The Surprising Net Worth of Many of The World’s Biggest Athletes

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As contracts across every sport continue to increase astronomically, no one is surprised to see athletes with net worths exceeding tens of millions of dollars. But what about legends worth hundreds of millions? The best part – every one of these athletes has a completely different path to their staggering wealth. From savvy business investments to team ownership to founding a shoe manufacturing company, here are 24 athletes whose net worths are sure to surprise you.