With a net worth of roughly $200 million, Wayne Gretzky is the wealthiest hockey player in the world, followed by Mario Lemieux ($150 million), Chris Pronger ($75 million); and Joe Sakic ($72 Million). Joe Thornton is the fifth-richest hockey player in the world, with a $71 million fortune. Pavel Bure ranked 6th with a personal wealth of $70 Million, followed by Marian Gaborik with $64.1 Million. Who are the richest hockey players in the world?
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World’s Richest Hockey Players, 2021
|1||Wayne Gretzky||$200 million||Canada|
|2||Mario Lemieux||$150 million||Canada|
|3||Chris Pronger||$75 million||Canada|
|4||Joe Sakic||$72 million||Canada|
|5||Joe Thornton||$71 million||Canada|
|6||Pavel Bure||$70 million||Russia|
|7||Marian Gaborik||$64.1 million||Czech Republic|
|8||Paul Kariya||$62 million||Canada|
|9||Keith Tkachuk||$61 million||United states|
|10||Nicklas Lidstrom||$60 million||Sweden|
|11||Alexander Ovechkin||$59 million||Russia|
|12||Phil Kessel||$58 million||United states|
|13||Patrick Marleau||$57.7 million||Canada|
|14||Jason Spezza||$55.9 million||Canada|
|15||Martin Brodeur||$55 million||Canada|
|16||Wade Redden||$53 million||Canada|
|17||Brian Leetch||$50 million||United states|
|18||Daniel Briere||$50 million||Canada|
|19||Brad Richards||$50 million||Canada|
|20||Steve Yzerman||$50 million||Canada|
|21||Thomas Vanek||$48.2 million||Austria|
|22||Pavel Datsyuk||$47 million||Russia|
|23||Brian Campbell (NHL)||$45 million||Canada|
|24||Alexei Yashin||$45 million||Russia|
|25||Ryan Suter||$45 million||United states|
|26||Patrick Roy (NHL)||$45 million||Canada|
|27||Vincent Lecavalier||$45 million||Canada|
|28||Brian Rafalski||$45 million||United states|
|29||Mark Recchi (NHL)||$44 million||Canada|
|30||Shane Doan||$43 million||Canada|
|31||Mark Messier||$42 million||Canada|
|32||Niklas Backstrom||$40 million||Finland|
|33||Nicklas Backstrom||$40 million||Sweden|
|34||Henrik Sedin||$40 million||Sweden|
|35||Sergei Fedorov||$40 million||Russia|
|36||Jaromir Jagr||$40 million||Czech Republic|
|37||Dany Heatley||$38.6 million||Canada|
|38||Eric Staal||$38 million||Canada|
|39||Bobby Holik||$36 million||Czech Republic|
|40||Michael Cammalleri||$36 million||Canada|
|41||Martin Havlat||$36 million||Czech Republic|
|42||Scott Gomez||$36 million||United states|
|43||Todd Bertuzzi||$36 million||Canada|
|44||Roberto Luongo||$36 million||Canada|
|45||Henrik Lundqvist||$35 million||Sweden|
|46||Teemu Selanne (NHL)||$35 million||Finland|
|47||Bobby Orr||$35 million||Canada|
|48||Paul Stastny||$34.8 million||Canada|
|49||Markus Naslund||$33 million||Sweden|
|50||Jason Pominville||$31 million||Canada|
|51||Mats Sundin (NHL)||$31 million||Sweden|
|52||Theoren Fleury||$30 million||Canada|
|53||Sidney Crosby||$30 million||Canada|
|54||Mikko Koivu||$30 million||Finland|
|55||Brent Burns||$30 million||Canada|
|56||Ryan Getzlaf (NHL)||$30 million||Canada|
|57||Mike Fisher||$30 million||Canada|
|58||Marc Savard||$30 million||Canada|
|59||Scott Niedermayer||$30 million||Canada|
|60||Eric Lindros||$30 million||Canada|
|61||Adrian Aucoin||$26.6 million||Canada|
|62||Zdeno Chara||$26 million||Czech Republic|
|63||Valtteri Filppula (NHL)||$25 million||Finland|
|64||Milan Michalek||$25 million||Czech Republic|
|65||Andrew Ladd||$25 million||Canada|
|66||Evgeni Malkin||$25 million||Russia|
|67||Joe Pavelski||$24 million||United states|
|68||Dennis Wideman||$24 million||Canada|
|69||Shea Weber (NHL)||$24 million||Canada|
|70||Claude Giroux||$23 million||Canada|
|71||Dominik Hasek (NHL)||$23 million||Czech Republic|
|72||Milan Lucic||$22.5 million||Canada|
|73||Kris Letang||$22 million||Canada|
|74||Nathan Horton||$22 million||Canada|
|75||Nikolai Khabibulin (NHL)||$22 million||Russia|
|76||Nick Schultz||$21.8 million||Canada|
|77||Chris Gratton||$21 million||Canada|
|78||Ray Bourque (NHL)||$20 million||Canada|
|79||Marc Andre Fleury||$20 million||Canada|
|80||Tim Thomas||$20 million||United states|
|81||Ray Whitney||$19.9 million||Canada|
|82||Tobias Enstrom||$19.5 million||Sweden|
|83||Peter Forsberg (NHL)||$19 million||Sweden|
|84||Jarome Iginla (NHL)||$18 million||Canada|
|85||Martin St. Louis (NHL)||$18 million||Canada|
|86||Filip Kuba||$17.8 million||Czech Republic|
|87||John Tavares (NHL)||$17 million||Canada|
|88||Andrew Ference||$16.5 million||Canada|
|89||Erik Karlsson||$16.5 million||Sweden|
|90||Saku Koivu (NHL)||$16 million||Finland|
|91||Ryan O'Reilly||$15.4 million||Canada|
|92||Matt Moulson||$15.3 million||Canada|
|93||Jamie Benn||$15 million||Canada|
|94||Alex Burrows||$15 million||Canada|
|95||Victor Hedman||$14 million||Sweden|
|96||Olli Jokinen (NHL)||$14 million||Finland|
|97||Henrik Zetterberg||$13 million||Sweden|
|98||Taylor Hall||$12.3 million||Canada|
|99||Don Cherry||$12 million||Canada|
|100||Jakub Voracek||$12 million||Czech Republic|
Detailed findings & methodology: CEOWORLD magazine put together a panel of experts to go over data points culled from virtually every reputable wealth tracking media outlet including Bloomberg, The Richest, Money Inc, Cheat Sheet, GOBankingRates, Celebritynetworth, Wealthygorilla, Forbes, and more. Based on a consensus from these sources, the final decision for ranking was judged editorially. All data is for the most recent period available. Some were not included in the official statistics for various reasons, primarily due to the lack of necessary data. Just remember, these values and fluctuations are estimations based on a host of variables and publicly available documents. The margin of sampling error for the full data sample is plus or minus 1.2 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse, and measurement error——that could affect the results. All figures in US dollars.
Wayne Gretzky: Wayne Gretzky is considered as the richest player in Hockey. The former head coach is a professional hockey player from Canada, who has played over 20 seasons for the NHL. His current net worth is estimated to be $200 million which makes him one of the sought after players in hockey.
Mario Lemieux: Mario Lemieux is the current owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He is a former Canadian hockey player and is also regarded widely as one of the best. Due to his successful innings, he has earned a net worth of around $150 million making him the richest players on earth.
Chris Pronger: Chris Pronger is one of the best hockey players in the world. He belongs from Canada and is currently serving as the advisor for the Florida Panthers hockey operations. In the year 2014, Chris signed a contract with NHL and started assisting the player safety division. His current worth as of the year 2020, is estimated around $75 million.
Joe Sakic: Joe Sakic is one of the richest hockey players in the world today. Although he is retired, the Canadian Hockey Professional continues to be in the news. Joe Sakic has served as the player for NHL teams Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise. In his 21 years of professional career, Sakic has earned the love of the audiences and has a net worth of $72 million.
Joe Thornton: Joe Thornton is the captain of the team San Jose Sharks in NHL. For his professional excellence, he has received numerous accolades like Art Ross and Hart Memorial Trophies. As of 2020, his current net worth is around $71 million.
Pavel Bure: Pavel Bure is also nicknamed as the “The Russian Rocket”. He is originally from Russia and has played for the NHL teams Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers, and New York Rangers. His current net worth is around $70 million.
Marian Gaborik: Marian Gaborik is from Slovakia and is a professional hockey player for the New York Rangers. In the year 2003, Gaborik won the Fastest Skater Competition and has a record of scoring 59 points. His current net worth as of now is $64.1 million.
Paul Kariya: Paul Kariya is yet another big name in the world of hockey. He is from Canada and has played 15 sessions in the NHL. His most noted skills are being a fast-skating offensive player. It is his successful session in hockey which has made him a bankable player with a net worth of $62 million.
Keith Tkachuk: Keith Tkachuk is a former NHL player who played for the Phoenix Coyotes. He is known for delivering 52 goals and has also played alongside other teams such as St Louis Blues and Atlanta Thrashers. His best-remembered hockey session in the year 95-96 wherein Tkachuk finished with 50 goals, 249 shots, and 48 assists. Today his net worth is around $61 million.
Nicklas Lidstrom: Nicklas Lidstrom is from Sweden and is known for his successful inning as an ice-hockey defence-man. He has played over 20 seasons in the NHL and was even the captain for about six seasons. His current net worth is around $60 million which makes him one of the richest hockey players.
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