Top 10 Richest Sportsman in the world 2022
Sportsman are the people who are involved in playing games or sports. Most of the people in the world have sport as their main source of income. They play for their team, Franchise, Country and generate some amount of money. Here in this blog we have described the Top 10 richest Sportsman in the world 2022.
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|Top 10 Richest Sportsman in the World 2022|
|1.||Vince McMahon||$2.1 Billion||76||WWE Promoter and Executive||America|
|2.||Michael Jordan||$1.6 Billion||58||Former Basketball Player||America|
|3.||Tiger Woods||$800 Million||45||Golfer||America|
|4.||Michael Schumacher||$780 Million||52||Racing Driver||Germany|
|5.||Magic Johnson||$700 Million||62||Former Basketball Player||America|
|6.||Roger Staubach||$600 Million||79||Footballer||America|
|7.||Junior Bridgeman||$600 Million||67||Former Basketball Player||America|
|8.||Cristiano Ronaldo||$500 Million||36||Footballer||Portugal|
|9.||David Beckham||$450 Million||46||Former Footballer||England|
|10.||Floyd Mayweather||$450 Million||44||Professional Boxer||America|
1. Vince McMahon
Vince Kennedy McMahon is an American wresting promoter and executive and a businessperson who was an important part of WWE’s executive to raise the stardom of Wrestling at such a rapid pace. He developed wrestling into WWE now it is worldwide famous. He is the founder of the American Professional Football league named ‘XFL’. Through all his businesses, he is currently the owner of a heavy income which is approximately US $2.1 Billion. He is one of the richest sportspeople across the globe.
He was born on August 24, 1945, in Pinehurst, North Carolina. He was born to wrestling promoter Vincent J. McMahon and Vicky Askew. He has an elder brother and his name is Roderick McMahon II. He grew up with his mother and step-father, as his biological mother and father divorced when he was just months old. His step-father used to fight with his mother and him. He was an uninterested guy in studies because of his disease. He suffered dyslexia in his childhood which is a disease that causes obstacles to reading words. He graduated in business from Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Virginia in the year 1964.
He was an in-ring announcer in his biological father Vincent’s WWWF’s All-Star Wrestling in 1969. In 1970 he was in prominent force in his father’s company and changed the name of World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) into World Wrestling Federation. Later in the 1980s, he owned his father’s company. It was a golden period not just for him but also for several wrestlers. After some years of continuous progress on May 5, 2002, he announced the change of his company’s name into World Wrestling Entertainment.
His WWE company ran beautifully and is in progress to date. It was a huge founding by him which promoted several ones to become a wrestler. Thorugh WWE, he earned a lot of revenue. In 2020, they collected 974.2 Million US $. This is the reason behind his luxurious life. He is the owner of several luxurious cars such as the Audi R8, Rolls Royce Phantom, and others. In 2022, he is the owner of a total of US $2.1 Billion which makes him one of the richest sportman.
2. Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan is an American former Professional Basketball player who ruled over the 1980s, 1990’s and early 21st Century. He was one of the finest and a successful star of American Basketball history. He is ranked as the best basketball player in the world at any time. In 19 years of a long career, he generated a lot of income through several contracts and advertisements. He is currently the owner of US $1.6 Billion which makes him one of the few billionaires in the world.
He was born on February 17, 1963, in Fort Greene which is near New York City Brooklyn. His father James R. Jordan Sr. was an army officer and a businessman whereas his mother was a bank cashier. He studied at Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington. He was fond of basketball since childhood. He represented his school in several games where he was able to impress his seniors and got some positive replies. He had several impressive games for the college by him.
The Chicago Bulls team from NBA picked up him in their team in 1984. Since then he has played wearing the jersey of Chicago for around 13 seasons where he has got them 6 championships titles. He was named the best basketball player of all time by the official website of the NBA. He ruled almost 19 years of Basketball single-handedly. During the phase, he was assigned by several companies.
He was CEO of Pepsico Worldwide Foods during 1986-1990 and has been engaged in the promotion of several world-famous brands like Nike”Mars Blackmon”, Coca-Cola”Tree House”, “Better Eat Your” Wheaties and many others. He earned a huge income in his career through different companies, promotions, and basketball teams. He has owned a super luxurious car like Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir. He is the richest with a heavy net worth of around US $ 1.6 which makes him the only one Billionaire Basketball player to date.
3. Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods was born on December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California, United States. His father Earl Woods a baseball player and a writer and his mother’s name was Kultida Woods. His father was a sport interested. He was the man who took him and promoted him towards sports. His father started teaching him about Golf. His father introduced him to Golf for the first time and at that time he was just 2 years old. His father was a Navy and he used to play at Navy Golf Course. His father used to take him to the Navy Golf course.
When he was just three years older, he shot a 48 over nine holes which was incredible for the little child. His father has revealed that when he was just 11 years old he defeated his father for the first time and since then Earl has not been able to defeat him yet. He also participated in the Junior World Championship six times where he won four 4 times consecutively. When he was 9, he told his father a confident commitment that he will be going to be professionally excellent which was obviously going to happen as looking at his performances according to his father.
His first senior debut was on August 29, 1996, in Greater Milwaukee Open. The day when legend entered the race. At the end of 2000, he won a total of 9 PGA Tour Events from 20. He was the winner of the 2001 Masters. He won a consecutive of major professional golf titles in a calendar year. He was later nicknamed Tiger Slam. To date, he has won almost 15 major championships till date.
His achievements are known by every person and his popularity to for which several huge brands prefers him for brand promotions. He is the brand ambassador of Hero MotoCorp’s and has been engaged with several other brands like Monster Energy, Nike, Rolex, Upper Deck, Bridgestone, and TaylorMade. Through the advertisements, promotions, and his game he has been able to generate a total of $800 Million which makes him one of the richest Golfer.
4. Michael Schumacher
Michael Schumacher was born on January 3, 1969, in Hurth, Germany. He was born to bricklayer Ralf Schumacher and activist Elisabeth Schumacher. Ralf later ran a local kart track whereas his mother ran the canteen of the kart. His father built a kart from the discarded parts of other vehicles for him. His first club championship was from the Kart club of Kerpen-Horrem and at that time he was just 6 years older. Upgrading skills and games, he had to get a new engine which parents would not afford. His confidence would have downed their if a local businessman had not helped them financially to buy that engine.
In 1983, he was the winner of the German Junior Kart Championship. He dropped out of his school and worked as a mechanic. His first win in single-seat car racing was in 1988 participating in the German Formula Ford. In 1991, he debuted in Formula 1 in the 1991 Belgian Grand Prix representing Jordan. He drove car number 32 on that day where he was the replacement of Bertrand Gachot who was imprisoned at that time. It was the debut game for the future of Racing and the idol of numerous racers.
He was signed by Eddie Jordan after Mercedes paid Jordan $150,000 for his debut. Later in 1996, he signed Ferrari for the first time. He was given a salary of $ 60 Million for over 2 years. He was a ray of expectation for him because they has not won the Driver’s Championship since 1979. In 1996, he helped Ferrari in the 1996 Driver’s Championship to take them to the second spot too. For Ferrari, he won his first title in the 2000 World Driver’s Championship.
His World Class games have taken him to the high spot he ever imagined. He has gain popularity over the globe. He is currently the owner of a whopping US $ 780 Million. From a mechanic to one of the richest car racers, he fulfilled the dreams of his father and society. He is the complete inspiration for millions of youths.
5. Magic Johnson
Magic Johnson was born on August 14, 1954, in Lasing, Michigan, US. He was born to a General Motors assembly worker Earvin Sr. and a school janitor Christine Jhonson. Christine was Earvin’s second wife. His father used to pick up the garbage of used car lots in General Motors. His father never had to miss a single day in his work. He also helped his father on the garbage route. The days were struggling for the family not just economically but also emotionally. He was nicknamed Garbage Man by his neighborhood friends while bullying him.
His interest in Basketball was developed by his father. His father was also a Basketball player during his College Life. He learned some basics of basketball from his father. He was straightforward in his career in Basketball. He then later was admitted to Everett High School where he was on the school’s basketball team. He had to bus to reach the school but due to the incidents of racism on Black people, his brother has kicked off the team in the same school the previous year just because he was black. However, he courageously joined the college and made a small group of black people in the team, so that he won’t engage in fights between his mates.
He wore the jersey of the Los Angeles Lakers as his first team in his professional career. On May 4, 1980, he stepped into the court representing Los Angeles Lakers for the first time. He scored a total of 16 points on the debut and was able to fulfill the trust of the team in him. He underwent some injuries in his career for some time. Once he missed a total of 45 matches due to a knee injury. Once he got to face Chicago Bulls and faced the legendary player Michael Jordan. In the 1988-1989 NBA season he was going well in the game and performed better. Overall his career, he had achieved three NBA MYP Awards, nine NBA Finals, and twelve times All-Star Games.
He was one of the best and effective players of the Los Angeles Lakers. He was heading towards the best moments of his career and but his deadly disease stopped him to play furthermore. Through a physical examination before the 1991-1992 NBA season, he was tested positive for HIV. He immediately retired from the game. He revealed also that his wife and unborn baby are out of the reach of HIV. He left the game.
But he re-entered the team of Los Angeles Lakers in 1993-1994 NBA Season but this time as a Coach. Under him, the team won five games from 6 one but after that, they had a row of losses in the upcoming 5 matches. They ended up with 5 wins in 11 games and resigned from coaching the team. He was one of the most trustable players on the team and had done something more for the team but his physical conditions didn’t support him.
Throughout his career, he has earned a total of $700 Million through contract signing with the teams and several brand promotions. He is the owner and CEO of an American investment company named Magic Johnson Enterprises. He fulfilled the dreams of his family and parents. From a Garbage man, and now the owner of $700 Million he fulfilled every expectation of his family. He is currently one of the richest Basketball players across the globe.
6. Roger Staubach
Roger Staubach was born on February 5, 1942, in Cincinnati, Ohio, US. He was born to Bob Staubach and Betty Staubach. He was the only child in the family. He attended St. John the Evangelist Catholic School. In 1960, He got his graduation from Purcell Marian High School which was Catholic High School Purcell High School, Cincinnati at that time.
In 1961, he attended US Naval Academy where he played some college-level football games which are named as Army-Navy Game. He then played three seasons of Rugby with the college where he performed and completed 292 of 463 passes where he did a total of 18 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. In June 1965, he completed his graduation from the Naval Academy. He later served in the Supply Corps in the Navy at Chu Lai Base Area. Later came back in 1967 to focus on the game and headed towards the coming National Football League.
He played for the Dallas Cowboys as his first team. He represented the Cowboys for 10 years which was between 1969-1979. He won the NFL seasons for the Cowboys in 1971 and 1977. In 1980, he took retirement from the game having the highest career passing rate in NFL history which was 83.4. He was second-ranked Cowboy after Bob Lilly. He was the hall of fame player of the era and one of the best players on the list. He is currently one of the richest footballers in the world with a heavy net worth of US $600 Million as of 2022.
7. Junior Bridgeman
Junior Bridgeman was born on September 17, 1953, in East Chicago, Indiana, US. He studied at Washington High School where he was a member of the High school’s Basketball Team in 1971 along with his brother Sam. They win the Indiana High State High School Championship with a shocking undefeated 29-0. He later attended the University of Louisville where he grabbed the spot of Guard/Forward in the college’s basketball team. He was one of the best players of the university for which he was awarded Player of the Year in 1974 and 1975 in the Missouri Valley Conference.
In the 1975 NBA Draft, he was traded to Milwaukee Bucks from Los Angeles Lakers. During 1975-1976 in NBA, he had some loose performance averaging 8.6 points IN 1976-1977, when the coaches were changed he improved his game with averaging 14.4 points in the season. His carer high points came into 1976 where he achieved 46 points but also had to lose there just with the margin for 4 points. Overall his career, he represented Milwaukee Bucks for 10 years which were 1975-184 and 1986-1987. He played a total of 849 NBA matches in his career where he grabbed 11,517 points averaging 13.56 throughout the career.
In the long list of basketball players, he comes as one of the richest players of Basketball. He is currently the owner of a total of US $600 Million which have more expected to grow every month.
8. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo was born on February 5, 1985, in Funchal, Portugal. His father José Dinis Aveiro was a gardener whereas his mother Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro was a cook. He was the youngest and the fourth child of the family. He has 2 elder sisters and one elder brother in his family. He was born to economically a poor family. They had to work every single day to earn some money. His mother once revealed that she would have aborted him due to the low economy and struggles in the family but at the suggestion of the doctors, she gave birth to him.
He was a good footballer in his childhood and recognizing his talent the Sporting CP signed him with Euro 1500 fee which is the US $1700. He decided to focus on football totally so that he talked with his mother to give up his education and did so. But his health condition was not right to play football as suggested by the doctors. He underwent heart surgery after being diagnosed with Tachycardia which is the overrate pumping of the heart. He had a successful operation there and resumed his practice after some days.
In 2009, he was signed by the Real Madrid club with a shocking salary of Euro 80 Million which is approximately US $ 94 Million per year. It was a 9 years contract. He played for the club from 2009-2018. He was signed by Juventus in the year 2019 with a total of US $ 36 Million. He plays for Portugal but has not been able to win a world cup yet. But has won some precious championships titles for the country such as UEFA Euro 2016, UEFA Nations League 2019. He was recently signed by Manchester United FC which was supposed to be the deal of US $27 Million.
He has owned some luxurious cars like Bugatti Centodieci which costs the US $ 12 Million, Rolls Royce Cullinan which is his favourite one among several others cars. He has been one of the best footballers in the history of football and is one of the richest footballers now in 2022.
9. David Beckham
David Beckham was born on May 2, 1975, in London, United Kingdom. He was born to the hairdresser Sandra Georgia and a kitchen fitter David Edward Alan Ted Beckham. He attended Chingfong Foundation School. He was interested in football since his childhood. He had thought of football his career in his teenage. His parents were also football lovers. They had traveled more than 300 KM several times just to watch the matches of Manchester United in Home Ground.
When he was just 17, Manchester United signed him. It was a dream come true for him as playing for his favourite team as a fan. He represented the team with jersey number 7. He was part of Manchester united from 1991-2003. He then played for Real Madrid between 2003 and 2004. He had also represented the team PSG in 2013. Through several contract signings, he has earned some heavy income throughout his career. He is also the president f Inter Miami CF where he is paid $16 Million.
He has owned some luxury cars like Porsche 911, McLaren 720S, Lamborghini Gallardo, Rolls-Royce Phantom drophead, and some others. He holds a total net worth of US $450 Million He is one of the most handsome and richest footballers in the world. He is really a god-gifted person.
10. Floyd Mayweather
Floyd Mayweather was born on February 14, 1977, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, US. He was born to American Boxer Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Deborah Sinclair. His father was a successful boxer in the year 1974-1990. Mayweather Sr. played a total of 62 matches where he won 56 of them and lost only 6 games. His father is also a Boxing Trainer. He attended Ottawa Hills High Schools. But later dropped out of school to fully concentrate on his boxing career.
He has revealed that his grandmother was the first one who saw his boxing ability. Whenever he used to ask his grandmother to do some other professions his grandmother always replied no and to focus on boxing. In the 1980s he and his mother lived in New Jersey. His mother was a drug addict and he grew up seeing it and he was also a bit addicted to it. Also, his father used to treat him like a student not like a father. Whenever he met his father, either it was for Gym Train or for boxing practice. He didn’t get the love of his parents in his childhood. He underwent depressions type in his childhood.
He was sent to his grandmother by his father. Boxing was the only thing to do for the child Mayweather. His grandmother was the one who helped him and loved him as a parent. Later he started boxing to earn. He joined some Amateur Boxing which was a good decision for him. He got the best results from his game. He won a total of 84 wins in 92 matches. He has remained the winner of the National championships in 1992, 1994, and 1996. He was raising his stardom and his success was roaring loudly.
At the 1996 Olympics, he won a bronze medal in Featherweight(57-KG) division. He gained a lot of popularity and love from the audience. His professional bout debut was on October 11, 1996, and started his professional career with a win knocking out a newcomer fellow named Roberto Apodaca. You would recognize his talent through the point that in his overall professional boxing carer he didn’t lose a single match. He played a total of 50 fights and all of them came into his favor. He rose the head of his family members, friends, and his lovely grandmother. On August 26, 2017, he retired from his career. His dedication to the game in childhood roared in his professional career. His grandmother was right that she made him a boxer.
He had nothing in his childhood. When he was living in New Jersey with his mother, they spent the days in a single room and it was the kitchen too. Now, he has his own garage parking 100 cars which he revealed on his Instagram. His current net worth is $450 Million but his earning throughout his career is more than a billion-dollar. He has some luxurious cars like Lamborghini Murcielago, Koenigsegg CCXR Trieveta, LaFerrari Aperta, and several others. He is one of the richest boxers of this generation.
FAQs About Richest Sportsmans?
Vince McMahon is currently serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) in WWE. He is also the founder of WWE along with Linda McMahon.
Currently, Michael Jordan is ruling the list of richest basketball players with a heavy net worth of US $ 1.6 Billion.
American golfer Tiger Wods is 45 now.
He is a German racing driver.
He holds a net worth of US $700 Million in 2021.
American footballer Roger Staubach is 79 years old now.
He represented the NBA team, Milwaukee Bucks, in his career and retired in 1987.
He is currently the owner of US $ 500 Million.
His professional footballing career came to an end in 2013.
He has a private garage in his home which consists of a total of 100 luxurious cars which he revealed on his Instagram.
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