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Top 10 Richest Athletes in the World

Who are the richest athletes in the world?

You’ve probably found yourself wondering just how much all your favorite athletes are worth, and who comes out on top.

This is why we’ve put together a list of the 30 richest athletes in the world, with their net worth estimates, and how they’ve managed to rake in so much cash!

The 30 Richest Athletes in the World

These figures have been compiled from Forbes and Celebrity Net Worth. These are the richest athletes worldwide As of 2022:

1. Michael Jordan

Net Worth: $2.2 Billion

Michael Jordan is an American retired professional basketball player. Jordan played a total of 15 seasons in the NBA, with his career split between two teams. Those teams were the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards.

Jordan has been acclaimed to be the best basketball player of all time, and since retiring has now become the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets.

Michael Jordan’s net worth is estimated to be $2.2 billion in 2022, making him the richest athlete in the world.

2. Vince McMahon

Net Worth: $1.6 Billion

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

Vince’s net worth is an incredible $1.6 billion, and although the majority of that net worth came from his success with the WWE company, that doesn’t take away from his professional wrestling success.

3. Ion Tiriac

Net Worth: $1.2 Billion

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

That’s right, two sports. After retiring from playing sports professionally, Tiriac is now the owner of the Mutua Madrid Open Tennis Tournament. He also manages Lucas Pouille, a French professional tennis player.

Ion Tiriac is one of the richest athletes in the world with an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion.

4. Anna Kasprzak

Net Worth: $1 Billion

Anna Kasprzak is a Danish dressage rider who has represented Denmark in the Summer Olympics in 2012 and 2016. Kasprzak is considered to be one of the best dressage riders in the world and she has won multiple medals throughout her career. 

As of March 2023, Anna Kasprzak’s net worth is estimated to be $1 billion.

5. Tiger Woods

Net Worth: $800 Million

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

He is also one of the highest-paid athletes in the world on a yearly basis, which probably explains how he was able to make it onto this list of the richest worldwide.

Tiger Wood’s net worth is estimated to be $800 million.

6. Eddie Jordan

Net Worth: $600 Million

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

He won the Irish Kart Championship in 1971 and moved to Formula Ford in 1974. He also founded Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor which operated from 1991 to 2005.

Eddie Jordan’s net worth is currently $600 million.

7. Junior Bridgeman

Net Worth: $600 Million

Junior Bridgeman is an American former professional basketball player and entrepreneur. Bridgeman played 12 years for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers. He then went on to invest in fast food franchises and today he is one of the richest athletes in history. 

As of March 2023, Junior Bridgeman’s net worth is roughly $600 million. 

8. Lionel Messi

Net Worth: $600 Million

Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional footballer and is considered one of the best footballers in the modern game. He currently plays for Barcelona FC and the Argentina national team.

Messi has been a notorious player in the game for many years now and has been named ‘Player of the Year’ on multiple occasions.

Lionel Messi’s net worth is estimated to be $600 million, making him the 3rd richest soccer player in the world, and 18th on the list of richest athletes.

9. Magic Johnson

Net Worth: $600 Million

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

Right now, Magic is president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers. Magic Johnson’s net worth is estimated to be $600 million, making him the 2nd richest basketball player in the world.

10. Michael Schumacher

Net Worth: $600 Million

Michael Schumacher is a German former race car driver in Formula One. If you can only name one Formula One driver, it’s probably Schumacher.

He is regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He is also the only driver in history to win seven Formula One World Championships, five of which he won consecutively.

Michael Schumacher’s net worth is $600 million, making him the 5th richest athlete in the world.

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