Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes Switzerland In 2021

Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes Switzerland In 2021

It is in our nature to be curious about other people’s lives. What do we mean by this? The internet is a fantastic source of all the info you can imagine (and even beyond that). That being said, one of the most Googled information online is the information about other people’s careers, career paths, and finally – their net worth. 

Lists such as Forbes list, Bloomberg, or Investopedia are some of the most popular websites where you can compare famous people’s wealth, rank them accordingly, take a closer look into their personal life, net worth, careers, and all the other information available. How do people usually acquire wealth? This is a million-dollar question and if there was a simple answer to this question, everyone would be wealthy. However, it has been proven that no matter what field they are in, there is one thing all the richest people on earth have in common, and that is being extraordinary in what they do, no matter what that is. Aside from people who own their own businesses, investors, influencers, singers, pop stars, reality stars, actors, and other types of famous people, there is one category that is somewhat different from all the others. In this category, people are successful because of their physical abilities along with their mental capacities, and those are – athletes. If you are someone who loves sports, one question has probably come across your mind, at least once. How much money does your favorite athlete have in their bank account? What is their net worth? And more importantly, what sports are most likely to make certain athletes rich? 

According to the latest news about celebrities, there are hundreds of athletes who are millionaires, and it has been proven that there are numerous sources of their wealth – not only their professional sports careers. This is exactly the case with certain celebrities such as Michael Jordan, who has built an empire and created multiple sources of income, whether those are collaborations with brands, sponsorships or having his own businesses that are both related to basketball and that are not.

However, as this year is coming to an end, the lists of the wealthiest athletes on Earth have been updated and now we know – the richest athlete in the world is currently, Conor McGregor. After him, there are several names on the list, and finally, there is a Swiss tennis player, Roger Federer.

When it comes to Switzerland, and its athletes, this country is famous for many athletes. Still, the most famous sport in this country, that also gave the biggest number of millionaires, is believe it or not – football. In Switzerland, you can expect to have thousands of games per week, not to mention the total number of matches per week, month or year. 

However, not many sportspeople from this country are worldwide famous. The year 2021 has been extremely successful for Conor or Michael, but the year of 2020 was the one that really made Roger Federer shine. It seems like this was the year of his life that made him into not only the richest Swiss tennis player but the world’s richest person as well. His wealth can be measured not in millions, or tens of millions, but rather in hundreds of millions of dollars. In this country, he is still the number one, with an estimated net worth of $450 million. It’s interesting to mention that the majority of his wealth comes from his collaborations and sponsorships, while only some of it comes from his professional tennis career. In case you wondered!

Here are some other Swiss athletes that need to be mentioned as the wealthiest in this country:

Stanislas Wawrinka

Stanislas Wawrinka
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We’ve all heard about this player. A couple of years ago, he was on the throne when it comes to the highest-paid players on Earth. Today, his wealth is estimated to be nearly $21 million, and he is popular for winning almost 20 titles and he has been a Grand Slam champion three times. At some point in his career, his highest position on the ATP list was the third spot. When it comes to the rest of his income sources, he has also made some fantastic deals with brands that brought him tens of millions of dollars, which is the case with the brand called Yonex. However, the list of brands this tennis player collaborated with is quite long, which is why he is the number two of the wealthiest people in Switzerland.

Martina Hingis

Martina Hingis
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If you thought that there are no female Swiss athletes that are millionaires, then you were wrong! This woman’s net worth is estimated to be nearly $26 million of dollars! She was also a tennis player, and moreover – an extremely successful one. She started her career when she was only 16, and all she did was winning! It is important to mention that she was called all-time tennis great, or in other words – a legend of tennis.

Fabian Cancellara

Fabian Cancellara
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It seems like everyone on this list is in the same category, when it comes to the number of millions they have in their bank accounts. This Swiss former road bicycle racer was also on the Forbes list as one of the richest athletes from this country. He is widely known as one of the most popular people in this discipline, but everyone knows him by his nickname, which is Spartacus. He was also in the Olympics and won multiple medals.

Sepp Blatter

Sepp Blatter
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Although Sepp is not an athlete, or at least he retired, he is still one of the richest people in Switzerland, whose careers are sports-related. His enormous wealth is estimated to a bit over $40 million! He is the famous FIFA president, so his area of expertise is football. He is 85 years old, which is also very interesting information.

Tanja Frieden 

tanja frieden
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This name is also worth mentioning, although her net worth is estimated to be nearly $5 million, which is significantly lower compared to the first 5 places on our list. Her sport is snowboarding, and she has been present on many Swiss lists of the richest people in this country. She has a gold medal in her career (Olympics) and a lot of other medals in her collection. 

Brigitte Mcmahon

Brigitte Mcmahon
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This former triathlon athlete has an estimated $1 million dollar wealth. She was in the Olympics as well, won the gold medal, with unbelievable results, that have become a part of Switzerland’s sports history. However, due to certain events, she soon retired.

Simon Ammann

Simon Ammann
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This athlete has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars, which also makes him one of the richest athletes in Switzerland. He is famous for his skiing abilities, and he has won gold medals in the Olympics, more than once. 

Timea Bacsinszky

Timea Bacsinszky
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This tennis player’s net worth is estimated to be $6 million, making her one of the best Swiss tennis players today. She has impressive tournaments and wins in her careers, such as WTA and ITF titles. She is retired and collaborates with many brands today.

Johan Djourou

Johan Djourou
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Finally, a football player! Although a former one, this athlete still holds a strong position, with a net worth that is nearly $3 million. 

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