When the talk is about the richest sports athletes in the world, the names include the sports persons who have specialized in particular fields whether it is in tennis, football, golf, baseball, boxing or even basketball. Apart from their brilliant performances, they are also recognized with the equivalent settlement and good remarks from their fans. Here is the list of top ten wealthiest sports athletes for the record of this season.
10. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is an Argentine football player who plays as forward attack for La Liga club FC Barcelona. Born on 24 June 1987, Messi is currently the captain of Argentina National Team. The fact that he still supports the label as the top little league soccer for 2012 has rated him the third most marketable sportsman in the world. Messi is the tenth wealthiest athlete of 2012 with the present net worth of $32.3 Million.