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The Top 20 Richest Athletes in the World 2018

The Top 20 Richest Athletes in the World 2017

Who are the richest athletes in the world?

You’ve probably found yourself wondering just how much all your favorite athletes are worth, and who comes out on top.

Which is why we’ve put together a list of the 20 richest athletes in the world, with thei net worth estimates, and how they’ve managed to rake in so much cash!


Top 20 Richest Athletes in the World

These figures have been compiled from Forbes and Celebrity Net Worth. These are the richest athletes worldwide as of 2018:


1. Michael Jordan

Richest Athletes - Michael Jordan

Net Worth: $1.31 Billion

Michael Jordan is an American retired professional basketball player. Jordan played a total of 15 seasons in the NBA, with his career split between two teams. Those teams were the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards.

Jordan has been acclaimed to be the best basketball player of all time, and since retiring has now become the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets.

Michael Jordan’s net worth is estimated to be $1.31 billion in 2018, making him the richest athlete in the world.

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan


Written by Dan Western

Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan is a young ambitious guy who has been researching self-development for the past two years and is now off travelling the world. His mission is to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up." Join Wealthy Gorilla on Facebook.

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