Of the richest athletes in the world, most of them are above the age of 30. Of those under the age of 30, the vast majority are between 27 and 29. Only a handful of athletes age 25 and under are considered among the elite earners in sports today.
*Please note that in the interest of continuity, any athlete 25-years-old on January 1, 2013, was eligible for inclusion on this list. Wealth assessment was based on earnings this year, or throughout the 2013-14 season—whichever was applicable to the individual athlete.