After a year delay, the Tokoyo 2020 Olympics holds with all the euphoria and ado, out of the numbers of athletes present we’ve highlighted the highest-paid Olympic Athletes in 2021 relative to their annual salary within the year.
Basically, this highlights on the highest-paid Olympic athletes takes into consideration the athletes who are participating in the Tokoyo 2020 Olympic games, while trying all possible best to sieve the retired athletes from the list.
There are over fifty athletes who appeared in the Forbes list of highest-paid athletes in 2021, however, only about ten percent of the names are participants in the Tokoyo 2020 Olympics – this forms the basis of this highlight.
The obvious question to ask is; why is there a low number of world’s rich athletes not participating in the Olympic games? Well, the answer is this; Many have gone out of age while some are nursing injury and a great number in preparation for the future.
Meanwhile, some world’s highest-paid athletes in sports like the American Football and auto racing cannot participate in the Olympics because such events do not exist yet at the summer Olympics.
The highest-paid Olympic athletes in 2021 – A-list
In this section, let’s take quick highlights on the list of the highest-paid Olympic athletes who are participating in the Tokoyo 2020 Olympic games in Japan.
Naomi Osaka is just 23-years old but she has broken and set many records. Currently she is ranked No.1 by the Womens’s Tennis Association (WTA), a feat that has never be attained by an Asian player in the history of the Association.
She became widely known after beating Serena Williams and winning the US Open in 2018. Current she earns more than $60 million dollars annually and is regarded as the world’s highest paid female athlete ever.
Her networth in 2021 is yet to be ascertained. However, she is definitely the highest-paid Olympic athlete to appear at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Novak Djokovic spell as one of the renowned names in Association of Tennis Professionals has surpassed over a decade and it seems less likely to end in a short while giving his statistics and fitness.
At the moment, he remains the world No.1 professional tennis player and his current earning in 2021 is estimated to be about $ 34.5 million or more.
Djokovic will be one of the great names that will be participating in the Tokyo Olympics. This is another chance for the Serbian to win an Olympic medal after an unsuccessful Olympic run in the last two seasons. His last Olympic Medal was a bronze in Beijing 2008.
His net worth is estimated at $220 million.
KD as he is fondly called is playing for the United States basketball team at the Tokyo Olympics. He is one of the top stars to watch at the tournament.
With a long list of trophies and award to his name, including FIBA World Championship MVP. Kevin Durant’s networth is estimated to be over $170 million whic makes him one of the richest top baskeball players at the moment.
The Irish professional golf player confirmed his participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which will serve as his debut at the Olympics.
Rory McIlroy has remained number one on the World Golf Ranking for more than 100 weeks. The young athlete has been described as relentless goal achiever. He has joined the likes of Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the top three golf players to win four majors within the age of 25-years old.
McIlroy’s networth in 2021 is estimated at about $120 million while his estimated total earning within the same year surpasses $32 million.
Lillard is renowned for making big shots in the clutch, hence the nickname “Dame Time”. he alongside Kevin Durant were listed in the USA 12-man basketball sqaud in their bid for the fourth Olympic gold medal in a row.
This is going to be Lillard’s debut at the Olympics, the Portland Trail Blazers point guard currently earns not less than $40.5 million annually. His networth is estimated ti be at about $90 million.
Others on the list include:
- Devin Booker – United states – $30.5 million. – Basketball
- Kei Nishikori – Japan – $30.5 Million – Tennis
- Khris Middleton – United States – $27 million – Basketball
- Jrue Holiday – United States – $23 million – Basketball