Athletes are the source of entertainment, inspiration and motivation for many people around the world. Many of them are rich, famous and powerful too, so it’s no surprise that they’re in high demand as endorsers, speakers and even actors. However, few of them make it to the super-rich category as measured by their net worth. So check out this list of the top 10 richest athletes in the world to see where your favorite athlete ranks!
1. Michael Jordan-$2.2 billion
Michael Jordan is an American retired professional basketball player. He played for 15 seasons, split between two teams. That being said, those two teams were the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards.
Jordan has been acclaimed by many to be the best basketball player of all time, and he retired before going on to become the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets.
Michael Jordan is expected to have a net worth of $2.2 billion in 2022, making him the richest athlete in the world.15
2. Vince McMahon-$1.6 Billion
Vincent McMahon is a wrestler by trade who is now the owner, chairman, and CEO of the WWE. He wrested control of the company from his father in the 1980s.
Vince’s net worth is an incredible $1.6 billion. And although the majority of that net worth came from his success with the WWE company, he’s an impressive professional wrestler as well.
3. Ion Tiriac-$1.2 Billion
Ion Tiriac is a Romanian retired tennis and ice hockey player.
He’s accomplished in two sports: having retired from his sports career, Tiriac is now the owner of the Mutua Madrid Open Tennis Tournament. He is also the agent for French professional tennis player Lucas Pouille.
With an estimated net worth of $1.2 billion, Ion Tiriac is one of the richest athletes in the world.
4. Anna Kasprzak-$1 Billion
Anna Kasprzak is a Danish equestrian and dressage rider who competes in the Olympics and who has won medals throughout her career.
At the time of writing, Anna Kasprzak’s net worth is predicted to be approximately $1 billion.
5. Tiger Woods-$800 Million
One of the most popular and famous golfers of all time, Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer.
And he is also one of the highest-paid athletes in the world on a yearly basis, which may have made it possible for him to make this list of the world’s richest people.
Tiger Woods’ net worth is roughly $800 million.
6. Eddie Jordan-$600 Million
Former Irish race car driver, boss of a Motorsport team, businessman, musician, and television personality, Eddie Jordan.
In 1971, he won the Irish Kart Championship and in 1974, he switched to Formula Ford. From 1991 to 2005, he was the Founder of Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor.
To sum up, Eddie Jordan’s net worth is now $600 million.
7. Junior Bridgeman-$600 Million
Junior Bridgeman is an American professional basketball player who spent 12 years with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Clippers. He invested in fast food franchises, and, as a result, he became one of the richest athletes in history.
In 2022, Junior Bridgeman’s net worth was approximately $600 million.
8. Magic Johnson-$600 Million
Magic Johnson was an American basketball player for the LA Lakers for 13 seasons. He is a member of the NBA Hall of Fame, owing to all the awards he received while playing the game.
Magic Johnson is now the president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers. With an estimated net worth of $600 million, Magic Johnson is the second richest basketball player in the world.
9. Michael Schumacher-$600 Million
Roger Staubach was a famous quarterback in the NFL.
Staubach joined the Dallas Cowboys in 1969 and played for them for all 11 seasons of his career. He started for them in all five of their Super Bowls, four of which were as the starting quarterback.
The estimation of Roger Staubach’s net worth is $600 million.
10. Lionel Messi-$400 Million
Lionel Messi is an Argentine soccer player and one of the most skilled athletes in the world today. He plays for Barcelona FC and for the Argentine national team.
Messi has been notorious in the game for many years and has been voted ‘Player of the Year’ many times.
Lionel Messi’s net worth is $400 million, which ranks him as the 3rd richest soccer player in the world.