Basketball

50 Richest Athletes

By James Caricato - December 07, 2018

We marvel what these athletes have accomplished on the field/court, but there is no question that we have now reached a new era which these stars have become more than just an athlete. Record breaking salaries granted to professional athletes in recent years has opened up doors for them; giving them millions of dollars to invest in new business ventures and expand their careers within their sports world. These 50 athletes have created a life of prosperity that leaves a legacy far beyond their game. Lets take a look at the wealthiest athletes today.

Kevin Durant

The 2 time Finals MVP has his own venture company; 35 ventures. He’s also heavily diving into the media scene with Overtime and The Boardroom. KD’s net worth is about $170 million.

 

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

The Rock has really come a long way…

From former UM football player, to WWE star, to now the highest paid actor in the business. The Rock has a net worth of $280 million.

Tom Brady

The GOAT just snagged his 6th ring and has a net worth of $180 million.

Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem the Dream, an All-Time great center, is worth about $200 million.

Maria Sharapova

This bombshell tennis star is one of the wealthiest women tennis pros, ever. Her net worth is $195 million.

Ken Block

Former rally driver sponsored by Monster, he is worth nearly $200 million.

Junior Bridgeman

You might not know him, but Junior is one of the wealthiest men to play in the NBA. After retiring, Junior spent his money very wisely, investing in Restaurant chains such as Wendys and Chilis.

Today, he owns hundreds of restaurant outlets and is worth about $600 million.

Novak Djokovic

Perhaps the most domainte Tennis player in the last 5-8 years. Novak is worth about $130 million.

Paul Caddick

An English rugby legend, and much more.

In 1960, Paul began to work as a civil engineer and later earned a degree in the field. He went on to create a civil engineering business called Caddick Group. Paul is worth $225 million.

Roger Staubach

The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback has hit the jackpot after his NFL retirement. He became a real estate tycon and powerful businessman in no time. In 207, Rodger donated $30 million to develop and safer football helmet.

 

Serena Williams

Tennis queen Serena Williams is an icon and female athlete legend. Her net worth is $170 million.

Wayne Gretzky

The hockey god is worth about $200 million.

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaq Diesel is loaded. He has at some point owned 150 car washes and 155 five guys. Now he’s a TV personality on NBA TNT where you can see him contemplate fighting Charles Barkley on Thursday nights.

Shaq is worth about $400 million.

 

Steve Young

Former Niners star QB is worth $200 million.

Sachin Tendulkar

One of the best and richest men to play cricket, his net worth is $118 million.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Zlatan might be a bit cocky, but he backs it up on the field and with a big bank account. His net worth is $190 million.

Tony Hulman George

This now auto racing executive has a nice net worth of $200 million.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Good ol’ Dale is a living legacy after his father passed. He’s been in the mix as one of the best Nascar drivers of his time and is worth $400 million.

Lewis Hamilton

These racers bank… Lewis is worth $285 million.

George Foreman

One of the heaviest hitters to step in a ring. George Foreman has captialized big since retiring, especially with his signature bbq grills.

His net worth is about $330 million.

John Madden

Have you ever played Madden? This is John Madden, legendary NFL coach, and he is worth nearly $200 million.

Gary Player

One of the richest men to golf, he has won 9 majors and is considered one of the greatest to play as well. Gary’s net worth is $200 million.

 

Fernando Alonso

This Spanish racecar driver is worth about $240 million.

Dave Whelan

Former English soccer player and now owner of the Wigan Athletic Club. Dave is worth $220 million.

David Robinson

The admiral has found 2 private equity funds since retiring. The first fund, Admiral Captial, raised roughly $115 million back in 2007. He later launched a fund in 2015 with goals to generate $175 million and dive into real estate.

Today, David Robinson is worth about $200 million.

Roger Federer

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Federer also has a net worth that amounts to about $450 Million. In addition to being the wealthiest and one of the most successful athletes in the history of Tennis, he has brand deals from Nike, Gillette, and Rolex that have amounted to nearly $100 Million.

Magic Johnson


The Hall of Famer and Laker legend has accumulated serious wealth in recent years, making power moves such as investing $50 Million into the Los Angeles Dodgers and investing in several restaurants. Magic is also currently the President of Basketball Operations for the Lakers, and many feel he’ll eventually invest to become a part owner of the Organization.

Cristiano Ronaldo

He has become the highest paid athlete in the world and dubbed as the greatest soccer player of our generation. Cristiano is worth $450 million.

Alex Rodriguez

A-Rod signed (at the time) the 3 biggest contracts in MLB history while playing ball. Alex is now worth about $300 million.

Andre Agassi

Andre scored a $140 million Nike deal during the height of his tennis career. Today, he is worth $175 million.

Michael Schumacher

The former Formula 1 star still holds records for  most career wins, most wins in a season, most consecutive world championships and the most consecutive race wins.

Mike has made hundreds of millions of endorsements throughout his career; currently, his net worth is about $800 million.

Kobe Bryant

The Mamba has become a venture capitalist since retiring and has invested companies including Art of Sport ( a bodycare company) and body armour energy drinks. His net worth is about $500 million.

Kevin Garnett

The Hall of Famer has earned about $480 million throughout his career and is currently worth $120 million.

Phil Mickelson

This man has deals with Amgen, ExxonMobil, KPMG, Rolex, Grayhawk and the Greenbrier. His net worth is $375 million.

Peyton Manning

Since collecting Papa Johns restaurants like he’s monopoly and scoring endorsement deals with nationwide and gatorade, Peyton has racked up a net worth of $200 million.

Oscar De La Hoya

CEO of Golden Boy Promotions has been living the good life since stepping out of the ring.

Oscar’s net worth is now $200 million.

Lionel Messi

It’s hard to believe Messi has been in Barcelona since he was 13…

His net worth is $400 million.

Manny Pacquiao

Manny’s best payday was his 2015 fight against Mayweather which he made $215 million dollars.

Today, the Filipino senator is worth about $125 million.

Jeff Gordon

He has won 93 races during his career and has some stake in Jimmy Johnson’s car as well. Jeff Gordon’s net worth is $200 million.

Greg Norman

Greg has established a prosperous gold course design company and has a healthy net worth of about $300 million.

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter has had very lucrative advertising deals with Gillette and Nike. Since retiring, Derek Jeter has become president and part owner of the Miami Marlins.

Now, Jeter is worth about $185 million.

Evander Holyfield

Despite earning $475 million dollars throughout his entire career, his net worth remains unclear. Evander’s highest paying fight was his 2nd bout against Mike Tyson. He was able to cash the fattest check of his life after Mike bit a solid chunk off his ear.

Mike Tyson

Arguably the greatest boxer of All-Time, Tyson has a net worth of $3 million after accumulating $300 million from a legendary boxing career.

Save your money kids…

LeBron James

The king is worth $450 million and he’s just getting started. LeBron is the off to a hot start to 2019 with his IPromise school shattering records, his media company Uniterrupted and Mars Reel popping off, and Space Jam in the works.

Jack Nicklaus

Another stud that captialized on the design industry. Jack has built a course design company that has designed 410 courses in 41 countries. He currently has a net worth of $320 million.

Tiger Woods


The Golf legend coming off his first Major Win since 2013 has a net worth that stacks up to about $700 Million. Tiger has been in the spotlight for decades, especially in 2009 when the scandals surfaced. Yet, various back injuries and personal life struggles haven’t stopped Tiger from succeeding. Tiger Woods also has had endorsement deals with Nike & Gillette.

Michael Jordan

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This isn’t new news; the man who many recognize as the greatest player in the history of the NBA or the “G.O.A.T.” has an astonishing net worth that totals to about $1.65 Billion. From endorsement deals with Hanes to the starting of his Jordan sneaker and apparel brand, MJ is the wealthiest athlete ever. It’s only fitting that he’s the man that wears the “G.O.A.T” Title.