March 15, 2020

The Top 10 Richest Athletes in the World 2020

Richest Athletes in the world 2020

Sports is really an interesting and lucrative part of entertainment. So much fame and fortunes have been achieved in various sports such as soccer, tennis, wresting, basketball etc. I think this all comes down to how good and valuable you are in your own game.

Once you start becoming of great value, multiple streams of income are bound to you, not forgetting endorsements with big sports brands which have made many so rich today. The likes of Micheal Jordan made bigger fortune through his deal with Nike than his entire career. Below goes the Top 10 richest athletes in the world 2020.

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  • Lionel Messi - $400 million 
  • LeBron James - $450 million 
  • Cristiano Ronaldo - $450 million 
  • David Beckham - $450 million 
  • Late Kobe Bryant - $500 million 
  • Floyd Mayweather - $560 million 
  • Magic Johnson - $650 million 
  • Tiger Woods - $800 million 
  • Micheal Jordan - $1.9 billion
  • Vince McMahon - $2.5 billion 
10) Lionel Messi - $400 million 

Lionel Messi is considered the best player in the world by many
Lionel Messi is considered the best player in the world by many fans 

Lionel Messi is considered the best player in the world by many and have got much rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo. The FC Barcelona forward is the highest-paid soccer player, earning $111 million and taking home $84 million in salary and winnings, and another $27 million in endorsements. Messi has a lifetime deal with Adidas.

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9) LeBron James - $450 million 

LeBron James
LeBron James 

LeBron James endorsement partners include Nike, Coca-Cola, Beats By Dre, Blaze Pizza and 2K Sports. James and his partners have 14 Blaze franchises open in Chicago and seven more in South Florida says Forbes. He has a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Michael Jordan.

LeBron James' career earnings are poised to eclipse the $1 billion mark after the four-time NBA most valuable player signed a four-year $154 million deal to join the Los Angeles Lakers according to investopedia.

8) Cristiano Ronaldo - $450 million 

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo 

Every year Cristiano Ronaldo earns earns a base salary of $64 million. Off the field he earns an additional $40 million from endorsements says Celebritynetworth. Cristiano Ronaldo alongside Micheal Jordan and LeBron James has a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike worth around $1 billion. He has endorsement deals with Tag Heuer, Herbalife, EA Sports, KFC, American Tourister etc

He is among the richest athletes in the world 2020 and Wealthygorilla pegs his net worth in 2020 at $450 million.

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7) David Beckham - $450 million

David Beckham
                                  David Beckham 

David Beckham has been the face of dozens of advertising campaigns and sponsorships, promoting the likes of Adidas, Coty, Brylcreem, Armani, H&M, Sainsbury's, Samsung, Vodafone, Breitling, Pepsi, Calvin Klein and Gilette. His most recent commercial endorsements include whisky brand Haig and luxury watch brand Tudor. Celebritynetworth tags the net worth of David Beckham at $450 million.

6) Late Kobe Bryant - $500 million 

Kobe Bryant made much of his money from product endorsements
Late Kobe Bryant made much of his money from product endorsements

Kobe Bryant made much of his money from product endorsements. Some of the brands he has endorsed include Nintendo, Turkish Airlines, and Sprite. One of Bryant’s biggest endorsements deals is with Nike. In 2013, he secured a deal paying $10 million a year. Bryant was considered to be one of the best NBA players of all time, won multiple awards and trophies during his career. Wealthygorilla ranks Kobe Bryant net worth in 2020 at $500 million.

5) Floyd Mayweather - $560 million 

Mayweather is one of the most successful, highest-paid, and controversial athletes of all time
Mayweather is one of the most successful, highest-paid, and controversial athletes of all time

Cheatsheet pegs the boxers net worth at $560 million. Mayweather is the 8th richest athlete in the world 2020. Mayweather is one of the most successful, highest-paid, and controversial athletes of all time. Mayweather has invested heavily in commercial real estate, opened a strip club in Las Vegas called Girl Collection, toyed with tech investing, founded his own promotions company, and launched The Money Team, which sells hats and apparel online.

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4) Magic Johnson - $650 million 

Michael Jordan is known as the greatest basketball player of all time
Magic Johnson 

Magic Johnson net worth according to raphaelsadiq is estimated at $650 million. He also made the list of highest paid retired athletes 2019 having earned around $22 million. Magic Johnson is a five time NBA Champion.

3) Tiger Woods - $800 million 

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods 

Tiger Woods net worth is estimated at $800 million according to Wealthygorilla. According to businessinsider, It's estimated that his Nike deal has been worth up to $20 million per year, likely varying based on performance. With so many eyes on Woods and his comeback, more lucrative deals may be heading his way.

2) Micheal Jordan - $1.9 billion 

Michael Jordan is known as the greatest basketball player of all time
Michael Jordan is known as the greatest basketball player of all time

Michael Jordan is known as the greatest basketball player of all time. He's also the richest. According to Forbes, Jordan still maintains deals with longtime partners Hanes, Gatorade and Upper Deck. He also has other business interests, including three restaurants and a car dealership.

Michael Jordan makes the third spot on the list. According to businessinsider, his net worth is estimated at $1.9 billion.

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1) Vince McMahon - $2.5 billion 

Vince McMahon is the richest athlete in the world 2020
Vince McMahon is the richest athlete in the world 2020

Vince McMahon is the richest athlete in the world 2020. According to cheatsheet, Vince McMahon net worth is estimated at $2.5 billion. Vince McMahon is chairman and CEO of entertainment company World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), which hauls in nearly $1 billion in annual revenue.


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