Here is the list of the richest sportsmen in the world 2017. Their sports include basketball, boxing, Formula One, football and golf. Being professional sportsmen or athlete seems to be quite lucrative as the “poorest” of the richest has “only” net worth of $200 million.
Nr. 10 Lionel Messi – net worth $200 million
Argentinian-born professional footballer Lionel Messi holds the tenth place with amazing net worth of $200 million. Lionel Messi is featured also at Richest Footballers In The World All Time List at TheRichestListed.com.
Accoridng to that Messi is the worlds 2nd highest paid footballer in the world, earning annual salary well over $40 million. In addition to that he earns from sponsor deals with brands such as Adidas, Samsung, Gillette and Dolce & Gabbana etc. Messi knows what’s fun as he have quite nice super cars in carage! View cool Lionell Messi wallpapers.
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Nr. 9 Lewis Hamilton – net worth $280 million
World famous British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton holds the 9th place having estimated net worth of $280 million.
He earned the base of hes current fortune by driving for McLaren and Mercedes. Hamilton started driving Formula One in 2007 for McLaren, and soon he won World Championship. However, Hamilton started actually quite young, when he was just 12 year old boy, participating in McLaren’s young karting driver’s program, and showing hes talent there.
Nr. 8 Alex Rodriguez – net worth $300 million
Most of this is based on a quite good deal he done with Yankees in 2007, the ten year contract secured $275 million alone in Alex’s pocket. This is of course well earned as he holds for example the record of 500 home runs.
Nr. 7 Manny Pacquiao – net worth $310 million
A big earner for Manny was legendary match with Floyd Mayweather. It is estimated that this single match alone earned $130 million for Manny. He have also won eight titles during hes professional boxing career.
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Nr. 6 Roger Federer – net worth $315 million
Roger’s estimated net worth is $315 million. Much of it is based on 17 Grand Slam titles he has won, and profession tennis ATP career earnings. He began playing tennis at age 8, and rest is history. Roger was named top global athlete brand in 2016 Forbes Fab 40 valuing the brand for $36 million alone.
Nr. 5 Kobe Bryant – net worth $320 million
Kobe played whole professional basketball career for Los Angeles Lakers, and enjoyed annual salary of sweet $30 million. He was also captain of LA Lakers. He has left his remarkable mark on both the American and international basketball communities. Some of Kobe’s sponsors included brands such as Adidas and Coca-Cola Company, earning tens of millions for Kobe’s pockets.
Nr. 4 Lebron James – net worth $320 million
Lebron James holds the fourth place. he has the net worth of estimated $330 million. He is is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
He has been selected to 13 NBA All-Star teams, 12 All-NBA teams, and six All-Defensive teams, and Lebron is also the Cavaliers’ all-time leading scorer. In addition to that Lebron is also world wide known brand thanks to the deal he signed with Nike, earning $90 million.
Nr. 3 Floyd Mayweather – net worth $340 million
Floyd Mayweather holds the third place at TheRichestListed.com’s Richest Sportsmen in the World – All Time List. He has the net worth of estimated sweet $340 million. Floyd is an American professional boxer, who has not faced the single loss in his boxing Career, what’s quite amazing.
The biggest earner for Floyd was legendary match with Manny Pacquiao, which was named “fight of the century”. That was well earned name as he earned estimated $170 million, not to mention sponsor money, raising total earnings of that single match nearby $250 million for Floyd.
Nr. 2 Phil Mickelson – net worth: $375 million
American professional golfer Phil Mickelson holds the second place. He has the estimated net worth of nearly $375 million, making him one of the wealthiest golfers in the world. Phil is the five times winner of international golf championship ( he has won 42 events on the PGA Tour). Phil started professional career in 1992.
Nr. 1 Cristiano Ronaldo – net worth $400 million
Portuguese football super star Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, also know as Cristiano Ronaldo or just as Ronaldo is the richest sports men in the world. Cristiano Ronaldo is also featured at the richest footballers in the world list.
He is one of the most valuable players of football in the world. He plays for Real Madrid and enjoys record annual salary of $18.2 million.
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