If you want to make your dream come true, there are many ways to do so. One of those is by getting involved in a new career in the sports world. Many of the world’s greatest athletes have turned to sport to make their fortune. Here are six of the richest atheletes of 2023.
Roger Federer is one of the highest paid athletes in the world. He has an estimated net worth of $450 million. The athlete, who was born in Switzerland, has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles. His prize money is also substantial.
Aside from his professional career, Federer has an active charity called the Roger Federer Foundation. This organization has raised $40 million to provide education to children in Africa. Since its inception, the foundation has reached its goal of educating one million children by the year 2018.
Roger’s off-court earnings are incredibly high. In fact, he is the only player in the top 10 to earn a large portion of his money from endorsements.
One of the best basketball players in the world, Kevin Durant, is also one of the richest athletes in the NBA. He has an estimated net worth of $200 million.
Aside from his impressive on-court earnings, Kevin Durant has a number of investments in his portfolio. These include stakes in cannabis-related businesses, a digital fitness startup, a media company, and many other sports-related businesses.
In addition to his on-court earnings, Durant earns millions of dollars a year from endorsement deals. Nike, for example, is his primary sponsor. With a sponsorship contract of ten years, Durant is set to earn over $48 million per year. Another lucrative deal is with Gatorade.
Lionel Messi is one of the richest athletes in the world today. He has earned more than $1 billion in his career. This includes his earnings through endorsements, sports contracts, and the sale of his own supercars.
He has signed several endorsement deals with brands including Adidas, Budweiser, Pepsi, and PepsiCo. His home is estimated to be worth $7 to $10 million. The former Barcelona star has spent millions to remodel his home. It features an infinity pool, gym, and rooftop terrace.
Messi has also been credited with the success of his foundation, which helps underprivileged children across the globe. He also raises money for various charities through global football matches.
One of the most successful and recognizable basketball players of all time, Tim Duncan is a four-time NBA Champion and three-time MVP. With a career that spans 19 seasons, he has earned over $200 million. He is also a minority owner of the San Antonio Spurs.
Throughout his career, Duncan earned an impressive number of endorsements. In fact, he is credited with over $100 million in endorsements during his time in the NBA.
Besides his lucrative earnings, Duncan has a charitable foundation that supports health care and education in the United States. He has even donated money to the Haiti earthquake, a worthy cause.
Tiger Woods is one of the richest athletes in the world. He has earned over $180 million in his career. As of October, he has amassed a net worth of over $1 billion. This makes him one of only three athletes who have reached this status.
Woods’ net worth is based on his endorsement deals. He has signed agreements with several brands including Nike, General Mills (Wheeties), and Gillette. All of these deals have brought him millions of dollars in income.
His wealth has also come from other business ventures. In January, Tiger Woods announced that he had invested in SPAC, a real estate and hospitality development company.
Aaron Rodgers, the current NFL MVP, is a superstar quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. With his success and high-ranking endorsement deals, he will likely be one of the richest athletes in the NFL. He has earned nearly $220 million in his career, with a projected net worth of around $200 million.
He’s also a minority owner of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. In 2018, Rodgers purchased a one percent stake in the team for 19 million dollars. It will be the first time an active player owns a franchise.
Maria Sharapova is a Russian professional tennis player. She is the highest-paid female athlete in the world. As of June 2015, she had earned $23 million in endorsement deals.
In her career, Sharapova has won 5 Grand Slam titles, ranked number three in the world and was a top-10 player for more than two decades. She has also won a silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics.
Since turning pro in 2001, Sharapova has earned over $285 million. This figure includes prize money, sponsorships, contracts, bonuses, and advertising.