Question: Who Was The First Billionaire Athlete?

Tiger Woods

Was Michael Jordan the first billionaire athlete?

How Michael Jordan, the first billionaire athlete, makes and spends his $2.1 billion fortune. He’s also the richest former professional athlete in the world. Jordan made less than $100 million while a player in the NBA, but has been a member of three-comma club since 2014.

Which athletes are billionaires?

  • Alex Rodriguez Net Worth: $350M.
  • Vinnie Johnson Net Worth: $400M.
  • Lionel Messi Net Worth: $400M.
  • Phil Mickelson Net Worth: $400M.
  • Shaquille O’Neal Net Worth: $400M.
  • LeBron James Net Worth: $440M.
  • David Beckham Net Worth: $450M.
  • Roger Federer Net Worth: $450M.

Was Tiger Woods ever a billionaire?

Tiger Woods has become the first billion-dollar sportsman after 13 years as a professional golfer. Adding together his winnings from this year together with his annual $100 million earnings, this makes Woods the first dollar billionaire sportsman.

When did Michael Jordan become a billionaire?

In 2014, Jordan became the first billionaire player in NBA history. With a net worth of $2.1 billion, he is the fourth-richest African-American, behind Robert F. Smith, David Steward, and Oprah Winfrey.