The Olympic Games that commenced on July 23 has grabbed everyone’s attention. With so many athletes making it big, have you ever wondered how much they’re worth? Well, except for some Indian athletes that live with hardships, in most other countries athletes and players are given the respect, money, and facilities they deserve.
1. Shaun White: $60 million
An American professional snowboarder, Shaun White has won three Olympic gold medals in his career and has an annual income of $10 million. This includes endorsement deals with brands like Burton Snowboards, Birdhouse Skateboards, HP and Sony to name a few. While he currently lives in a $6,400,000 home in Los Angeles, he also has several other properties including a condo in Park City, Utah, two houses in Malibu and another home in Laurel Canyon. He also owns a white Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 car.
2. Michael Phelps: $80 million
Michael Phelps is an American swimmer who currently holds the record for the most Olympics medals won by any athlete and that number is 28, out of which 23 are gold medals. His annual income is $9.8 million, including sponsorship deals with brands like Louis Vuitton, Speedo and Visa. He owns a condo in Baltimore which costs $1.69 million. His car collection includes a Cadillac Escalade, a Mercedes-Benz SL63, a BMW 7 series and a Range Rover.
3. Usain Bolt: $90 million
The fastest man in history, Usain Bolt has won 8 gold Olympic medals. Despite his retirement, he continues to earn an income of $20 million per year, from endorsements deals with brands like Visa, Virgin Media and Hublot, as well as from his F&B franchise– Track & Record in Jamaica and the UK. Currently, he owns two properties, a lavish mansion in Kingston as well as an oceanfront property in the Bahamas. His car collection, a rather small one, includes a stylish Ferrari F430 Spider BMW M3 and a 2013 Gold Nissan GT-R.
4. Rafael Nadal: $200 Million
Spaniard tennis player, Rafael Nadal earns a total of $14 Million annually which includes income from endorsement deals with brands like Richard Mille, Nike, Emporio Armani, Babolat and Tommy Hilfiger. He owns quite an impressive collection of cars including Aston Martin, Ferrari, Mercedes Benz and Bently. Currently, he lives in an apartment in Mallorca, Spain which cost him almost $4.3 million.
5. Novak Djokovic: $220 Million
Serbian professional tennis player Novak Djokovic was the first tennis player to win $100 million in prize money. He owns several properties all over including a hillside mansion in Monte Carlo costing $11.8 million, a beach villa in Miami costing $6 million and a two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan in New York costing $8.3 million. His expensive car collection includes a Bentley GT, Mercedes Benz S500, Aston Martin DB9, Audi R8, Tesla Model X, BMW M55D, Fiat 500, Peugeot 508 Sport and a Peugeot e-208 EV.
6. Serena Williams: $225 million
Famous American tennis player, Serena Williams has an annual income of $8 million, including $20 million from sponsors like Nike, Wilson, Aston Martin, etc. She also has her own clothing lines, Aneres (which is her first name spelt backwards) and S by Serena. She owns two properties, one in Florida costing $2.7 million and another in Miami which was designed by her sister Venus. Her car collection includes a Lincoln Navigator, a Mini Cooper, an Aston Martin, a Bentley Continental GT and a Mercedes G-Wagon.
7. Roger Federer: $450 million
Swiss professional tennis player, Roger Federer has an annual income of $100 million which includes income from his brand endorsements with Rolex, Mercedes-Benz, Barilla, Moët & Chandon and Uniqlo. He owns two lavish homes, one in Switzerland costing $9 million and another in Dubai costing $23.5 million. As the brand ambassador of Mercedes, Roger has an impressive collection of Mercedes cars including the Mercedes AMG GTS, Mercedes AMG G63, Mercedes SL AMG, Mercedes AMG GLE 63 S, Mercedes CLS 450, Mercedes AMG SLS as well as a Range Rover SVR.
8. LeBron James: $500 Million
Professional NBA player, LeBron James has an annual income of $3.92 million including endorsement earnings from Nike, Beats, AT&T and Pepsico. He owns a luxurious mansion in Beverly Hills costing almost $37 million and another home in Los Angeles costing $23 million. He has quite a massive car collection, including a Bentley Continental GT, a Dodge Challenger SRT, a Ferrari 458, a Rolls-Royce Phantom, a Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, a Range Rover HSE, a 1975 Chevy Impala, a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, a Chevy Camaro SS and last but not least, a Porsche 911 Turbo S.
9. Floyd Mayweather Jr.: $1.2 billion
During his fighting days, professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr. was among the highest-paid athletes earning a hefty $300 Million per fight. His income mostly came from his fights and a few notable endorsements like Hublot, Burger King and FanDuel. He owns two major properties one in Beverly Hills costing $25.5 million and another in Las Vegas costing $10 million. He has one of the most luxurious car collection collections including a Bentley Mulsanne, Bugatti Sport, Ferrari 458 Italia, 599 GTB Fiorano, Enzo 650S, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Lamborghini Murcielago, Porsche 911 Turbo, Rolls-Royce Phantom and a super rare Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita.
10. Michael Jordan: $2.2 Billion
Regarded as NBA’s greatest player ever, Michael Jordan has a massive annual income of $300 million from which $130 million comes from his endorsements deals with Nike, Hanes, Gatorade and Upper deck. Michael Jordan owns several properties across America including two homes in North Carolina costing $2.8 million and one in Florida which costs $4.8 million. The former NBA player owns 12 luxurious cars including Cadillac XLR, Aston Martin DB7 Volante, Mercedes Benz CL 65, Aston Martin DB9 Volante, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, Chevrolet C4 Corvette, Porsche 911, Mercedes Benz SL 55 AMG, Ferrari 512 TR, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and Ford F-150 Raptor.