Sports and games have assumed a multi-dimensional posture in modern world. These thrilling activities are not confined only to ensure physical strength but they have become now a great source to earn fame and huge sums of money. The various sports and games have produces a variety of celebrities they are known all over the world. In the current times, when the commercialism is being induced in every aspect of life, sports ensure a variety of opportunities to earn millions of dollars. It is witnessed that those sportsmen who have performed consistently and have presented great skills in their respective games have not only becomes largely famous all around the globe, but have also become millionaires as more private clubs, business enterprises and advertising agencies are approaching them than ever. Following is the list of top 10 richest sportsmen of 2013. These sportsmen have earned great popularity and huge money in recent times due to their brilliant and heroic performances in their respective games. This list of top 10 richest sportsmen of 2013 is based on their net worth.
10. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is one of the well known and most famous names in the world of football. He is just 25 years old. He represents the national team of Argentina and the private club Barcelona. Owing to his match winning performances, he has attracted the attention of great number of investors towards him and his current worth is $115 million with annual income of more than $44 million.
9. Floyd Mayweather
He is one of the most aggressive and thrilling boxer of the world who has won back to back contests and has proved himself to be the best boxer of the world. He is American national and is 35 years old. His current worth is also $115 million.
8. Cristiano Ronaldo
Another one of the finest footballers of all times, Ronaldo, is highly famous in the sports world. He belongs to Portugal and is 28 years old. He holds the ability to turn the course of football match during any time of the game. He holds the number eight position on the list of top 10 richest sportsmen of 2013 with net worth of $135 million with annual income of $35 million.
7. Roger Federer
Roger Federer is one of the finest players of tennis that history has ever witnessed. He belongs to Switzerland and is 31 years old. He has earned the fame as the record maker in the field of tennis with a long list of achievements against his name. Moreover, he has been working as brand ambassador of Rado watches, which helps him earn a great amount of money. His current net worth is $140 million.
6. Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson is a golfer by profession. He is from USA and is 42 years of age. He has won a great number of golf events at international level, including 4 major championships and 40 other events. His net worth is $150 million with annual income of $60 million.
5. David Beckham
David Beckham is one of the most famous celebrities of entire world. He is footballer by profession. He belongs to England and is 37 years old. He had the honor of leading England’s national football team. His net worth is almost $175 million and annual income of $27 million.
4. Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant is American basketball player and is 34 years old. The millions of the fans of Bryant love to see him in action in the basketball court. His consistent performances have helped in earning great fame and money. His net worth is $200 million with annual income of $25.2 million..
3. Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez is also American by nationality. He is on the number three on the list of top 10 richest sportsmen of 2013. He is one of the finest players of baseball and has contributed significantly in the success of his team. His net worth is $ 300 million.
2. Michael Schumacher
No other racer has achieved as much fame as Schumacher enjoys. This formula one driver has earned a great number of events that help him earned great sum of money. His net worth is $400 million and annual income $40 million. He is German national and is 42 years old.
1. Tiger Woods
Tiger Wood’s name needs no introduction. He is best golfer of all times who has a long list of achievements against his name, including 17 major championships. Breaking records is something very common with Tiger Woods. His net worth is $500 million with annual income of $85 million. He is 37 years old and belongs to United States of America.