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Top 20 Richest Athletes In The World 2022

You will be surprised to know how rich are the richest athletes in the world.

We can’t even imagine the hard work and dedication that goes into becoming an athlete and that too the richest in the world. Salute to them for making their respective nations proud.

Let’s see if your favorite athlete made the list or not.

All the statistics given in this article in regard to individuals’ net worth estimates are originally sourced from Forbes Real-Time directly.

The Richest Athletes In The World As Of 2022

Richest Athletes in the world

20. Shaquille O’Neal

Net Worth:$400 Million


Born:March 6, 1972

Country of Origin:United States of America

Profession: NBA Player

Shaquille O’Neal, aka Shaq, is a retired professional basketball player who is currently serving as a sports analyst and is considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time.

19. Phil Mickelson

Net worth: $400 Million

Age: 51 years

Born: 16 June 1970

Country of origin: San Diego, California, United States

Profession: Golfer

Philip Alfred Mickelson, nicknamed Lefty, is an American professional golfer. He has won 45 events on the PGA Tour, including six major championships: three Masters titles, two PGA Championships, and one Open Championship.

18. Jack Nicklaus

Net Worth:$320 Million


Born:January 21, 1940

Country of Origin:United States of America

Profession: Golfer

Jack Nicklaus is an American retired professional golfer from Ohio. Over a quarter-century, he won a record 18 major championships, three more than Tiger Woods. And that’s saying something!

17. Greg Norman

Net worth: 400 Million

Age: 67 years

Born: 10 February 1955

Country of origin: Mount Isa, Australia

Profession: Golfer

Gregory John Norman AO is an Australian entrepreneur and retired professional golfer who spent 331 weeks as the world’s Number 1 Official World Golf Rankings ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s.

16. Roger Federer

Net Worth:$450 Million


Born:August 8, 1981

Country of Origin:Switzerland

Profession: Tennis Player

Roger Federer is a professional tennis player, who is currently ranked world No. 3 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles – the most in history for a male player. 

15. Floyd Mayweather

Net Worth:$450 Million


Born:February 24, 1977

Country of Origin:United States of America

Profession: Boxer

Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. is an American boxing promoter and former boxer. He currently owns a team in the NASCAR Cup Series named The Money Team Racing. 

14. David Beckham

Net Worth:$450 Million


Born:May 2, 1975

Country of Origin:United Kingdom

Profession: Soccer Player

David Robert Joseph Beckham OBE is an English former professional footballer, the current president & co-owner of Inter Miami CF and co-owner of Salford City.

He is the first English player to win league titles in four countries: England, Spain, the United States, and France.

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13. LeBron James

Net Worth:$480 Million


Born:December 30, 1984

Country of Origin: United States of America

Profession: NBA Player

LeBron James is a professional American basketball player in the NBA. He currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers and won several championships and multiple MVP awards in his career.

12. Cristiano Ronaldo

Net Worth:$500 Million


Born:February 5, 1985

Country of Origin:Portugal

Profession: Soccer Player

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is often considered the best soccer player in the world and is regarded as G.O.A.T. He’s currently playing for the Italian team, Juventus, and the Portugal national team.

A few of the achievements from his career:

  • World Soccer Player of the Year: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016
  • GSA Best Player of the Year: 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Shortlisted for the FIFPro Young Player of the Year: 2004
  • FIFA World Player of the Year 2008

11. Roger Staubach

Net Worth: $600 Million

Age: 80 years

Born: 5 February 1942

Country of origin: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Profession: Football player

Roger Thomas Staubach, aka “Roger the Dodger”, “Captain America” and “Captain Comeback”, is an American former professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for 11 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.

10. Michael Schumacher

Net Worth:$600 Million


Born:January 3, 1969

Country of Origin:Germany

Profession: Racing Driver

Michael Schumacher is a retired German racing driver who raced in Formula One for Jordan Grand Prix, Benetton and Ferrari, where he spent most of his career. 

He has won the Best Driver ESPY Award (2002, 2005) and Bambi Millennium Award (2014).

9. Magic Johnson

Net Worth:$600 Million


Born:August 14, 1959

Country of Origin: United States of America

Profession: NBA Player

8. Lionel Messi

Net Worth:$400 Million


Born:June 24, 1987

Country of Origin:Argentina

Profession: Soccer Player

7. Junior Bridgeman

Net Worth: $600 Million

Age: 68 years

Born: 17 September 1953

Country of origin: East Chicago, Indiana, United States

Ulysses Lee “Junior” Bridgeman is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. Bridgeman played in the National Basketball League for twelve years from 1975 until 1987, beginning with the Milwaukee Bucks and is the current owner of Ebony and Jet magazines.

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6. Eddie Jordan

Net Worth: $600 Million

Age:71 years

Born:March 20, 1949

Country of Origin:Ireland

Profession: Motorsport Boss

Eddie Jordan is an Irish former motorsport team boss, businessman and television personality from Dublin. He won the Irish Kart Championship in 1971 and was the founder and owner of Jordan Grand Prix.

5. Tiger Woods

Net Worth:$800 Million


Born:December 30, 1975

Country of Origin:United States of America

Profession: Golfer

Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer from Cypress. He ranks second in both major championships and PGA Tour wins and also holds numerous records in golf. Woods is widely regarded as being one of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport.

4. Anna Kasprzak

Net Worth: $1 Billion

Age: 32 years

Born: 8 December 1989

Country of origin: Greven, Germany

Profession: Dressage rider

Anna Kasprzak is a Danish dressage rider. She represented Denmark at two Summer Olympics. Her best Olympic result came in 2012 when she placed 4th with a Danish team in the team competition. Meanwhile, her best individual Olympic result is 14th place achieved in 2016.

3. Ion Tiridac

Net Worth: $1.2 Billion

Age: 82 years

Born: 9 May 1939

Country of origin: Brașov, Romania

Profession: Tennis and Ice hockey player

Ion Țiriac, also known as the “Brașov Bulldozer”, is a Romanian businessman and former professional tennis and ice hockey player and is the current president of the Romanian Tennis Federation.

He is the only athlete among the richest athletes in the world who is famous for playing two sports.

2. Vince McMahon

Net Worth: $1.6 Billion

Age: 76 years

Born: 24 August, 1945

Country of origin: North Carolina, United States

Profession: Wrestler

Vince McMahon is an American former professional wrestler. He is currently the majority owner, chairman, and CEO of WWE. He is also the founder and owner of Alpha Entertainment.

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1. Michael Jordan

Net Worth:$2.2 Billion

Age: 58 years

Born: February 17, 1963

Country of Origin: United States of America

Profession: NBA Player/Entrepreneur

Michael Jordan is one of the most recognized names in NBA history. He is also known for the endorsement of Nike’s Air Jordan, and for the movie Space Jam. He is now part-owner and head of basketball operations for the Charlotte Bobcats.