The amount of money sports stars make is sometimes mind blowing, they rack in over $100 million annually from salaries and brand endorsements. With these huge sums comes a life of grandeur, these athletes truly represent the phrase “Living the dream”. They live their elaborate lifestyles without remorse, and are not afraid to show it of to the world.
From expensive super cars, to luxury yachts and private jets, these athletes are not afraid of spending their money and living their lives to its fullest.
Here are five athletes who enjoy that lavish lifestyle.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most hard working athletes in the world, and for his hard work, he has amassed a whooping net worth of upwards $450 million. Despite taking a pay cut to move to Juventus from Real Madrid, Cristiano still made $108 million in 2018 from salaries and endorsements.
Cristiano doesn’t let all that money go to waste as he lives the life of the truly rich and famous. He definitely knows how to splash the cash, with private jets, expensive holidays and luxurious cars. Cristiano especially loves cars, his car collection include a Bugatti Veyron, Chiron, a couple of Ferrais, a Rolls Royce Phantom, a Lamborghini Aventador etc.
However, in he midst of all his lavish lifestyle, Cristiano always remembers to do charitable work. He has made donations to several causes such as $7.9 million to earthquake relief efforts in Nepal in 2018.
2. Floyd Mayweather
Floyd “Money” Mayweather is the unapologetic undefeated boxing champion who lives his opulent life without shame, after all he has worked hard for it. Mayweather is one of the richest athletes in the world, and was the highest paid in 2018, making a total of $285 million in earnings.
Maywither doesn’t relent in extravagant life style lavishing millions of dollars on luxurious items such as jets cars, clothes, strip clubs etc, all of which he never forgets to flaunt on social media.
Mayweather has confidently stated that he will never go broke when asked about his lavish lifestyle. This confidence comes from his array of “smart investments” which includes strip clubs, a boxing promotion known as Mayweather Productions, etc.
Neymar is no stranger to the grande lifestyle, with a total earning of $90 million is 2018, he has more than enough to accommodate those luxurious desires.
Neymar has a vast car collection that includes a Porsche Panamera Turbo with a price tag of $400,000 to $550,000 as well as an $8 million yacht that also costs $120,000 a year to maintain. He also has a private jet, and moves with a large entourage who would also partake in his lavish lifestyle
Neymar also loves his fashion and is frequently seen with expensive and outlandish designer outfits which he often complements with his diamond wrist watches and ear studs.
4. Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton is a five time Formula 1 champion who in his words was “born to race and win”. He is indeed an incredibly talented driver with the records to show, and with his five championships, he is only bested by Michael Shumacher’s seven world championships.
Hamilton enjoys the glitz and glamour, as well as the wealth that comes with being a formula 1 driver. He is known for is playboy personality and his incredible dress sense. He is also a lover of cars, which is a no brainer as he drives cars for a living.
Hamilton’s other luxury include a private jet and his array of diamond watches and pendants.
5. Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor is UFC”s biggest star, and despite the fact that he has not step foot inside an octagon since September 2016, he till continues to bring in the cash. He made a mouth watering earning of $99 million in 2018 from salary and endorsements and remains the highest paid UFC fighter till date.
McGregor absolutely loves the extravagant lifestyle and this shows from his clothes down to his cars. He is known to spend thousands of dollars on his three piece suits which he wears before and after fights. He also has a jet, and an array of high performance super cars which include a Lamborghini Aventador and a Huracan.
McGregor also loves parties, it was reported that the former UFC star spent over $100,000 on drinks after his fight against Mayweather before heading to Ibiza, and spending more time on a luxury yacht.