Who Are The 10 Richest Athletes In The World?

Lionel Messi 

Net Worth: $280 million 

Lionel Messi is often considered today's best soccer player. The five times winner of the FIFA Player of the Year award, Messi's contract is loaded with bonuses that bring him high pay. 

Phil Mickelson 

Net Worth: $400 million 

Philip Alfred Mickelson, an American professional golfer, has won 43 events on the PGA Tour and five major championships. Mickelson holds huge endorsement deals with companies like Barclays and Workday. 

David Beckham 

Net Worth: $450 million 

Despite retiring five years ago, the England captain and former Manchester United star still have the highest revenue. Beckham has turned to fashion, food and drink, entertainment, etc., and continues to reap the rewards. 

Cristiano Ronaldo 

Net Worth: $500 million 

Winner of four Balon D'Or awards, Ronaldo is one of the most famous athletes with over 450 million social media followers, which lands him many sponsorships, like Nike and Monster headphones. 

Floyd Mayweather 

Net Worth: $565 million 

Mayweather is one of the greatest boxers of all time, and his success in the ring has made him the richest boxer of all time. 

Magic Johnson 

Net Worth: $600 million 

Earvin "Magic" Johnson is an American former basketball player. He has won 5 NBA championships and 3 Most Valuable Player awards. Magic retired in 1996 and became a co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers team in 2012. 

Roger Federer 

Net Worth: $700 million 

Federer has endorsements and sponsorships with brands like Rolex and Mercedes-Benz. In addition, he signed a 10-year deal with the brand Uniqlo worth $300 million. 

LeBron James 

Net Worth: $1 billion + 

LeBron James—18-time NBA All-Star, four-time NBA champion, and two-time Olympic gold medalist. He has also earned this astounding wealth through endorsement deals, including Nike and Coca-Cola. 

Tiger Woods 

Net Worth: $1 billion + 

Tiger was known as the best golfer in the world during his prime. He has won the U.S. Open Championship, the British Open, and the Masters. Tiger has earned more than $1.4 billion since turning pro in 1996 and became the first billionaire sportsman. 

Michael Jordan 

Net Worth: $1.9 billion 

Jordan is known as the best basketball player of all time, with a 6-time NBA championship. He has held a record sponsorship deal with Nike for many years and owns the Charlotte Hornets team since 2010.