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Cristiano Ronaldo Missing in Top 10, Lionel Messi 8th As Top 30 Richest Athletes of Year 2022 Are Ranked
- Michael Jordan who owns a net worth of $2.2billion is said to be the richest athlete in the world right now
- Data via Wealthy Gorilla claims the 59-year-old is richer than WWE’s tycoon Vince McMahon and football sensation Lionel Messi
- Surprisingly out of the top-10 is Portugal and Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo who is said to have a net worth of $500
According to the data received, the 59-year-old is the richest sportsman in the year 2020 ahead of WWE’s tycoon Vince McMahon and Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.
Jordan remains an icon of basketball following his legendary exploits in the NBA as he etched his names in the history books as regards achieved before retiring.
Jordan won the NBA six times with Chicago Bulls during his career and then bagged the NBA MVP awards five times in 15 NBA seasons.
The latest compilation from Forbes and Celebrity Net Worth which determines the top 30 richest athletes show that Jordan is the richest with an eye-watering net worth of $2.2bn.
Below are the 30 richest athletes in the world in 2022, according to Wealthy Gorilla via SPORTbible:
30. Kimi Raikkonen (racing driver): $250m
29. Grant Hill (basketball): $250m
28. Gary Player (golf): $250m
27. Fernando Alonso (racing driver): $265m
26. Lewis Hamilton (racing driver): $285m
25. George Foreman (boxing): $300m
24. Dale Earnhardt Jr (racing driver): $300m
23. Alex Rodriguez (baseball): $350m
22. Vinnie Johnson (basketball): $400m
21. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (wrestling): $400m
20. Shaquille O'Neal (basketball): $400m
19. Phil Mickelson (golf): $400m
18. Jack Nicklaus (golf): $400m
17. Greg Norman (golf): $400m
16. Roger Federer (tennis): $450m
15. Floyd Mayweather (boxing): $450m
14. David Beckham (football): $450m
13. LeBron James (basketball): $500m
12. Cristiano Ronaldo (football): $500m
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11. Roger Staubach (American football): $600m
10. Michael Schumacher (racing driver): $600m
9. Magic Johnson (basketball): $600m
8. Lionel Messi (football): $600m
7. Junior Bridgeman (basketball): $600m
6. Eddie Jordan (racing driver): $600m
5. Tiger Woods (golf): $800m
4. Anna Kasprzak (dressage rider): $1bn
3. Ion Tiriac (tennis and ice hockey): $1.2bn
2. Vince McMahon (wrestling): $1.6bn
1. Michael Jordan (basketball): $2.2bn
Georgina Rodriguez insists she has millions in the bank
Sports Brief earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez has insisted that she does not live off her lover’s money, claiming she has 'many millions' in the bank.
The beautiful model admitted that dating the Portuguese superstar opens her to several benefits, but maintained that she made her own money herself.
Georgina hit back at her critics in the latest comments after they claimed she has been living off the wealth of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.