The global sports sector is projected to be worth $620 billion. It should come as no surprise that basketball is the highest-paid sport globally. In addition to their salary, the NBA’s basketball players earn substantial money from endorsements and sponsorships. 

However, player performance accounts for a significant portion of their earnings, so the sports category does not always impact their earnings if they consistently perform well. As we advance in this guide, we will see a list of the richest player in the world!

Richest Player In The World

1. Michael Jeffrey Jordan

Date Of Birth: February 17, 1963 (Age 58 Years)

Profession: Basketball Player

Net Worth: 160 Crores USD

Michael Jeffrey Jordan

Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963) is an American businessman and former professional basketball player better known by his initials MJ. He is the wealthiest player in the world and the wealthiest person on the planet. 

Both the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets and NASCAR Cup Series’ 23XI Racing are owned by him, and he serves as its majority owner and chairman. Michael Jordan is widely considered the greatest basketball player in the history of the sport. 

The NBA was well-aware of his remarkable basketball abilities, including scoring goals, distributing the ball, and playing defense. He won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls, and he was voted NBA Finals MVP on each occasion.

2. Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Tiger (Eldrick) Woods, a professional golfer, and entrepreneur who ranks among the world’s top ten wealthiest athletes was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 30, 1975. Having become professional in 1996, Tiger Woods has had an unparalleled competitive career to date. 

When it comes to the top 10 wealthiest athletes globally, Tiger Woods is constantly at the top of the list. The golfer, who is currently recuperating from a car accident in February, has an estimated net worth of $ 800 million, which places him in the second position among all active athletes. 

Tiger Woods is a professional golfer who started his illustrious career in 1997 when he became the youngest player in history to win the US Masters, as well as the first African-American to do it.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo

Date Of Birth: February 5, 1985 (Age 36 Years)

Profession: Footballer 

Net Worth: $120 Million

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Juventus and serves as captain of the national team of Portugal. His father worked as a gardener for the city, while his mother was a cook at the same establishment. After throwing a chair at his teacher and hitting him, Ronaldo was expelled from school.

Because of many factors, Cristiano Ronaldo is often in the public eye. Recently, a video went viral in which Rolando was seen stealing two Coca-Cola bottles at a recent news conference after his team’s 3-0 victory against Hungary in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

After removing the Coca-Cola bottles, he recommended that everyone drink water rather than a soft drink. Many people follow Cristiano Ronaldo on social media, and he is well-known for his philanthropic activities.

4. Lionel Messi

Date Of Birth: June 24, 1987 (Age 33 Years)

Profession: Football

Net Worth: $400 Million

Lionel Messi

The Argentine striker Lionel Andrés Messi is the captain of both his country’s national team and the Barcelona football club in Spain. Messi has won six Ballon d’Or medals, establishing him as the best player on the planet and widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, according to many. 

Messi and Ronaldo’s award collections are similar, except Messi has a slight lead in league championships, having won the La Liga 10 times with Barcelona.