Different strokes for different folks actually, follow this interesting list of richest sportsmen in the world. Many people have over time debated on various sports and the richest man on the tracks and how it all happens and history about these successful people in their chooses careers, Athletics are not exempted in this voyage of discussion so on that note we will be writing briefly on the wealthiest sportsmen/athletes currently either still on pitch or no longer playing but still remain richest of all time both financially and every way wise ones can use as means of estimating the richest of these fellows also, we will be writing on their net worth, their brief biographies and all you need to know about these wonderful athletes.


Michael Jordan
  • 1. Michael Jordan

Net Worth: $2.1 Billion

The name Michael Jordan has for years been associated with basketball. Despite retiring some 15 years ago, his name is still seen as a true symbol of the sport. He is one of the legendary NBA players who turned into global superstars. He turned out for two clubs professionally during his career, the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. In both of these teams, Michael Jordan was a true star and won quite a lot of personal and team awards. He is a six-time NBA champion as well as being a two-time Olympic champion.

Michael Jordan interrupted and resumed his career severally but he never lost value in the eyes of advertisers who were constantly on his heels to sign endorsements deals with him. Michael Jordan is widely acclaimed to be the best basketball player of all time and since his retirement, he became the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets. He is estimated to be worth $2.1 billion as of 2020 at the time of updating this ranking of richest sportsmen in the world. This gives him the honor of being the second richest athlete in the world.

Vince McMahon
  • 2. Vince McMahon

Net Worth: $1.9 Billion

Vince McMahon is a retired American professional wrestler. He currently owns the majority shares and is also the chairman and CEO of WWE. Vince McMahon took over control of the company from his father in the 1980’s. Forbes puts Vince McMahon net worth at $1.9 billion, which makes him the 1,394th wealthiest person in the world along with several others. The 72-year-old Vince returns back to Forbes list for the second consecutive year after narrowly missing out in the year 2016. Although much of his wealth comes from the success he has achieved with the WWE company over the years, it does not take anything away from the fact that he was a successful professional wrestler. He is currently the richest sportsman in the world

Ion Tiriac
  • 3. Ion Tiriac

Net Worth: $1.2 Billion

The third on the list of richest sportsmen in the world is Ion Tiriac. Ion is a former Romanian professional tennis and ice hockey player. This rich man competed in two different sports. After finally drawing the curtain on his illustrious sports career, Tiriac now owns the Mutual Madrid Open Tennis Tournament. He also manages a French professional tennis player named Lucas Pouille. The Businessman remains the only Romanian to be featured in the 2018 edition of Forbes’ annual billionaire’s list. His net worth is put at US$ 1.2 billion making him the third billionaire sportsman and the third richest sportsman on this list. He is ranked 1,867 globally according to Forbes’ billionaires list.

Michael Schumacher
  • 4. Michael Schumacher

Net Worth: $800 Million

Michael Schumacher is a retired German Formula One legend. He holds the record for the most Grand Prix victories which stands at 91 victories. He reportedly made $1 billion during his career according to Forbes before a 2013 skiing accident in the Alps left him severely injured. Michael is considered to be one of the greatest drivers to ever grace the race tracks of the Formula One. He is the only driver so far to win seven Formula One World Championships, five of which were consecutive victories. He is estimated to be worth a whopping US$800 million currently and sits pretty at 4th on this list of world richest sportsmen.

Tiger Woods
  • 5. Tiger Woods

Net Worth: $800 Million

The name Tiger Woods has been synonymous with golf for a while now. He was for a long time the best golf player on the planet until personal crises derailed both his personal life and career. Still, the American golfer remains one of the most popular and notorious golfers of all time. Despite his 2009 scandal, Tiger Woods still remains the richest golfer alive. He is one of the highest paid athletes in the world annually. He made a whopping $37.1 million in 2017, down from $50.5 million he made the year before. It is interesting to note that over the course of his career, the bulk of his income has come not from prize money but through endorsement deals he signed with companies including Nike and Rolex. He is reportedly worth $800 million currently and is the 5th richest sportsman in the world.

  • 6. Magic Johnson

Net Worth: $600 Million

Magic Johnson is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA for the LA Lakers for 13 seasons. During his illustrious basketball career, he won numerous awards as a player, which eventually led to him being inducted into the NBA hall of fame. He is estimated to have earned more than $18 million in salary during his basketball career. After his NBA career ended, Johnson started a company that invested in movie theaters, restaurants, and sports teams including the Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers. Currently, Magic Johnson is president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers. He is tied for 6th on this list of richest sportsmen in the world with a net worth of $600 million. He is also the second richest professional basketball player ever.

  • 7. Roger Staubach

Net Worth: $650 Million

{{Roger Staubach is a former American NFL football quarterback.} After he retired from the NFL, Staubach went on to have a successful career in the commercial real estate. He joined the Dallas Cowboys in the year 1969 and played for them for all of the 11 seasons he spent in the NFL. He played with the team in five Super Bowls, four of them as the starting quarterback. He comes in at the joint 6th position with a net worth of $650 million on this list of richest sportsmen alongside Magic Johnson.

  • 8. Floyd Mayweather

Net Worth: $560 Million

The 8th richest sportsman in the world comes from boxing. Floyd Mayweather is a former professional boxer who holds an unbelievable record of 50-0. Floyd Mayweather was undefeated throughout his professional boxing career. He is the founder of Mayweather Promotions, a fight promotion company. The former boxing champion is believed to have earned $300 million in prize money for one fight alone. This money came from his mega-money fight with Conor McGregor in August 2017. Floyd’s net worth is put at $560 million currently. He ranks 8th on this list.

  • 9. Eddie Jordan

    • Net Worth: $475 Million

Coming in at number 9 is Eddie Jordan. He is a former race car driver, Motorsport team boss, businessman, musician, and television personality. He hails from Ireland. After he retires from competitive sports, he had a stint as an on-air Formula one analyst for BBC. Eddie Jordan won the Irish Kart Championship in the year 1971 and moved to Formula Ford in 1974. Eddie founded Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor which operated between 1991 and 2005. Eddie’s net worth is put at $475 million currently.

  • 10. David Beckham

Net Worth: $450 Million

Rounding up this list of top ten richest athletes in the world is the only footballer (Soccer) on the list, David Beckham. The English football great is a former professional footballer who spent much of his professional career playing for the Red Devils. After calling time on his Manchester United career, David Beckham went on to star for some other clubs such as Spanish giants Real Madrid, Italian football powerhouse, Ac Milan, French football giant Paris Saint-Germain as well as MLS club side LA Galaxy where he eventually called time on his illustrious football career.

David Beckham also turned out for the National team of England. He was quite popular as a footballer and a movie was even produced based on his signature kick, titled Bend it like Beckham. Beckham is a model as well as a businessman. He founded an MLS club named Internacional de Fútbol Miami, more succinctly referred to as Inter Miami C.F. or Inter Miami in 2014. The club is expected to join the MLS in 2020 as an expansion team.



No man becomes rich accidentally, there can be unplanned wealth but it is as a result of efforts put in stock even before the riches appears as we have always said this, all results are as a result of written exams we sat for either prepared or unprepared. Same goes for the players that appear on the list above, they have all put in all their all in every aspect talk of hard training, consistency and persistence in what they do and the credence they set for themselves. So, we have written on their profiles, their success stories, their rankings also net worth couples with every other information you will be needing or that may be helpful to give answers to your search. Sit back and read between the lines.

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