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Who is the world's richest sportsman?

Who is the richest sportsman in the world? How people can earn million dollars by doing sport.

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Did you desire to become a famous athlete? Is it possible in life term to earn so much money and get glory by doing the best you can? It was obvious that throughout human history all famous athletes could get everything they desired. The most notorious sportsmen could be granted their names in history. It was known, that during Olympic Games, even wars were stopped. Therefore, the most notorious sportsmen in the world can be granted all kinds of fame. They are the richest people on the Earth. They earn millions of dollars by playing in a ball, playing golf, football or other games. Nevertheless, they can`t do everything for long and get their retirement in their thirties.

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Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson

You think that playing in golf can`t be profitable. Phil Mickelson started his professional golf career in early years and the constant coaching of his father. He is right-handed but constantly continues to play with his left hand. He attended Tempe Arizona State University, where he continued playing gold. He later became an outstanding college golfer with winning of three Haskins Awards. Over the course of college, he managed to win 16 tournaments. Therefore, he decided to stick with golf for winning his future millions. His net worth for today costs around 180 million of dollars.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

He is a soccer prodigy who started his career brilliantly and continues to play in clubs of Europe. He is a son of a steel factory manager Jorge Messi. He firstly started his professional career in Argentina. Nevertheless, his parents have relatives in Catalonia. Therefore, they managed to make some connections with Barcelona Football Club. He quickly progressed in Barcelona. In few years he became a superstar of European and World football. His annual base salary for today is estimated around 40 million of dollars. He also earns 30 millions of dollars via his endorsement. He manages to earn around 50-60 millions of dollars per year. His today`s net worth can be calculated in around 180 millions of dollars.

Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter

He is a professional baseball player who managed to play in 20 seasons of Major League Baseball. He grew up in a baseball family. His father, mother and even sister played in baseball, but he was the only one in his family who managed to success in professional career. He started to play baseball for the school team. He signed his first contract with a professional baseball team in 1992. Since then he was named one of the best sportsmen in the USA and best shortstop. He earns around 30-35 million of dollar every year by just playing baseball. His net worth for today costs around 185 million of dollars. Even if he is now retired, he keeps earning money through endorsements.

Gary Player

Gary Player

He is simply one of the best gold players in the history. He was born in South Africa and continue to live there and play golf. His father managed to provide young Gary his first set of golf clubs. Therefore, the eight years’ boy started his long path to the glory. He started his golf career at the age 14 and the age 17 he became a professional golfer. For today he is the most respected golf player in the world. He has millions of fans from all corners of the world. His net worth cost is estimated around 200 millions of dollars. It keeps becoming larger every year.

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao

He is the first and the only champion in eight weight divisions. He is considered as one of the greatest boxers in the world. He managed to win ten world titles. At the peak of his career, he was considered as one of the highest paid boxers. He currently serves as a Senator of the Philippines.  He was born in the family of many children in the Philippines and the only box could provide him a way out of the poverty. He managed to win fifty-four out of his sixty-one fights. He was named the number one boxer in the world. His current Net Worth is estimated around 200 millions of dollars. As it was mentioned earlier, he decided to make his new career on a politician arena.

George Foreman

George Foreman

Big George started his career in 1969 and managed to become a heavyweight champion for two times and an Olympic Champion. He managed to become a successor in 76 fights for his career, where 68 fights were won by K.O. Nevertheless, after a troubled childhood, the box became his savior and way in life. He is also a successful businessman right now. His current estate is a palace on 40 acres in Texas, where he happily lives with his fifth wife and four children. Do you know “George Foreman Grill”? It was one of his ideas, where he reportedly managed to earn more than 138 million dollars. His current net worth is estimated around 250 millions of dollars.

Christiano Ronaldo

Christiano Ronaldo

The famous playboy who earned almost every title in football. His childhood was not so perfect. In one of the interviews, his mother confessed that he planned to abandon the child. Even now Ronaldo feels a deep sorrow for these words. Nevertheless, now he can provide his family with millions of dollars. He is unchangeable captain of Spain national team and one of the best players of Real Madrid. He manages to earn around 40 million of dollars per year. His total earning per year can be evaluated around 80 millions of dollars per year. His total net worth is estimated around 250 millions of dollars.

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

This man played for twenty years in basketball with Los Angeles Lakers. He was also a member of National Basketball Association. He also helped American National Team to win two gold medals at Olympic Games in 2008 in Beijing and 2012 in London. He managed to follow his father`s legacy to in the career of a professional basketball player. Right now he is retired, but he plays a significant role as a businessman. His annual salary with the Lakers was about thirty-one million dollars. He also earned millions of dollars through endorsement. For now, his net worth can be summed in fantastic 260 millions of dollars.

LeBron James

LeBron James

This fantastic player managed to win three NBA championships. He also helped American National Team to win a bronze medal at Olympic Games in Athens. He also helped National Basketball team to win gold medals in Beijing Olympic Games 2008 and London Olympic Games 2012. He is currently playing for Cleveland Cavaliers. He is also considered to be one of the richest athletes in the world. His total annual income can be estimated around 72 millions of dollars. He also gets money from endorsements like 50-55 millions of dollars per year.  He`s total net worth can be calculated in 270 million dollars.

Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus

One of the oldest and richest players in golf. He is decent from a German family. He managed to win six Masters Tournament, four U.S. Open, three times The Open Championship and PGA Championship. He was a leading PGA Tour money winner for six years in a row, from 1971 to 1976. He managed to win in PGA tour for seventy-three times. There are 115 professional wins in his career. He is one of the oldest golf players who continue to pursue his career goals. His total net worth is about 280 million dollars.

Roger Federer

Roger Federer

Roger Federer is currently ranked the world`s tennis rocket number eight. Nevertheless, his accomplishments in tennis he became one of the most noticeable tennis players in history. His highest rating was number one in 2004. He also managed to win a golden medal in doubles on the Olympic Games in Beijing. He managed to earn a silver medal at the Olympic Games in London. He also works in the arena of philanthropy. He was named the number sixteen on Forbes` list of highest-paid athletes of 2016. His current net worth can be evaluated around three hundred million dollars.

Dale Earnhardt, JR.

Dale Earnhardt, JR.

He is also known in his professional career as Dale Junior or just Junior. It`s an American stock car racing pilot. He continues to bring the glory of his racing family. He is one of the most famous NASCAR drivers. He started his career from a young age by attending special performance driving school. The head start of his career was the year 2000. That was the first year when he managed to overrun Matt Kenseth.  Dale Earnhardt, JR. is not only a NASCAR driver but also a very famous media personality. He earns more than 30 million dollars every year. His current net worth is estimated around three hundred million dollars.

Greg Norman

Greg Norman

It`s an Australian professional golfer. According to today`s world ranking, he is considered to be number one golfer of 1980s and 1990s.  He also poses one of the coolest names in the golf sport: “The Great White Shark” or just shortly “The Shark.” He earned this nickname in 1981 when played Masters. He is also famous for his philanthropic endeavors for which he received the Golf Writers Association of America`s Bartlett Award. His mother provided him knowledge about golf. He started his professional career at the age 20. He managed to win twenty PGA tours. His current net worth is estimated around 300 million dollars.

David Beckham

David Beckham

David Beckham is an English former professional player who is doing business and still earns millions of dollars. He started his professional career at the age 17. He managed to play in many famous European clubs, like Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, Milan, Paris Saint-Germain. He also played in England National Team from 1992 to 2009. He managed to earn his money working as a footballer, businessman, model, and spokesperson. It seems that he was born with genetics provided him to play football. Therefore, he started to make his dream a reality from the very childhood. He was named one of the greatest footballers of the century. His current net worth is estimated around 350 million dollars. It should also be mentioned that his wife, ex-spice girl, also obtains the same sum of money from her business and career activity.

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal

His other name is Shaq. He is an American retired basketball player. He currently works as a television show host and analyst of Inside the NBA. He managed to help the USA national team by bringing gold medals on the World Championship in Canada in 1994 and at the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. He started his career with the Orlando Magic, where he managed to become first overall pick in the 1992 NBA draft. He also played with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1996 to 2004. Now he is retired and work as a television host and entrepreneur. His current net worth is estimated around 350 million dollars.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a former professional boxer. He currently works as a boxer promoter and tries to find a new prodigy in box industry.   Mayweather earned twelve world boxing titles. He also managed to win a bronze medal at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996.  He managed to take part in 49 fights and gathered 49 wins, where 26 wins were made by KO. According to ESPN, Mayweather is found as the greatest boxer over the last twenty-five years. In 2014, Mayweather became the highest paid athlete with earnings of more than one hundred million per year. His favorite hobby is posting his photos in the Instagram where he is holding stacks of money. His current net worth is estimated around 400 million dollars.

Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson is a retired basketball player who managed to earn millions of dollars during his basketball career. He also managed to help his national team to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992. He spent almost all his career with the Los Angeles Lakers. He is currently a well-known businessman. His current net worth is around 500 million dollars.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is a professional Golf player who is also known not only for his professional career but also for divorce scandal with his ex-wife. Nevertheless, he was named one of the highest paid golf sportsman in the world. He was ranked the number one golf player for more consecutive weeks, than any player. He was the first athlete in the world who earned one billion dollars in salary and endorsements. His current net worth is estimated around 550 million dollars.

Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer

One of the oldest professional sportsman in the world. He is an American Golfer who won 62 PGA for his fifty years’ career. He is widely credited with popularizing golf during the sixties and seventies. He won the Championship Tour for ten times. He is also a famous businessman. Palmer`s line of drinks is worth more than 200 million dollars. He obtains more than five hundred freestanding stores in Asia. Many goods in Asia have his name on their labels. His current net worth is estimated around 675 million dollars.

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher

He is German originated racing driver. Michael Schumacher managed to win Formula One World Championship for seven times. At the peak of his career, he was paid for 10 million dollars per year. He is also a very public person who earn money through promotion and endorsement.  His current net worth is estimated around 800 million dollars.

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

He is the first billionaire athlete according to Forbes` list. Michael Jordan is also a smart entrepreneur who earns around 80-100 million dollars every year. He takes action in many business ventures and endorsement. He earns around sixty million dollars annually through royalties from Nike/Jordan brand alone. He earned more than 100 million dollars during his NBA career. His current net worth is estimated at one billion dollars.

Rich People

Therefore, people can earn millions of dollars by playing golf, football, tennis or basketball. Nevertheless, almost any man on the earth can play these games, but not anyone was born for that. It`s nice to assume that these athletes managed to earn their mansions through hard work only, but it should be mentioned greatest luck and genetics. Still, they can show us that if you manage to set up the goals, you would need to make anything for make these goals achieved. Therefore, if you are just starting the sportsman career, then you may need to look at these great stars of the sport.

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