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August 8, 2020

The Top 10 Richest Musicians in the World (2020): Forbes

Richest Musicians in the World

Who are the top 10 richest musicians in the world? 

Huge money comes along with all the fame music brings. These muscisians are worth hundreds of millions of dollars to billions. They have sold lots of records and considered widely among the artists of all time. 

The list of richest musicians in the world in 2020 comprises of singers, vocalists, instrumentalists and rappers and it is topped by the Hip Hop star Kanye West. 

     Table of Contents      
S/N   Musicians   Net Worth  
 10 Bono $700 million
 09 Celine Dion  $800 million
 08 Dr Dre  $820 million
 07 Herb Alpert  $850 million
 06 Madonna  $850 million
 05 P Diddy  $885 million
 04 Jay Z  $1 billion
 03 Paul McCartney  $1.2 billion
 02 Andrew Lloyd Webber  $1.2 illion
 01 Kanye West  $1.3 billion

The List of Richest Musicians in the World 

10) Bono Net Worth - $700 million 

Bono - List of richest musicians in the world

The Irish singer is best known as the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of U2 rock band. Bono formed U2 in 1976 with some of his schoolmates he met during high school. 

Bono's lyrics are known for their social and political themes and also for their religious imagery inspired by his Christian beliefs. He has also worked and recorded with numerous artists outside the U2 Band. 

Bono as a member of U2 Band has won the Grammy Awards 22 times and also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bono's net worth is estimated to be $700 million outing him among the top ten richest musicians in the world. 


09) Celine Dion Net Worth - $800 million 

Celine Dion - Top ten richest musicians in the world

Celine Dion is a Canadian singer that is renowned for her powerful, technically skilled vocals. She established herself as a viable pop artist after the release of 'Unison', her debut English language album. 

She is still the best selling artist from Canada and also one of the bestselling artists of all time selling over 200 million records worldwide. Celine Dion has the highest grossing concert residency of all time with other tours becoming one of the highest grossing concert tours of all time. 

Celine Dion is a five times Grammy Awards winner. She is the second bestselling female artist in the US. The net worth of Celine Dion is estimated to be $800 million. 

08) Dr Dre Net Worth - $820 million 

Dr Dre - Richest musicians in the world Forbes

The rich rapper and entrepreneur first found his fame with gangsta rap group N.W.A before co-founding Death Row Records. His debut solo album 'The Chronic' made him one of the bestselling American artists in 1993 and got Dr Dre a Grammy Award.

Dr Dre brought a lot of famous rappers like 50 Cent, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, 2Pac and more to the game. Apple acquired Dr Dre's Beats Electronics in 2014 for $3 billion which made him one of the richest Hip Hop stars. 

He has won six Grammy Awards and Rolling Stone ranks him as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Dr Dre's net worth is estimated to be $820 million placing him at the 8th position on the list of richest musicians in the world in 2020.

Read Also: Eminem Net Worth

07) Herb Alpert Net Worth - $850 million 

Herb Alpert - Richest musicians in the world

Herb Alpert is an American trumpeter. He has sold 72 million records worldwide and the only musician to hit number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 Pop chart as both a vocalist and am instrumentalist. 

Alpert is the co-founder of A&M with Jerry Moss. He signed artists to the label and together with patner Jerry Moss agreed to sell A&M to PolyGram Records for $500 million in 1987.

He has fourteen platinum albums, fifteen gold albums and has won nine Grammy Awards. Herb Alpert's net worth is estimated to be $850 million and one of the richest musicians in the world. 

06) Madonna Net Worth - $850 million 

Madonna - Richest musicians in the world Forbes

Madonna is the American singer that is widely referred to as the 'Queen of Pop's since the 1980s. She is often cited as an influence by other artists and regarded as one of the most impactful fugures in popular culture. 

She has released series of successful albums and has attained many number one singles throughout her career. Madonna has sold over 300 million records and the bestselling female music artist of all time by Guiness World Records. 

Her roles in movies also brought her an enhanced popularity. She remains the highest grossing solo touring artist of all time accumulating $1.4 billion from her concert tickets. Madonna's net worth is estimated to be $850 million while taking the sixth position as one of the richest musicians in the world Forbes. 


05) P Diddy Net Worth - $885 million 

P Diddy - Richest musicians in the world 2020

Also known as Sean Combs or simply Diddy is one of the biggest names in all-time Hip Hop. He was a talent director at Uptown Records where he helped in the development of Mary J Blige and Jodeci. 

The success of his record label and solo debut album made the mark for Combs. He is also known to make appearances in movies and television shows. P Diddy has a vast business portfolio venturing into alcohol, fashion, media, gaming and its like. 

He has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards and Combs is also the producer of MTV 'Making the Bad's. Sean Combs net worth is estimated to be $885 million. 

04) Jay Z Net Worth - $1 billion 

Jay Z - Top 10 richest musicians

He is considered one of the greatest rappers of all-time. The Brooklyn born rapper was selling CDs out of his car before creating an independent record label in 1995, Roc-A-Fella.

Jay Z became the first Hip Hop billionaire in June 2019. He is one of the bestselling musicians worldwide with over 75 million singles and 50 million albums sold. 

He is a very successful businessman owning lots of companies and investments. Jay Z has won a total of 22 Grammy Awards which is the most by a rapper. The hip Hip star owns Roc Nation, Aspiro and its streaming Serb Tidal and Armand de Brignac champagne. Jay Z's net worth is estimated to be $1 billion. 


03) Paul McCartney Net Worth - $1.2 billion 

Paul McCartney - List of richest musicians

Paul McCartney is an English singer who gained worldwide recognition as co-lead vocalist and bassist for the Beatles. He pursued a solo career after the Beatles disbanded in 1970.

He debuted as a solo artist withthe album 'McCartney' and led Wings which is one of the most successful bands of the decade. McCartney is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. 

Paul is a two time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and 18 times Grammy Awards winner. The net worth of Paul McCartney in 2020 is estimated to be $1.2 billion taking 3rd on the top 10 richest musicians in the world. 

02) Andrew Lloyd Webber Net Worth - $1.2 billion 

Andrew Lloyd Webber - 2nd richest musician

Andrew Lloyd Webber is an English composer and impresario of musical theatre. The New York Times in 2001 referred to him as 'the most commercially successful composer in history'.

Webber is one of sixteen people to have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony. He owns one of the largest theater operators in London ,Really Useful Group. 

He has been involved in a good number of charitable activities and owns Andrew Lloyd Webber foundation which supports arts, culturea do heritage in the UK. Andrew Lloyd Webber's net worth is estimated to be $1.2 billion and one of the richest musicians in the world in 2020.


01) Kanye West Net Worth - $1.3 billion 

Kanye West - World's richest musician

Kanye West was a record producer for Roc-A-Fella Records before turning rapper. His debut album 'College Dropout' was a critical and commercial success with the establishment of GOOD Music in 2004.

Kanye's Christian faith and his marriage to television personality has always been a source of media attention. Venturing into fashion, he has collaborated with big fashion brands with the most prominent being 'Yeezy' with Adidas. 

He has sold over 140 million records making him one of the world's bestselling music artists. West has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards. Kanye West's net worth is estimated to be $1.3 billion making him the richest musician in the world and also the richest rapper

Summary 

Kanye West, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Paul McCartney have the first to third position on the richest musicians in the world list. They are followed closely by the likes of P Diddy, Jay Z and Queen of pop Madonna. The total net worth of these musicians stands at $19.65 billion. 

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August 6, 2020

The Net Worth of P Diddy (Sean Combs) in 2020: His Most Expensive Things

P Diddy's net worth in 2020

           The Profile                   
Name Sean John Combs 
Age 50
Profession Rapper/ Entrepreneur 
CountryUnited States of America
Net Worth $885 Million

How Much is P Diddy's Net Worth?
Born and raised in New York and becoming fatherless at the little age of 2, Sean Combs emerged as one of the biggest names in the history of Hip Hop. 

The success of his record label and solo debut album made the mark for him. Sean Combs is also known to make several appearances in movies and has vast business interests. 

Keep Reading to get the net worth of the three times Grammy Awards winner, P Diddy.


Early Life 

On November 4, 1969 Sean John Combs was born in Harlem, New York City but raised in Mount Vernon, New York. He lost his Dad at the age of 2 after his father Melvin who worked in the US Air Force was shot to death in his car. 

Combs went to the Roman Catholic All Boys high school Mount Saint Michael Academy where he also played football and won a division title with his team in 1986. 

He left Howard University after his sophomore year though being a business major. According to Combs, his nickname Puff was given to him as a child cause he would 'huff and puff' when he was angry. 

Career 

Music (Hip Hop)
P Diddy
Sean Comb's career started at New York's Uptown Records where he worked as a talent director helping in the development of the likes of Mary J Blige and Jodeci. He was fired form Uptown Records in 1993.

He established his new label called 'Bad Boys Entertainment' taking 'Notorious B.I.G' along with him. Combs signed more acts to the label including Carl Thomas, Faith Evans, 112, Total and Father MC. 

Bad Boy Entertainment had a widely publicized rivalry with Death Row Records with Combs and B.I.G criticized and parodied by Tupac Shakur and Suge knight in songs and interviews during the mid 1990s.

His debut single 'Can't Nobody Hold Me Down' spent 28 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The success of P Diddy's debut solo album 'No Way Out' was huge selling 561,000 copies on its first week of release.

The album earned Combs five nominations at the 40th Grammy Awards in 1998 and won the Grammy Award for the Best Rap Album. RIAA certified it septuple platinum by September 2000 selling 7 million copies. 

His second solo album reached number two on the Billboard 200 receiving positive and mixed reviews from music critics. Combs changed his stage name in 2001 from 'Puff Daddy' to 'P Diddy'. The same year he endured Bad Boy Entertainment's joint venture with Arista Records gaining full control of the label. 

Combs created a rap super group in 2010 known as the Dream Team consisting of Rick Ross ,DJ Khaled, Fabolous, Red Café, Fat Joe and Busta Rhymes. 

In quest to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his label Bad Boy Records, Combs launched a tour for the label's biggest names in 2016.

Sean has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards and is the producer of MTV Making the Bad. 


Television & Movies
P Diddy in movies
Puff Daddy's collaboration "Come With Me" with Jimmy Page was used for the 1998 movie Godzilla. He also appeared as a drug dealer in the film 'Made'and 'Monster's Ball's both in 2001.

He starred as Walter Younger in the 2004 Broadway revival of  'A Raisin in the Sun' and later in the 2005 film Carlito's Way: Rise to Power. 

Combs ventured into reality television in August 2008 with his VH1 series "I Want To Work For Diddy". He made appearances in two episodes of CSI: Miami as Lawyer Derek Powell. 

He was starred in the season one of Hawaii Five-O in 2014 and 2012ade appearance in the American sitcom 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'.


Entrepreneurship
Sean Combs is also an entrepreneur
He started a clothing line 'Sean John' in 1998 and it received a $100 million investment in 2003. The fashion brand was expanded with Men's perfume called "I Am King" in 2008 and 2016 GIRLS collection. 

Combs agreed to help develop the Ciroc Vodka brand for a 50 percent share of the profits. He acquired the Enyce Clothing Line from Liz Claiborne in 2008. The rapper also has a major equity stake in Revolt TV. 

He owns a majority holding in Aquahydrate together with Mark Wahlberg and Ronald Burkle. Combs is a major investor PlayVS.

Read Also: Eminem Net Worth

What is P Diddy's net worth?

The net worth of P Diddy (Sean Combs) in 2020 is estimated at $885 million. He is one of the richest musicians in the world also occupying a top spot as one of richest rappers in the world. P Diddy is also known for being the third richest Hip Hop artist after Kanye West and Jay Z.

Most Expensive Things Owned By P Diddy 

5) Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder 

P Diddy owns a Lamborghini Gallardo Spider

The rapper owns a silver colored Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder worth $300,000. It features a powerful V10 engine with 6 - speed transmission. Combs also gave a Gallardo to Justin Bieber in 2010 for his 16th birthday. 

4) Phantom Drophead Coupe 

Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe of P Diddy

Combs owns the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. The cost of this luxury car is around $443,000. Diddy owns a white one with wood veneering and avant-garde interior design. 

3) Los Angeles Mansion 

Sean combs bought a $40 million in Los Angeles

Sean Combs dropped a whooping $40 million on a brand new 17,000 square foot mansion in Beverly Hills in 2014. The house features a pool and grotto connected by an underwater tunnel, massage room, wine room, 35-seat theatre, steam room etc. 

2) Atlanta Mansion 

P Diddy's Atlanta Mansion

This house is located in Dunwoody, a suburb of Atlanta. The mansion features 5 garages, 11 bathrooms, an outdoor pool and pool house etc. It is set on 7 acres of land and was bought by P Diddy in 2003.

1) Luxury Yacht - Oasis 

P Diddy's super yacht called Oasis

Sean has a super yacht named Oasis which he reportedly bought for around $72 million from Eric Smidt. He uses the yacht for leisure cruises and fun. The 20th birthday party of his son Justin was hosted on Oasis and sponsored by Ciroc. 

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Motivational Quotes To Learn From P Diddy 

1) Don’t chase the paper, chase the dream.

2)You have to be somewhat crazy if you want to be successful.

3) I came in to win, you know. This is why I stay up late while other people are sleeping.

4) If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down.

5) Take the craziest dream you ever had and go after it. Make it a reality. I don’t want you to dream, I want you to do.

6)Success doesn’t just land on your lap. You have to work, work, work, work, and work some more.

7) Don’t be afraid to close your eyes and dream but then open your eyes and see.

8) I was proud of working 18 hours a day and sleeping three hours a night. It’s something now that has turned into a problem for me: not being able to sleep, having insomnia.

9) My talent is definitely a gift.

10) Everyone has challenges and lessons to learn. We wouldn’t be who we are without them.

11) If you’re chasing your dream, you’re not running fast enough. Run faster.

12) You cannot achieve success without failure.


Summary 

Scrolling Through the powerful content of P Diddy above it is quite sure that he has very successful. He has not only conquered the music industry but also proving to be a strong force in the line entrepreneurship.

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August 5, 2020

What is Dr. Dre's Net Worth (2020): The Most Expensive Things He Owns

Dr Dre's net worth in 2020

            The Profile                  
Name Andre Romelle Young
Age 55
Profession Rapper / Entrepreneur 
Country United States of America
Net Worth $820 million 

The Net Worth of Dr. Dre in 2020!!
From an unusual childhood to becoming one of the greatest and richest rappers in history. First found his fame with the group N.W.A before releasing his successful solo debut studio album 'The Chronic' under the Death Row Records. 

Dr Dre is a six times Grammy Awards winner and also an entrepreneur. The sale of his Beats Electronics to Apple skyrocketed his net worth making him to become one of the richest hip-hop stars. To get the net worth of Dr. Dre in 2020, Continue Reading!!.... 


Early Life 

Andre Romelle Young was born in Compton, California on February 14, 1965. His middle name Romelle was derived from 'The Romelle', His father's amateur R&B group. 

His family often moved and lived in different apartments and houses in Compton, Carson, Long Beach and the Watts and South Central neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Dre was having his high school education in Centennial high school but due to poor grades got transferred to Fremont High School in Los Angeles. Poor grades made his apprenticeship program at Northrop Aviation ineligible therefore made him focus more on social life and entertainment. 

Read Also: Jay Z Net Worth

Career 

Music (Hip Hop)

Dr Dre's music career
Dr Dre's career in music started in 1985 when he was a member of the World Class Wreckin'Cru. He joined the gangsta rap group N.W.A where he founded fame. The group's first full album 'Straight Outta Compton' was a major success despite absence of radio airplay or major concert tours. 

Dre produced and performed for much of N.W.A's second album 'Efil4zaggin' after the departure of Ice Cube in 1989 over financial disputes. 

His solo debut studio album 'The Chronic' released in 1992 made him one of the bestselling American music artists of 1993. He won a a Grammy Award for a single off the album and other form of accolades. 

DeathRow labelmate Snoop Dogg's debut album named 'Doggystyle' was produced by Dr Dre and served as a mentor to other record producers. He established Aftermath Entertainment in 1996 after departing DeathRow Records. 

Dr Dre signed Eminem and 50 Cent to AfterMath Entertainment in 1998 and 2002. During these period he was keen on producing for other artists and lending vocals when needed. 

He has worked and produced for lots of known rappers such as 2pac, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, The Game, The D.O.C etc. Dr Dre is a receiver of six Grammy Awards and has been ranked as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone. 


Entrepreneurship
Dr Dre
Dr Dre co-founded the Death Row Records in 1991 and founded some of the biggest players of Hip Hop in the 90's including 2Pac Shakur.

The formation of After Math Entertainment in 1996 by Dr Dre also led to the findings of acts like Eminem, 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar.

In 2014, Apple made it's most expensive acquisition in history after acquiring Dr Dre's Beats Electronics. The deal made Dr Dre become the highest paid musician of the 2010's and even the likes of LeBron James benefitted hugely as he has a percentage in the company. 

Controversies (Women Violence)

Dr Dre was fined $2,500 for the assault of television host Dee Barnes. He was also given two years probation, 240 hours of community service and a spot on anti-violence public service announcement on television. 

Michel'le, a mother of one of his children accused him of domestic violence during their time as a couple, stating that he beats her many times even when she was pregnant. She was granted a restraining order against Dr Dre. 

Tarrie B a former label mate of Dr Dre accused him of assaulting her at a post Grammy party in 1990 in response to her track "Ruthless Bitch".


What is Dr Dre's Net Worth?

Dr Dre's net worth in 2020 is estimated at $820 million. He is one of the richest rappers in the world also making our list of richest musicians in the world. He is one of the few billionaires in the music scene. 

Most Expensive Things Owned By Dr Dre 

5) Bentley Continental GT 

Bentley Continental GT belonging to Dr Dre

The car costs above $200,000 and one of the luxury cars owned by Dr Dre .It was actually a gift from famous rapper Eminem sometime in 2002 Christmas. 

4) Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe 

Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe

Though the cost of this luxury built car is tagged around $450,000 we believe it made only little or no change to Dr Dre's bank accounts. The car was spotted by a vlogger in 2012 though Dr Dre seems not to look happy about being filmed. 

3) Hollywood Hills Mansion 

Being one of the richest rappers in the world could give you any things like acquiring a luxury mansion worth millions of dollars. Dr Dre got the residence for about $15 million with it featuring large swimming pool, library, media room, wine cellar, 8 bedrooms and nine bathrooms. He later sold the house for a price of around $32 million. 

2) Brentwood Mansion 

Dr Dre's Brentwood Mansion

It was reported that Dr Dre paid $40 million for the $14,000 square foot Brentwood Mansion. The house was built from scratch by New England patriots quarterback Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen and this report was just a few weeks after Apple purchased Beats by Dre. 

1) Gulfstream V 

Dr Dre owns a $36 million worth Gulfstream V private jet. The jet is used by billionaire rapper to travel and be in comfort style around the world with family and friends. 

Read Also: Akon Net Worth

Motivational Quotes To Learn From Dr Dre 

1) When the ideas are coming, I don’t stop until the ideas stop because that train doesn’t come along all the time.

2) When I’m lovin’ these hoes, there ain’t no love involved.

3) Even when I was close to defeat I rose to my feet.

4) They wanna hang us, see us dead, or enslave us, keep us trapped in the same place we raised in. Then they wonder why we act so outrageous, run around stressed out and pull out gauges.

5) I just want to get my music out and make sure that it’s heard in the right way.

6) Black women are the strongest most hardworking people on earth.

7) The only two things that scare me are God and the IRS.

8) Never let me slip cuz if I slip then I’m slippin.

9) I just want to get my music out and make sure that it’s heard in the right way.

10) Don’t be worried about the next man. Make sure your business tight.

11) You got to realize that when I was 20 years old, I had a house, a Mercedes, a Corvette and a million dollars in the bank before I could buy alcohol legally.

12) I’ve gone seventy-nine hours without sleep, creating. When that flow is going, it’s almost like a high. You don’t want it to stop. You don’t want to go to sleep for fear of missing something.

Summary 

As clearly noted above, the life of Dr Dre wasn't so glamorous at instant. He had a difficult and rough childhood but still pulled off a lot of great feats even bringing on board many rappers we know today. He is not only a rapper but also a mentor that many look up to and that's the true meaning of success. 

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August 4, 2020

The Top 10 Richest Athletes in the World 2020

The Richest Athletes in the World

Who are the richest athletes in the world? 
Athletes make a lot of money as we all know. The list of richest athletes in the world is made up of highly profitable individuals in NBA, NFL, Race driving, Soccer, Boxing, Golf and even Baseball.

They are very famous people and have acquired true success in their respective sports. This list was made up from various web pages described in the reference section at the end of the post. The likes of Vince McMahon and Michael Jordan lead the rich list. 

     Table of Contents      
S/N     AthletesNet Worth 
20George Foreman $300 million
19Dwayne Johnson $320 million
18Alex Rodriguez $350million
17Phil Mickelson $375 million
16Shaquille O'Neal $400 million
15Vinnie Johnson $400 million
14Lionel Messi $400 million
13David Beckham $450 million
12Roger Federer $450 million
11Cristiano Ronaldo $460 million 
10Eddie Jordan $475 million 
09LeBron James $480 million 
08Floyd Mayweather $560 million 
07Roger Staubach $600 million 
06Magic Johnson $600 million 
05Michael Schumacher $800 million 
04Tiger Woods $800 million 
03Ion Tiriac $1.2 billion 
02Vince McMahon $1.8 billion 
01Michael Jordan $2.1 billion 

The 20 Richest Athletes in the World (2020)

20) George Foreman Net Worth - $300 million 

Richest Athletes - George Foreman

Big George as he is nicknamed is a former American boxer. He was active for long between 1969 till 1997 and was a two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist. 

After Foreman's loss to Muhammad Ali in 1974 he was unable to secure another title and retired in 1977. He made a comeback ten years later to regain a portion of the heavyweight championship, winning the unified WBA, IBF and lineal titles.

He retired fully in 1999 with boxing record of 76 wins and five losses. He was inducted into World Boxing Hall of Fame and International Boxing Hall of Fame and currently the oldest living world heavyweight boxing champion in history.

George Foreman's net worth is estimated at $300 million making him the 20th richest athlete in the world.

19) Dwayne Johnson Net Worth - $320 million 

Richest Athletes - Dwayne Johnson

This name is a big brand today conquering several fields. He became a professional wrestler after his long aspirations of being an American football player fell off. 

He was one of the biggest assets of WWE during the "Attitude Era". The Rock is considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time and one of the richest wrestlers in the world

He is also a successful actor often ranking as one of the highest paid actors in the world. Dwayne Johnson's movies have grossed over $10.5 billion in Box Office worldwide making him one of the highest grossing actors of all-time. 

As of 2020, net worth of Dwayne Johnson is valued at $320 million. He has numerous endorsement deals as well with companies like Under Armour and Voss Water.

18) Alex Rodriguez Net Worth - $350 million 

Richest Athletes - Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez is a former American baseball short stop and third baseman. During his career, he played a total 22 seasons with different teams of the Major League Baseball (MLB). 

He signed two of the most lucrative sports contracts in baseball. Rodriguez is regarded as the most significant and successful baseball player in history widely. 

His 10-year $252 million contract with Rangers was the richest in baseball at the time. A new contract he signed with Yankees after his contract opted out was a new 10-year $275 million which is the most lucrative in baseball. 

Alex Rodriguez's net worth is tagged at $350 million. After his retirement, he became a media personality for big sports shows in various sports networks. 

17) Phil Mickelson Net Worth - $375 million 

Richest Athletes - Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson takes the seventh position on the richest athletes in the world list as of 2020. The successful American golfer has won 44 events on the PGA Tour. The 60 years old golfer is one of 12 players three of the four majors in golf history. 

He has been on the official top 10 world Golf ranking list for over 700 weeks and it's top 50 for over 25 consecutive years. Mickelson in 2012 was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. 

Phil Mickelson's net worth is estimated at $375 million. He was the second highest paid athlete in the United States in 2011 and in 2015 had an estimated annual income of $51 million by Forbes. Rolex, ExxonMobil, KPMG, Callaway Golf are among the companies that Mickelson currently endorses. 

16) Shaquille O'Neal Net worth - $400 million 

Richest Athletes - Shaquille O'Neal

The former American professional basketball player is sixteenth on the list. He is currently a sports analyst on the television program "Inside the NBA" on TNT network. Shaquille has an incredible height of 7ft 1in and was one of the tallest and heaviest players ever. 

Running over his long 19 years basketball career Shaquille O'Neal is widely considered one of the greatest players in the National Basketball Association (NBA) history. 

Due to his ability to dunk the basketball and score from a close range, O'Neal was ranked as the third all-time in field goal percentage (58.2%).

Shaquille O'Neal's net worth is estimated at $400 million. He was elected into the Naismith memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016 and FIBA Hall of Fame in 2017. He is also the general manager of Kings Guard Gaming of the NBA 2K league. 

15) Vinnie Johnson Net Worth - $400 million 

Richest Athletes - Vinnie Johnson

Another retired basketball player on the list of the richest athletes in the world. Vinnie is an American former professional basketball player. Nicknamed "The Microwave" in the NBA and being a key player for Detroit Pistons. 

His nickname was given to him by Danny Aigne for his ability to score many points in a short period of time. Johnson got another nickname "007" after he made a 14 foot shot with 0.7 seconds left on the clock to beat Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA finals and giving his team the championship. 

As of 2020, Vinnie Johnson's net worth is estimated at $400 million making him the 15th richest athlete in the world. 

14) Lionel Messi Net Worth - $400 million 

Richest Athletes - Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time and often seen as the best football player in the world alongside rival Cristiano Ronaldo. He plays for Barcelona FC of La Liga and the Argentina national team. 

Messi won his first Ballon d'or in 2009 and helped Barça to a treble that particular season. He is the highest receiver of the prestigious award for a record six times. For Argentina, Lionel has most caps and has the all-time goalscorer record with 70 goals. 

The footballer has over 700 senior career goals for both club and country. He earns a huge salary at Barcelona for around £500,000 per week salary. 

Lionel Messi's net worth is valued at $400 million. He was the highest paid athlete in the world as of 2019 by Forbes and has numerous sponsorship deals with Adidas being the most significant one and has a lifetime contract with the company. 

13) David Beckham Net Worth - $450 million 

Richest Athletes - David Beckham

The legendary David Beckham is on our list of richest athletes in the world. He is an English former professional footballer and the current president, co-owner of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City. 

Beckham is the first English player to win league title in four consecutive English, Spain, the United States and France. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint Germaine and the England national team. 

He had a very successful career of 20 years winning 19 Major trophies until retirement in May 2013. Beckham has made 115 career appearances for the national team of England. 

David was the runner-up for the 1999 Ballon d'or, twice runnerup for FIFA World Player of the Year. He was inducted into the English football Hall of Fame in 2008.

As of 2020, David Beckham's net worth is estimated at $450 million. He was named as the highest paid footballer in the world 2013.

12) Roger Federer Net Worth - $450 million

Richest Athletes - Roger Federer

Roger Federer has been a very prolific athlete since his winning of 2002 Hamburg Masters. He is the only player to amass 1,200 wins in the Open Era after Jimmy Connors and has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by a male player. 

He rose to World No 1 in 2004 for the first time after being victorious in the Australian Open. Federer is one of the eight men to have achieved a career Grand Slam and the only player to have won 100 or more career singles titles .

His effortlessness and efficient movement on the court have made him highly popular among tennis fans. Roger has reached a record 31 men's singles Grand Slam titles.

Roger Federer's net worth is estimated at $450 million. He was the first tennis player to go atop of the Forbes list of 'Highest paid athletes in the world'  as he was named in May 2020. 

He is also one of the richest tennis players in the world having lots of lucrative deals with Uniqlo, Rolex, Gillette, Mercedes and more. 

11) Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth - $460 million 

Richest Athletes - Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is regarded as the best football player in the world by many alongside Lionel Messi. The soccer star won his first Ballon d'or in 2008 and has received the award for additional four times .

He plays for the Italian giants ,Juventus and the Portuguese national team where he has most caps of 164 and most goals at 99. Cristiano was the first player to win the UEFA Champions League five times. 

Prior to his move to Juventus, he scored 451 goals for Real Madrid becoming the all-time goalscorer for the Spanish club. Ronaldo has over 700 senior career goals for club and country. 

Cristiano Ronaldo also has a vast portfolio of diverse business interests. His huge popularity and being the most followed user on Instagram and Facebook. He is in deal with hotel chain group Pestana and has a range of fashion products under the global CR7 brand. 

Cristiano Ronaldo's net worth is estimated at $460  million. He is the richest football player in the world with lots of endorsement deals with the likes of Egyptian Steel, Tag Heuer, Electronic Arts, Herbalife and Nike being the most significant.

10) Eddie Jordan Net Worth - $475 million 

Richest Athletes - Eddie Jordan

The Irish former motor sports team boss, businessman and television personality is the 10th richest athlete in the world. Eddie Jordan is the founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix. 

He won the Irish Kart championship in 1971 and moved to Formula Ford in 1974. Jordan was the chief analyst LG formula one coverage on the BBC from 2009 to 2015 and later joined Channel 4.

A host of drivers owe their breaks to Eddie Jordan. Drivers who have won Grands Prix who have driven for him are the likes of Michael Schumacher, John Watson, Ayton Senna, Johnny Herbert, Jean Alesi etc. 

As of 2020, the net worth of Eddie Jordan is estimated at $475 million. He has several companies still owned partly or or wholly by him including Vodka V10 and EJ-10 energy drinks. 

9) LeBron James Net Worth - $480 million 

Richest Athletes - LeBron James

Starting with great basketball displays in high school and going into NBA as the first overall pick for Cleveland in 2003, LeBron is widely considered as one of the greatest players of all time. 

He got his first NBA championship with Miami Heat after leading them to a back to back win of the championship. Jones currently plays for Los Angeles Lakers. His playing style has drawn comparisons with the likes of Micheal Jordan, Magic Johnson and more. 

He has had a lot of successful career in NBA and he is one of the richest basketball players in the world. LeBron owns a percentage in Blaze Pizza and his original investment of $1 million has turned into $35 million. 

LeBron James net worth is estimated at $480 million. His company, "Uninterrupted" received an investment of $15.8 million by Warner Bros Entertainment in 2015. LeBron has sponsorship deals with numerous brands as well as Nike he has a lifetime deal with. 


8) Floyd Mayweather Net Worth - $560 million 

Richest Athletes - Floyd Mayweather

Many see Floyd Mayweather as one of the most successful professional boxer in the world. He started his boxing career in 1996 winning his first professional bout the same year. Floyd Mayweather was named by Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) as the 'fighter of the decade' for the 2010s.

He is often referred to as the best defence boxer in history and being the most accurate puncher since the existence of CompuBox. Mayweather is one of the most lucrative pay-per-view attractions of all-time in any sports. 

Floyd went 50 fights undefeated during his career which is an incredible boxing record. He was the highest paid athlete in the world topping the Forbes list from 2012 to 2015.

As of 2020, Floyd Mayweather's net worth is estimated at $560 million. Throughout his career, Mayweather generated approximately 24 million PPV buys and $1.67 billion in revenue making him one of the richest boxers in the world

7) Roger Staubach Net Worth - $600 million 

Richest Athletes - Roger Staubach

Roger Staubach is an American former professional football player. He played as a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League (NFL).

The Ohio born American football star played with Dallas through out this 11-year career and led them to the Super Bowl five times and other similar trophies. 

Roger was named the Pro Bowl six times during his 11 years career in NFL and currently the Executive chairman of Jones Lang La Salle. Roger Staubach's net worth is estimated at $600 million making him one of the richest athletes in the world. 

6) Magic Johnson Net Worth - $600 million 

Richest Athletes - Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson is an American retired Professional Basketball player and former president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. 

He has always announced retirement three times with the first being for contacting HIV and the last was his final and full retirement. 

Johnson was post guard for Lakers for 13 seasons achieving lots of feats during this successful stint. He led the league in regular season assists four times and he's the NBA's all time in average per game. 

He is a two time inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 and 2010. Johnson has numerous business interests and was a part owner of the Lakers for several years. 

Magic is also a part of a group of investments that purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012 and the Los Angeles Sparks in 2014. As of 2020, Magic Johnson's net worth is estimated at $600 million. 

5) Michael Schumacher Net Worth - $800 million 

Richest Athletes - Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher is the fifth richest athlete on the list. He is a retired German racing driver who is also regarded widely as one of the greatest Formula One drivers ever and by some as the greatest of all time. 

According to statistics, Schumacher is the only driver in history to win seven Formula One world championship and five out of the seven he won consecutively. In 2004, he won 12 out of 13 first races and went on to win a record 13 times as he won his final title. 

Schumacher is the most successful driver in the history of the sport and holds records for many titles. He is also an ambassador for UNESCO and has been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts throughout his life. As of 2020, Michael Schumacher' net worth is estimated at $800 million. 

4) Tiger Woods Net Worth - $800 million 

Richest Athletes - Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer. He widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers in the world. In 1997, Woods hit number one in the world rankings for the first time after turning professional just in 1996.

He was a dominating force in golf throughout the first decade of the 21st century winning lots of awards and breaking golf records. Woods have been the number one player in the world for the most consecutive weeks and this is the highest for any golfer in history. 

Woods leads all active golfers in career major wins and career PGA Tour wins. He has won 82 official PGA Tour events including 15 major titles. As of 2020, Tiger Woods net worth is estimated at $800 million. 

3) Ion Tiriac Net Worth - $1.2 billion 

Richest Athletes - Ion Tiriac

The current president of the Romanian Tennis Federation is the third richest athlete in the world. Ion Tiriac is a Romanian businessman and former professional tennis and ice hockey player. 

During his professional career,  Tiriac won one Grand Slam title which is the 1970 French Open in Men's doubles. He became an active tennis coach, advisor and player agent after his retirement. He is the owner of Mutua Madrid Open ATP Masters tennis tournament. 

Ion Tiriac's net worth is tagged at $1.2 billion. In 2019, he was ranked as the third businessman from Romania and was the first Romanian to enter Forbes list of billionaires. 

2) Vince McMahon Net Worth - $1.8 billion 

Richest Athletes - Vince McMahon

Another billionaire athlete on our list of richest athletes in the world. He is mostly recognized as the pioneer of the professional wrestling revolution in the United States of the 1980s and 1990s.

McMahon is the CEO of WWE and the founder and owner of Alpha Entertainment. He took over the control of the company in 1982 and he made the industry what it is today. 

He purchased World Championship Wrestlers (WCW) in 2001 and joined it with WWE, the same he did with Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) in 2006.

 He ventured WWE into various services which are successful today. Vince McMahon's net worth is tagged at $1.8 billion making him the richest wrestler in the world .

1) Michael Jordan Net Worth - $2.4 billion 

Richest Athletes - Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan is an American former professional basketball player. He played 15 seasons in the NBA and ranked as the greatest basketball player of all time. Jordan is the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA. 

He was nicknamed "Air Jordan" and "His Airness" due to his awesome leaping ability demonstrated by slam dunks. Micheal Jordan was inducted twice into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and FIBA Hall of Fame in 2015.

He is also known for his product endorsements and fuelled the success of Nike's Air Jordan Sneakers. Jordan became the first billionaire player in NBA history in 2014. Michael Jordan's net worth is estimated at $2.1 billion. 

Summary 

The first and second position are held by Basketball legend Michael Jordan and WWE CEO Vince McMahon with net worths of $2.1 billion and $1.8 billion respectively. 

They are followed by other athletes that have earned and amassed lots of fortunes including the likes of Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Floyd Mayweather and Tiger Woods. 

The total net worth of these athletes equals huge amount of $13.32 billion. 

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