Meet top 10 highest-paid retired athletes in 2015, Michael Jordan, David Beckham…


Check out the top 10 highest-paid retired athletes in 2015, according to Forbes.

These guys, who banked millions of dollars during their active years, keep smiling to the bank after ending their respective sporting careers via various channels including endorsement and branding deals.

 

1. Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Earnings: $100 million

Sport: Basketball

Retired: 2003

Age: 52

 

2. David Beckham

David Beckham

Earnings: $75 million

Sport: Soccer

Retired: 2013

Age: 40





3. Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer

Earnings: $42 million

Sport: Golf

Retired: 2006

Age: 85

4. Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus

Earnings: $28 million

Sport: Golf

Retired: 2005

Age: 75

5. Jerry Richardson

Jerry Richardson

Earnings: $23 million

Sport: Football

Retired: 1960

Age: 78

 





6. Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal

Earnings: $21 million

Sport: Basketball

Retired: 2011

Age: 42

6. Gary Player

Gary Player

Earnings: $21 million

Sport: Golf

Retired: 2009

Age: 79

7. Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson

Earnings: $20 million

Sport: Basketball

Retired: 1996

Age: 55





8. Pele

Pele

Earnings: $16 million

Sport: Soccer

Retired: 1977

Age: 74

8. Greg Norman

Greg Norman

Earnings: $16 million

Sport: Golf

Retired: 2012

Age: 60

9. Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan

Earnings: $14 million

Sport: Football

Retired: 2007

Age: 43

10. Li Na

Li Na

Earnings: $13 million

Sport: Tennis

Retired: 2014

Age: 33


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