Not every sports person earn the same as it depends upon the performance and more often, on the popularity of athlete. From very small salary of around $30k to pocket millions of dollars from a single game is a journey of extreme hardship. Only few athletes able to pass them and earn massive. Here are the complete details about the top 10 most popular sports athletes who turned billionaires by earning money from the contracts and sponsorships.
Top 10 Most Popular Sports Athletes Who Turned Billionaires
- Top 10 Most Popular Sports Athletes Who Turned Billionaires
- 10 – Anna Kasprzak: $1 Billion
- 9 – Ion Tiriac: $1.02 Billion
- 8 – Floyd Mayweather: $1.08 Billion
- 7 – Roger Federer: $1.09 Billion
- 6 – Lionel Messi: $1.15 Billion
- 5 – LeBron James: $1.16 Billion
- 4 – Tiger Woods: $1.2 Billion
- 3 – Cristiano Ronaldo: $1.25 Billion
- 2 – Michael Jordan: $1.7 Billion
- 1 – Vince McMahon: $2.5 Billion
10 – Anna Kasprzak: $1 Billion
With sweet $1 Billion net worth, Anna Kasprzak is the only female athlete in our list. She represented Denmark at 2012 and 2016 summer Olympics. Anna has not been the part of professional sport for a long time. However, got enough fame in very shorty time as well as money from endorsements deals.
9 – Ion Tiriac: $1.02 Billion
Ion Tiriac is the former professional tennis and Ice Hockey player from Romania. He is the only athlete to find the glory in both sports simultaneously. It will be no surprise for the fans to find Tiriac as a billionaire as he is having the current asset of $1.02 Billion from all sources.
8 – Floyd Mayweather: $1.08 Billion
In the recent years, Boxing also received much popularity and liking from the fans. An immense rise in the PPV buys and brands attention towards this sport allows some of the professional to bank whopping numbers and Floyd Mayweather Jr tops the list. From endorsements and PPV fights, he has earned $1.08 Billion and is among the few billionaire athletes.
7 – Roger Federer: $1.09 Billion
The tennis star Roger Federer has earned $1.09 Billion from the endorsements, sponsorships and prize money shares throughout his career. The Swiss professional is still active and performing magnificently in the court. Federer has won 103 single titles and also grab the gold medal at Beijing Olympics in 2008.
6 – Lionel Messi: $1.15 Billion
Recent FIFA World Cup 2022 winner Argentina’s captain Lionel Messi is pretty much famous throughout the world and has an immense fan following. He is currently playing in French Ligue 1 for Paris Saint Germain. Messi has pocketed some massive numbers from the expensive endorsement deals and base salary contracts. His career earnings from the on and off field sources is $1.15 Billion, making him one of the richest athlete.
5 – LeBron James: $1.16 Billion
LeBron James, professional basketball player from America is playing for Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association. Having started his career in 2003, James remained the part of multiple clubs and have always been the crucial part of important wins. As per the official reports, the net worth of James is around $1.16 Billion.
4 – Tiger Woods: $1.2 Billion
The inductee of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Tiger Woods is at number 4 in the list of sports athletes who turned billionaires. He has impressed the world with his solid performance and has multiple achievements under his belt. Tiger’s net worth from all the sources is $1.2 Billion and is still increasing.
3 – Cristiano Ronaldo: $1.25 Billion
Ronaldo has no doubt, dominated the soccer world and is one of the most money making athlete from endorsements and merchandise sales. The Portuguese forward is playing for Manchester United in English Premier League and is holding a worthy contract. Moreover, multimillion sponsorship deals have also played a crucial role to rank him in the billionaires athletes category with the account balance of $1.25 Billion.
2 – Michael Jordan: $1.7 Billion
Jordan has enjoyed the most successful career in NBA that other sports stars dream. He played 15 seasons for Chicago Bulls and won the title 6 times. Jordan received worthy contracts from the franchise. Also, the endorsements deals play a huge role to lift his net worth up to $1.7 Billion. Currently, he is running business and holding the ownership rights of NBA team Charlotte Hornets.
1 – Vince McMahon: $2.5 Billion
Former CEO of WWE is currently on the top of list with the net worth of $2.5 Billion. McMahon began his career as a wrestler and then started his own business. Now, he is one of the widely recognized personality all across the globe. McMahon played a very crucial role to make WWE a multibillion dollar industry.
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