15 Highest-Paid Retired Athletes  


There are rich people in every field. Similarly, athletes also earn huge bucks. But, how much do they earn after their retirement. Do famous personalities keep up with their income even after retirement or do they earn much less and fell broke? We have compiled a list of 15 athletes who have the highest-paid income, even after their retirement. The term ‘retired’ should not be taken too seriously with these sportspersons, since they all are engrossed in their post-playing careers.


No matter, what they are doing, these former athletes certainly know how to market themselves and use their hard-earned dollars well in their winter of life. These athletes include basketball legends, former football players, American footballers, tennis players, and golfers, who fall between the age brackets of 33 and 85 years. Their income estimate include their salaries, licensing, endorsements, speaking, appearances, book deals, golf design, as well as production contracts till now. It does not include their investment income.

1. Roger Staubach

Retired: 1979

Income: $12 million

Age: 72

In 1977, Staubach launched a real estate company, while he was still playing for the Dallas Cowboys as a quarterback. In 2008, he sold his company to Jones Lang Lasalle that got him a total of $640 million as a multi-year payout. When Staubach sold his business, he had a 12 per cent stake in it. Out of this, Staubach dedicated half of his share to his children’s trust. In 2012, he got the final payout for the JLL sale, which also included the earn-out of Staubach Company for reaching certain targets, that is, $36.9 million. His estimated earnings include the approximate $4 million put towards his children’s trust.

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