The 10 Richest Athletes of All Time
From NBA stars to race car phenoms, here are the wealthiest sportsmen on the planet.
Being good at sports has perks beyond being picked first in gym class—billions of them, in fact. Below are the top 10 richest athletes in the world.
1: Michael Jordan
The former NBA star is considered one of the greatest basketball players of all time, and he was compensated commensurately. Jordan’s salary totaled $90 million, and he’s made more than $1 billion through corporate partnerships with brands like Bike and Hanes along with his stake in the Charlotte Hornets.
Reported Net Worth: $1.65 Billion
2: Michael Schumacher
A former German Formula One race car driver, Schumacher holds the record for the most Grand Prix victories (91). He made $1 billion during his career, Forbes reports, before a 2013 skiing accident in the Alps left him severely injured.
Reported Net Worth: $800 Million