquired back the company in 2009.

36. Kenneth Block

Net Worth: $200 million

Kenneth Block

Ken was an American professional rally driver and his net worth is around $200 million. He was associated with Hoonigan Racing Division. Apart from car racing, he has participated in skateboarding, snowboarding, and motocross. Kenneth is the co-owner of Hoonigan Industries, an apparel brand for auto enthusiasts.

Kenneth had won the Rally America Rookie of the Year Award. In the year 2009, he appeared in a hit YouTube video named Gymkhana 2. He with other artists performed donuts, a maneuver performed while driving the vehicle at the Cenotaph War Memorial for British magazine Top Gear in 2016. Majority of his wealth accumulated from D.C. Shoes.

37. Hakeem Olajuwon

Net Worth: $200 million

Hakeem Olajuwon

He is a former Nigerian professional basketball player. Hakeem played at the centre position for the National Basketball Association for the Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets. He was inducted into FIBA and Basketball Hall of Fame. Oh My God!! Hakeem is 7 feet tall.

Hakeem was nicknamed as The Dream. Hakeem was awarded the Defensive Player of the Year. Over the years for his performance, he was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players of the National Basketball history. In the year 1996, he was a member of the Olympic Gold medal-winning team of the United States. His net worth is $200 million as of today’s date.

38. John Madden

Net Worth: $200 million

John Madden

John was an American football coach and head coach of the Oakland Raiders. He was inducted into Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 1999, Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame in 2009, and NSSA Hall of Fame in 2010. He won the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television and 16 time Emmy Awards.

As per Yahoo, he was named amongst the Top 50 sports celebrities. After retiring as a coach he is a well-known commentator for National Football League. His net worth is estimated to be $200 million as of 2020. He became the youngest coach to reach 100 regular seasonal victories.

39. Oscar De La Hoya

Net Worth: $200 million

Oscar De La Hoya

He is a former American professional boxer. Oscar had been winning six weight classes and a lineal championship in three weight classes. He was nicknamed as The Golden Boy of Boxing and ranked as the 13th Best Boxer for his awesome work. In the year 1995, he was named Fighter of the year by The Ring magazine.

Oscar generated almost $700 million in pay-per-view income and was marked as the top earner. In the year 2002, he founded Golden Boy Promotions, a combat sport promotional film. His net worth is around $200 million. He is also the founder of Golden Boy Partners, a real estate development company.

40. Peyton Manning

Net Worth: $200 million

Peyton Manning

Peyton is a former American football quarterback player. He was nicknamed as The Sheriff throughout his career at the National Football League. He spent 14 seasons at the Indianapolis Colts and four seasons with Denver Broncos. Peyton was parodied and recognized player of the National Football League. During his time his team used to focus on the hurry-up offense.

Well!! Peyton won the Offensive Player of the year, Bert Bell and Walter Payton Man of the Year, Best Championship Performance EPSY, Byron Whizzer White Humanitarian, and National Football League Comeback Player of the Year Award. His net worth stands at around $200 million as of 2020.

41. Maria Sharapova

Net Worth: $195 million

Maria Sharapova

She is a former Russian tennis player and her net worth is around $195 million as of 2020. At the peak of her career, she earned around $285 million. The majority of her earnings came from prize money, endorsements, and sponsorships. She is associated with some big names and they are Nike, Porsche, Tropicana, and Evian Gatorade.

In the year 2013, she owned a business called Sugarpova which is popular across the United States. She was even ranked as World Number 1 in singles by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). She was ranked amongst 100 Greatest off All Time by Tennis Channel. In the year 2018, she launched a new upgraded program for mentor women entrepreneurs.

42. Emmanuel Dapidran Manny Pacquiao

Net Worth: $190 million

Emmanuel Dapidran Manny Pacquiao

Manny was a Filipino professional boxer. He is a sixth richest boxer and net worth stands around $190 million as of 2020. He currently ranks Number four by the BoxRec. In the year 2016, he was elected as a senator and will serve the term until 2022. He has generated approximately $1.2 billion from his 25 pay-per-view bouts and $200 million in pay-per-view buys format.

As per Rankers, a list he is the best boxer of the 21st century. As per Forbes, he is the second-highest-paid athlete of the world in the year 2015. He has twelve major world titles in his bag.

43. Kevin Maurice Garnett

Net Worth: $190 million

Kevin Maurice Garnett

Kevin is a former American professional basketball player. Kevin almost contributed 21 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Kevin was considered as the greatest power forwards of his time. He was nicknamed as The Big Ticket for his performance. Kevin was honoured with All-Star Most Valuable Player and NBA Defensive Player Award.

He holds Timberwolves franchise records. After his retirement, he debuted in acting for an American crime thriller film named Uncut Gems released in the year 2019. His net worth is estimated to be around $190 million. In his high school days, he won the national player of the year award.

44. Neymar da silva Santos Junior

Net Worth: $185 million

Neymar da silva Santos Junior

Neymar is a Brazilian professional footballer at a forward position. Neymar plays for the Ligue 1 club Paris Saint Germain and Brazil National Team. As per SportsPro, he was named as the most marketable athlete in the year 2012 and 2013. Time magazine included him in the 100 most influential people across the globe.

He was ranked as the world’s third highest-paid athlete by Forbes in the year 2019. Neymar was chosen as the player of the tournament at the FIFA Federation Cup and received a Golden Ball in the year 2013. His net worth is estimated to be around $185 million. Neymar’s salary is around EUR 36.8 million a year.

45. Derek Jeter

Net Worth: $185 million

Derek Jeter

Derek is the former baseball and highest earning player of his time. He is considered the most marketable athlete of his time and involved with numerous endorsements. His remarkable career earned him $490 million through endorsements deals, investments, prize money, salary, and other sources. Derek’s net worth is around $185 million.

He is currently a businessman and stands as the baseball chief officer of the Miami Marlins. It competes for the Major League Baseball. He won the World Series Most Valuable Player, Rookie of the Year, and American League Most Valuable Player Award. He was nicknamed as Captain Clutch and Mr. November.

46. Grant Henry Hill

Net Worth: $180 million

Grant Henry Hill

Grant is a former basketball player and played for the Detroit Pistons. It competes for National Basketball Association (NBA). His net worth is around $180 million as of 2020. He has also played for Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, and Los Angeles Clippers.

In the small forward position, he created magic. Currently, he appears as a host at the NBA TV for the show named NBA Inside. He received NBA and Sporting New Rookie of the Year Award in the year 1997. He along with Tony Ressler, a private equity tycoon purchased the Atlanta Hawks in the year 2015. It is a professional basketball team.

47. Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Junior

Net Worth: $180 million

Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Junior

Tom is an American quarterback player for the National Football League (NFL) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At the initial days of his career, he spent it with New England Patriots, a professional American football team. He won the six Super Bowls championship and this the highest achievement in history NFL.

Well!! For his outstanding performance, he has won the Super Bowl and NFL Most Valuable Player Award. Thomas has been a model and endorsed some famous brands. He has launched his line of vegan snacks under the brand TB12. His book The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance was the best seller on His net worth is around $180 million.

48. Timothy Theodore Duncan

Net Worth: $130 million

Timothy Theodore Duncan

Tim was an American professional basketball player for the team San Antonio Spurs. It competes at the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently a professional basketball coach of the same team. During his college days, he had played for the team Wake Forest Demon Deacons where he won the John Wooden, USBWA, and Naismith College Player of the Year Award.

He was NBA Rookie of the Year for his outstanding performance. Tim was the only player to be selected as the All NBA and Defensive Teams for consecutive 13 seasons. He was listed amongst the Next 10 Greatest Players of the tenth anniversary. Sports Illustrated listed him as the NBA Player of the Decade. He would be inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in August. His net worth is estimated to be around $130 million.

49. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Net Worth: $90 million

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan was the Swedish professional footballer and considered as the best striker. Zlatan played for Series A club A.C.Milan. He has won the 31 trophies throughout his career. Zlatan has scored over 540 career goals. As per Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, he was ranked as the second-greatest Swedish sportsperson.

He was inducted into Malmo Walk of Fame in the year 2012. Zlatan was honored as the Premier League Player of the Month, MLS Newcomer of the Year Award, LA Galaxy Player of the Year, Swedish Male Athlete of the Year, and many more. His net worth is around $90 million and the 14th richest soccer player across the globe.

50. Serena Jameka Williams

Net Worth: $29 million

Serena Jameka Williams

She is a former number one American tennis player. Serena has been in the number one position from 2002 to 2017. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles in her bag. Serena has won gold medals at the Olympic Games four times. Through prize money and endorsement she has earned around $29 million and became the highest-paid female athlete in the year 2016.

As per Forbes, she is ranked among the highest-paid athlete and the only woman to do so in the year 2017. She is four times the winner of the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year Award. Sports Illustrated magazine named her as Sportsperson of the Year. Serena’ net worth is estimated to be around $200 million.


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