59 Athletes With A Surprising Net Worth

Maria Sharapova – $195 Million

Think you know the net worth of your favorite athletes? Think again.

Check out these athletes whose net worths could buy all of the personal fitness trainers and health club memberships in the world.

Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova is currently number 9 in the world. She has a net worth of $195 million.

Lionel Messi – $220 Million

This is one woman who does not need any professional personal fitness trainers to keep her on track.

Famous soccer star Lionel Messi has a net worth of $220 million.

Peyton Manning – $185 Million

Think we’d see him on the treadmill at the local health club?

Quarterback Peyton Manning is a 5-time MVP in the NFL.

Richard Childress – $200 Million

His net worth is $185 million, and we definitely wouldn’t want to do any professional fitness training around him.

Former NASCAR driver Richard Childress has a net worth of $200 million.

John Madden – $200 Million

He’s got a pretty nice life set up in North Carolina with his fortune- country club memberships, personal gym, private yoga classes, the works.

Former football player John Madden is a Super Bowl winning coach. His net worth is $200 million.

Dwayne Johnson -The Rock – $185 Million

He may be able to out-lift us, but how well do you think he does in iyengar yoga classes?

Lebron James – $400 Million

Dwayne Johnson, the Canadian-American actor/producer and professional wrestler, also known by his ring name “The Rock,” is currently ranking a whopping $185 million net worth.

King James is currently the best basketball player on Earth. He recently returned to Cleveland and won them their first NBA Championship.

Hakeem Olajuwon – $200 Million

Besides a huge sponsorship deal with Nike, Lebron is currently trying to build his empire as a businessman.

Hakeem ‘The Dream’ is one of the best big men in NBA history.

Michael Jordan – $1.31 Billion

He has done well for himself since retiring, since back when he played the contracts were not as large as they are today.

Michael Jordan is widely considered the greatest basketball player of all time. He won Six championships with the Bulls in the 90’s.

Michael Schumacher – $800 Million

He currently has built his huge wealth off of his Jordan brand Nike shoes and is a part owner of the Charlotte Hornets.

Michael Schumacher is a German Formula One driver who has won Formula One world driver’s championship several times, he has a net worth estimated at $800 million. His career spanned from 1991 to 2006 with Jordan Benetton, and Ferrari.

Vince McMahon – $1.19 Billion

In 2010 he announced a comeback with Mercedes GP.

His WWE Stock spiked at close to $28 a share in April 2014, putting his net worth at $1.2 billion. This was in part a result of the launch of their Online Streaming Services WWE Network.

Arnold Palmer – $700 Million

After a Quarter of disapointing results from the services, the stock dropped by more than 40% in 1 day to $11.28 making return to Multi Millionaire Status

Widely considered as one of the greatest players in the history of men’s professional golf. He has won numerous events on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour, dating back to 1955.

Floyd Mayweather – $600 Million

Nicknamed “The King,” he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974 and won the PGA Tour Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.

Brett Favre – $100 Million

Perhaps the best boxer of this era and without question the most talented, Floyd “Money” Mayweather has shown an unprecedented mix of speed, power, and natural instincts every time he steps into the ring—a combination that has already translated to six boxing championships in five different weight classes: Super Featherweight, Lightweight, Junior Welterweight, Welterweight twice and Super Welterweight.

Former American football quarterback, Brett Favre, has an estimated net worth of $100 million.

Mario Andretti – $100 Million

The starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers from 1992-2007, Brett Favre has thrown more touchdown passes than any quarterback in the NFL history.

Caitlyn (Bruce) Jenner – $100 Million

Considered as one of the most successful Americans in the history of car racing, Italian American Mario Andretti is a former world car racing champion with an estimated net worth of $100 million.

Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner is a former American Olympic athlete, television personality and businessman who has an estimated net worth of $100 million. In 2015, Jenner made headlines after admitting that he is a trans.

Elton Brand – $100 Million

After months of speculations and rumors, he came out as a transwoman in 2015.

Kevin Durant – $100 Million

Basketball player Elton Brand’s net worth is a tidy sum of $100 million.

Sidney Crosby – $45 Million

Kevin Durant’s net worth also stands at $100 million, but it is soon to increase after the 2017 championship win.

Captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby is not stranger to the ice.

Wayne Gretzky – $200 Million

His net worth is $45 million.

Pete Sampras – $150 Million

Hockey player Wayne Gretzky, known as the “Great One”, has a net worth of $200 million.

Mario Lemieux – $150 Million

Pete Sampras, the former No.1 tennis player in the world, is now retired with an estimated net worth of $150 million.

Looks like this former Canadian professional ice hockey player didn’t do too bad for himself.

Alexandre Pato – $145 Million

He is currently the owner for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and is currently ranking one of the most wealthy athletes in the world, with a net worth of $150 million.

Serena Williams – $150 Million

Starting at the young age of 16, this Brazilian professional footballer, who plays for Spanish club Villarreal CF and the Brazil national team, is currently worth an estimated $145 million dollars.

Serena Williams is the G.O.A.T when it comes to women’s sports. She is so dominant that she makes more than most male athletes.

Chris Webber – $143 Million

She could probably beat most male athletes at most sports as well.

Chris Webber lives in infamy for his timeout call that cost the Fab 5 a national championship in the 90’s. Despite that he went on to have a stellar NBA career in Sacramento.

Martin Edwards – $142 Million

He is still accumulating wealth as an announcer for Basketball on TNT.

Martin Edwards has and estimated net worth of $142.5 million. Former Manchester United chairman Edwards, 65, who brought Sir Alex Ferguson to Old Trafford, held the job for 23 years and is now honorary life president. It was Edwards who took the decision to float the football club in 1991.

Ryan Howard – $140 Million

He sold his shares in tranches, making £120m in total. Other wealth, including £3m of net assets in two small property companies, keeps him at £95m.

Ryan Howard signed a 5-year, $125 Million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010 after a monster season in 2009.

Lennox Lewis – $140 Million

Apparently he gave up after receiving that much money, because he is currently playing in the Minors.

British-Canadian retired boxer, Lennox Claudius Lewis has a net worth of $140 million. The London-born former world heavyweight boxing champion won £84m during his 14-year professional career. Lewis won 41 of his 44 professional fights, including victories against Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson and Vitali Klitschko.

Miguel Cabrera – $135 Million

He also avenged both his defeats, against Oliver McCall and Hasim Rahman. Since retiring in 2004 Lewis has resisted calls to return to the ring to fight Klitschko.

Venezuelan professional baseball, Miguel Cabrera has an estimated net worth of $135 million in 2015. The baseball third baseman for Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball.

Gilbert Arenas – $135 Million

Cabrera has run into some off-field problems involving alcohol, which limits his endorsement potential. His playing contract with the Detroit Tigers is worth $152.3 million over eight years which he signed in 2008

American professional basketball, Gilbert Jay Arenas, Jr. has an estimated net worth of $135 million.

Tom Brady – $131 Million

He last played for Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He has also played for the Memphis Grizzlies, Orlando Magic, Washington Wizards and Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a point guard and shooting guard.

The Patriots’ quarterback signed a contract extension in March that included a $28 million signing bonus, lowering his 2016 base salary from $9 million to just $1 million in the process. That could save Brady close to $2 million in game checks if his four-game suspension stemming from the “Deflategate” saga is upheld.

Drew Brees – $130 Million

He also makes plenty off the field, thanks to deals with brands including Under Armour and UGG Boots.

Currently playing for the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees is a professional football quarterback with a current net worth of $130 million. Drew Brees receives an annual salary of $22 million.

Novak Djokovic – $130 Million

In 2004, he was named as the Comeback Player of the Year, and in 2008 and 2011, he was hailed as the National Football League Offensive Player of the Year. He was awarded as the MVP on Super Bowl XLIV.

Serbian professional tennis player, Novak Djokovic, has an estimated net worth of $130 million in 2015. Ranked the World No.

Joe Johnson – $60 Million

1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) since 4 July 2011. Novak Djokovic has won three Grand Slam singles titles, becoming the first player representing Serbia to win a Grand Slam singles title and the youngest player in the open era to have reached the semi-finals of all four Grand Slam events, separately and consecutively.

After two years of studying at the University of Arkansas, Joe Johnson became a part of the 2001 NBA Draft when he was signed by the Boston Celtics. He played with Celtics from 2001 until 2002.

Lewis Hamilton – $280 Million

From 2002 to 2005, he played with the Phoenix Suns and from 2005-2012, he played with the Atlanta Hawks. In July 2012, Joe was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Williams, Morrow, Farmar, Stevenson, and other players.

British Formula One racing driver, Lewis Hamilton has a net worth of $280 million in 2015. Now reconciled with his father and united with Fuller, Hamilton is poised to fully realize his huge earning potential. He is Britain’s richest young sportsman, aged 30 and under.

Jack Nicklaus – $280 Million

At the aged of 23, he won the Formula One world title in his second season in 2008. His world championship victory, good looks, famous girlfriend (former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger, the new co-presenter of the American version of The X Factor) and £75m five-year contract to drive for McLaren Mercedes keep him on the front and back pages.

Also known as The Golden Bear, Jack William Nicklaus was born on January 21, 1940 in Upper Arlington, Ohio, U.S. Since 1960, he has been married to Barbara Bash Nicklaus. He has five children named Jack, Steven, Gary, Nancy and Michael.

Manny Pacquiao – $250 Million

He attended Ohio State University. After becoming pro in 1961, Jack Nicklaus officially retired 2005. Throughout the long span of his pro career, he has earned 115 professional wins.

George Foreman – $250 Million

He earned $35 million for his two fights against Joshua Clottey and Miguel Cotto.Pacquiao is included in Forbes’ list of Highest Paid Athletes from the second half of 2009 to the first half of 2010; he is ranked 8th with an income of $42 million.

His big pay day came in 1999, when he bagged $138 million for selling naming rights to grill manufacturer Salton.

Paul Caddick – $225 Million

He has since pitched brands like Doritos, KFC and Meineke, and has launched a line of environmentally safe cleaning products, a line of personal care products, a health shake, a prescription shoe for diabetics and a restaurant franchise.

Retired British rugby player, Paul Caddick has a net worth of £150 million as of May 2012, according to the Sunday Times Rich List. His playing career was curtailed after he injured his neck when a scrum collapsed in 1980 but that was by no means the end of his involvement with rugby.

David Whelan – $210 Million

Having started work as a site engineer in the 1960s, Caddick gained a degree in civil engineering and qualified as a chartered civil and municipal engineer.

Former professional football player and businessman, Dave Whelan has a net worth of $210 million as of May 2012, according to the Sunday Times UK Rich List.

Oscar de la Hoya – $200 Million

He played for Blackburn Rovers and Crewe Alexandra and currently owns Wigan Athletic.

Oscar De La Hoya is a retired American professional boxer of Mexican descent, and he has an estimated net worth of $200 million which made him the highest earning boxer of all time.

Fernando Alonso – $200 Million

­He has earned his net worth through his winnings as a boxer in six different weight divisions with ten world titles as well as his business, Golden Boy Promotions, which he put up to take control of his own fights.

Fernando Alonso is a Spanish Formula One racecar driver and has a net worth of $200 million in 2015. Fernando Alonso has earned his net worth over the years as a driver for Minardi, Renault, McLaren and Ferrari.

Ken Block – $200 Million

He has competed in Grand Prix’s around the world. He was born in Oviedo, Asturias, Northern Spain.

Used to be known as Monster World Rally Team, Ken Block is a professional American rally driver with an estimated net worth of $200 million in 2012. Apart from being a rally driver, Ken Block has also developed a passion for motocross, snowboarding and skateboarding.

Derek Jeter – $185 Million

Ken Block started his rallying career with Vermont SportsCar team in 2005. When his first rallying career ended, he won the Rally America Rookie of the Year award.

Derek Jeter is widely known as one of the greatest Shortstop’s to ever play baseball. He won 5 Championships with the Yankees.

Kevin Garnett – $180 Million

He is the only baseball player to have a deal with Jordan (Nike) which he earns a ton in sponsorship money.

He won the NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2004 and during the 2007-08 season, he was awarded as the NBA Defensive Player of the Year. In a blockbuster trade held last 2007, Garnett was traded to the Boston Celtics.

Grant Hill – $180 Million

On his freshman year with the Celtics, he helped the team won its first championship since 1986.

Tim Duncan – $170 Million

The former NCAA and NBA star still earns cheddar by being an NBA analyst and announcer.

Andre Agassi – $175 Million

Retired NBA all-time great, can relax now that he is done with basketball.

Agassi is one of the best players of his era.

Dirk Nowitzki – $120 Million

It would have been interesting to watch him match up with Federer and Nadal.

He is one of the best foreign players, if not the best to ever play in the NBA.

Wayne Rooney – $160 Million

Future first ballot Hall of Famer.

CC Sabathia – $155 Million

In his prime, he challenged Messi and Ronaldo for the Golden Boot award

His prime may be over but C.C.

Jeff Gordon – $150 Million

is still playing for a solid New York Yankees team.

This retired NASCAR racer will go down as one of the best all time.