It’s no secret that sports stars are incredibly rich people. But who’s the wealthiest star of them all? Here are seven of the richest sports stars to have ever lived.
There have been a number of legends to grace the gridiron over the past century, but there are few bigger than Roger ‘the Dodger’ Staubach. This Dallas Cowboys legend is a former 2x Super Bowl Champion, Super Bowl MVP, and NFL Man of the Year, but his accolades aren’t pigeonholed to the football field. Staubach didn’t retire on his on-field fame. Once he finished playing the game he loved, he began investing in real estate… and, boy, did his investments pay off! With an eye-watering $600 million now to his name, it’s safe to say that ‘Captain Comeback’ really does deserve his place on this list.
Basketball’s greatest ever player, Michael Jordan, is another man that definitely deserves to be considered one of the richest sports stars in the world. Like Staubach, he hasn’t relied on his immensely successful on-court career to bankroll his retirement from the sport. Since hanging up his basketball jersey, MJ has gone on to build his Jordan footwear empire and accrue a net worth of $2.1 billion in the process.
Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather
The clue is in the name. Celebrity Net Worth claim that Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is sitting on a net worth of at least $560 million, though some media outlets claim his jackpot from boxing is much, much higher. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, ‘Money’ can also boast a professional record of 50 wins and 0 losses.
Year after year, soccer fans across the globe continue to run out of superlatives to describe the genius of Cristiano Ronaldo. Throughout his time at Manchester United, Real Madrid and now Juventus, his goal-scoring record is rivaled by only one man… his great rival, Lionel Messi. But it’s all the deals that CR7 has signed off the pitch that has really cemented his fortune. To date, he is estimated to have earned $450 million.
As Cashlady shows in their own list of the world’s richest sports stars, Conor McGregor is ranked number one when it comes to earnings per ‘pro’ minutes. His MMA career has so far earned him a mammoth $423,076.92 per minute, and overall net worth of $110,000,000 to boot. With that amount of cash at hand, it’s no wonder he’s as brash and as cocky as he is!
On and off the tennis court, Serena Williams is a serial winner. She has won more Grand Slam titles than anybody else in the history of both the men’s and women’s game (a whopping 23), and she’s built up a massive fortune for herself away from the sport thanks to her number of additional ventures, investments, and endorsements. It is estimated that Williams is now worth $200 million, and this figure is only projected to grow larger over the coming years.
‘Ion Tiriac who,’ you ask? He may not be the biggest and most recognizable name in men’s tennis history, but he’s sure amassed a massive net worth. Move aside Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, and Murray — Tiriac is sitting on a whopping $2 billion! He may not have won much acclaim on the tennis court… but he’s definitely a winner in the worlds of business and real estate.