The richest athletes in South Africa in this list are those that have earned the spots from different sports. Some of these athletes have gotten rich off their amazing feats and achievements.
South African athletes have been striving and gunning for excellence in their various fields. Different athletes in different sports like football, cricket, and others, have been able to stretch their limits and settle at the top.
Richest Athletes in South Africa
1. Jacques Kallis
This cricket player is currently the richest on this list, with a net worth of $30 million. He is regarded as the best and most talented cricket player.
This player has won a couple of awards and achievements in the game of cricket including the best player of the year, leading cricketer in the world.
2. Graeme Smith
Number 2 on the list of richest athletes in South Africa is Graeme Smith. He is a cricket player and former captain of the South African national team. He holds several records in the game of cricket. Graeme Smith has a net worth of 20 million.
3. Ernie Els
This South African professional golf player is 3rd on this list with a net worth of $18.2 million. He has a ton of professional games that have given an excellent track record.
4. AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers is a South African cricket player and is currently the 4th richest athlete in South Africa. He has had a series of achievements and has held admirable records in cricket. He has a net worth of $15 million.
5. Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen takes the 5th spot on the list of South Africa’s richest athletes. He is a professional golfer who has won various competitions comprising tours and Opens in his career.
He has gotten as high as the fifth spot in the official golf ranking and his current net worth is $9.8 million.
6. Retief Goosen
With a net worth of $6 million, Retief Goosen is the 6th richest athlete in South Africa. This professional golf player has more than 40 wins in his career so far.
7. Charl Schwartzel
This professional golf player has made it as high as number 6 on the world official golf ranking in 2012. He has had several professional wins to his name. These and a net worth of $5.9 million place him as 7th on this list.
8. Steven Pienaar
s is a popular professional football player in South Africa. He was a former captain on the South African national team. Pienaar’s net worth is $5 million and he currently the 8th richest South African athlete.
9. Jaque Fourie
Taking the 9th spot on this list of richest athletes in South Africa is Jaque Fourie, a popular rugby player. He was a member of the South African national team. His net worth is $4 million.
10. JP Pietersen
Number 10 on the list of South Africa’s richest athlete is JP Pietersen. He played for the country’s national team and gained a lot of points. His net worth is currently around $2 million.
There you have the list of top 10 richest athletes in South Africa. Most of the richest athletes are professional golfers. Do you have any thoughts or comments on the list? Make use of the comment section.