Top 10 Richest Sportsmen in The World


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Games are normally focused physical action or recreations to keep up or enhance physical capacity and abilities.

Sports give satisfaction to the members and onlookers. A portion of the spots must be played in a group’s, for example, cricket, football, ball, and so on.

In each group, there must be solidarity among the players. There is an arrangement of standards, which guarantees reasonable rivalry and permit predictable to choose the victor.

In each game, the lead must be necessary taken after. Each sportsman must appreciate the games and should take after the standards.

Here is a rundown of the Top 10 Richest Sportsmen in the World :

10) Matthew Stafford

John Matthew Stafford was born on February 7, 1988 in Florida, USA.

He currently ranks number 8 for most consecutive regular-season NFL game starts by a quarterback.

He currently plays for Detroit lions of NFL.

The young man made $59.5million to make the top 10 world richest sportsmen in 2018.

He has won a lot of awards in his career which include;

  • SEC Freshman of the Week twice during the 2006 season.
  •’s National Freshman of the Week for his performance against Auburn on November 11, 2006.
  • University of Georgia’s 2006 Offensive Newcomer of the Year Award.
  • 2006 SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman Team.
  • Offensive MVP of the 2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl

Matthew Stafford’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million in 2018.

9) Matt Ryan

Do you follow the sports; American football?

If you do I’m sure Matt Ryan needs no introduction. Matt is currently signed to Atlanta Falcons.

Matt Ryan has been consistent with his form to stay top in the National Football League (NFL).

The American quarterback was born on May 17, 1985. He is currently the highest paid football player.

Ryan, nicknamed ‘Matty Ice’ made $67.3 million to claim the number nine spot on this list.

Matt Ryan’s net worth is currently estimated to be $150 million in 2018.

8) Conor McGregor

Conor Anthony McGregor was born on July 14, 1988. He is champion of the fighting sports, Mixed Martial Art.

In 2017, Conor went out of his comfort zone as world champion of kick boxing to challenge retired undefeated boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather.

Conor, with an average weight of 70 kg and height of 1.75m was in the same category with Floyd.

The retired boxer accepted the challenge.

Giving the publicity the fight attracted, the fight became the 2nd highest grossing boxing match of all time only second to Floyd’s match to Manny Pacqiauo.

The Irish professional kickboxer grossed an estimated $99 million to become the number 8 of our list of world richest sportsmen in 2018.

Conor Anthony McGregor’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million in 2018.

7) Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry is a professional basketball player.

The young man has worked hard to feature on the list of world richest sportsmen in 2018.

The light skinned athlete was born on March 14, 1988 in Ohio, United States.

Wardell Stephen Curry II currently plays for Golden State Warriors. The young man has an impressive basketball stats.

Curry is currently inking his name as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Pundits call him the greatest shooter of all time.

Curry made $76.9 million in 2018 to claim the number 7 spot of world richest sportsmen.

Stephen Curry net worth is estimated to be $160 million in 2018.

6) Neymar

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior was born on February 5, 1992 in São Paulo, Brazil.

He is a professional soccer player who plays for Brazil national team and he is currently signed to French club, Paris Saint-Germain.

Before Neymar signed for PSG, he wore the colours of Football Club Santos in Brazil and, FC Barcelona in Spain.

Neymar is currently considered by many as the best dribbler in soccer.

However, the Brazilian made headline for the wrong reasons in the recently concluded World Cup Tournament, Russia 2018.

He was criticised for his antics and simulations to gain favour from referees during the tournament.

The forwarder had since apologised after the World Cup, admitting he exaggerated fowls in some occasions.

The forwarder signed an improved deal with PSG in 2017 to make him the highest paid soccer player in the world at the time.

He made $90 million in 2018 to take the 6th spot of the world richest sportsmen.

Neymar’s net worth is currently estimated to be $160 million in 2018.

5) Roger Federer

Roger Federer is the first professional tennis player to feature on our list.

Federer is a professional Tennis player with many grand slams under his belt.

Pundits all over the world consider Federer to be the greatest tennis player of all time.

Roger Held the number one position as the best tennis player for years before Novak Djokovic stripped him off the title.

Federer battled poor form for a long period. Pundits fingered his inability to adjust his game to his aging body as the reason for his deep form.

The athlete continued to work hard and even changed his coach in a bid to rediscover his form.

His determination and hard work soon paid off as the aging athlete returned to winning ways, winning a grand slam to make it 20 grand slams won throughout his career.

He is currently ranked number two in men’s professional tennis, only behind Rafael Nadal. Those two joggle between those positions.

Federer made $77.2 million within last year and this year.

Roger Federer’s net worth is estimated to be $220 million in 2018.

4) Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo would be gutted to sit bottom of Lionel Messi on the list of top 10 richest sportsmen.

Cr7 as he likes to be addressed, shares a rivalry with Lionel Messi considered to be the greatest rivalry between any two sports persons in the world.

Almost every sports paper all over the world must have once headlined the controversial question – Who is the better player between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo?

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos was born on February 5, 1985 in Funchal, Portugal.

He plays for the Portuguese national team and he is currently signed to an Italian club, Juventus.

Before his move to Italy, Cr7 has played In Portugal, for sporting Lisbon, England for Manchester United, and Spain for Real Madrid.

Considered an eternal messi rival, Cr7 has won the same number, 5 Ballon D’or with Messi.

For the past couple of years that Forbes have published world richest sportsmen, “Cr7” has always toppled Lionel Messi.

However, Lionel Messi signed an improved deal with Barcelona last year to become the best paid soccer player.

Florentino Perez, the president of Cristiano’s former club, Real Madrid was reluctant to give him an improved deal probably because of Ronaldo’s age and drop in form in the preceding season.

Ronaldo voiced his displeasure at the Club’s hierarchy and called it time with Real Madrid.

He signed an improved deal with Juventus this summer to tie with rival Messi as the best paid soccer players in the world.

Hopefully, in the turn of next year, Ronaldo would sit atop his rival in the money list once again, given his better endorsement deal than Messi’s currently.

Ronaldo earned $108 million to sit in the number four position.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s net worth is estimated to be $400 million in 2018.

3) Lionel Messi

Lionel Andres Messi was born on June 24, 1987 in his country home of Argentina.

Messi is a professional Soccer player, who plays for the Argentine national team and for Spanish football club, Barcelona.

He is currently considered by many to be the greatest soccer player of all time.

On many occasions, he is often criticised by many for not being as successful for his country as he has been for his club Barcelona.

Messi has won all there is to be won in club football with Barcelona but he is yet lift a trophy with the Argentine senior national team.

Individually, Messi has won 5 Ballon D’or awards, he has won several European golden boot awards, cementing his name as one of the finest players of all time.

Messi has made $111 million from salary and endorsement this year to feature on the number 3 position of world richest sportsmen.

Lionel Messi’s net worth is estimated to be $410 million in 2018.

2) LeBron James

Lebron James is an American professional boxer who is currently making headlines all over the world for his charitable deeds.

The Towering 2.03m basketball player, LeBron Raymone James Sr was born on December 33, 1984 in Ohio, United States.

Lebron is currently considered by pundits to be the greatest basketball player of his generation

James made $85.5 million in salary and endorsement to sit in the number two position of the world richest sportsmen.

Lebron James’ net worth is estimated to be $450 million in 2018.

  1. Floyd Mayweather

It is no surprise that the self-acclaimed ‘The Money man’ sits atop the list our list of – 17 world richest sportsmen.

Floyd Mayweather is a retired American professional boxer cum boxing promoter.

He fought in competitive boxing for the first time in 1996.

Mayweather retired from boxing in 2015 after a successful undefeated career.

However, Mayweather was forced to come off retirement two years later to fight a professional kick boxer, McGregor.

Floyd defeated the kick boxer to make an impressive career stats of 50 wins out of 50 bouts.

With a height of 1.73 and an average weight of 68 kg, Floyd fought in different boxing categories through his career, ranging from Welterweight to Light middleweight.

Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr was born on February 24, 1977 in Michigan, USA.

After a success laden boxing career, the athlete changed his name to Floyd Money Mayweather.

Floyd currently makes his money from boxing promotion and endorsements.

He is known to be an ambassador of Hublot.

The former world champion is not married but have 4 children namely; Iyanna, Jirah, Koraun, Zion Shamaree.

The boxer has made $285 million over the years to top our list of world richest sportsmen.

Floyd Mayweather’s net worth is currently estimated to be $765 million in 2018.



This was the list of the Top 10 Richest Sportsmen or Athletes in the World for 2017. They are very popular and are also some of the greatest players of their sports. To get the list of the richest sportsmen in 2018 click here.

They have achieved incredible milestones in their career and have rightly earned the name, fame and assets.

They stand as inspirations for aspiring talents in sports and will continue to inspire for next several decades.

These athletes are icons and are celebrated in the different games they partake in. It takes excellence to be at the top.