Crazy earnings of 10 Highest paid athletes of all time
These athletes are great, and Before we go on—the kind of money making totals you are about to see, will almost certainly make your head spin. From high flyers to shot takers to power punchers and other dazzling skills in between, great sportsmen and women have left their mark on our lives in ways that make it impossible to forget them—ever.
10 highest paid Sportsmen in history
10. Shaquille O’neal–$700 million
The Larger than life basketball legend with amazing power. The $7 year Old Shaquille O’neal is ranked the 5th highest scorer in NBA history. With a current networth of $400 million, the Former LA Lakers Icon still averages a $60 million in earnings annually. This amount is made mostly from Businesses and Endorsements.
8. Floyd Mayweather Jr—$785 million
7. David Beckham–$800 million
The basketballer who kept alive the Jordan Era fire. And often considered the greatest ball player—after Michael Jordan. The Black Mamba as he is often called is was and is the highest paid athlete in any team sport in history. During his final six seasons in the NBA, The Baller who played his entire 20 year career for the LA Lakers, commanded the highest salary in the league.
5. Michael Schumacher—$1 billion
The greatest Formular One champion in history. 7 Grand Prix titles and a host of other driving accolades puts the iconic driver in a league of his own in the difficult and dangerous auto racing sport. Shumacher not only enjoyed a successful, racing career, he also enjoyed a lucrative one. Unfortunately, a traumatic head injury from a skiing accident in December 2013, has kept the Formular one legend’s health hanging in the balance.
1. Michael Jordan–$1.85 billion
Michael Jordan isn’t just considered the greatest basketball player ever, but he is also ranked among the best ever athletes in sports history. One thing for certain is that Air Jordan himself is one of the most recognized faces in Sports, then and now. Multi MVP winner and multi NBA title winner, the man is an undisputed legend of the game and sports in general. during a 15 season career he one 6 NBA championships with the Chicago bulls. Even after retirement, Jordan proved himself to be almost as good a entrepreneur as he was a Ball player. He still maintains his lucrative endorsement contracts with the likes of Nike,Upper Deck, Hanes and more. Micheal Jordan’s Current Net worth stands at a mind blowing $1.9 billion.
Recap: Who are the highest paid athletes of all time?
- Michael Jordan
- Tiger Woods
- Arnold Palmer
- Jack Nicklaus
- Michael Shumacher
- Kobe Bryant
- David Beckham
- Phil Mickelson
- Floyd Mayweather
- Shaquille O’Neal