Top 10 Richest Sports Man in the World 2016

Sport is one platform that unites people and everyone has different interest level when it comes to sports. Every sportsperson is talented enough to translate the victory in the respective fields. It is true to say that an athlete who is supremely skillful and has endured to the best echelons of his or her several sport creates enough opportunities for creating cash in that game. Here you will come to know about Top 10 Richest Sportsman in the World 2016, who admire and love. These sportsman are not getting rich jus because of the game they are associated with but they are face of some of the big brands that fetch huge earnings.

10 Kevin Durant – $80 Million

Kevin Durant

Richest sportsman in the world: Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant is one of the most popular Basketball player and also the richest player with Total Earnings of $54.1 million. He is portrayed as the “Scoring Prodigy” by John Hollinger. he has won the NBA scoring title four times in his profession. This 26-year-old, who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder, stands 6 feet, 9 inches tall. He likewise stands relentless tall to the extent his bank parity is concerned. He is one of the favorite faces for many brand like Nike, BBVA, Sprint, Sonic, Panini, 2K Sports and Skullcandy.

Born on September 29, 1988, Kevin Wayne Durant is an American basketball player for NBA’s Golden State Warriors. He is the proud winner of Most Valuable Player award from NBA, NBA Rookie of the Year Award, four NBA scoring titles and an Olympic Gold Medal. He has also got selected to 6 All-NBA teams and 7 All-Star teams. He is the world richest sportsman who is listed in this list of top 10 richest player in the world.

He was recruited heavily to a high school prospect. He played college basketball one season for the University of Texas. He has become the first ever freshman and several year-end awards to be called as Naismith College Player of the Year. He was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with second overall pick in the NBA Draft 2007.

The team moved to Oklahoma City and became Thunder after his rookie season. He helped Oklahoma City to NBA Finals 2012 and lost to Miami Heat in 5 matches. For the Thunder, he played 9 seasons before joining Warriors in the year 2016.

9. Phil Mickelson – $180 Million

Phil Mickelson

Richest sportsman in the world: Phil Mickelson

Phil Mickelson is one of the famous and poplar Golfer with the Total Earnings of $50.8 million. He is famously known as ‘Lefty’is an American proficient golfer who has won 42 occasions on the PGA Tour, 5 Major Championships, 3 Masters Titles, a PGA Championship and an Open Championship. He was drafted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012. He endorses big brands like Callaway, Barclays, KPMG, Exxon Mobil, Rolex and Amgen. He is one of the top earning sportsmen in 2015.

He is among the 16 golfers in the history of sport who won 3 of the 4 pro majors. The US Open is the only major which eluded him. He has successfully finished runner-up 6 times in US Open. He played college golf in Arizona State University and graduated in the year 1992. He became the popular face of US amateur golf and grabbed 3 NCAA championships and 3 Haskins Awards with college golfing.

He remained in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking in 700 weeks and he has reached the highest world ranking of his career of second for several times with the lifelong exemption on PGA tour.

He is known as Lefty because of his left-handed swing, despite the fact that he is right-handed. He is born in San Diego, California to Mary Mickelson (nee Santos) and Philip Anthony Mickelson (former naval aviator and airline pilot). He plays golf left-handed.

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8. Lionel Messi– $310 Million

Lionel Messi

Richest sportsman in the world: Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is one of the superstars of Football and also richest athlete with the Total Earnings of $73.8 million. He is a standout amongst the most talented players in football and a sweetheart of the media. Lionel Messi, at 27 years old, is a great player and gives much reason for his team to feel proud on him. The Argentine, by far is blessed with superhuman ability, holds different records. He endorses some of the biggest brands like Gillette, WeChat, Ooredoo and Samsung.

Leo or Lionen Andres Messi is an Argentine footballer playing a forward for Barcelona Spanish club. He is also known as the best player in the word and he is rated as the greatest player of all time in the sport. He is the only footballer who won 5 FIFA Ballons d’Or. He won 4 of them consecutively. He is the first player who won 3 European Golden Shoes.

He is the winner of 8 La Liga titles and 4 UEFA Champions League titles, along with 4 Copas del Rey. Messi is the holder of the records for most number of goals in La Liga season (50), single season (73), a calendar year, and a Champions League match. He is also a creative playmaker who has most assists made in Copa America and La Liga.

He is born in Central Argentina and raised there. He won FIFA World Player of the Year award and Ballon d’Or when he was 22 years old.

7. Manny Pacquiao – $250 Million

Manny Pacquiao

Richest sportsman in the world: Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is one the second position in the list of richest sportsmen with the Total Earnings of $160 million and he isBoxing champion. he is one of the stars who are endorsing some of the top notch brands like Nike, Footlocker, Nestle’s Butterfinger, Wonderful Pistashios. it has been said that he might get the position of President of the Phillipines at some point later on. He is great player and much known personality around the globe.

Emmanuel “Manny” Dapidran Pacquiao is a Filipino former boxer and politician. Currently, he serves as the Senator of the Philippines and involved in acting, basketball, singing and TV hosting.

He is one of the best boxers of all time and only and first 8-division world champion where he was the first who won the lineal championship at 5 various weight classes, and ten world titles. He is also the third fighter in the history of boxing who won genuine world championships in 3 of 8 weight divisions of boxing, which is also called as the Glamour Divisions. He is the Forbes richest sportsman as he is the second top paid athlete in the world in 2015.

He was called as Fighter of the Decade by the World Boxing Council (WBC), Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), and World Boxing Organization (WBO) for the 2000s. He is ranked as the greatest Asian fighter and world’s richest sports man.

6. LeBron James – $300 Million

LeBron James

Richest sportsman in the world: LeBron James

LeBron James needs no introduction because he is one of the successful basketball player and also the richest with the Total Earnings of $64.8 million.He was the third most generously compensated competitor in 2014. He is down to No.6 this year. he get big chuck of money from his endorsement of brands like Kia Motors, Nike, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Samsung, Beats by Dre, Upper Deck, Tencent and Audemars Piguet. James is the first NBA player to accomplish a dash of five straight appearances in the NBA Finals.

LeBron Raymone James is a free agent. He is the winner of three NBA championships in 2012, 2013 and 2016, three NBA Finals MVP awards, 4 NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, 2 Olympic gold medals, NBA Rookie of the Year Award and NBA scoring title. He has been selected to 12 All-NBA teams, 12 NBA All-Star teams, and 6 All-Defensive teams, and he is the all-time leading scorer of Cavaliers.

He is the player of high school basketball at St Vincent St Mary High School in his Akron Ohio hometown. He was very promoted as a NBA superstar of the future. After graduation, he was selected by Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003 NBA Draft with the first overall pick.

He led the team to the first Finals appearance of the franchise in 2007 but lost to San Antonio Spurs. In 2010, he transferred to Miami Heat from Cavaliers.

5. Cristiano Ronaldo – $310 Million

Cristiano Ronaldo

Richest sportsman in the world: Christiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest football player in the history of football and he is also the richest sportsmen with the Total Earnings of $79.6 million. Online networking goes crazy about this man, and he is potentially the world’s most well known football player. With 102 million Facebook fans and 35 million Twitter supporters, Christiano Ronaldo deserves to be on the top three positions. this man has the packing super sponsorships with Nike and he also owns his own clothing and shirt line CR7.

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese footballer who plays for the Portugal national team and Real Madrid. He serves as Portugal’s captain as a forward. He won his career’s first FIFA World Player of the Year and Ballon d’Or awards. Then he became the winner of FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2013 and 2014.

He scored his 500th senior career goal in 2015 for country and club. He is ranked as world’s best player and richest athlete in the world. He was the best Portuguese player of all time and the only player who won 4 European Golden Shoe awards.

He is one of the most remarkable athletes and Ronaldo was named as the Forbes’ top paid athlete and one of the richest athletes in 2016. He is ranked most famous athlete in the world by ESPN in June 2016. He started his club career for Sporting CP.

4. Roger Federer– $320 Million

Roger Federer

Richest sportsman in the world: Roger Federer

Roger Federer  is shining star of Tennis court and also the richest sportsmen with the Total Earnings of $67 million. He is one of the most popular and loved celebrity in the court and off the court. Roger Federer has accomplished every conceivable wonder, whether on court or off court. On court, he stands unapproachable at the apex of the Sport with 17 Grand Slam titles. He is role model for many upcoming tennis players. He was on No.2 and won five titles alongside a Semi Final appearance or better in 3 out of 4 Grand Slams in the year 2014.

Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis player who is ranked No.3 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals. His achievements have led him to be known as the best tennis player of all time. In 1998, he started his professional tennis career and he has been ranked in top 10 consistently since October 2002.

He holds various records including world’s No. 1 for 302 weeks, having 17 Grand Slam titles, and reaching Wimbledon final 10 times. He is the only male tennis player who won 5 US Open titles consistently.

He has reached 27 Grand Slam men’s singles finals, along with 10 finals from Wimbledon Championships 2005 to US Open 2007. He also had appearance in 18 out of 19 finals from Wimbledon 2005 to Australian Open 2010. At 2016 Wimbledon Championships, he reached whopping 48th Grand Slam quarterfinal and 40th Grand Slam semifinal. In Grand Slam events, he won most matches.

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3. Kobe Bryant– $365 Million

Kobe Bryant

Richest sportsman in the world: Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is one of the richest sportsmen with the Total Earnings of $49.5 million; he is famous and most popular Basketball player. He has achieved 17-time All Star and 5 times NBA Champion has possessed the capacity to play just 41 games, attributable to wounds, in the course of the last two seasons. On the other hand, he has been giggling his way to the bank. For the fifth straight year, Kobe Bryant is the most generously compensated NBA player at $23.5 million.  he is one of the top 10 richest athletes in 2015.

Kobe Bean Bryant is a retired American basketball player. He played with NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers for his entire career of 20 years. From high school, he got entry to National Basketball Association and won 5 NBA championships. He is a 15-time All-NBA team member, 18-time All Star member, of all Defensive Team.

He scored in two seasons to lead the NBA and ranked third on both all-time postseason scoring lists and all-time regular season scoring. Ha has NBA record for most seasons playing with a franchise for the whole career.

The son of Joe Bryant, former NBA player, Kobe Bryant had a successful basketball career in high school at Lower Merion High School, Pennsylvania. He was known as the top high school basketball player in the US. After graduation, he was selected for NBA Draft with 13th overall pick by Charlotte Hornets in 1996 NBA draft but he was transferred to Los Angeles Lakers.

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2. Floyd Mayweather– $400 Million

Floyd Mayweather

Richest sportsman in the world: Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather is on the top of the list of the richest sportsmen with the Total Earnings of $300 million. He is superstar of boxing. He has kept his top position from long time. He is riding on a 48-0 winning streak, Floyd Mayweather arrangements to resign after his 6th and last battle in September. He is one of the popular boxer in the history.

Floyd Joy Mayweather Jr. is an American former boxer and currently a boxing promoter. He is known to be one of the best boxers of all time who is undefeated 5-division world champion. He is the winner of lineal championship in 4 weight classes and 12 world titles. He also won Fighter of the Year award from The Ring Magazine two times in 1998 and 2007.

He peaked as No.1 pound for pound fighter in 2016 and greatest welterweight of all time. Several boxing websites and sporting news ranked him the best pound for pound boxer twice for 10 years. He topped the Sport Illustrated and Forbes lists of top 50 highest paid athletes in the years 2012 and 2013.

In 2014 and 2015, the Forbes again listed him as the top paid athlete in the world. He is the founder of Mayweather Promotions in 2007. It is his official boxing promotional company which was founded after he got defected from the Top Rank of Bob Arum.

1. Tiger Woods – $700 Million

Tiger Woods

Richest sportsman in the world: Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is one the 9th postion in the list of richest sportsman with the Total Earnings of $50.6 million. He is one of the shining stars of Golf. The Thanksgiving of 2009 saw the life and vocation of the World’s most noteworthy golfer go to pieces. That night Tiger Woods, one of the World’s most generously compensated competitors for quite a while, was pursued around by his wife with a golf club. Later it was proved that Woods is serial cheater and after that he has no place to cover up.

Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods is one of the most successful American golfers of all time. He has also been among the top paid athletes in the world. After an outstanding 2-year and amateur golf career, he became professional in late 1996 at age 20.

He had won his first major by April 1997, the 1997 Masters and he won the tournament with his record-breaking performance by 12 strokes. He reached No.1 position in 1997. He was the dominant golfer in 2000s and spent 264 weeks as World Number One.

From December 2009 till April 2010, he took break from professional golf and focused on his wedding after admitting infidelity. But the couple got divorced. He took the Chevron World Challenge in his winless streak of 107 weeks in December 2011. On March 2013, he won Arnold Palmer Invitational and ranked No.1 once again. He is the richest sports person of all time.

Top 10 Richest SportsMan / Person in the World 2016

RankingNameNet Worth
1Tiger Woods$700 Million
2Floyd Mayweather$400 Million
3Kobe Bryant$365 Million
4Roger Federer$320 Million
5Cristiano Ronaldo$310 Million
6LeBron James$300 Million
7Manny Pacquiao$250 Million
8Lionel Messi$180 Million
9Phil Mickelson$180 Million
10Kevin Durant$80 Million
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