Top Ten Richest Athletes 2012
Parents often advice their children to work hard in studies and stay away from sports because through study they can improve their lives and future. But today sportsmen are earning lot more than any other professional in the world. All of us like one game or another and we have our heroes and ideals in such games. Sports not only provide fame for player but can also make him/her millionaire or even billionaire. Followings are the list of top ten richest athletes in 2012. These top sports players earned millions and are among the richest people in the world. In this list you will see three football players, three golfers, two basketball players, one car driver and one baseball player.
This golfer topped the list of richest athletes because of his total worth of $100 million. He is also the most successful golf player in the history of this game. He earned millions of dollars by winning tournaments and championships. Last year he was also the richest sportsman of the world.
This famous basketball player is known for his highflying moves. Total net worth of Kobe Bryant is around $53 millions which make him the richest basketball player of the world and second richest athlete of the world for year 2012.
Another Basketball player who is known as “King James” makes his place in this list because of his assets of $48 million.
He is not only the number one tennis player but also greatest tennis player of all times. With total worth of $47 million he is at number 4 in our list of richest athletes.
Another American Golfer who is also known as “lefty” is in this list due to his total worth of $46.5 million.
Legend English footballer is the richest football player with total worth of $40 million.
One of the most famous footballers of recent times is at number 7 in this list because of his total assets of $38 million.
With total worth of $35 million, Alex Rodriguez is the richest baseball player of the world. But he is at number 8 in this list of wealthy sportsman of the world.
German racing driver is known world wide due to his excellent driving skills. With total worth of $34 million he is at number 9 in this list but he is the richest car racing driver of the world.
Argentinean sticker is currently best soccer player of the world. He was the best soccer player of 2011 and currently he holds that title but in this list he is at number 10 due to his total worth of $32.3 million.