Athletes with the world’s largest wealth
Fame often goes hand in hand with money, this saying is true for athletes, especially world-famous athletes. Top athletes often get huge salaries and bonuses, which are well-deserved rewards for their class skills and great fighting spirit. Not only that, but to achieve the heights of fame and money that many admire, they have undergone arduous training and have greatly performed for their fans, they are famous in many different sports, including football or กรีฑา – that’s “Athletics” in Thai. So who is the richest athlete? Let’s find out together.
Born on December 30, 1984, LeBron had a difficult early life when his mother was a single mother in Ohio. To have a better life, LeBron focused on his sports career and became a basketball phenomenon in high school. At the age of 19, he joined the NBA team Cleveland Cavaliers and has since become one of the top basketball players. Currently, his salary is 42 million USD a year, and is the highest-paid athlete in the NBA. Since joining the NBA, LeBron has signed a sponsorship contract with Nike worth $ 90 million, and he is also preparing to sign a lifetime contract with Nike that can be worth $ 1 billion. In addition to Nike, LeBron also participated in commercials for Mcdonald’s, Coca-Cola, and State Farm.
Another basketball player, Earving “Magic” Johnson is one of the legends of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team as well as of the NBA. As early as the 1980s, he was signed by the Lakers
With a $25 million contract, Magic Johnson had five NBA championships with the Lakers until 1991 when he announced his retirement because he tested positive for HIV. Then Magic reappeared with the legendary 1992 Olympic champion team of the US team.
After retiring, Magic still knows how to enrich himself. He quickly became an entrepreneur and invested in many large corporations, such as Starbucks or the insurance company EquiTrust Life. Magic also embarked on a media career with the opening of a record label and a movie theater company. With his talent, he also held the position of director of the old Los Angeles Lakers team.
Tiger Woods was too famous for the status of a sports millionaire. Tiger was famous from a young age for his natural ability to play golf. He was honored to enter the prestigious Stanford University with a golf scholarship, and then graduated with a degree in economics. After graduating, Tiger became the number one golfer in the world. He made money from advertising contracts with Nike, General Motors, and American Express… He made golf more known in the world. Tiger also develops a golf video game named after himself. Currently, even though he is no longer at his peak due to several injuries, Tiger is still one of the athlete’s richest members.
Those are famous athletes who own a huge amount of wealth, to get to where they are today, they have won countless noble titles in their careers.