Mayweather, Messi, Ronaldo, Federer, Woods, Jordan: Top 10 richest sportsmen

Ever wondered which athletes have earned the most throughout their career?

Well now we know thanks to an article published by the Daily Mirror, so without further ado, here are the top 10 wealthiest athletes based on earnings.

10 – Phil Mickelson – Golf – $519.9 million

Phil Mickelson is one of the greatest golfers of all time, and his earnings from his 19-year career definitely show that. Mickelson has racked up an impressive 45 PGA victories and has been a part of 12 Ryder Cup-winning teams.

9 – Kobe Bryant – Basketball – $526.1 million

Kobe Bryant is a former shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers who tragically died in a helicopter crash in 2020. Bryant holds NBA records for most All-Star game MVP’s and most career points for a guard – 33,643.

8 – Michael Schumacher – Formula One – $639 million

Michael Schumacher is a Formula One legend who is currently tied with Lewis Hamilton for the most Drivers’ Championships won in a career. Schumacher’s son Mick is currently a driver for Haas.

7 – Michael Jordan – Basketball – $738.8 million

Michael Jordan is a basketball legend who spent most of his career with the Chicago Bulls. Jordan was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009 and won NBA MVP five times. He also won two Olympic gold medals with the USA in 1984 and 1992.

1988-1989: Guard Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls in action. Mandatory Credit: Mike Powell /Allsport

6 – Floyd Mayweather – Boxing – $840 million

Floyd Mayweather is known as one of the greatest boxers of all time, he made an incredible fortune after retiring 50-0 in his career.

5 – Cristiano Ronaldo – Football – $865.1 million

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest modern footballers of all time. Ronaldo has made over 1,100 appearances for club and country and has scored over 800 goals during his 20-year career, he has also taken home an impressive five Ballon d’Or awards.

4 – Rodger Federer – Tennis – $871 millón

Rodger Federer is one of the greatest tennis players in recent history. He has gone an impressive 1251-275 in his career and has won 103 career titles.

3 – Lionel Messi – Football – $898 million

Lionel Messi is arguably the greatest footballer in the world right now and currently plays for PSG. Messi is well known for his time in Barcelona where he took home an impressive seven Ballon d’Or awards.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 24: Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League group A match between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain at Etihad Stadium on November 24, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

2 – LeBron James – Basketball – $967 million

LeBron James is one of the most recognisable names in basketball, who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. Since joining the NBA in 2004, he was been selected in 16 All Star games, the third-most selections in NBA history.

1 – Tiger Woods – Golf – $1.3 billion

Tiger Woods is the greatest golfer of all time. He was won an outstanding 82 career PGA events. Woods has also won 15 Majors, placing him second for most won, and has the lowest scoring average in PGA history.

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