#5. Lebron James: $300 million Net Worth
LeBron James played an instrumental role in helping his team overcome a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals against the favorites, Golden State Warriors, to win the 2016 NBA championship in Game 7. In doing so, he cemented his name in the upper echelons of the basketball world. His achievements on the court have helped him build a massive fortune of $300 million, with his annual income roughly reaching $77 million. Regarded as one of the most marketable athletes in the world, Lebron James enjoys the benefits of having sponsors such as McDonalds, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Dunkin-Donuts, Baskin Robbins, Samsung and more. When Apple bought the company, Beats, Lebron, who owned 1% of the company, took home a cool $30 million. It does appear as though Lebron James has strong business acumen.