Michael Schumacher is second richest athlete in the world
According to the Sunday Times, seven time world champion Michael Schumacher is the world’s second-richest athlete earning $823 million over his career. He comes in second to PGA golfer Tiger Woods who has career earnings of $869 million the newspaper said. And when you compare his earnings with other top athletes, it brings things into perspective. Schumacher has a comfortable lead over Michael Jordan ($516m), Roger Federer ($316m) and David Beckham ($258m) even with their storied careers.
In the world of Formula 1 drivers, next on the list would be Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen, both of whom have earned an estimated $161 million apiece. Other F1 stars would include Lewis Hamilton who is raked at $89 million, with teammate Jenson Button close behind at $85 million. David Coulthard and Nigel Mansell are both at $80 million, while Jackie Stewart over the course of his career earned $67 million.