The Top 5 Richest Athletes in the World 2019: Who are the richest athletes in the world?
You’ve probably found yourself wondering just how much all your favorite athletes are worth, and who comes out on top.
Which is why we’ve put together a list of the 20 richest athletes in the world, with their net worth estimates, and how they’ve managed to rake in so much cash!
Top 5 Richest Athletes in the World
Noisemakers compiled the List from Forbes and Celebrity Net Worth. The richest athletes worldwide as of 2019
Richest Athletes – Vince McMahon
Net Worth: $2.2 Billion
Vince McMahon is an American former professional wrestler. He is the owner, chairman and CEO of WWE. McMahon took control of the company from his father in the 1980’s.
Vince’s net worth is an incredible $2.2 billion, and although the majority of that net worth came from his success with the WWE company, that doesn’t take away from his professional wrestling success.
“I’m not afraid of failing. I don’t like to fail. I hate to fail. But I’m not afraid of it.” – Vince McMahon
Richest Athletes – Ion Tiriac
Net Worth: $2 Billion
Ion Tiriac is a Romanian former professional tennis and ice hockey player.
That’s right, two sports. After retiring from playing sports professionally, Tiriac is now the owner of the Mutua Madrid Open Tennis Tournament. He also manages Lucas Pouille, a French professional tennis player.
Ion Tiriac is one of the richest athletes in the world with an estimated net worth of $2 billion.
“I have every single Ferrari that came out. I have all the Mercedes they came out with, all the Jaguars they came out with, all the Porsches they came out with.” – Ion Tiriac
Richest Athletes – Michael Jordan
Net Worth: $1.7 Billion
Michael Jordan an American retired basketball player. Jordan has played 15 seasons in the NBA. And his career split into two team which is the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards.
Jordan has been acclaimed to be the best basketball player of all time, and since retiring has now become the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets.
Michael Jordan’s net worth is estimated to be $1.7 billion in 2019, making him one of the richest athletes in the world.
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan
Richest Athletes – Michael Schumacher
Net Worth: $800 Million
Michael Schumacher is a German former race car driver in the Formula One. If you can only name one Formula One driver, it’s probably Schumacher.
He is regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He is also the only driver in history to win seven Formula One World Championships, five of which he won consecutively.
Michael Schumacher’s net worth is $800 million, making him the 4th richest athlete in the world.
“When you start out in a team, you have to get the teamwork going and then you get something back.” – Michael Schumacher
Richest Athletes – Tiger Woods
Net Worth: $800 Million
Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer, and one of the most popular and notorious golfers of all time.
He is also one of the highest paid athletes in the world on a yearly basis, which probably explains how he was able to make it onto this list of the richest worldwide.
Tiger Wood’s net worth is estimated to be $740 million.
“I get to play golf for a living. What more can you ask for – getting paid for doing what you love.” – Tiger Woods