30 Richest Sportsman in the World 2021

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Sports lovers are very much interested to know who is the richest sportsman in the world in 2021. They want to find their loving athlete in the top list of the highest net worth.

The list of the richest sportsmen in 2021 was arranged by the current net worth of the players. Earning a lot and the highest fame cannot bring a sportsman to the top of this list. 

Sometimes the luxurious lifestyle of a sportsperson spends a lot and makes him a luxury person instead of the richest person.

Let’s find out your loving 2021’s richest sportsman in the world and learn more about his financial statements with earning reports and net worth revolution.

Here is the top richest sportsman in the world 2021 with the recent net worth

01. Vince McMahon

Net Worth: $2 Billion
Nationality: American
Occupation: Entrepreneur and businessman, Professional wrestling promoter and executive, American football executive, Media proprietor
Title: Chairman and CEO of WWE and Founder and chairman of Alpha Entertainment
Business: WWE, Alpha Entertainment
Political Party: Republican
Born: August 24, 1945
Education: East Carolina University (BA)
Spouse:
Linda McMahon (m. 1966)
Children: Stephanie McMahon, Shane McMahon
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Passion: Wrestling Shoes

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Vince McMahon

Vince McMahon is a very popular person mostly known as the richest sportsman in the world. He is an American professional wrestling promoter, film producer, occasional wrestler, and commentator with a net worth of $2 billion.

  • He has got to his position as the CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, commonly known as WWE.
  • He owns 28.7 million shares of WWE’s stock. He holds class B shares that control 80% of WWE’s voting power and also 37% (roughly) of the company’s total outstanding shares.
  • He has plans to invest around $500 million of his own money in the re-booted XFL.

02. Michael Jordan

Net Worth: $1.6 Billion ($500M Down in last year)
Nationality: American
Occupation: Basketball player, Entrepreneur, Spokesperson
Business: Charlotte Hornets
Award: NBA Most Valuable Player Award
Born: February 17, 1963
Full Name: Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Education: University of North Carolina, Emsley A. Laney High School
Spouse: Yvette Prieto (m. 2013), Juanita Vanoy (m. 1989–2006)
Children: Jasmine M. Jordan, Jeffrey Michael Jordan, Marcus Jordan, Victoria Jordan, Ysabel Jordan
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Number: 23
Popular Product: Michael Jordan Jersey

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Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is the richest sportsman in the world in 2021. He is a retired American basketball player, product endorser, team owner, and entrepreneur with a net worth of $1.6 billion. His total earning is $93.7 million from his salary during his NBA career.

  • The first athlete in history to earn over $30 million per year in salary
  • He achieved billionaire status
  • Has won six titles with the Chicago Bulls
  • Although he is not playing played basketball professionally in nearly two decades, today Michael earns $100 million per year from endorsements and  also from various other business ventures

03. Ion Tiriac

Net Worth: $1.6 Billion
Nationality: Romanian
Occupation: Tennis player, Businessperson, Tennis Instructor
Business: Romanian Tennis Federation (Leader)
Award: Order of the Star of Romania
Born: May 9, 1939
Education: National University of Physical Education and Sport
Spouse: Erika Braedt (m. 1963–1965)
Children: Ioana Natalia Ţiriac, Karim Mihai Ţiriac, Ion Ţiriac jr.
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.82 m)
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Ion Tiriac

Ion Tiriac is the 2nd richest sportsman in the world in 2021. He is a Romanian businessman and also former professional tennis and ice hockey player who has a net worth of $1.6 billion.

He is not only successful in his tennis career but also pivoted to an extremely successful career as a businessman and consequently earned billions of dollars.

  • Ion Tiriac who was a former athlete heads Tiriac Group, which has interests in real estate, auto, financial services and more
  • After his retirement, Tiriac coached top players named: Guillermo Vilas, Marat Safin and Boris Becker.
  • He started off his investment career after the fall of communism in Romania, and as a result founded the Tiriac Group.
  • He owns an exclusive car and motorcycle collection of more than 400 models. It includes cars previously owned by Al Capone, Sammy Davis Jr. and many.
  • He has represented Romania in  international platform  in ice hockey. It includes an appearance in the 1964 Winter Olympics and three Davis Cup finals.

04. Anna Kasprzak

Net Worth: $1.3 Billion
Nationality: Danish
Occupation: Danish equestrian
Business: ECCO
Current team: Denmark
Award: Dressage World Cup
Born: December 8, 1989
Education: Not Founded
Marital Status: In Relationship
Children: 1
Height: 5ft 9in
Weight: 66 kg

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Anna Kasprzak

Anna Kasprzak is a popular and one of the richest female sportsmen in the world in 2021. Anna Kasprzak, a Danish dressage rider whose net worth is $1.3 billion. She is renowned as the youngest billionaire in the world.

Anna Kasprzak has achieved several bronze medals:
  1. The 2008 Azeitao European Young Riders Champions in team dressage,
  2. The 2009 Ermelo European Young Riders Championships in team dressage,
  3. The 2010 Kronberg European Young Riders Championships in freestyle dressage
  4. The 2010 Kronberg European Young Riders Championships in team dressage many more.

Anna’s late grandfather Karl Toosbuy was the founder of the shoe company ECCO in 1963. She is the only child to her parents and subsequently inherited the majority of the company upon her father’s death in 2004.

Anna Kasprzak’s $1.3 billion net worth has ranked her as one of the youngest billionaires in the world at various points.

05. Tiger Wood

Net Worth: $800 Billion
Nationality: American
Occupation: Professional golfer, Author, animal trainer
Award: Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year
Education: Stanford University
Born: December 30, 1975
Full Name: Eldrick Tont Woods
Spouse: Elin Nordegren (m. 2004–2010)
Children: Charlie Axel Woods, Sam Alexis Woods
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.86 m)
Residence: Jupiter Island, Florida
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Tiger Wood

Tiger Woods, an American professional golfer who has a net worth of nearly $800 Million. Every year he earns grossly $50-60 million. He is called the highest-earning golfer of all time. He was the highest-earning celebrity on the planet for many years.

Tiger Wood is very very popular and many expect him as the top richest sportsman in the world. He cannot hold the number one position as he has not have that much net worth.

  • Highlights from his long list of success include 15 professional major tournaments, 81 PGA Tour wins, 41 European tour wins along with five Masters Wins, and many more.
  • Tiger has been ranked in the number 1 position for more consecutive weeks than any other player. He also has the lowest scoring average of all time.
  • Regarded as one of the greatest golfers and also as one of the most famous athletes of all time.
  • He will be introduced to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2021.

06. Michael Schumacher

Net Worth: $780 Million
Nationality: German
Occupation: Race car driver, Author, Diplomat, Voice acting, Motorcycle Racer, Car race driver
Award: Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year
Born: January 3, 1969
Education: Columbus State Community College
Spouse: Corinna Schumacher (m. 1995)
Children: Mick Schumacher, Gina-Maria Schumacher
Height: 5ft 9in
Books: Michael Schumacher: Formula for Success: the Gripping Inside Story of One of Motor Racing’s Greatest Champions

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Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher, a former German Formula One race car driver has a net worth of $780 million.  He started off his racing career at a very early age and today he is considered to be the most successful Formula One driver of all time.

  • His career span: 1991 to 2006 with Jordan Benetton, and Ferrari.
  • His younger brother Ralf Schumacher also had a highly successful racing career
  • One of the highest-paid athletes of all time with career earnings that easily surpass $1 billion.
  • He is the 5th highest-earning athlete of all time just behind Jack Nicklaus ($1.2 billion),
  • In years when he was not racing managed to earn $50 million from endorsements only.
  • At the peak of his career, he earned $10 million per year.
  • At his peak, he earned $80-100 million per year which was enough to make him the highest-paid athlete in the world.

07. Arnold Palmer

Net Worth: $750 Million
Nationality: American
Occupation: Professional golfer, Architect, Actor, Aircraft pilot
Business: Arnold Palmer Enterprises, Inc.
Award: Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year
Education: Wake Forest University, Greater Latrobe Senior High School, Louisville Collegiate School
Born: September 10, 1929
Died: September 25, 2016
Full Name: Arnold Daniel Palmer
Spouse: Kathleen Gawthrop (m. 2005–2016), Winifred Walzer (m. 1954–1999)
Children: Peggy Palmer, Amy Palmer
Height: 5 ft 10 in
Passion: Easy Golf Gear

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Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer, an American professional golfer, and entrepreneur have a net worth of $750 million. He is considered to be one of the greatest golfers of all time.

  • Arnold Palmer is one of the richest sportsmen in the world in 2021, and he has a good net worth of being in this list. 
  • Arnold earned more than $1.3 billion from endorsements and business ventures (after adjusting for inflation).
  • He won the PGA Tour 62 times and the Championship Tour ten times.
  • He was introduced to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974. 
  • He was famous for being one of the three legends named together “The Big Three” in golf, along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player who were the three key players credited with popularizing the sport around the world.

08. Roger Staubach

Net Worth: $650 Million
Nationality: American
Occupation: American football player, Businessperson, Officer
Business: The Staubach Company
Award: Walter Payton Man of the Year
Education: United States Naval Academy, Purcell Marian High School, Purcell High School, New Mexico Military Institute
Born: February 5, 1942
Spouse: Marianne Staubach (m. 1965)
Children: Jeffrey Roger, Jennifer Anne, Stephanie Marie, Michelle Elizabeth, Amy Lynn
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Number: 12
Favorite: Roger Staubach Football

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Roger Staubach

Roger Staubach, an American former professional football quarterback, has a net worth of around $650 million. He is widely known as a former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys team in the National Football League (NFL).

  • After retiring from professional sports, he spent his time on The Staubach Company, and he served as its chairman and CEO until the announcement of his stepping down on June 20, 2007.  The Staubach Company was sold to Jones Lang LaSalle for $613 million on July 11, 2018.
  • Besides real estate, Staubach has managed other projects. His other projects include joint owner along with fellow former Cowboy Troy Aikman of Hall of Fame Racing.

09. Junior Bridgeman

Net Worth: $650 Million
Nationality: American
Born: September 17, 1953
Education: University of Louisville, Washington High School
Occupation: Basketball player, Businessperson, Restaurateur
Business: Bridgeman Foods Inc.
Spouse: Doris Griffith
Children: Eden Bridgeman, Justin Bridgeman, Ryan Bridgeman
Height: 6ft 5in

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Junior Bridgeman

Junior Bridgeman, an American retired professional basketball player and also a highly successful fast food entrepreneur have a net worth of $650 million. 

Junior Bridgeman passed a moderately successful 12-year career as an NBA player. He has played for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers. His highest (single-season) salary was $350,000.

He took all his money and invested all of it into fast-food franchises, Specifically Wendy’s food chains. Today he is undoubtedly one of the richest athletes in history who has become a model for gaining success even after leaving professional sports.

  • His professional basketball career duration was 1975 to 1987.
  • By 2016, Bridgeman Foods Inc demonstrated more than 160 Wendy’s and above 120 Chili’s franchises.   He sold his fast-food empire in 2016.
  • In 2018, he signed a letter of intent so that he can buy bottling operations in Canada. Junior is now working as the president and CEO of Coca-Cola Heartland.

10. Kobe Bryant

Net Worth: $600 Million
Nationality: American
Occupation: Basketball player, Screenwriter
Business: Bryant Stibel
Award: NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award
Born: August 23, 1978
Died: January 26, 2020
Education: Lower Merion High School
Spouse: Vanessa Bryant (m. 2001–2020)
Children: Gianna Bryant, Bianka Bella Bryant, Natalia Diamante Bryant, Capri Kobe Bryant
Height: 6ft 6in

Favorite: Kobe Bryant Shoe

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Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant, an American professional basketball player, had a net worth of $600 million at the time of his death. Kobe Bryant died on January 26, 2020, in a helicopter crash. He was an 18X NBA All-Star and a 5X NBA Champion.

  • During his NBA career, Kobe Bryant earned just over $328 million in salary alone.
  • He also earned an estimated $350 million from endorsements for a total of $600 million in NBA career earnings.
  • In his final year in the NBA, Kobe earned $25 million.
  • His most notable endorsements are- Nike, Sprite, McDonald’s, Turkish Airlines Lenovo, and many.

 11. Magic Johnson

Net Worth: $600 Million
Nationality: American
Occupation: Basketball player, Coach (sport), Entrepreneur, Sports commentator, etc.
Business: Magic Johnson Enterprises
Position: Point Guard
Award: NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award
Born: August 14, 1959
Education: Michigan State (1977–1979), Everett High School
Spouse: Cookie Johnson (m. 1991)
Children: EJ Johnson, Andre Johnson, Elisa Johnson
Height: 6ft 9in
Weight: 100kg (220lb)
Favorite Basketball: Magic Johnson Basketball

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Magic Johnson

Johnson earned almost $40 million from his salary during his NBA career that includes a 25-year, $25 million contracts with the Lakers in 1981 that has ranked as the richest deal in the history of sports.

  • Played point guard for the Lakers for 13 seasons.
  • Won the NBA Championship along with the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in his rookie season.
  • Johnson is the former president of basketball operations for the Lakers whose net worth is $600 million, according to Forbes.

12. LeBron James

Net Worth: $500 Million
Nationality: American
Occupation: Basketball player, Voice acting, Screenwriter, Television producer
Business: The SpringHill Company
Current Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Award: NBA Most Valuable Player Award
Born: December 30, 1984
Education: St. Vincent-St. Mary High School
Spouse: Savannah Brinson (m. 2013)
Children: Bronny James, Zhuri James, Bryce Maximus James
Height: 6ft 9in
Weight: 113kg (250lb)
Salary: 39.22 Million

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LeBron James

LeBron James, an American professional basketball player and also an entrepreneur having a net worth of $500 million.

Every year, LeBron James earns almost $40 million in salaries from the NBA and roughly $55 million from all other endorsements. That makes his total annual income roughly $100 million.

  • LeBron according to our prediction will retire in roughly 2025 with around $1.1 billion in career total earnings.
  • According to our estimate, if LeBron can follow the footsteps of legends like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Kobe Bryant, his net worth would surpass $1 billion in 2035 when he will be 51 years old.

13. Cristiano Ronaldo

Net Worth: $500 Million
Nationality: Portugal
Occupation: Portuguese soccer player, Fashion entrepreneur, Model
Business: Manchester United Real Madrid
Played:
22 Matches
Scored:
856 Goal
Team:
Juventus F.C., Portugal national football team (Captain)
Number:
7
Trophy:
31 Trophies
Award: FIFA World Player of the Year, FIFA Confederations Cup 2017
Education: Sporting Academy, No Paper Education
Born:
February 5, 1985
Passion: Football
Height:
6.2 feet
Weight: 83kg
Spouse:
Georgina Rodríguez (Companion)
Children:
Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. (b. 2010) son, Eva Maria (b. 2017) twin daughter, Mateo Ronaldo (b. 2017) twin son, (Georgina Rodríguez: Alana Martina (b. 2017), daughter)
Hometown: Europe, Portugal
Vehicle:
Bugatti Centodieci, Bugatti Veyron, Bugatti Chiron, Maserati GranCabrio, Rolls Royce Cullinan, Chevrolet Camaro SS, Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari F12 TDF, McLaren Senna, Ferrari 599 GTO, Mercedes Benz S65 AMG Coupe, Mercedes Benz GLE63s AMG, Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Audi RS7
Private Jet: Gulfstream G650
Work with brands: Pestana CR7, 7EGEND, Insparya, Nike, Herbalife, DAZN, Clear, MTG, Altice, CR7 Fitness, Free Fire.

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Christiano Ronaldo (CR7)

Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese professional soccer player, is a star of this sports era. He is a product ambassador and an entrepreneur. Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth is $500 Million. Cristiano undoubtedly is one of the highest-paid entertainers on this planet now.

  • In a given year he earns $100-150 million from both his salary and endorsements.
  • One of the greatest footballers of all time, Cristiano has made his place among legends such as Pele, George Best, Maradona
  • He is Also known as “CR7” and has often been compared to  Messi in some fiery debates over who is the best between them.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo is on his  pace to earn more than $1 billion in his career and that is going to be a milestone that no other footballer has passed
  • He typically earns more than $60 million per year as a base salary and more than $40 million a year from endorsements.

14. Eddie Jordan

Net Worth: $500 Million
Nationality: American
Occupation: Basketball player, Basketball coach
Teams: EMKA Productions Limited
Award: NBA Most Valuable Player Award
Born: January 29, 1955
Education: Archbishop Carroll High School, Rutgers University
Spouse: Charrisse Jackson Jordan (m. 1997)
Children: Skylar Jordan, Justin Jordan, Paul Jordan, Eddie Jordan II, Jackson Jordan
Height: 6ft 1in

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Eddie Jordan

Eddie Jordan, a former Irish racing driver and the business boss who has a net worth of $500 million. Eddie Jordan made his net worth by being the founder of the Jordan Grand Prix. He is currently working as the lead analyst for F1 coverage on the BBC.

  • He is probably best known as Formula One’s magical team boss. As of now, he is the lead analyst on BBC’s Grand Prix coverage.
  • It’s true he enjoyed his racing career, but he gave up on it in order to manage more drivers’ careers via his own team.
  • He is the man behind the rise of a huge number of forthcoming Grand Prix drivers including Damon Hill and Martin Brundle. He moved into Formula One at the end of the 1980s.
  • He has numerous involvement in investment companies as well as in other business ventures.

15. Floyd Mayweather

Net Worth: $450 Million
Nationality: American
Occupation: Professional Boxer, Professional Wrestler, Event promoter, Actor
Business: Mayweather Promotions, LLC
Education: Ottawa Hills High School
Born: February 24, 1977
Spouse: Shantel Jackson (Girlfriend)
Children: Iyanna Mayweather, Zion Shamaree Mayweather, Jirah Mayweather, Koraun Mayweather, Devion Cromwell
Height: 5ft 8in
Weight: 68kg
Olympic Games: Featherweight
Award: Best Fighter ESPY Award

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Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather, a world-renowned American boxing champion and promoter, whose total career earning is above $1.1 billion. Net worth is $450 million as of 2021

  • 5th highest-paid athlete of all time and got the place amongst six athletes whose career earnings have already topped $1 billion.
  • Most impressive is that Floyd’s achievement has come from scant endorsement earnings while most of the highest-paid athletes in history have earned the majority of their income through their endorsement deals.
  • Floyd has made more than a half-billion dollars from just two fights. He made $250 million in 2015 after fighting Manny Pacquiao and earned $300 million in fighting Conor McGregor in 2017.

16. David Beckham

Net Worth: $450 Million
Nationality: United Kingdom
Occupation: Footballer, Business man, Model, Spokesperson
Business: Inter Miami CF, Salford City
Organization: UNICEF, Malaria No More
Born: May 2, 1975
Education: Chingford Foundation School
Spouse: Victoria Beckham (m. 1999)
Children: Brooklyn Beckham, Romeo James Beckham, Harper Seven Beckham, Cruz Beckham
Height: 5ft 11in
Award: Sports Personality of the Year

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David Beckham

A retired English soccer player, David Beckham, has a net worth of $450 million. It is a combined net worth with his wife, Victoria Beckham, who is a singer and designer.

  • Started off his professional soccer debut at the age of 17 and for long nine seasons played for Manchester United. During this period the squad won the FA Cup twice,  the Premier League title six times, and the UEFA Champions League once.
  • During his final six seasons in the MLS with the L.A. Galaxy, David Beckham earned an estimated amount of $255 million including salary, revenue, appearances, licensing, and all his endorsement.
  • His annual Paris Saint-Germain salary was $50 million.

17. Roger Federer

Net Worth: $450 Million
Nationality: Switzerland
Occupation: Tennis player
Born: August 8, 1981
Education: University of Basel
Passion: Tennis
Height: 6.1 Feet
Spouse: Mirka Federer (m. 2009)
Children: Myla Rose Federer, Charlene Riva Federer, Lenny Federer, Leo Federer
Hometown: Basel, Switzerland
Grand slams won (singles): 20
Tour Finals: W (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011)
Vehicle: Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, Mercedes E Class Cabriolet, Mercedes Benz SL, Range Rover

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Roger Federer

Roger Federer, Swiss-born professional tennis player obtains a net worth of $450 million. His total career earnings are $129 million which is the second-highest amount earned in tennis history behind $145 million which was earned by Novak Djokovic.

  • He has earned at least $600 million from endorsements during his career so far.
  • He is maintaining his pace to be one of the very few professional athletes who managed to earn $1 billion from their sport.
  • He established the Roger Federer Foundation in 2003 with the notion of helping unprivileged children and increasing their access to both education and sport.

18. Lionel Messi

Net Worth: $600 Million
Nationality: Argentina
Occupation: Football player, Actor
Current Teams: Paris Saint-Germain F.C.
Number: 30
Teams: Barcelona (2004-2021)
Born: June 24, 1987
Education: Escuela Primaria N° 66 “Gral. Las Heras”
Height: 5.7 Feet
Lives in: Castelldefels
Spouse: Antonela Roccuzzo (m. 2017)
Children: Thiago Messi Roccuzzo, Mateo Messi Roccuzzo, Ciro Messi Roccuzzo
Award: Ballon d’Or
House:
House in Castelldefels, One Zero Eco House
Vehicle: Maserati GranTurismo, Maserati GranTurismo Sport, Audi R8, Dodge Charger SRT8, Audi R8 Spyder, Audi Q7, Ferrari F430 Spider, Lexus RX, Toyota Prius Dodge Charger LX
Private Jet: Gulfstream G550

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Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi, an Argentine professional footballer has a net worth of $600 million. Lionel Messi has obtained his net worth as a striker and also as a winger of the FC Barcelona and the Argentina National Team. He is a living legend in the football world of this era.

  • He is often called the best soccer player in the world.
  • He is undoubtedly one of the highest-paid soccer players in the world.
  • He has been the highest-paid player in a series of years.  In 2020, he earned $130 million –  $92 million from base salary and another $38 million from endorsements.
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19. Phil Mickelson

Net Worth: $400 Million
Nationality: American
Born: June 16, 1970
Education: Arizona State University
Occupation: Professional golfer, Author
Business: TPI
Spouse: Amy Mickelson (m. 1996)
Children: Evan Samuel Mickelson, Amanda Brynn Mickelson, Sophia Isabel Mickelson
Height: 6ft 3in
Award: Best Championship Performance ESPY Award

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Phil Mickelson

Mickelson, an American professional golfer, has a net worth of $400 million. Being an incredibly successful golfer he belongs to the small minority of players in the history of golf who have won three of the four majors.

  • Till today Phil Mickelson’s career earnings are about $800 million.
  • In some years he has earned $80-$100 million. In recent years he has earned $40 to $50 million and the vast majority of this earning comes from endorsements.
  • He has earned over $90 million in tournament money alone.

20. Bud Seling

Net Worth: $400 Million
Nationality: American
Born: July 30, 1934
Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Washington High School of Information Technology
Occupation: Businessperson, Commissioner of Baseball
Business: Teams, Inc.
Spouse: Suzanne Lappin (m. 1977), Donna Selig (m. ?–1976)
Children: Wendy Selig-Prieb, Sari Selig-Kramer, Lisa Steinman
Award: Lombardi Award of Excellence

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Bud Seling

Bud Selig, an American Commissioner of Major League Baseball, has a net worth of $400 million. Bud Selig did earn his net worth through his years in baseball as the owner of the Milwaukee Braves, former Commissioner of the MLB and Executive Counsel.

  • At the peak of his career, his salary was $14.5 million per year.
  • He came up with the idea of revenue sharing for baseball and has been called the best commissioner in baseball history.
  • Selig planned to retire after the 2012 season but stayed on for two more years.
  • At the peak of his career, his salary was $14.5 million per year.

21. Michael Buffer

Net Worth: $400 Million
Nationality: American
Occupation: Ring announcer, actor
Born: November 2, 1944
Education: Abington Senior High School
Spouse: Christine Prado (m. 2008), Alina Buffer (m. 1999–2003), Christine Buffer
Children: Michael and Matthew
Height: 6ft 0in
Award: NBA Finals

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Michael Buffer

Michael Buffer, an American boxing announcer and entrepreneur has a net worth of $400 million. He is widely known for being one of the greatest ring announcers for boxing and wrestling matches.

  • He became world-famous when he used his signature catchphrase “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble”. He trademarked the phrase.
  • That trademark earned Michael hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties for years.

22. Shaquille O’Neal

Net Worth: $400 Million
Nationality: American
Born: March 6, 1972
Education: Fulda American High School, LSU (1989–1992)
Occupation: Basketball player, Actor, Singer, Businessperson, etc.
Business: Not Founded
Spouse: Shaunie O’Neal (m. 2002–2011)
Children: Shareef O’Neal, Shaqir O’Neal, Me’arah O’Neal, Myles B. O’Neal, Taahirah O’Neal, Amirah O’Neal
Height: 7ft 1in
Award: NBA Most Valuable Player Award

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Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal, a retired American basketball player, television host, and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $400 million. He has earned $292 million from salary alone during his time in the NBA. He also earned over $200 million from endorsements during that time.

  • Although he has been retired for years, Shaq still earns almost $60 million per year from endorsements and also from his various business endeavors.
  • His physical stature made him famous and gave him a distinct advantage over his opponents.
  • He is famous for his “drop step” move which is nicknamed as the Black Tornado.
  • His peak salary was $27 million

23. Greg Norman

Net Worth: $400 Million
Nationality: Australian
Born: February 10, 1955
Education: Aspley State High School, Townsville Grammar School
Occupation: Professional golfer, Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Architect, Writer
Business: Greg Norman Estates
Spouse: Kirsten Kutner (m. 2010), Chris Evert (m. 2008–2009), Laura Andrassy (m. 1981–2007)
Children: Morgan Leigh Norman, Gregory Norman
Height: 6ft 0in
Residence: Jupiter Island, Florida, United States
Award: BBC Sports Personality World Sport Star of the Year

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Greg Norman

Greg Norman, an Australian professional golfer and entrepreneur has a net worth of $400 million. Greg Norman has topped the rank of number one golfer in the world for several times holding the title on and off for almost 300 weeks.

  • He is nicknamed as “great white shark,”. Norman has almost 90 successful tournaments to his name.
  • Renown as a sporting legend by the golfing community.
  • Norman has found success in a series of different industries. Moreover, Greg Norman is known for his charity work.
  • Greg Norman regularly earned more than $1 million per year from golf tournament earnings.
  • In history, Norman was the first professional golfer to generate more than $10 million in career earnings. Today he has successfully shattered this milestone with over $15 million in career earnings.

24. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

Net Worth: $400 Million
Nationality: American, Canadian
Born: May 2, 1972
Education: University of Miami
Occupation: Actor, professional wrestler, producer, businessman
Business: Seven Bucks Productions
Political Party: Independent (2017–present), Republican (formerly)
Spouse: Lauren Hashian (m. 2019), Dany Garcia (m. 1997–2008)
Children: Simone Alexandra Johnson, Jasmine Johnson, Tiana Gia Johnson
House: Georgia Farm
Lives in: Powder Springs, Georgia
Vehicle: Ford F-150 Custom, Hennessey VelociRaptor V8, Pagani Huayra, Ferrari LaFerrari, Rolls Royce Wraith
Private Jet: Gulfstream G650
Height: 6.5 feet
Award:
Choice Movie Sleazebag

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Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)

Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, an American actor and professional wrestler has a net worth of $400 million dollars. 

  • In 2014 he retired with $400 million in total earnings (salary AND endorsements). Roughly $130 million came from endorsements for Derek.
  • The Rock was added to Celebrity Net Worth in December 2009 with a net worth of $30 million. Within around a year, his net worth had crossed $50 million for the first time.
  • Named as the richest wrestler in the world with a net worth of $75 million.
  • By 2015, through successful business movies, his net worth topped $160 million.
  • Between June 2018 and June 2019, he did earn $90 million which was enough to bring his net worth to $320 million. 

25. Vinnie Johnson

Net Worth: $400 Million
Nationality: American
Born: September 1, 1956
Education: Franklin D. Roosevelt High School, Baylor University, McLennan Community College
Occupation: Basketball player
Business: Piston Automotive
Spouse: Not Founded
Children: Not Founded
Height: 6ft 2in
Award: National Basketball Association (NBA)

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Vinnie Johnson

Vinnie, a former professional basketball player, who has a net worth of $400 million

  • Nicknamed as “The Microwave” for his ability to get hot quickly.
  • After retirement from the NBA, Vinnie founded Piston automotive.
  • The company soon became one of the largest auto parts suppliers in America.
  • Today Vinnie is working as Chairman and CEO. The company employs more than 200 people and produces more than $2 billion per year in revenue.
  • This one is one of the world’s largest minority-owned businesses.

26. Alex Rodriguez

Net Worth: $350 Million
Nationality: American
Born: July 27, 1975
Education: Christopher Columbus High School, Westminster Christian School
Occupation: Baseball player, Actor
Business: A-Rod Corp
Spouse: Cynthia Scurtis (m. 2002–2008)
Children: Natasha Alexander Rodriguez, Ella Alexander Rodriguez
Height: 6ft 3in
Award: American League MVP

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Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez, an American former professional baseball player and also television analyst, has a net worth of $350million. He played for the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers Yet he is widely known for his time with the New York Yankees.

  • Has played for the Yankees from 2004 until his retirement in 2017.
  • During his career he earned a bit under $475 million from salary, bonuses and endorsements.

27. Jack Nicklaus

Net Worth: $320 Million
Nationality: American
Born: January 21, 1940
Education: Ohio State University
Occupation: Professional golfer, Architect, Landscape architect
Business: Nicklaus Design
Spouse: Barbara Nicklaus (m. 1960)
Children: Gary Nicklaus, Nancy Nicklaus, Steven Nicklaus, Michael Nicklaus, Jack Nicklaus Jr.
Height: 5ft 10in
Residence: North Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Award: Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year

richest sports person in the world
Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus, a retired American professional golfer, has a net worth of $320 million. Nicknamed as “The Golden Bear” in golfing circles, Nicklaus earned quite a reputation during his playing career.

  • He is the fourth-highest earning athlete of all time.
  • His career earnings are $1.15 billion.
  • He has founded Nicklaus Design 50 years ago and to date has arranged more than 380 golf courses in 36 countries
  • He’s also engaged in endorsement and marketing deals with a number of companies which include Perry Ellis and Rolex.

28. Dale Earnhardt Jr

Net Worth: $300 Million
Nationality: American
Born: October 10, 1974
Education: Mitchell Community College, Mooresville High School, Oak Ridge Military Academy
Occupation: Race car driver, Radio personality, Author, Voice acting
Business: Dirty Mo Media
Spouse: Amy Reimann (m. 2016)
Children: Isla Rose Earnhardt, Nicole Lorraine Earnhardt
Height: 6ft 0in
Award: 1999 Busch Series Most Popular Driver

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Dale Earnhardt Jr

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. a semi-retired American NASCAR driver and also a media personality who has a net worth of $300 million. He is a NASCAR team owner, an analyst for NBC’s NASCAR coverage, and an author. Racing cars has been a family business for three generations

  • At the peak of his career life, Dale earned $25 -30 million per year. Roughly $22 million of that amount came through endorsements.
  • In 2008, he earned his peak of $30 million. Throughout his career, his primary sponsor was Bud Light. He also had dealt with Kraft, Drakkar, Chevy, Gillette, and many more.
  • Dale retired in 2017, and by then he had earned $410 million during his career from both endorsements and winnings.

29. George Foreman

Net Worth: $300 Million
Nationality: American
Born: January 10, 1949
Education: Wheatley High School
Occupation: Professional Boxer, Actor, Entrepreneur, Businessperson, etc.
Spouse: Mary Joan Martelly (m. 1985), Andrea Skeete (m. 1982–1985), Sharon Goodson (m. 1981–1982), Cynthia Lewis (m. 1977–1979), Adrienne Calhoun (m. 1971–1974)
Children: Total: 12 Children (Include: Freeda Foreman, George Foreman III, Natalie Foreman)
Height: 6ft 4in
Award: Male Athlete of the Year

richest sports person in the world
George Foreman

George Foreman, a retired American boxer and also a highly successful entrepreneur have a net worth of $300 million. George Foreman has the net worth of a gem but surprisingly very little of his fortune actually comes from boxing.

  • Even though he had an impressive career of 76 wins out of 81 fights, by the 1980s Foreman had an r small net worth of $5 million. Later on, All his success came through his entrepreneurship
  • This two-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, multimillionaire entrepreneur represents a beautiful story of success and perseverance.

30. Paul Caddick

Net Worth: $300 Million
Nationality: British
Born: July 1950
Education: Sheffield Hallam University
Occupation: Rugby Player, Businessman
Business: Leeds Rugby Limited, Caddick Group

richest sports person in the world
Paul Caddick

Paul Caddick, a retired British rugby player, has a net worth of $300 million. Although he was compelled to cease his active rugby career in 1980 he never stopped his involvement with the sport

  1. The Caddick Group has a 76% stake at Leeds Rugby and Caddick chairs this.
  2. Along with other assets, Paul Caddick and his family’s wealth reaches £150m.
  3. Still, Paul prefers to spend his free time doing some sports activities, like rugby and shooting.

#Top 10 Richest Sportsman in the World 2021

  1. Vince McMahon – Nationality: American
  2. Michael Jordan – Nationality: American
  3. Ion Tiriac – Nationality: Romanian
  4. Anna Kasprzak – Nationality: Danish
  5. Tiger Wood – Nationality: American
  6. Michael Schumacher – Nationality: German
  7. Arnold Palmer – Nationality: American
  8. Roger Staubach – Nationality: American
  9. Junior Bridgeman – Nationality: American
  10. Kobe Bryant – Nationality: American

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