The world has given us many great sportsmen over the years. They are one of the best in their field of sports. We all have been curious at times about our favorite players. Including how much money they make. How rich are they among the richest of them. They don’t just earn money for being on the field. Because of their popularity, they also earn millions from brand endorsements. So here’s a list of sportspersons with the highest net-worth.
- VINCENT MCMAHON: $3.4 BILLION
Vincent Kennedy McMahon is an American billionaire. McMahon is famously known for being the CEO, chairman and the majority shareholder of the WWE. He also founded the company Alpha Entertainment. It is the company that holds the American Football League the XFL. He is a former wrestling champion and considered to be a self-made billionaire. Before purchasing the wrestling business, McMahon lived in a trailer park in North Carolina and used to work at his father’s small wrestling company 1972. 10 years later McMahon purchased the company and turned the World Wrestling Federation into a global phenomenon from a regional operation. And now his net worth is around $3.4 billion.
2. MICHAEL JORDON: $1.9 BILLION
Michael Jeffrey Jordan or MJ is a former professional basketball player. The American player is considered to be one of the best basketball players of all times. Currently, he is the majority owner and chairman of NBA’s Charlotte Hornets, which he bought for a whopping $175 million. He played for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards in the NBA. And Jordan won six titles for the Chicago Bulls. He was one of the most marketed athletes of his time. Apart from business deals Jordan also endorses a few brands that include Nike, Hanes, Gatorade, and Upper Deck.
3. ION TIRIAC: $1.1 BILLION
Ion Tiriac is a Romanian former tennis and ice hockey player. Also known as BraÈ™ov Bulldozer, Tiriac is one of the best top ten former players. He won the grand slam title in the men’s double in the 1970 French Open. He also participated as a defenseman in the Romanian national hockey team at the Winter Olympics of 1964. Since his retirement, he has been an advisor-coach-manager for many including Ilie Nastase, Boris Becker, and Lucas Pouille. Èširiac is also the developer and owner of the Mutua Madrid Open masters tennis tournament. And in 2013, he was elected as a contributor into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. He also has an insurance company, a museum and has been investing in real estate, auto dealerships, and petroleum distribution.
4. MICHAEL SCHUMACHER: $800 MILLION
The former German racing driver for Formula One is widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One driver ever. Schumacher is the most successful driver in the history of sports. He is the only racer in history to win 7 Formula One World Championships. Schumacher made many records throughout his career. He is the only racer to win the most, Grand Prix wins which is 91, the fastest laps 77 and he won 13 races which are the most races won in a single season. Michael Schumacher suffered a life-threatening brain injury on 29th December 2013 and still recovering from it.
5. TIGER WOODS: $760 MILLION
Eldrick Tont Woods professionally known as Tiger Woods is regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time. The American professional golfer has broken many records during his career. He holds the record of being the world’s number one on for the most consecutive 683 weeks. Woods has won the PGA Player of the Year award for eleven times and he was also awarded the Byron Nelson Award for eight times. Woods has won 14 major golf championships with 80 PGA Tour events. He is the youngest player having achieved the career Grand Slam and is only the second golfer to have achieved a career Grand Slam three times. Woods has won 18 World Golf Cha.
6. FLOYD MAYWEATHER: $700 MILLION
Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. is a former American boxer and he is one of the most successful boxers of all time. He is often regarded as the best defender as well as the most accurate puncher in boxing history. He also holds the record of 26 consecutive wins in world title fights. He has topped the lists of highest-paid athletes many times. In the year 2016, Floyd Mayweather formed his own boxing promotional firm called Mayweather Promotions. After earning nearly $300 million from his last fight, Mayweather has a current net worth of $700 million.
7. MAGIC JOHNSON: $650 MILLION
Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. is a former basketball player from America. Johnson’s career has seen a lot of ups and downs. He has achieved three NBA MVP Awards, with twelve All-Star games, and ten All-NBA First and Second Team nominations. Johnson was also a member of the United States men’s Olympic basketball team in 1992 and won the gold medal. In 1996 Johnson was honored as one of the 50 Greatest Players in the history of NBA. But most of Johnson’s fortune came from his business investments as he owns the company Magic Johnson Enterprises.
8. ROGER STAUBACH: $600 MILLION
Roger Thomas Staubach, also known as Roger the Dodger is a former football in the American National Football League. Staubach was the quarterback of the team. He leads his team Dallas Cowboys five times in the Super Bowl. Roger was named as the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl VI. He also became the first to win both the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP. During his 11-year NFL career, Staubach was named the Pro Bowl 6 times. Before becoming a football player, Roger served the U.S. Navy. He also owned a real-estate company that he sold at $613 million. He is the present executive chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle.
9. EDDIE JORDAN: $475 MILLION
Edmund Patrick Jordan, also known as EJ is a former motorsport team boss. Jordan is a Dublin born Irish who has established himself as a businessman. Jordan is also a musician and a TV personality. In his early career, Jordan worked at the Bank Of Ireland. Most of his fortune came from his multiple companies. The founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix, Jordan was the one who gave Michael Schumacher the break in Formula One.
10. ROGER FEDERER, CHRISTIANO RONALDO and DAVID BECKHAM: $450 MILLION
Roger Federer is one of the greatest tennis players of all time from Switzerland. And Currently, Federer is on number 4 on the list of best men’s singles tennis players in the world. Christiano Ronaldo is one of the most popular sportsman in the world. This Portuguese footballer is also one of the best footballers ever. Ronaldo also was ranked first among UEFA European Championship goalscorers by total goals scored. David Beckham, the retired professional footballer from England is the present president of Inter Miami CF and also the co-owner of Salford City. Being one of the best English players ever, Beckham has the fourth-most captaincies in the England national football team. And all the three of these sportsmen stands at the same position with all of them having the same networth of $450 million.