Who among these athletes ranks as the top 10 richest athletes in the world? The world of athletes is one of those filled with jaw-breaking wealth. Not all professional athletes are wealthy, but those who have money, have it in excess.
Well, this is the reason why this article was written, and let’s get into it.
Top 10 Richest Athletes In The World 2020
1. Vince McMahon
The richest of all athletes in the world is a man known as Vince McMahon. This 74-year-old happens to be a professional wrestler. And he wasn’t just any wrestler, he was one of the best, during his wrestling career. He goes by the ring name Mr. McMahon. And if you’ve never heard this ring-name, you should take some time to read about the guy.
However, aside from being a professional wrestler, Vince McMahon also happens to be an American football executive. As of the time of writing this content, the 74-year-old man is stated to have a net worth of about $1.70 billion.
2. Ion Tiriac
When it comes to popularity, Ion Tiriac may not be as popular as most of the other guys in this article. But when it comes to popularity, he is never one of those men you can ignore. Ion Tiriac used to be a professional tennis player. During this playing career, he was known all over the world. And he happens to be a citizen of Romania. And when it comes to wealth, Ion Tiriac is never an athlete you can push aside. He has wealth many other athletes would never have in their lifetime.
3. Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan is probably a man that needs no introduction, for most people. However, for people who have little or no idea, as regards who this man is, he is one of the best basketball players to have ever existed. Michael Jordan furthermore happens to ranks as one of the richest black men in the world. In other words, his wealth is not just something you can ignore. And as you would expect, he is one of those men who have received a lot of local and international awards. And he is never one of those men that can be forgotten in the history of basketball.
4. Tiger Woods
When most people hear the name Tiger Woods, one of the things that come up in their mind, is golf. And yes, Tiger Woods is one of the best golf players history has ever seen. The man is just so good at the game, that only a handful of golf players can compete with him. Tiger Woods has always ranked as one of the richest athletes in the world. And we don’t see him disappearing from this list. For the rest of his life, we expect to see him on this list.
5. Michael Schumacher
A lot of people may not know the guy called Michael Schumacher. But if you have an interest in car racing, you should know who he is. Michael Schumacher is one of the best racing drivers Formula One has ever seen. He is just too good at what it does, that many people call him the best of all Formula One racing drivers to have ever existed. The man is from Germany, and he has received a countless number of awards. As of the time of writing this content, he is stated to be 51 years of age. In other words, he should continue to rank as one of the richest athletes, for many years to come.
6. Magic Johnson
We also have Magic Johnson on this list of the top 10 richest athletes in the world. And for those who don’t know who he is, he also happens to be an incredible basketball player. Magic Johnson is 60 years old, as of the time of writing this content, and doesn’t play the game anymore. But the basketball world would always remember who he is.
There are a countless number of awards this man has received. And listing them would only make this article excessively long.
7. Roger Staubach
Roger Staubach used to be an American football player when he was young. He was so good at the game, that hardly would you find a lover of this game who doesn’t know him. Roger Staubach has made history many other players of this game never would. And as you would expect, he is the recipient of many local and international awards. As of the time of writing this content, the man is stated to be 78 years of age. It is also worthwhile stating that he served in the United States Navy.
8. Floyd Mayweather
We’ve mentioned the richest athletes in basketball, wrestling, tennis, and golf. But what about boxing? Well, meet Floyd Mayweather, the richest boxer in the world. He is an incredible boxer and has made a lot of history. This man may not be the best boxer to have ever existed, but when it comes to money, you just can not cast him aside. During his career, he took part in a total of 50 professional fights, all of which he won. And the following are some of his titles: WBC All Africa champion, WBC Emeritus light middleweight champion, WBC Diamond light middleweight champion, WBC 24K Gold champion, WBC Supreme champion, WBC Emerald champion, WBA Man of Triumph Gold champion, and WBC Money champion.
9. LeBron James
A lot of people have made incredible wealth from basketball. And if we are to list those who have made the most money from this game, LeBron James is one of those you just have to choose. LeBron James is an outstanding basketball player. He is incredibly good at what he does. And as you would expect, he is the recipient of a lot of awards. The man is only 35 years of age, and we expect him to have moved up this list, by the time he is 50.
10. Eddie Jordan
Last on our list of the top 10 richest athletes in the world, is Eddie Jordan. He happens to be a former motorsport boss. This, however, doesn’t mean he is a driver. As of the time of writing this content, Eddie Jordan is stated to be 74 years of age. And considering the fact that LeBron James isn’t slowing down, we don’t see Eddie Jordan moving up this list. Rather than moving up this list, it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see him drop to something below the tenth position.
Some of you might wonder why we don’t have any football players on this list. Well, football players are also very wealthy, but for now, none of them rank among the top 10 richest athletes in the world. However, we can expect to see some of them on this list, within the next 5 – 10 years. And footballers who we expect on this list, include the beloved Cristiano Ronaldo. It also isn’t impossible for someone like David Beckham to show up on this list, in some years to come.
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