The 2016 Summer Olympics were held at Rio de Janerio Brazil from 5 August to 21 August 2016 where more than 11,000 athletes from 207 National Olympic Committees took part. With 306 sets of medals the games featured 28 Olympic sports including rugby sevens and golf. These sporting events took place at 33 venues in the host city and at five in Sao Paulo, Belo Horinzonte, Salvador, Brasilia and Manaus.
The unique thing was that among all the players there were wealthiest sporting icons that participated in the games. Here are the 12 riches Olympic players in the world that you will love to hear about.
1. Rory Mcllroy
The wonderful golfer Rory McIlroy is net worth $422 million He is second in the golfing world after his childhood hero Tiger Woods. He’s currently ranked third on the Official World Golf Ranking, previously ranked first for 95 weeks, and is a four-time major champion.
2. Roger Federer
Roger Federer net worth is an astounding $350 million. He is the best tennis player and is extremely generous with this money and has contributed great for charities. He has won 17 Grand Slam singles title and is ranked as number one for a record-breaking 302 weeks.
3. Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova has earned her a net worth of $195 million. She had been the world’s highest-paid female athlete for 11 years straight.
4. Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic is a Serbian-born strongest player in men’s tennis and sits at a net worth of $160 million, He currently holds all four Grand Slam major titles.
5. Serena Williams
Serena Williams is greatest female tennis player of all time. She holds 36 major titles in total, the most among all active players, and is the only person in history of have achieved a career Grand Slam in both singles and doubles. She has won four Olympic gold medals, and has earned the most prize money of any female athlete ever at $36 million. She is placed first on the list of highest paid female athletes with net worth of $145 million.
6. Kevin Durant
Kevin Durant from Oklahoma City is one of the National Basketball Associations top paid and endorsed players, with a net worth of $120 million.
7. Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal nicknamed the King of Clay for his mastery of clay tennis courts haswon 14 Grand Slam singles titles including nine French Open wins and the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles. He is the second male player to achieve a career Golden Slam. Nadal sits at a net worth of $100 million.
8. Venus Williams
Venus Williams is one of the world’s best tennis players who won seven Grand Slam singles titles, more than any other active female players other than her younger sister and has a net worth of $75 million, which she’s earned through tournament winnings, endorsements, and her very own athletic fashion line, EleVen.
9. Sergio Garcia
Sergio Garcia is the highest earning golfer and has been runner-up four times and won over 20 international tournaments and has a net worth of $70 million. His biggest endorsement is a $5.6 million-a-year contract with Taylor Made-Adidas.
10. Andy Murray
Andy Murray is tennis player who has won both Wimbledon and the French Open. This, along with endorsements for Under Armour and other sponsors has earned him a net worth of $70 million.
11. DeMarcus Cousins
The Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins recently earned a spot on the Team USA basketball team and has an estimated net worth of $62 million.
12. Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps with a net worth of $55 million, is Olympian and swimmer of all time with 22 medals.
These Olympic players were the richest this year in 2016. As more and more sport players participate and earn riches at Olympic games this will surely bring some ups and down in this list. Till them enjoy with the best hope for Olympians.