Top 10 Highest paid athletes ever in the world of sports(photos)

From high flyers to shot takers to power punchers and other dazzling skills inbetween, great sportsmen and women have left their mark on our lives in ways that make it impossible to forget them—ever. 
Who are the world's highest paid athletes ever? 

These remarkable ndividuals did more than just dazzle us with their mind blowing talent,  they also showed us how a man can raise his net worth to incredible heights simply by doing what he loves and being the very best at it.   

The combined earnings of the following top 10 athletes on this list is staggering. The sum in billions of dollars can even put the net worth of some countries to shame. 

Let's meet them shall we. Here they are- the the highest paid athletes of all time. 

Shaquille O'neal basketball net worth
10. Shaquille O'neal--$700 million 
The Larger than life basketball legend with amazing power. 

David Beckham highest paid athletes
9. David Beckham--$730 million 
The most talented sex symbol in the world of sports and an exceptional footballer. 

8. Phil Mickelson--$760 million
The legendary golfer with a consistent winning streak. 

Floyd Mayweather highest paid athletes
7. Floyd Mayweather Jr---$765 million
The undisputed and undefeated Boxing champion.

Kobe Bryant richest
6. Kobe Bryant---$770 million
The basketballer who kept alive the Jordan Era fire.

Michael Schumacher Formula One richest
5. Michael Schumacher---$1 billion
The greatest Formular One champion in history.

4.Jack Nicklaus--$1.15 billion 
The certified golfing great. 

3. Arnold Palmer--$1.35 billion
The godfather of golf.

Tiger Woods richest athletes
2. Tiger Woods--$1.65 billion 
One of the greatest revelations in all of sports—also the first athlete in history to earn a billion dollars.

Michael Jordan highest paid
1. Michael Jordan--$1.7 billion 
Probably the greatest basketball player ever and one of the most recognized faces in Sports.

All that talent, all that greatness—and all that money can make your head spin. 

These are the top 10 highest paid athletes of all time. And the millions keep rolling in.

Top 10 Highest paid athletes ever in the world of sports(photos) Top 10 Highest paid athletes ever in the world of sports(photos) Reviewed by Nelson Storm on January 20, 2017 Rating: 5