Highest Paying Sports

The entertainment industry is one of glitz and glamour, and it is hugely lucrative. Sports, in particular, are very well-paying. The highest paid sports stars are among the richest people in the world. Every year, several lists are published to evaluate the worth of the players. One of the most popular among such list is that of Forbes “Rich List”.

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These lists support the fact that athletes are among the highest paid entertainers in the world. Be it the salary from the games, the prize money they get, or the amounts they receive from their endorsement deals, the amounts they earn is huge. Each game and each tournament help the players make large sums of money.here we are going to introduce you to top 10 Highest Paying Sports in the World.

Highest Paying Sports in the World

10. Cycling

Highest Paying Sports in the World
Highest Paying Sports in the World

Charles Minthorn Murphy in 1899 became the first cyclist to cover a mile in under a minute which earned him the nickname “Mile-a-Minute Murphy”. Since the innovation of cycles and other human-powered vehicles, cycling is counted among one of the most active sports in the world. There are many cycling tournaments that are considered among the highest paying event in the planet earth. Besides huge income in the form of the tournament earnings, the famous cyclists also get good amounts of money from their endorsers. Legendary cyclist and one of the most controversial athletes of modern days Lance Armstrong achieved the 9th place in the Forbes list of Richest Players in 2010 with a total income of $28 million.

9. Baseball

Highest Paying Sports in the World

Highest Paying Sports in the World

Sports columnist Jayson Stark once stated about baseball that it is “a unique paragon of American culture” as it still remains one of the major sports of the United States. It has more than 2.1 million participants in the United States. With great number of viewership of MLB, the participants are counted among the highest earning athletes in the modern world. American baseball player Cecil Fielder first achieved the 8th place in the Forbes list of Richest Players in 1993 with a total income of $12.7 million. Alex Rodriguez achieved the 7th place in the Forbes list of Richest Players in 2003 with a total income of $26 million and again achieved the 9th place in 2004 with a total income of $26.2 million and in 2011 with $35 million total income.

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8. Ice Hockey

Highest Paying Sports in the World
Highest Paying Sports in the World

The fast-paced physical sport, Ice Hockey, is often cited the nickname “The Fastest Game on Earth”. Ice hockey is widely known as one of the highest paying sports in the world as the participants have frequently achieved decent positions in the Forbes list of Richest Players. Legendary ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky achieved the 5th place in the list in 1994 with a total income of $13.5 million. He again achieved the 10th place in the list in 1995 with a total income of $14.5 million. Canadian ice hockey player Joe Sakic achieved the 9th place in the Forbes list of Richest Players in 1997 with a total income of 17.9 million. Russian international ice hockey player Sergei Federov achieved the 3rd place in the list in 1998 with $29.8 million total income.

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