Top 14 Richest Black Millionaire & Billionaire Athletes of 2023

Join us as we celebrate the success of these amazing black athletes and take a brief look inside each their trillionaire lifestyles.

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14 — Ryan Howard

One of the worlds most famous Baseball players, Ryan Howard played as the Philadelphia Phillies first baseman.

During the highlight of his career, he was earning over $25 million dollars per year and over his lifetime playing baseball, he earned over $200 million dollars.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 19, 1979, Howard is the fastest player in Major League Baseball history to reach both the 100 and 200 home run milestones

He has a current net worth of around $120 million dollars and once owned a palatial waterfront estate that once set a record for sale in the Tampa Bay Florida area.

Now sold for $16.5 million dollars, the home features its own bowling alley, lazy river pool with waterfall and Venetian-style bridges.

With 19,000 square feet of interior living space, the home has a chef’s kitchen, fitness center, sauna, game room with bar, custom home theater, library, and an eight-car garage.

Howard is Major League Baseball’s all-time record-holder for most times striking out four times in a game, commonly referred to as a “Golden Sombrero”.

He has been a representative for a number of companies including Under Armour and the Subway restaurant chain.

Howard has written six children’s books and was included on the ballot for the National Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2022.

13 — Paul Pogba

Needing no introduction, Paul Pogba is recognised as one of the most famous and popular soccer players worldwide.

While he remains relatively unknown on American shores, Pogba’s net worth and drive to increase it must not be overlooked as he is currently worth $125 million dollars.

Averaging around $33 million dollars per year from his soccer sallary, Pogb also makes a considerable amount from his partnership with adidas and some of his real estate investments.

Following his exit from Manchester United, Pogba off-loaded his $5 million dollar five-bedroom Manchester mansion.

He also purchased a home in Miami Tower which gives access to its own wellness center, aquatic center and private breach club.

Pogba also has one of the most exclusive car collections of any soccer player including a Rolls-Royce Wraith Black Badge, Mercedes GLS 4×4 and Bentley Flying Spur.

Other cars in the collection include a Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport, McLaren P1, Chevrolet Camaro and Ferrari 812 Superfast.

Overall his supercar fleet comes in at around $3 million dollars.

12 — Russell Wilson

American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos, Russell Wilson has an estimated net worth of around $165 million dollars.

One of the highest paid athletes in American football, Wilson has appeared in two Super Bowls and has a current annual salary of $1 million dollars.

He has earned $90 million from his various businesses and endorsements and was highlighted in Sports Illustrated magazine during his senior year.

In 2019, Wilson purchased partial ownership of the Seattle Sounders FC, a Major League Soccer team in the Seattle area.

Along with his wife, Ciara, he opened a retail clothing store named House of LR&C at Park Meadows Mall.

The couple also purchased a $25 Million European-Style Denver Mansion in April 2022 that is thought to feature 11,000 square feet of interior space.

While no pictures of the property currently exist, its thought to include four bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and five half bathrooms with 5.34 acres of outdoor space.

11 — Dwyane Wade

Needing no introduction and featuring several times in some of our other videos, American former professional basketball player Dwyane Wade spent most of his 16-year career playing for the Miami Heat.

Wade has quite the real estate portfolio and recently off-loaded his $22 million dollar home located in Miami Beach.

The 12,000-square-foot residence comes with a basketball court, playground, cabana, pool and private dock.

Another home in his collection is a massive 17,000-square-foot mansion located in Hidden Hills, California.

Costing around $17.9 million dollars, this home is the star’s current base of operations and features 22,000 square feet of space spread over three floors.

Seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms come with a a double-height rotunda entry and entertaining areas include a state-of-the-art home theater, wine storage and tasting room.

Wade has also invested heavily in cars, with his garage including a Cadillac Escalade EXT, Hummer H2 SUT, Porsche 911, Mercedes SLR McLaren, McLaren MP4–12C and McLaren 570S.

Wades total car collection is thought to come in at somewhere around $2 million dollars.

10 — David Robinson

Former American professional basketball player David Robinson is well known to any San Antonio Spurs fans.

Nicknamed “the Admiral” for his service with the U.S. Navy, Robinson has an estimated net worth of around $200 million dollars.

A 10-time NBA All-Star, two-time NBA champion, and NBA MVP in 1995, he was part of the gold-winning Olympic US national basketball teams in 1992 and 1996.

While he had an incredible career in American Basketball, he also had an an incredibly successful career outside of the sport.

Since his retirement, Robinson has launched two private equity firms that held over $525 million worth of real estate assets.

He also founded the Carver Academy in San Antonio to to provide opportunities for inner-city children.

His property portfolio as part of Admiral Capital Group includes upscale hotels and office buildings while he also co-owns a Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Texas.

When it comes to his own property, Robinson likes to splash out and he recently sold his beautiful San Antonio home for $3.7 million dollars.

One of the most expensive basketball cards of Robinson happens to be the 1998–99 Skybox Autographics David Robinson #50 Black & Blue Ink cars, worth $15,000 dollars.

9 — Serena Williams

When it comes to the world of female Tennis players, make no mistake, Serena Williams is one of the queens of the court.

Ranked world №1 by the Women’s Tennis Association for 319 weeks, Williams has won 23 grand slams over her illustrious career.

With an estimated net worth of $250 million dollars, she tops the highest paid list of women Tennis Players and has earned over $56 million in prize money.

One of the largest property owners in Tennis, William’s has invested in homes across the united states including a Spanish-style property in Bel Air and several former homes in the Palm Beach area.

Her current home, located in Florida, shows why she has such luxurious taste and includes 14,500 square feet of space.

featuring five-bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, her waterfront estate is thought to have cost $8 million dollars to buy and was purchased from St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina.

Her previous home, also in florida was recently sold, but it was purchased by Williams in 2015 for $2.8 million dollars.

Off the court, Williams has had a very successful career that includes work in Fashion, Activism and equipment endorsements.

She is the current Chief Sporting Officer for British luxury automobile manufacturer Aston Martin and launched the first collection of her sustainable clothing line in 2019.

8 — George Foreman

One face thats easily recognisable to many of my American viewers, George Foreman is a former professional boxer with an eye for the business world.

Famous these days, for his home cooking appliance, his boxing career was impressive and he was nicknamed “Big George” and competed in the ring between 1967 and 1997.

The two-time world heavyweight champion and an Olympic gold medalist has raked in the cash since he gave up his gloves and has a current net worth of close to $300 million dollars.

Foreman always preached a healthier lifestyle upon his return to the ring in the 90’s and became a spokesperson Salton, Inc, makers of a fat-reducing grill.

By roughly 2009, the grill had sold over 100 million units, later earning him $138 million dollars when the company paid him to use his name on the appliance.

He was also paid roughly 40% on each grill sold with average monthly earnings of $4.5 million dollars at its peak.

Foreman is also a partner in the Panther Racing Indy Car team and has authored five books and occasionally appears on TV.

He owns a large mansion in Huffman, Texas that was subjected to a small fire in 2019 but left the main property un-damaged.

He also owns a large car collection that includes a £760,000 Ford GT, Ferrari F40, Ferrari 360, a Lamborghini Diablo and a Rolls-Royce.

7 — Shaquille O’Neal

Another American basketball player whom knows a thing or two about success in the business word is the legendary Shaq.

Regarded as one of the greatest basketball players and centers of all time, O’Neal is a four-time NBA champion who played for six teams over his 19-year career.

With a current estimated net worth of $400 million dollars, O’Neal’s investments are probably some of the most diverse of anyone in the sporting world.

Currently making roughly 4x his NBA salary every year, his business strategy and skills have helped him to be one of the most successful entrepreneurs in sport.

As well as being a TV host and product endorser, Shaq’s empire stretches into the restaurant and food industry.

He owns or owned 17 Auntie Annie’s Pretzels restaurants and 155 Five Guys Burgers restaurants and even a Krispy Kreme shop.

That is not all, with other business ventures including over 150 car washes, forty 24-hour fitness centers, a shopping center, a movie theater, and several Las Vegas nightclubs.

The sports star also owns a massive 31,000 square feet custom built estate in Isleworth, Lake Butler, and a $1.22 million dollar home in Carrollton, Texas.

He has some very interesting custom made cars, mainly due to his size, that include a Mercedes S550 Convertible, Lamborghini Gallardo, Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible and Polaris Slingshot.

6 — Floyd Mayweather

Known by his nickname, “Money”, Floyd Mayweather certainly has a lot of it, now entering into the billionaires club at the age of just 45 years old.

Currently earning roughly $300 million dollars every month, Mayweather is by far the greatest boxer of his generation and has these days, moved into the world of promotion and endorsements.

Known for carrying around million dollar bags of cash, Mayweather owns a number of expensive things including a $40 million dollar 12-seater Gulfstream III with gold cup holders, gold sink, gold accents.

This is just one of the private jets he owns, with his other, a Gulfstream G650 jet costing him around $50 million dollars.

Mayweather also owns around $40 million dollars worth of luxury super cars including a Bugatti Chiron, five Rolls-Royces, Mercedes McLaren, G-Wagon and Bentley coupe.

Other cars on the list include an Aston Martin One-77, two LaFerrari Apertas, Pagani Huayra, five other Bugatti’s and even a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita.

Houses are also on the menu when it comes to the man who literally inserted money as his middle name, with investments in over nine skyscrapers such as One Vanderbilt, which cost $3.31 billion to build.

His 22,000 square-foot mansion includes five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, a golf course, two-story movie theater and kitchen with built in touchscreen games console screens.

His boxing promotion company, Mayweather Promotions also makes millions each year from merchandise and boxing fights around the globe.

5 — Lewis Hamilton

One of the most successful and decorated Formula One drivers in history, Lewis Hamilton continues to dominate the sport to this day.

Hamilton has pulled in a considerable amount of career earnings during his racing and while racing for Mercedes, he earns at least $50 million dollars per year.

Being F1’s highest paid driver comes with its benefits and with an average net worth of close to $285 million dollars, Hamilton is also one of the richest in the sport and has one of the largest car collections.

His many cars include a Pagani Zonda 760 LH, Ferrari La Ferrari, McLaren P1, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupe Black Series, Mercedes-AMG Project One and MV Agusta Lewis Hamilton edition 800RR.

He is also a fan of several older cars and his collection includes a 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra.

The star also owns a number of large properties including a £32 million pound penthouse in New York City that features 6,547 square-feet of space.

Other homes in his collection include an £18 million pound home in London with a 200ft garden and impressive summer house, and also a large home in the Fontvieille district of Monte Carlo.

More recently, Lewis has purchased a stake in an NFL franchise, teaming up with the Walton-Penner Family Ownership Group who purchased the Denver Broncos for $4.5 billion dollars.

4 — Magic Johnson

Another legend in the world of sport, Magic Johnson is an American former professional basketball player, often regarded as one of the greatest point guards of all time in the sport.

With a net worth of $630 million dollars, he not only succeeded on the court, but also off it with a raft of business ventures including Magic Johnson Theaters, a movie studio, and a promotional marketing company.

In 1994, Johnson paid $10 million dollars to purchase a 5% stake in the Los Angeles Lakers, a stake he later sold in 2010 for $50 million dollars.

He splashed the cash again in 2012 with a purchase of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a group of business partners and sold his starbucks franchise for $75 million dollars in the same year.

Johnson and his wife own a home in Beverly Park, California and a Tuscan style beach house in Dana Point in Orange County, California while their home in Napili, Hawaii has now been sold.

He owns a number of expensive vehicles including a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, Lamborghini Aventador and a 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SL.

Its clear that Magic Johnson is one of the more successful people in the NFL world.

3 — Tiger Woods

When it comes to golfers, Tiger Woods is undoubtedly one of the best, and this shows in his incredible net worth which now stands at roughly $1 billion dollars.

Officially joining the billionaires club, Woods has splashed the cash over the years and has owned a large home in Windermere Florida worth $2.4 million dollars and an even larger $41 million dollar property on Jupiter Island.

The 15-time major champions larger home was completed in 2010 and boasts 9,700 square feet of living space, a home gym, media room and wine cellar.

Downstairs in the basement you will find a large home cinema, games room and his very own oxygen therapy room.

Other properties include a rumored private island in Sweden that was designed specifically for the star but has never been made public and he also purchased two multi-million dollar homes for both his parents.

Woods earns around $62 million dollars a year from his business ventures and his sponsors have included Nike, Gatorade and Gillette.

He has owned a number of high profile vehicles including a 2009 Cadillac Escalade, 2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG and a 2021 Genesis GV80 to name just a few.

After being awarded the 2019 Presidential Medal of Freedom by Donald Trump, Woods has been described as one of the greatest golfers of all time.

2 — LeBron James

Another Billionaire to grace our list, LeBron James is a successful American Basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles lakers.

James’s net worth has officially crossed one billion dollars, mainly in-part to his long career and large range of off-court business interests.

LeBron has had investments in Beats electronics and made a hefty profit of more than $30 million dollars when Apple acquired the company.

He has been involved in his own digital video company, has signed numerous endorsement contracts with Nike, McDonalds and Coca-Cola and owns a company with Arnold Schwarzenegger that develops nutritional supplements.

He became an Angel Investor in 2020 after investing in tequila and mezcal company Lobos 1707 and is part owner of of the Boston Red Sox, New England Sports Network, RFK Racing, and Liverpool Football Club in the UK.

LeBron owns some stunning properties thanks to his amazing net worth and these include a $9 million three-story mansion overlooking Biscayne Bay and a home in Brentwood, Los Angeles for about $21 million.

One of his biggest purchases was his second Brentwood home which he purchased for $23 million in December 2017.

Moving onto his rides and James sure knows how to travel in style with a custom $1 million dollar Porsche 918 Spyder, half million dollar Lamborghini Aventador and $220,000 dollar Bentley Continental GT making up just a small part of his larger car collection.

1 — Michael Jordan

Currently seen as one, if not the highest paid sports athlete in the world, Michael Jordan is a former professional basketball player turned successful businessman.

Currently worth $1.7 billion dollars, Jordan is by far the richest black sportsperson on the planet and after winning six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls, also one of the most successful.

Jordan owns a considerable amount of property thanks to his multi-million dollar sponsorship deals with Nike, Ball Park Franks and Hanes Trading Cards.

He owns a $16 million dollar home in Chicago, Illinois that has been on the market for eight years and features entrance gates with his number twenty three and its own cigar lounge and basketball court.

The home covers 56,000-square-foot in size and spans seven acres with nine luxurious bedrooms and 19 bathrooms.

His next home, located in the great state of Utah, sits in City Park and with 10,000 square feet, it could be yours as the five bedroom, eight bathroom home has been on the market for $7.5 million dollars since 2019.

Other homes include a $2.8 million dollar home in Cornelius at Jetton Park on Lake Norman and a massive new home in Jupiter, Florida, custom built and thought to be worth close to $32.8 million after renovations are complete.

Away from property, Jordan has dived into the business world with his purchase of the Charlotte Bobcats for $175 Million, today, after a name change they are worth closer to $1.5 billion dollars.

Other business world purchases include a car dealership, 20 restaurants and investments in tech firms.

He owns a custom automobile collection that includes a Chevrolet Corvette C4, Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet “Flat Nose”, Toyota Land Cruiser J80 and a 1992 Ferrari 512TR.

Other cars include a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 40th Anniversary Edition, Mercedes W140 S600 Coupé By Lorinser, Porsche 993 Turbo S, Aston Martin DB7 Volante and a Bentley Continental GT.

More expensive cars in the collection include a McLaren-Mercedes SLR 722 worth close to $700,000 dollars and his most expensive, a Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir worth over $2 million dollars.

Its not just cars that the worlds richest black sporting billionaire owns, however, thanks to his purchase of an $80 million dollar yacht named Joy.

The 230-foot luxury vessel is modern, and comes with a full-length basketball court, five decks, glass elevator and timber spiral staircase.

Seven cabins on-board help to keep guests comfortable and the master suite features a 270-degree view and a private terrace.

Amenities include an on-board gym, a jacuzzi on its main deck and accommodates up to 12 guests and 19 crew members.

Finally we take a look at Michael Jordan’s private jet, a Gulfstream 550 which he purchased in 2016 at a cost of around $50 million dollars.

Seating 19-passengers, his private hotel in the sky features an operational ceiling of 51,000 feet and a maximum cruising speed of 554 mph.

The Gulfstream 550 has a maximum range of 6,750 nautical miles and is even re-painted blue and white with upgraded features to include a bar, cigar station and Air Jordan Logo on the tail.

Michael Jordan truly is the epitome of success in the black billionaire sporting world.

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