Top 10 Richest Athletes in the world 2016

Checkout The list of Top 10 Most richest athletes of the World in 2016 and 2017. Sports is considered as the best physical activity to keep human body fit and healthy. Sports including different games are increasing rapidly day by day. Now there are a large number of games which are being launched nationally as well as internationally throughout the world. Yet sport also becomes a platform for income, business and revenue for the players as well as for the sport federations.

Athletes are the sportsman who competes in different sports and other form of physical exercise. International Olympic gave a new way to the international market as well as to the athletes, which becomes a good source of income for young sport talent. A huge number of athletes from different games made huge money from these games, but the world top 10 athletes according to their net worth are: Also Read – Richest Cricketers in the World

Take a look some of the world’s top 10 richest athletes in 2016

10. Matt Ryan:

Matt Ryan Richest Athletes 2017

Matt Ryan is a young and best football player for the Atlanta Falcons of National Footaball League. He has an asset of $43.8 million, which ranks him on 10th among top 10 world richest athlete. He is a young and talented player and has a huge fame among football lovers.

9. Rafael Nadal:

Rafael Nadal Richest Athletes 2018

Rafael Nadal is the most famous tennis player all around the world. He won the Grand Slam single titles for 14 times. He is also among the most famous tennis stars. He ranks on 9th among top 10 richest athletes of the world. He is known for his performance in the field.

8. Phil Mickelson:

Phil Mickelson Richest Athletes 2016

Philip Alfred Mickelson is one of the American professional golf players. He won lots of titles in his carrier, he won 42 events on the PGA tour, five Major and Three Master titles as well as an Open Championship. Mickelson is one of the most famous golfer among world top golf players. Mickelson has a net worth of $53.2 million.

7. Roger Federer:

Roger Federer Richest Athletes 2017

Roger Fedrer the most famous and well known Swiss tennis star. He is ranked no. 3rd among world top tennis player. Roger is also famous for maintaining his wins with a consistency. He holds several titles in his career. For his stunning performance in Grand Slam single titles he remains No.1 tennis star all around the world for a long tenure. Roger has a net worth of $56.2 million, which place him in 7th rank among the world top 10 richest athlete. In the field Roger also holds the record of 327 consecutive wins, which is an awesome achievement.

6. Tiger Woods:

Tiger Woods Richest Athletes 2018

If someone doesn`t know about Tiger Woods then he has no idea about golf. Tiger Wood is the most famous golfer now a days. He started his golf career from his college times so he turned as a professional player at a very young age. The most stunning thing about him is that at the start of his career he reached at 1st position in golf all around the world. He holds different titles, including Majors and different events. Tiger has a net worth of $61.2 million, which position him on No. 6 in the list of world top 10 richest athletes .Tiger is also among world richest person as well.

5. Kobe Bryant:

Kobe Bryant Richest Athletes 2018

Kobe Bryant is one of the top American professional basketball players, but now he is retired from the game after his 20 year career. He has a huge fame and charm among his fans and followers. He played for the Lost Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) all his career. He always played his best on the field which is the reason for his popularity. Kobe has a net worth of $61.5 million, which adds him in world top 10 richest athletes. He holds different titles and records in his career.

4. Lionel Messi:

Richest Athletes 2018 Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi the most famous all around the world’s professional football player. He played as forward for Spanish Barcelona club and he also lead the Argentina National Team. He owns many titles and records till now and he is the only football player to receive the FIFA player of the year (FIFA Ballon) for five times. He is very sophisticated and most stunning football player. Messi has a net asset of $64.7 million, which ranks him No. 4 among top 10 richest athletes of the world. Messi also owns golden boot for most of the time.

3. LeBron James:

Richest Athletes 2016 LeBron James

LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player. James started his career from the time of his high school. He is the player of Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. For his outstanding performance James owns numerous titles and awards of NBA. James has a net worth of $72.3 million, which place him on 3rd rank among top 10 richest athletes in the world.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo:

Cristiano Ronaldo Richest Athletes 2017

One of the awesome and most famous richest football player Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portugese footballer. He played for Spanish club Real Madrid and Portugese National Team also serves as captain for Portugese team. Ronaldo won Ballon d`Or at very young age of 22 and was also nominated for FIFA player of the year. He is also among most paid player. Ronaldo has an asset of $80 million, which ranks him 2nd richest athlete of the world.

1. Floyd Mayweather:

Floyd Mayweather Richest Athletes 2016

Floyd Mayweather is an American retired professional boxer his is the famous and the best boxer of his times. Mayweather remains world champion for five times he also owns different titles during his career after retirement he has still the same fame. With a net worth of $105 million Mayweather beat all athletes and is the richest athlete of the world.

These are richest athlete whom with a huge fan following also raised a tremendous amount of money and asset. Although the ranking may change, but according to latest ranking these are the figure whom lead the world.


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  1. A terrific, very skilled, smart player in NBA is LeBron James. He is most valuable player at present. He gives his best for the team. He is improving day by day and bring more and more productive. He is sure to make a big name by the end of his career.

  2. Ronaldo is the most valuable player in soccer. He is paid the highest than Any other players. He endorses the biggest sports brand Nike. He is world famous for his great skills and his career performance so far. He is young and has many more years to achieve the feat of richest athlete.

  3. LeBron James is creating some sensation in basketball. He is very skilled and talented player. He is sure to gain more popularity in coming years.

  4. Floyd Mayweather is unbeatable at present. His dominant reign in boxing is continuing as he is knocking down his opponents one by one. His name now has got the power and he’s the richest of athletes now

    • Although Mayweather is famous and is the richest, Cristiano Ronaldo is more famous and has a great recognition in the world. He is a football maestro. His legs are so swift and skilled.

  5. I think Tiger Woods might have topped the list, if there wasn’t a setback in his career some 4 years ago. He was ruling the golf course like a boss. He also endorsed many luxurious, popular brands too.

    • But, I think Floyd Mayweather would have beat him anyway. Because woods’ wealth is far more lesser than that of Mayweather. He is the ultimate champ.

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