Top 10 Richest Athletes in the World 2016 – 2017


athlete Most of the people enter into sports at very young age, some children interested and some parents enroll their children because they think they would enjoy. Today many sports have become the part of our modern sports in which football, soccer, baseball, basketball, gymnastic, and golf, etc. are included. In the world, some athletes are those who are earning money more than doctors and engineers. Yes! In our today’s article, we well describe top 10 richest athletes in which Cristiano Ronaldo is the number one richest athlete. Richest Athletes mostly use most expensive football shoes.

Children who are good in sports in middle and high school and play as their hobby, they make Professional athletes through which they make bundles of money and also got fame. Some parents think sports is only a thing which child play in their extra time out of study but not at all.


10. Kobe Bryant, $50 million

Kobe BryantKobe Bryant is an American professional basketball player who has 6 feet 6 inches tall. He was born on August 23, 1987, and now he was 37 years old. Kobe Bryant started his career with Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He won five NBA championships. Besides the Lakers, Kobe Bryant has also remained with 17 times All-Stars as well as 12 times the member of All-Defensive team. He has earned a significant income from basketball and now he has retired. The total net worth of Kobe Bryant is $50 million in which $25 from the salary and $25 from the endorsement.

9. Phil Mickelson,$52.9 million

9 Phil MickelsonPhil Mickelson is an American golfer who was born on June 16, 1970. Lefty is his nickname. He is best golf player who earned his major income from the sport.  He has won Five major championship and three Masters titles in 2004, 2006, and 2010. He also received the title from a PGA championship in 2005 and an Open Championship in 2013. He has taken part in 42 PGA tour, and he is the left-handed player. His endorsement income comes from Barclays, Callaway, Exxon Mobil; KPMG, Amgen, and Rolex. So total net worth of Phil Mickelson is $52.9 million.

8. Cam Newton, $53.1 million

8 Cam NewtonCam Newton is an American football quarterback who plays for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was born on May 11, 1988, and he is the only player who received Heisman Trophy. Cam Newton started his education at Westlake High School in Atlanta Georgia where Cam Newton played for school football team. After that, he began his professional career and won many awards like Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, Manning Award, etc. The total net worth of Cam Newton is $53.1 million.

7. Novak Djokovic, $55.8 million

7 Novak DjokovicHe is a famous tennis player who born on 22 May 1987, and now he is 29 years old. According to Association of Tennis Professional Novak is a Serbian Professional world number no tennis player. He has won 7 Grand Slams and also earned prize money. He signed with endorsement deals with ANZ, Peugeot, Jacob’s Creek and Seiko. The total net worth is $55.8 million in which $21.8 million annual salaries and $34 million earning from the endorsement deals.

6. Kevin Durant, $56.2 million

Kevin DurantAn American professional basketball player who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA. He was born on September 29, 1988, in Washington, D.C. He started his career in 2007 and received many valuable awards. He won an Olympic gold medal, four NBA scoring titles and NBA Rookie of the Year Award. The annual salary of Kevin is $ 20.2 million and income from endorsement deals are $36 million, so the total net worth is $ 56.2 million which make him one of the richest athlete in the world.

5. Tiger Woods, $61.2 million

5 Tiger WoodsAn American Professional golf player. He was born on 1975, and now he is 39 years old. He was very young when he started play officially. He got an economics degree from Stanford University on a golf scholarship. After this, he continued the golf sport and made million of dollars from the game. In his endorsement earning, General Motors, American Express, and Nick Inc included. Due to his injuries now he did not an active member of golf. So he is one of richest athletes who has net worth $61.2 million.

4. Roger Federer,$67.8 million

Roger Federer iRoger Federer, he is the famous tennis player who won 17 Grand Slam Singles. He was born on August 8, 1981, in Switzerland. He has a record of 237 consecutive wins. Due to GFrand Slam, he got prize money $90 million. He has signed many endorsement deals like Rolex, Nike, and Credit Suisse. But the primary source of income is tennis, so he has a total net worth $67.8 million.

3. LeBron James, $77.2 million

3 LeBron JamesLeBron James is an American Professional basketball player James was born on December 30, 1984. His mother was a single parent life was difficult for them, they change apartment to apartment. When they get some stability in life, James’s mother told him to move with Frank Walker, Frank was a youth coach and introduced him to basketball. He spent seven years with the Cleveland and after this, he decided to sign over to the Miami Heat. He won four championships and then again come back in Cavaliers and earned $42 million. The salary of the  LeBron James is $23.2 million; other endorsements worth are 54$ million, so total net worth of James is $ 77.2 million.

2.Lionel Messi, $81.4 million

AFP_9X1EOLionel Messi is Professional soccer player of Argentina. He was born on June 24, 1987, in Rosario. Some hormonal problems changed the plans of the family, So they moved to Spain for his treatment. Lionel Messi has won four FIFA championship, so this sports made him the most adorable player and gave a significant amount of money. The annual income of Messi is $53.4 million, and other endorsements income is $28 million, so total estimated net worth is $81.4 million.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo, $88 million

Richest AthletesHe is Portuguese professional footballer who has won many awards. The source of income is Soccer, and his annual salary is $56 million and endorsements $32 million so total net worth $88 million. He has started his CR7 fashion brand in which premier shirts and shoes launch.

List of Top 10 Richest Athletes in the World 2016-2017

Sr.No Richest Athletes
Total net worth
1 Cristiano Ronaldo $88 million
2 Lionel Messi $81.4 million
3 LeBron James, $77.2 million
4 Roger Federer $67.8 million
5 Tiger Woods $61.2 million
6 Kevin Durant $56.2 million
7 Novak Djokovic $55.8 million
8 Cam Newton $53.1 million
9 Phil Mickelson $52.9 million
10 Kobe Bryant $50 million



We conclude that it has become a familiar concept of our society that only doctors, engineers, business person can earn a big amount of money. And consider sports an extra activity.But in reality, sports are also a profession. In the world, some athletes are making money more than doctors, and business person, etc. And now we will introduce them through this article