Can You Identify These Wealthy Athletes? You Won't Believe How Much Some of Them Make!

By: Khadija Leon
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We all know that some athletes make quite a bit of money, but how much do they actually make? Take this quiz to see if you know who these wealthy athletes are!

Although he is the second-highest paid athlete of 2017, he has a net worth of over $400 million. This money comes not only from playing basketball, but from numerous endorsements and lines of clothing and shoes.

This 6 foot, 9 inch tall basketball player who currently plays for the Golden State Warriors, has won the NBA championship, NBA Most Valuable Player Award, four NBA scoring titles, two Olympic gold medals and NBA Rookie of the Year Award. It’s no wonder he’s worth over $150 million.

Andrew Luck is a quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts and was the runner up for the Heisman Trophy in 2010 and 2011. In June of 2016, he got a five-year extension for $140 million, which is currently the biggest contract in NFL history.

This six-time NBA All-Star and two-time NBA All-Star Game Most Valuable Player currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Last year alone, he made over $38.6 million.

Sebastian Vettel was the highest paid Formula One driver of 2016, and he has a three-year contract with Ferrari which earns him approximately $50 million each year. He also has over 45 career wins.

Although he has a net worth of just over $40 million, he has a 5-year extension deal of $120 million with the Portland Trail Blazers. He was named as an NBA All-Star twice, and has won the NBA Rookie of the Year award.

Novak Djokovic is a Serbian professional tennis player, and he is known as one of the greatest players in the world. He has 12 Grand Slam singles titles and has held the #1spot for over 220 weeks. At the end of 2016, he had a net worth of just over $140 million.

Tiger Woods has certainly made a name for himself in sports and his net worth of $740 million proves it. His success, however, only seems to be on the course, as he has been a part of numerous scandals, including driving under the influence in May 2017.

Neymar Jr. is a Brazilian professional footballer who currently plays for the French club Paris Saint-Germain. Moving to this club from Barcelona, he signed a contract of over $260 million, which now makes him the most expensive player in the world.

Although he has made over $200 million in his career, his net worth is somewhere between $90 and $120 million. When he began his career in 2003, he played for the Miami Heat, and he has been with that team ever since.

Fernando Alonso is a Formula One driver for McLaren-Honda who has a double World Championship under his belt. He is currently the only Spanish driver to have won a Formula One Grand Prix.

In 2016, Spieth was added to Time’s list of 100 most influential people, solidifying his place as an exceptional athlete. His current net worth is $70 million and he is the defending champion of the FedEx Cup. He is only 23 years old.

Although Derrick Rose recently played the last of his 5-year $94 million contract with the New York Knicks, he will continue to earn $10 million a year from a 13-year endorsement deal with Adidas.

According to Forbes, Usain Bolt has an estimated net worth of over $60 million and he earns $10 million annually from his endorsement deal with Puma. He is currently the fastest human in the world and has won eight Olympic gold medals.

Gareth Bale is a Welsh footballer who currently plays for the Spanish club, Real Madrid. He signed a 6-year contract with the team and by 2021, it has been rumored that he will earn over $150 million.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has an estimated net worth of $740 million, and that was before he defeated Conor McGregor earlier this year. He has a habit of spending his money recklessly, but if your right hook could earn you millions, you would to.

As of 2016, Maria Sharapova has earned over $285 million in her tennis career and has been the highest paid female athlete in the world for more than 10 years. She did test positive for a banned substance and received a 15-month ban.

After being drafted 12th in the 2012 NFL Draft, this football defensive tackle recently signed a 6-year $103 million deal in 2016 with $63 million guaranteed.

Michael Jordan's 15-year career may have only earned him $90 million, but his shoes brand rakes in over $3 million each year, making his net worth over $1 billion.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish football player who currently plays for Manchester United. As of August 2017, he is the world's most decorated footballer, having won over 33 trophies in his entire career. This is partly why he is so rich.

After the messy divorce with wife, La La, we’re not exactly sure what his actual net worth is, but we know that it is one of the highest. Carmelo Anthony has been an NBA All-Star 10 times and has won multiple Olympic gold medals.

At the end of 2016, Kobe Bryant had a net worth of $350 million, and was ranked on Forbes's 40 Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40, the same year that he retired. Throughout is 20-year career, he made over $680 million from his salary and endorsements.

Cameron Newton is an American football quarterback who has won a Heisman Trophy and a national championship. In 2015, Newton signed a 5-year extension worth $103 million.

In March of 2017, Berry signed a $78 million contract with the Chiefs, despite being diagnosed with Lymphoma in 2014. He returned in 2015 and was named the Comeback Player of the Year.

Stephen Curry may not have made much money from his basketball career over the last four seasons, but he is set to sign the highest contract in NBA history (rumored to be $201 million for just over 5 years).

Move aside Tiger Woods, because Rory McIlroy is currently the highest paid golf player in the world. He has a 10-year endorsement deal with Nike worth $100 million, another endorsement deal with Taylormade for $100 million and he has made over $62 million in prize money.

James Harden Jr. is an American basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets. He has won two gold medals with the US Olympic basketball team and he has a four-year contract with the Rockets for $118 million.

Lewis Hamilton is a Formula One race car driver and has won the world championship three times, making him one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport. His current net worth is just over $240 million and he has said that he has thought about retiring.

Drew Brees has a five-year $100 million contract with the New Orleans Saints and has additional endorsement deals with companies such as Nike, Verizon, Microsoft, PepsiCo, and Proctor & Gamble.

Forbes lists Phil Mickelson’s net worth as $375 million. This golfer has won over 40 events, some of which include three Masters titles, a PGA championship and an Open Championship in 2013.

This Spanish tennis player is known as “The King of Clay” and has been called the best clay court player in history. Although he has won 16 grand slam titles and an Olympic gold medal, his net worth is only around $45 million.

David Price has been playing baseball since 2008. In 2015, he signed a $217 million, 7-year contract with the Boston Red Sox. He also played for the Tampa Bay Rays and helped them reach their first World Series. Price won the Cy Young award in 2010.

Born in Venezuela in 1983, Miguel Cabrera became the first player to win the batting Triple Crown in 2012, and improving on it in 2013. He recently signed an 8-year deal worth $248 million.

Kyrie Irving is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Boston Celtics. His contract, which is worth $94 million, will run until the 2019-2020 season. He also has an endorsement contract with Nike.

Andy Murray is the first British professional tennis player in over 70 years to win at Wimbledon. He may have only won about $15 million in prize money, but his net worth is more than four times that as he likes to invest his money in property.

His net worth is quickly increasing and he has won an event in each of his first 10 seasons on the PGA Tour. Johnson won his first major title at the U.S. Open in 2016, earning him almost $2 million in prize money alone.

Dwight Howard was one of the NBA’s most marketable players but after a rough season, and a very messy divorce in 2013, he failed to renew contracts with many big brands. However, he signed a multi-million dollar contract with a Chinese shoe brand named Peak.

If you haven’t heard of the name Serena Williams, then you’ve probably been living under a rock, or you don’t have access to a TV or internet. She has so many titles, that its not worth naming them and has a net worth of over $150 million.

Wayne Rooney, who currently plays football for the Premier League’s Everton, made a name for himself while playing for Manchester United for over 13 years. His net worth is well over $100 million but that doesn’t stop him from getting into trouble.

Josh Hamilton is a professional American baseball outfielder who signed a contract with the Los Angeles Angels but after getting into trouble with drugs and alcohol, was traded back to the Texas Rangers. He was later released in April of 2017 but still has a net worth of $50 million, according to

Eli Manning has earned over $206 million from his career so far and with continued endorsement deals with companies like Nike, Toyota, Gatorade and an additional $84 million contract singed in 2015, his earnings are set to go up.

With an estimated net worth of $40 million, this footballer is no doubt one of the most talented out there. But with his aggressive tendencies, like biting other players and making racially abusive comments, he is also one of the most controversial players.

Not only does Hanley Ramirez have numerous endorsement deals with companies like New Balance and Franklin and Wilson, he signed an $88 million 4-year contract with the Boston Red Sox.

DeAndre Jordan signed a 4-year $88 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. He also earns money from endorsement deals with companies like Nike and State Farm Insurance.

This professional basketball player has only one more year left on his $63 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets. He has a twin brother, Robin, who also plays in the NBA.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has made over $400 million from endorsements, his salary, and race winnings. He has been a Cup series racer for over18 years, but plans to retire after the 2017 season.

Roger Federer has consistently been one of the highest paid tennis stars from the time he began his professional career. In 2016, he earned nearly $70 million in prize money. He is currently ranked as the 2nd best in the world

Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional football player who currently plays for FC Barcelona. Not only has been called the world’s best football player by many, his net worth is $280 million. He is the only player to receive 5 FIFA Ballon d’Or awards.

Not only does he have the most number of Instagram followers out of all of the athletes in this world, Ronaldo was also the highest paid sports star of 2017 and has a net worth of $375 million. This footballer currently plays for Real Madrid and he has over 10 titles under his belt.

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