Sports are the best professions where most of the youngsters find their interest in earning heavy income and enjoying a successful career. Below is the detail of top 10 richest athletes in the world.
List of top 10 richest athletes in the world 2016.Here is a list of the entire top 10.
Matt Ryan is the last athlete who is in the top list of 10 richest athletes in the world. He has a net worth of $43.8 million. He is 29 years old athlete and has received $103.75 million from his contract with NFL franchise last year. Thus, his heavy income has made him the richest athlete in the world
9. Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal is another successful tennis player who has a net worth of $44.5 million. His heavy net worth has made him the richest athlete in the world and has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles.
He is exceptionally well in tennis and is one of the most successful players in the world.
8. Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson has a net worth of $53.2 million. He has won three Champions out of four professional majors. He also won three Master titles, one Open Championship, three Masters titles and one PGA Championship. He is one of the best athletes who has won heavy income from this profession from the sport.
7. Roger Federer
Roger Federer is a popular tennis player who is at number 2 position in this sport and has a net worth of $56.2 million. He has a record of 237 consecutive wins in his name that has provided him number one position for around 302 weeks. He won 17 Grand Slam singles titles and has won them several times. Thus, his dedication to this sport has provided him such a heavy net worth.
6. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods is a popular name in the athletic world and among the richest persons in the world. With his net worth of $61.2 million, he is a richest top 10 athlete in the world.
He remained to be the highest paid athlete for several years and have easily gained high appreciation from his fans. He is the most popular golfer and is known for various records. Under his success belt, he holds 14 major titles and is the second highest award winners.
5. Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant has a net worth of $61.5 million and is now on the list of richest athletes of the world. Kobe Bryant has played for Lakers for entire life and has won several NBA championships.
Along with his various successes, he has remained 17-time All-Star and 12 times the member of All-Defensive team. He is known for his exceptional versatile athletic skill and has earned heavy income from his sport.
4. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi has won FIFA Ballon for four times and is a known footballer of the world. His net worth is $64.7 million and is the fourth richest athlete of the world.
He won almost every title individually and collectively in his life. Thus, he is one of the most successful athletes of his time. This makes him the most adorable player and provides him heavy income from this sport and endorsement.
3. LeBron James
LeBron James has a net worth of $72.3 million and is a highest paid basketball player in the world. He has won several awards in his life. He won four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, two Olympic gold medals, two NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVP Awards and NBA scoring title in his life.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is another richest athlete of the world with a net worth of $80 million. He is a professional footballer who has won several awards and earns heavy income from this spot.
He also earns heavy income from endorsing various popular brands.
1. Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather is among the richest athletes in the world who is a professional boxer. He is the five-division world champion who also won ten world titles. With his net worth of $105 million, he is at number 1 position in the list of richest athlete of the world.