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20 Richest Athletes in the World 2018

20 Richest Athletes in the World 2018

20 Richest Athletes in the World 2018


Have you ever wondered or think about this question? Who are the top athletes in the world and how much do they even earn?

Well, your wondering has ended today, we have put together this list of the top 20 richest athletes in the world, with their worth at estimates, we also discuss little how they’ve managed to gather so much cash!

Top 20 Richest Athletes in the World


Well, we took little time in compiling this list and thanks to wealthlygorilla for making it easy for us. The below figures have been collected from Celebrity Net Worth and Forbes. Here are the wealthiest athletes in 2018:

1. Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
Michael Jordan - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $1.31 Billion

Jordan is known for his ability, and stylish skills in basketball and he is an American retired basketball player. Michael Jordan has played a total of 15 seasons in the NBA, with his profession split between two teams. Those teams were the Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls.

Michael Jordan has been known to be the best basketball player of all time, yes it sounds ridiculous but that’s the fact, and since when he retired, he has then become the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets.

Michael Jordan’s worth is estimated to be around $1.31 billion in 2018, making him the wealthiest athlete in the world.

“I can accept breakdown; everyone breaks down at something. But I can’t accept trying at all.” – Michael Jordan

2. Ion Tiriac

Ion Tiriac - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
Ion Tiriac - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $1.28 Billion

Ion Tiriac is a Romanian former qualified ice hockey and tennis player.

That’s right, two sports. After he retired from playing sports professionally, Ion Tiriac is the owner of the Mutua Madrid Open Tennis Tournament. Tiriac also runs Lucas Pouille, a French tennis professional tournament.

The tennis player is on this list of the wealthiest athletes in the world with a net worth of $1.28 billion.

3. Vince McMahon

Vince McMahon - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
Vince McMahon - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $1.22 Billion

McMahon is an American wrestler. He is currently the owner, CEO, and chairman of WWE. Vince McMahon took the company from his father in the 1980’s.

Vince McMahon’s net worth is an implausible $1.22 billion, although the more significant part of that net worth came from his accomplishment with the company (WWE), that doesn’t take away from his qualified wrestling success.

4. Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
Michael Schumacher - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $780 Million

Michael is a former race car driver in the Formula One and also a German. If you name Formula One, you are calling Michael’s second name.

He is considered as one of the best Formula One drivers of all time. He is also the only driver in the past to win seven Championships in Formula One; he won five consecutively.

Schumacher’s net worth is estimated to be $780 million, making him the 4th most productive athlete in the world.

5. Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
Tiger Woods - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $740 Million

Tiger Woods is an American golfer, and one of the notorious and most famous golfers of all time.

He is also one of the top paid athletes in the world, which most likely explains how he was capable of making it to this list of the wealthiest athletes worldwide.

Tiger Wood’s net worth is $740 million.

6. Magic Johnson

 Magic Johnson - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
 Magic Johnson - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $600 Million

Magic Johnson is an American former basketball player. Magic Johnson played basketball in the NBA for the LA Lakers for 13 seasons. He won several awards which put him into the NBA hall of fame.

As of now, Magic Johnson is the president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers. Johnson’s net worth is $600 million, making him the second most productive basketball player in the world.

7. Roger Staubach

 Roger Staubach - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
 Roger Staubach - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $600 Million

Roger Staubach is a former football quarterback in the NFL.

Roger Staubach joined the Dallas Cowboys in the year 1969 and played for them for all 11 seasons of his career. He was with the squad for five beautiful Bowls, four of them as the beginning quarterback.

Staubach’s net worth is $600 million.

8. Floyd Mayweather

 Floyd Mayweather - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
 Floyd Mayweather - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $560 Million

Floyd Mayweather is a former boxer with an incredible record of 50-0, unbeatable. He is also the creator of Mayweather Promotions, a fight promotion corporation.

Floyd Mayweather recently added a necessary amount of money to his total net worth after engaging in the exciting fight with McGregor in August 2017.

Mayweather’s net worth is $560 million.

9. Eddie Jordan

Eddie Jordan - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
Eddie Jordan - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $475 Million

Jordan is a former race car driver, businessman, Motorsport team boss, television personality, and musician.

He won the Irish Kart finals in the year 1971 and moved to Formula Ford in the year 1974. He also created Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor which functioned from the year 1991 to 2005.

Eddie’s net worth is estimated to be $475 million.

10. David Beckham

David Beckham - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
David Beckham - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $450 Million

David Beckham is an English former footballer. He played for the English team “Manchester United,” and of course the England regional team.

Some other clubs which Beckham played for were Real Madrid, Preston North End, Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and LA Galaxy. He swiftly became well known and renowned footballer, and a movie was even made around his signature kick, named “Bend It Like Beckham.”

David Beckham’s net worth is estimated to be $450 million.

11. Roger Federer

Roger Federer - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
Roger Federer - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $450 Million

Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis player, presently ranked third in the world in men’s singles tennis. Roger is now close to the end of his career. However, he was positioned #1 for six years successively and has won 19 grand slams all through his career.

Roger Federer’s net worth is estimated to be $450 million.

12. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $400 Million

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese footballer, presently playing for Real Madrid FC, and also playing for the Portuguese National team.

Cristiano Ronaldo is known as the best footballer in the world and regularly fights with Lionel Messi for this title. In fact, for some years, these two players are the only two to be given the “Player of the Year” award.

Ronaldo’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million.

13. LeBron James

LeBron James - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
LeBron James - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $400 Million

LeBron is an American basketball player in the NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The more significant part of the athletes on this list is former athletes. However, LeBron is still in the game as of 2017.

LeBron James is regarded to be one of the best basketball players of all time, and his net worth positively reflects this statement.

14. Michael Buffer

Michael Buffer - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
Michael Buffer - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $400 Million

Michael is an American ring presenter for boxing and qualified wrestling matches. He is recognized for his trademarked catchphrase that says, “Let’s get ready to rumble!”, which you all know and will remember.

It’s hard to believe how much money Buffer has been able to acquire through introducing opponents and announcing boxing matches. It’s a lot. Michael Buffer’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million.

15. Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
Shaquille O’Neal - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
His Net Worth is: $400 Million

Shaquille O’Neal is a retired professional basketball player. Shaquille O’Neal has played in the NBA for 19 seasons and is at this time a sports analyst for the NBA.

Shaquille O’Neal is notorious for being one of the major players of all time to play in the NBA. While vigorous, he was listed as 7ft 1 inches, and 325 pounds.

Shaq’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million.

16. Bud Selig

Bud Selig - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
Bud Selig - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $375 Million

Bud Selig is the Commissioner of main League Baseball. Bud Selig served as acting commissioner from the year 1992 to 1998, and he served as commissioner from 1998 to date.

Bud Selig is also the CEO of the Milwaukee Brewers. Bud Selig owned the team from 1970,

Bud Selig’s net worth is estimated to be $375 million.

17. Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
Phil Mickelson - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $375 Million

Phil Mickelson is a professional golfer.

Phil Mickelson has won 42 events on the PGA Tour, and he has also won five major championships: a PGA Championship, three Masters titles, and an Open Championship.

Mickelson’s net worth is $375 million, making him one of the wealthiest athletes.

18. Kobe Bryant


kobe bryant - Richest Athletes in the World 2018
kobe bryant - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $350 Million

Bryant is a former professional basketball player, and he is an American. Kobe Bryant has played 20 seasons of his career in the NBA with the LA Lakers. Kobe Bryant holds the record for most extended number of seasons with just one team.

Bryant’s net worth is estimated to be $350 million, putting him on this list of the wealthiest athletes worldwide.

19. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $280 Million

Messi is an Argentine footballer and regarded as one of the best footballers in the current game. Messi is currently playing for Barcelona FC and also playing for Argentina national team.

Lionel Messi has been a famous player in the game of football for many years now, and he has been the ‘Player of the Year’ on several occasions.

Lionel Messi’s net worth is $280 million, making him the second most productive player in the world, and 19th on the list of top wealthiest athletes.

20. Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus - Richest Athletes in the World 2018

His Net Worth is: $320 Million

Jack Nicklaus which is commonly known as ‘The Golden Bear,’ is a retired American golfer. Many regard him to be one of the best golfers of all time. Jack Nicklaus has won outrageous 18 world championships in his career.

Jack Nicklaus’ net worth is estimated to be $320 million.

Summary


Here’s a quick list of the top 20 richest athletes in the world in 2018:

1. Kobe Bryant

2. Jack Nicklaus

3. Michael Jordan

4. Vince McMahon

5. Michael Schumacher

6. Ion Tiriac

7. Tiger Woods

8. Roger Staubach

9. Floyd Mayweather

10. Magic Johnson

11. Eddie Jordan

12. Roger Federer

13. Cristiano Ronaldo

14. David Beckham

15. LeBron James

16. Lionel Messi

17. Michael Buffer

18. Bud Selig

19. Shaquille O’Neal

20. Phil Mickelson





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