World’s Top Ten Richest Sportsmen 2013
Following are top ten richest sportsmen of the world who are famous for their net worth in the world of sports:
1. Tiger Woods: On the top position we have Tiger Woods, a very famous golfer. As per the survey done by the Forbes Tiger Woods is the richest sportsman as of 2013. He is the citizen of The United States of America and his annual income is about $78 million out of which $65 million is coming from the endorsements. Tiger Woods is representing many big brands. His net income is estimated as more than $500 million. He has won many tournaments and awards and is the top most golfers in the world.
2. Roger Federer: On the second position we have the famous Tennis star Roger Federer. He is one of the finest tennis players we have ever seen in the history. Roger Federer is 31 years old and he belongs to Switzerland, he has won so many championships and also ranked on the first position for a long time. He is also earning a great amount from the endorsements. He is earning more almost $71.5 million annual out of which $65 million is from the endorsements only.
3. Kobe Bryant: Kobe Bryant is a very famous basketball player and the richest amongst all also. Kobe Bryant is 34 years old and having the citizenship of United States. The major source of his income is from the endorsements like Mercedes-Benz, Turkish Airlines, Nike and Lenovo. Kobe has won many awards and holds many individual records as well. This famous NBA star has a annual income of $61.9 million out of which $34 million is coming from the endorsement sector.
4. LeBron James: On the fourth spot we have another famous basketball player LeBron James. James is very famous and a very aggressive NBA player. He is a livewire when he enters the court for playing. James is involved in the endorsements with Samsung, Nokia, Coca-Cola and McDonalds. The total annual income of James is about $59.8 million and out of which the major part is from the endorsements i.e. $42 million.
5. Drew Brees: The fifth position in the top ten richest sportsperson is the American footballer Drew Brees. He is a very famous footballer and holding the United States citizenship. The 34 years old player is earning the maximum amount from his game and a part of income is also coming from the endorsements. His annual income is about $51 million, out of which he is earning $40 million from his brilliant game and rest of the $11 million comes from the endorsements like Wrangler, Nike etc.
6. Aaron Rodgers: On number six we have another famous American footballer Aaron Rodgers, he is very famous for its aggressive game. This NFL player holds some good individual records and also associated with some big endorsements. The total annual income of Aaron is calculated as almost $49 million out of which he is earning the maximum amount from his superb game only. $6 million comes from the endorsements. He is 29 years old and was also awarded as the best NFL player for two consecutive seasons.
7. Phil Mickelson: Phil Mickelson is another golfer we have in our list. He is 43 years old and lives in United States. Phil Mickelson is earning the maximum amount of his income from the endorsements. The major endorsement companies with whom Phil is associated are Rolex, Barclays and Callaway. His annual income is almost $48.7 million out of which he is earning $44 million from the endorsements only.
8. David Beckham: On the eighth spot we have the famous soccer player of Britain David Beckham. Beckham is one of the famous names that come to the mind when someone talks about the soccer game. Beckham was the former leader for the England national football team. He is 38 years old and his football career has almost come to an end. His annual income is almost $47.2 million and he is earning a major sector of his income from the big endorsement companies he is associated with. His earnings from the endorsements are $42 million.
9. Cristiano Ronaldo: After David Beckham, we have the star player of the current generation Cristiano Ronaldo on the ninth position in the list of top ten. Ronaldo is currently playing with one of the richest clubs in the world i.e. Real Madrid, which pays him $23 million annually. The total income of Cristiano Ronaldo is $44 million and the remaining amount comes from the endorsements. Cristiano Ronaldo is 28 years old and his citizenship is of Portugal and the residence is in Madrid, Spain.
10. Lionel Messi: On the tenth position we have another soccer player Lionel Messi. Lionel Messi does not require any introduction as everyone is aware of this star footballer. He is just 25 years old and represents the national team of Argentina. Messi is the world’s third highest paid footballer, his total annual income is $41.3 million and about 50% of his income comes from the endorsements. Lionel Messi has signed a contract with the Spanish club Barcelona till 2018 where the club will pay him $20 million annually.