Top 5 Highest Paid Sportsmen Of All Time!

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Forbes magazine, everyone’s favourite way of keeping track of the financial rankings of the crème la crème of the elites of the world, has as usual published the list of highest paid sportsmen, amongst other categories, with astronomical earnings!

This list is important because it does not cover a year, but the writer Kurt Badenhausen ranks the highest paid athletes and sportsmen of all time!


5. Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher’s is a tragic story; the only driver to win seven Formula one championships, he is in coma since few years due to a skiing accident. He is considered by most as the greatest Formula one driver ever.

TOTAL EARNINGS – $ 1 Billion

4. Jack Nicklaus

Second, maybe or maybe not, only to Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus is record making golfer. These days though he is in the golf design business, with considerable contributions in the designing business too. He also dabbles in numerous other areas, subsequently building himself a business empire.

TOTAL EARNINGS – $ 1.2 Billion

3. Arnold Palmer

One of the greatest golfers ever, Palmer is also known for his extremely charismatic and pleasing personality. He was the first sportsman who got raised to the superstar status with the coming of new media; Nicknamed the King he is the precursor to all the athlete stars.

TOTAL EARNINGS – $ 1.4 Billion

2. Tiger Woods

The legendary golfer is today a caution tale for the rich and the famous, and probably also for people in relationships! He has been continuously one of the highest paid athletes ever, even after having his great fall,  which had him step away from the game actively, he still has endorsements.

TOTAL EARNINGS – $ 1.2 Billion

1. Michael Jordan

What new can we say about the corporate favourite sportsman! After having an amazing and fulfilling career, Jordan today owns the team, Charlotte Hornets in NBA. Not only is he considered the greatest basket player in history, he is also held as important in popularizing NBA itself!

TOTAL EARNINGS – $ 1.85 Billion


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