Forbes: The 10 Sports Players with the Biggest Fortunes in History
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are the best soccer players on the planet in recent years, millionaires, coveted and the "most expensive". Even so, none of them figure in the top 10 of the highest paid sportsmen in history. The only representative of soccer in the updated ranking of Forbes is retired Englishman David Beckham. The list is dominated by basketball and golf stars.
Check out the 10 sportsmen with the greatest fortunes in history:
10 ° - Shaquille O'Neal
The player has accumulated a fortune of $ 735 million over the course of his career.
9° - Floyd Mayweather
The undefeated boxer who loves to show off his bundles of money and received the nickname Money has a whopping $ 785 million in his accounts.
8° - David Beckham
The football representative, team owner and now retired from the fields has accumulated an incredible $ 800 million.
7° - Kobe Bryant
Biggest NBA salary for the last six years of his career, The Los Angeles Lakers star was another sportsman who accumulated $ 800 million.
6° - Phil Mickelson
The second highest-paid American in golf in the past decade is worth $ 815 million.
5° - Michael Schumacher
The seven-time Formula One champion, who struggles for his life today, has earned $ 1 billion over the course of his career.
4° - Jack Nicklaus
Another North-American to earn incredible fortune in the world of golf. He is worth no less than $ 1.2 billion earned as a player and designer golf course.
3° - Arnold Palmer
He was one of the highest paid golfers in history and still profited by creating his own brand. Before his death in 2016, he accumulated $ 1.4 billion.
2° - Tiger Woods
The prodigy golf player lost a lot of money after personal scandals, even so, he was the one who earned the most in the sport. Astounding US $ 1.7 billion.
1° - Michael Jordan
The biggest player in basketball history tops the ranking with his $ 1.85 billion fortune earned both as a player and manager.