15 Of The Richest Athletes In The World

Kobe Bryant – $260 million

Kobe “the Black Mamba” Bryant currently has a salary of $27 million – which is about $7 million higher than any other NBA player. From his salary throughout his NBA career, Kobe has made around $250 million. Off the court, Bryant earns about $30 million per year from endorsements.

Lebron James – $270 million

Lebron James makes about $19 million a year from his salary, but a whopping $53 million from endorsements. His heavy hitters are Nike, Beats by Dre, and Microsoft. What’s more, James owned 1 percent of Beats, so when the company was sold to Microsoft, James netted around $30 million from the sale.

Jack Nicklaus – $280 million

Some have argued that Nicklaus ranks in the top-three best golfers of all time. He has been a pro golfer since 1961, won a record of 18 career championships, and also wrote the renowned golf instructional book Golf My Way, which is still in print. His long history in golf has provided him a fortune of $280 million.

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