The Top 20 Richest Athletes in the World – Cristiano Ronaldo & Lionel Messi The Only Active Footballers That Feature

The Top 20 Richest Athletes in the World

One characteristic lifestyle of athletes is their wealth, hence we often wonder about the richest athletes in the world and how they made their money. Of course, they make their money not just from personal performance but also from endorsements, contracts and investments.

In this article, we are looking at how these athletes go from practice and skillful display to amassing so much wealth that seems to knock out every other profession.

Based on the type of wealth we have seen athletes gather, most parents tend to enroll their kids in sports academies from an early stage. Sports like football, soccer, basketball and cricket pay athletes a huge sum of money weekly.

We have seen Athletes like Vince McMahon, Ion Tiriac, David Beckham, Michael Jordan and the likes top the list of Richest athletes in the world for several years.

The majority of the top richest athletes in the world alive are not footballers though, it is the most-watched sport around the globe.

Currently, Lionel Messi is the highest-paid footballer in the world and just a point below Conor McGregor who is the highest-paid athlete in the world.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is the richest Instagram celebrity based on advert potential and number of followers.

Top 20 Richest Athletes in the World – The List

RankNameNet worthAgeCountry
1Vince McMahon$2.1 Billion75United States
2Michael Jordan$1.6 Billion58United States
3Tiger Woods$800 Million45United States
4David Beckham$670 Million45United kingdom
5Magic Johnson$600 Million61United States
6Roger Staubach$600 Million79United States
7Michael Schumacher$600 Million52Germany
8Junior Bridgeman$600 Million67United States
9Floyd Mayweather$565 Million44United States
10Quinn Cook$500 Million26United States
11Cristiano Ronaldo$500 Million36Portugal
12LeBron James$440 Million36United States
13Michael Buffer$400 Million76United States
14Phil Mickelson$400 Million50United States
15Lionel Messi$400 Million33Argentina
16Roger Federer$400 Million38Switzerland
17Shaquille O’Neal$400 Million49United States
18Kobe Bryant$350 Million42United States
19The Rock Dwayne Johnson$320 Million48United States
20Alex Rodriguez$300 Million45United States

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