Five Jamaicans on News America List of Top Ten Richest Caribbean-Born Sports Stars

Asafa Powell

News America Now has compiled a list of the 10 richest sports stars born in the Caribbean region. At the top of the list is Tim Duncan of the Virgin Islands who plays basketball for the San Antonio Spurs and has a net worth totaling US$150 million. He receives US$10 million per year and US$2 million from endorsements. Jamaica’s Kingston-born Patrick Ewing and former New York Knicks defensive player has a total net worth of US$85 million. The Hall-of-Famer is considered to be one of the best players in the history of the Knicks and of the NBA overall. Several other Jamaican-born athletes made the Top 10 Richest sports star list, including sprint champion Usain Bolt, who ranks in fifth place with a net worth reported at US$30 million; cricketeer Chris Gayle in eighth place with a net worth of US$15 million; Olympic sprint star Asafa Powell, who has a reported total net worth of US$6.5 million; the NFL’s Patrick Chung in 10th place with a net worth of US$4 million. Tied for 10th place is Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Olympic sprint champion, who also has a net worth of US$4 million. Other athletes among the Top 10 earners are baseball great Sammy Sosa of the Dominican Republic in third place withUS$70 million in net worth, cricketeer Brian Lara of Trinidad in fourth place with a net worth of US$60 million, soccer star Dwight Yorke of Trinidad in sixth place with US$25 million, and NBA star Dominican-born Al Horford in seventh place with a net worth of US$20 million.

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