The modern trends of the active sports activities have given us an array of fantastic sportsmanship and talented players around the globe. On the onset, these players have grabbed a lot of audience attention on account of their excellent sports abilities, their fitness lifestyles and as well as their growing richness.
Following proficiency in their respective sports, these players have created their sources of income from competing in championships and as well as bagging endorsements. Below is the list of most famous top 10 richest athletes around the world as of 2018.
10. Greg Norman:
Greg Norman is a professional golfer as well as a businessman. He was born on 10th February 1955 in Queensland, Australia. According to the news updates, the 62-year-old professional golfer has an estimated net worth of $300 million. The main sources of Greg’s income include earnings by winning championships and brand endorsement by the famous brand TaylorMade Golf. In this sports career, Greg Norman has won nearly 91 international tournaments. He is referred to as one of the best drivers of the golf ball. Greg commenced his professional golf career in the year 1976.
9. Roger Federer:
Roger Federer is one of the most loved and respected tennis players in the world. He stands at number nine of the top 10 richest sportsmen across the globe. Roger was born on 8th August 1981 in Basel, Switzerland. Roger started his professional career in the sport in the year 1998. So far, the 35-year-old professional tennis player has won 18 Grand Slam Singles titles. According to sources, Roger Federer is said to have an estimated net worth of $300 million. His main sources of income include winning title championships and excellent monetary benefits from brand endorsements. Some of Roger’s brand endorsements include famous brands such as Nike, Rolex, and Gillette.
8. Alex Rodriguez:
Alex Rodriguez is a popular former baseball player from the United States of America. He was born on 27th July 1975 in New York City. Alex made his sports career debut in the year 1994. In his 22-year professional sports career, Alex was associated with the team Seattle Mariners from 1994 till 2000, Texas Rangers team from 2001 till 2003, and New York Yankees from 2004 till 2016. Alex retired from the sport after playing his last match against the Rays at Yankee Stadium in the year 2016. According to news sources, the former professional baseball player is said to have an estimated net worth of $300 million. The sources of Alex’s income include match-winning tournaments and brands endorsements by famous brands such as Nike, Rawlings, and Tomm.
7. LeBron James:
LeBron James is one of the most successful basketball players in the world. He was born on 30th December 1984 in Akron, Ohio, United States of America. LeBron was interested in basketball since his school days. Eventually, LeBron decided to take up a career in basketball. He started his professional career in the year 2003 where he was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers team. In his sports career, LeBron has bagged a set of awards and honors, such as NBA Champion, NBA Finals MVP, NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA All-Star, NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA Scoring Champion, and so on. Based on his consistent performance and remarkable achievements as acclaimed by the news sources, LeBron is said to have an estimated net worth of $325 million. His income sources include various endorsements and match win.
6. David Beckham:
David Beckham is one of the most stylish soccer players and models in the world. He is praised worldwide for his lavish lifestyle and outfits. His original name is David Robert Joseph Beckham. He was born on 2nd May 1975 in London, United Kingdom. David started playing professional soccer in the year 1992. In his tenure, he has been associated with various teams such as Manchester United (1992-1993), Preston North End (1994-1995), Real Madrid (2003-2007), LA Galaxy (2007-2012), Milan (2009-2010), and Paris Saint-Germain (2013). David Beckham played his last match against Brest in the year 2013. As sources said, the 41-year-old English former professional footballer has an estimated net worth of $350 million.
5. Shaquille O Neal:
Shaquille O Neal is a retired basketball player from the United States of America. He was born on 6th March 1972 in Newark, New Jersey. Since his college days, Shaquille was interested in basketball. Eventually, he embarked a career in the same. Shaquille began his professional basketball career in the year 1992. In his basketball career tenure, Shaquille has bagged a set of awards and recognitions such as NBA Champion, NBA Finals MVP, NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA All-Star, NBA Scoring Champion, McDonald’s All-American MVP, and so on. As sources put in, Shaquille O Neal is said to have an estimated net worth of $350 million.
4. Magic Johnson:
Magic Johnson is one of the richest Athlete in the world. He stands at number 4. He was born on 14th August 1959 in Lansing, Michigan. Magic Johnson started his professional basketball career in the year 1977. In his sports tenure, Johnson has acclaimed awards and honors such as NBA Champion, NBA Finals MVP, No. 32 retired by Los Angeles Lakers, NCAA Champion, No. 33 retired by Michigan State, and so on. Also, as an executive and a part owner of the Los Angeles Sparks team, Johnson was praised as the 2016 WNBA Champion. On account of his performance and fame, as stated by news sources, Magic Johnson is said to have an estimated net worth of $500 million.
3. Tiger Woods:
Tiger Woods is a professional golfer from the United States of America. He was born on 30th December 1975 in Jupiter Island, Florida. Tiger began his professional golf career at the young age of 20. In his professional career, Tiger has won nearly 106 international tournaments. On account of his achievements, Tiger Woods has won many awards such as PGA Player of the Year, PGA Tour Player of the Year, PGA Tour Leading Money Winner, Vardon Trophy, FedEx Cup Champion, and Byron Nelson Award. Further, according to the news updates, Tiger Woods is said to have an estimated net worth of $600 million.
2. Michael Schumacher:
Michael Schumacher is the second richest sportsman in the world. He is a retired Formula One racing driver from Germany. Michael was born on 3rd January 1969 in Hurth, West Germany. At a young age of 4, Michael was interested in pedal kart racing. Gradually, he joined the karting club at Kerpen-Horrem. Following this, Michael developed an immense interest in car racing and eventually, embarked a career in the same. Michael Schumacher made his debut in Formula One in the year 1991. In his tenure, Schumacher has won nearly 91 racing titles. As sources said, the 48-year-old former Formula One racing driver has an estimated net worth of $800 million.
1. Michael Jordan:
Michael Jordan tops the list of the world’s richest athletes. As stated by news sources, Michael Jordan is said to have an estimated net worth of more then $1 billion. Jordan was born on 17th February 1963 in Brooklyn, New York. He began his professional basketball career in the year 1984. Since then, he has been regarded for his excellent contribution to the sport. Jordan has now retired from the sport. He played his last match in the year 2003.
By this article, we have listed the world’s richest Athletes as of 2018. We intend to bring out information which is based on their early life, sports activities, and their popularity. While most of the sportsmen come with a strong family background, these players have started from the grass root level and have achieved the heights of success.