Who are the richest sportsmen in the world?
You’ve presumably ended up pondering on how much your favourite sportsmen are worth, and who proves to be the best.
In this article, we’ve assembled a rundown of:
- Top 10 richest sportsmen on the planet
- Their total net worth
- Line of sport and how they’ve figured out how to accumulate so much money.
As of the time of writing, this compiled list from Forbes and celebrity net worth is the most recent.
Top 10 richest sportsmen in the world today
- Michael Jordan
- Vince McMahon
- Ion Tiriac
- Anna Kasprzak
- Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)
- Tiger Woods
- Magic Johnson
- Eddie Jordan
- Junior Bridgeman
- Lionel Messi Michael Jordan
Micheal Jeffery Jordan(MJ), is a former professional basketball player and the principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA and 23XI Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series.
MJ has a biography on the official NBA website that confirms him being the greatest basketball player of all time by accumulation. He played fifteen seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls.
Networth: $2.2 billion
Vincent McMahon is an American professional wrestling promoter, media proprietor and the chairman and chief executive officer of WWE (the largest professional wrestling promotion in the world). He is also the founder and owner of Alpha Entertainment.
He is a third-generation wrestling advertiser. McMahon experienced childhood in a trailer park in North Carolina and joined his dad’s little wrestling organization in 1972.
McMahon bought the business 10 years after the fact, then changed the World Wrestling Federation from a territorial activity into a worldwide peculiarity.
Networth: $1.6 billion
Ion Tiriac was a former athlete who played tennis and ice hockey. He was also a successful promoter and tournament director for numerous events including the ATP World Tour’s season-ending Masters Grand Prix, and two of the largest Masters 1000 events – the Italian Open and the Madrid Masters. He mentored some of the game’s all-time best, including Năstase, Vilas, Henri Leconte, Boris Becker, Mary Joe Fernández, e.t.c.
Ţiriac has turned his attention to business endeavours, serving as President of Ţiriac Holdings Ltd.
Networth: $1.2 billion
Anna Kasprzak is a dressage rider that operates a private dressage barn in Haderslev. She competed in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, placing 14th.
Anna, alongside her brother André and mother Hanni, owns a $1.46 billion (sales) Danish shoe manufacturer, ECCO. ECCO’s products are sold in 90 countries from more than 2,200 ECCO shops and online. ECCO was founded by Kasprzak’s late grandfather, Karl Toosbuy, in 1963.
Net worth: $1 billion
Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)
Dwayne Johnson is an American actor, businessman, and former professional wrestler. He is regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, he wrestled for WWE for eight years before pursuing an acting career. His films have grossed over $3.5 billion in North America and over $10.5 billion worldwide.
He also cashes in on small-screen programs, including the NBC competition show “The Titan Games” and the upcoming series “Young Rock”.
Rock is known for spending tons of time at the gym, his successful Under Armor line Project In addition, Rock sells clothing, shoes and headphones.
Net worth: $860 million
Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time and one of the most famous athletes in modern history. He was the top-ranked golfer in the world from August 1999 to September 2004 (264 consecutive weeks) and again from June 2005 to October 2010 (281 consecutive weeks). During this time, he won 13 of golf’s major championships. He is an inductee of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
The TGR Foundation was established in 1996 by Woods and his father Earl has conducted junior golf clinics across the country and sponsors the Tiger Woods Foundation National Junior Golf Team in the Junior World Golf Championships.
Networth: $800 million
Source: Encyclopedia Britannica
Magic Johnson is an American former basketball player. He is considered the greatest point guard of all time. Johnson played 13 seasons for the Lakers and was honoured as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996 and selected to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team in 2021.
After he retired from basketball, Johnson became an extremely successful entrepreneur. He is also a prominent HIV/AIDS activist. He re-joined the Lakers franchise as an adviser to Jeanie Buss(team’s owner), in 2017. He was later promoted to president of basketball operations. Johnson was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history in 1996, and he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. Networth: $620 million
Johnson played 13 seasons for the Lakers and was honoured as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996 and selected to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team in 2021.
Eddie Jordan is an Irish businessman, TV character and previous motorsport group proprietor. He came out on top for the Irish Kart Championship in 1971 and moved to Formula Ford in 1974.
He was the originator and proprietor of Jordan Grand Prix, a Formula One constructor which worked from 1991 to 2005. Since leaving Formula one, Jordan has shown to be an extremely fruitful business person and financial backer.
Networth: $600 million
Source: SLAM Magazine
Junior Bridgeman is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. He played in the National Basketball League (NBA) for twelve years from 1975 until 1987, beginning with the Milwaukee Bucks. He is the owner of Ebony and Jet magazines.
During the off-seasons of his playing career, Bridgeman worked and learned the business model of Wendy’s fast-food restaurant franchise. After retiring from the NBA, he invested in the franchise and eventually owned over 100 various Wendy’s and Chili’s restaurants. Networth: $600 million
Lionel Messi is an Argentine expert footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. He is frequently viewed as the best player on the planet. Messi has won a record seven Ballon d’Or awards, a record six European Golden Shoes, and in 2020 was named to the Ballon d’Or Dream Team.
He is a productive goalscorer and imaginative playmaker, Messi holds the records for most objectives in La Liga.
Messi has asserted FIFA’s player of the year grant and the European Golden Shoe for top scorer on the mainland multiple times, a record for each honour.
A contract leak in January 2021, showed Messi had the option to procure up to $165 million yearly in compensation.
He has a clothing line and opened his first retail outlet, the Messi Store, in 2019 in Barcelona. He additionally has a long-lasting deal with Adidas.
Networth: $600 million
Here’s a quick recap of the top 10 richest sportsmen in the world in 2022:
- Michael Jordan – $2.2 billion
- Vince McMahon – $1.6 billion
- Ion Tiriac – $1.2 billion
- Anna Kasprzak – $1 billion
- Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) – $800 million
- Tiger Woods – $800 million
- Magic Johnson – $620 million
- Eddie Jordan – $600 million
- Junior Bridgeman -$600 million
- Lionel Messi – $600 million
Which of your favourite sportsmen do you think we missed in our list?