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World’s Richest Hockey Players, 2021

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?

Hockey is one of the popular games in the world alongside Cricket and Football. Every year whenever a tournament is being held, millions of fans glued to the television screen to catch a glimpse of their favourite actors.

World’s Richest Hockey Players, 2021

RankNameNet worthCountry
1Wayne Gretzky$200 millionCanada
2Mario Lemieux$150 millionCanada
3Chris Pronger$75 millionCanada
4Joe Sakic$72 millionCanada
5Joe Thornton$71 millionCanada
6Pavel Bure$70 millionRussia
7Marian Gaborik$64.1 millionCzech Republic
8Paul Kariya$62 millionCanada
9Keith Tkachuk$61 millionUnited states
10Nicklas Lidstrom$60 millionSweden
11Alexander Ovechkin$59 millionRussia
12Phil Kessel$58 millionUnited states
13Patrick Marleau$57.7 millionCanada
14Jason Spezza$55.9 millionCanada
15Martin Brodeur$55 millionCanada
16Wade Redden$53 millionCanada
17Brian Leetch$50 millionUnited states
18Daniel Briere$50 millionCanada
19Brad Richards$50 millionCanada
20Steve Yzerman$50 millionCanada
21Thomas Vanek$48.2 millionAustria
22Pavel Datsyuk$47 millionRussia
23Brian Campbell (NHL)$45 millionCanada
24Alexei Yashin$45 millionRussia
25Ryan Suter$45 millionUnited states
26Patrick Roy (NHL)$45 millionCanada
27Vincent Lecavalier$45 millionCanada
28Brian Rafalski$45 millionUnited states
29Mark Recchi (NHL)$44 millionCanada
30Shane Doan$43 millionCanada
31Mark Messier$42 millionCanada
32Niklas Backstrom$40 millionFinland
33Nicklas Backstrom$40 millionSweden
34Henrik Sedin$40 millionSweden
35Sergei Fedorov$40 millionRussia
36Jaromir Jagr$40 millionCzech Republic
37Dany Heatley$38.6 millionCanada
38Eric Staal$38 millionCanada
39Bobby Holik$36 millionCzech Republic
40Michael Cammalleri$36 millionCanada
41Martin Havlat$36 millionCzech Republic
42Scott Gomez$36 millionUnited states
43Todd Bertuzzi$36 millionCanada
44Roberto Luongo$36 millionCanada
45Henrik Lundqvist$35 millionSweden
46Teemu Selanne (NHL)$35 millionFinland
47Bobby Orr$35 millionCanada
48Paul Stastny$34.8 millionCanada
49Markus Naslund$33 millionSweden
50Jason Pominville$31 millionCanada
51Mats Sundin (NHL)$31 millionSweden
52Theoren Fleury$30 millionCanada
53Sidney Crosby$30 millionCanada
54Mikko Koivu$30 millionFinland
55Brent Burns$30 millionCanada
56Ryan Getzlaf (NHL)$30 millionCanada
57Mike Fisher$30 millionCanada
58Marc Savard$30 millionCanada
59Scott Niedermayer$30 millionCanada
60Eric Lindros$30 millionCanada
61Adrian Aucoin$26.6 millionCanada
62Zdeno Chara$26 millionCzech Republic
63Valtteri Filppula (NHL)$25 millionFinland
64Milan Michalek$25 millionCzech Republic
65Andrew Ladd$25 millionCanada
66Evgeni Malkin$25 millionRussia
67Joe Pavelski$24 millionUnited states
68Dennis Wideman$24 millionCanada
69Shea Weber (NHL)$24 millionCanada
70Claude Giroux$23 millionCanada
71Dominik Hasek (NHL)$23 millionCzech Republic
72Milan Lucic$22.5 millionCanada
73Kris Letang$22 millionCanada
74Nathan Horton$22 millionCanada
75Nikolai Khabibulin (NHL)$22 millionRussia
76Nick Schultz$21.8 millionCanada
77Chris Gratton$21 millionCanada
78Ray Bourque (NHL)$20 millionCanada
79Marc Andre Fleury$20 millionCanada
80Tim Thomas$20 millionUnited states
81Ray Whitney$19.9 millionCanada
82Tobias Enstrom$19.5 millionSweden
83Peter Forsberg (NHL)$19 millionSweden
84Jarome Iginla (NHL)$18 millionCanada
85Martin St. Louis (NHL)$18 millionCanada
86Filip Kuba$17.8 millionCzech Republic
87John Tavares (NHL)$17 millionCanada
88Andrew Ference$16.5 millionCanada
89Erik Karlsson$16.5 millionSweden
90Saku Koivu (NHL)$16 millionFinland
91Ryan O'Reilly$15.4 millionCanada
92Matt Moulson$15.3 millionCanada
93Jamie Benn$15 millionCanada
94Alex Burrows$15 millionCanada
95Victor Hedman$14 millionSweden
96Olli Jokinen (NHL)$14 millionFinland
97Henrik Zetterberg$13 millionSweden
98Taylor Hall$12.3 millionCanada
99Don Cherry$12 millionCanada
100Jakub Voracek$12 millionCzech 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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