Some athletes have achieved celebrity status and have a huge fan following all over the world. They have become very wealthy and famous. Here is the list of top ten richest athletes in the world, ranked according to their net worth.
List of Top Ten Richest Athletes In The World 2016 Ranking
10. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. – Net Worth: $300 Million
This American NASCAR driver and media character began his racing career when he was 17-year-old. He earned a total of $25.9 million in 2016.
9. Greg Norman – Net Worth: $300 Million
This winning expert golfer is also a successful entrepreneur. He was ranked #1 for a record 330 weeks. He has got 20 PGA tours and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2001.
8. David Beckham – Net Worth: $350 Million
This retired English soccer player made his expert soccer debut at the age of 17. Regarded as one of the best players in Britain’s football history, Beckham made the vast amount of his fortune on the pitch as one of the largest endorsers in the world. His business group, Beckham Miami United has agreed to finance a $250 million stadium in Florida with 20,000 seats.
7. Shaquille O’Neal – Net Worth: $350 Million
This discharged American basketball player, TV host and entrepreneur began gaining attention for his basketball skills when he was in high school. In 2005, he approved a 5-year contract with the Miami Heat for $100 million. He appears in many advertisements. O’Neal received a total of $292,198,327 in career salary alone.
6. Floyd Mayweather Jr. – Net Worth: $400 Million
This world great American boxing champion has won six boxing championships in five different weight classes. His known boxing record is a grand 45 wins. He has not lost at all. He is the richest boxer of all time. In 2016 alone Floyd became the outstanding paid athletes earning $105 million, according to Forbes. One of his passions is to post images of himself management stacks of money, BIG cash! Between his expenses, he holds a whopping $6.4 million worth watch collection, an inspiring collection of all-white luxury cars.
5. Magic Johnson – Net Worth: $500 Million
This single American basketball player is also a very winning entrepreneur. He destroys in love with basketball at an early age. During his playing career, he made just over $18 million in salary and several million more in endorsements.
4. Tiger Woods – Net Worth: $550 Million
This American expert golfer is one of the biggest athletes of all time. He has earned many accolades. He has been rated #1 for more consecutive weeks than any other player. He was the first athlete to made $1 billion in salary and endorsements.
3. Arnold Palmer – Net Worth: $675 Million
This American expert golfer turned pro in 1954. Today he is considered to be one of the biggest golf players of all time. He has got the PGA Tour 62 times and the Championship Tour ten times. Also, a powerful entrepreneur, Arnold Palmer’s line of drinks is worth over $200 million. The Palmer star is approved all over Asia and has more than 400 separate buildings in Asia that sell garments and leather goods that bear his name.
2. Michael Schumacher – Net Worth: $800 Million
This Code One race car driver begin running at a very early age. He is measured to be the most successful and the world’s most decorated Formula One driver of all time. At the peak of his vacation, he was paid $10 million per year by Shell to wear a hat with the firm’s logo at nearly all public appearances.
1. Michael Jordan – Net Worth: $1 Billion
The first billionaire athlete, according to Forbes’ 2016 rich list. This past American basketball player is also a smart manager. He earns about $80-$100 million every year for his many business ventures and endorsements. He makes $60 million annually through Nike/Jordan brand royalties alone. His time in the NBA made him just $90,235,000.