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Top10 Richest Athletes of South Africa 2018

Last Update May 17, 2018

1. Jacques Kallis

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Jacques Kallis is the most talented cricketer of South Africa and regarded as the greatest player of cricket and all- rounder. He is the only player in the history of cricket who takes 250 plus wickets and score above the 10,000 runs in both ODIs and test matches. Kallis was named as the leading cricketer of the world in Wisden 2008 and also named as twice for the ICC best player of year in 2005 and 2007. He is also the highest runs score maker from South Africa in test cricked and scores 13,000 runs in 166 international test matches. Jacques Kallis estimated net worth is US $ 30 million and he is ranked first in the list of top 10 richest athletes of South Africa.

2. Graeme Smith

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Graeme Smith is the former cricketer and caption of the South African national team and succeeded the Shaun Pollock and become captain in 2003 after the 2003 cricket world cup. As the caption of the team he appeared in 108 test matches and has wins 53 test matches and becomes the most successful caption of the cricket history. He holds many records as an opening batsman that included the two consecutive double hundreds, highest opening partnership in both ODIs and test matches, second highest runs scorer from South Africa and longest test caption of any team. Graeme Smith estimated net worth is 20 million and he is ranked at second in the list of top 10 richest athletes of South Africa.

3. Ernie Els

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A former world No. 1 Ernie Els is the South African professional golf player and the richest athletes of South Africa an ranked at third place in the list of top 10 richest athletes of South Africa with an estimated net worth of US $ 18.2 million. He is famous as “The Big Easy” in world of Golf because of his impressive physical stature along with his flowing golf swing. He has total 68 professional wins that included the 19 PGA tours and 28 European tours. He is included of six golfers who win the twice the Open championship and the US Open in their professional career.

4. AB Devilliers

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AB Devilliers is the South African famous cricketer and current caption of the both teams of ODIs and test squad of South Africa and succeeded Graeme Smith after the cricket world cup of 2011. He is ranked at first in the ICC ODIs batsman ranking and second in the test ranking. He is the first and only batsman in ODIs history who holds the record of fastest 50, fastest 100, and fastest 150. He is also an occasional wicket-keeper and the part time bowler. He also played in the IPL and contract with the RCB of US $ 1.1 million. AB Devilliers estimated net worth is US $ 15 million and he is ranked at No. 4 in the list of top 10 richest athletes of South Africa.

5. Louis Oosthuizen

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Louis Oosthuizen is the South African professional golfer and also the richest athlete and ranked at second  place in the list of top 10 richest athletes of South Africa with an estimated net worth of US $ 9.8 million. He wins the title of Open championship in 2010 and has total 12 professional wins in his career that also included the 7 European Tours and 1 PGA Tour. His highest career ranking is No. 5 on the official golf ranking which he is achieved in 2013.

6. Retief Goosen

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Retief Goosen is also professional golfer of South Africa and was in the top 10 in the world official golf ranking from 2001 to 2007. The biggest achievement in his professional career as he wins the two US Open titles and heading the European Tour money list in 2002. He has total 43 professional wins that included the 7 PGA Tours, 14 European Tours and 26 other wins. Retief Goosen estimated net worth is US $ 6 million and he is ranked at No. 6 in the list of top 10 richest athletes of South Africa.

7. Charl Schwartzel

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Charl Schwartzel is another professional golfer of South Africa and he achieved his highest career ranking of No. 6 on the world official golf ranking in 2012. He major win included the Master tournament in 2011. Charl has total 13 professional wins that included the 10 European Tours and 1 PGA Tour. Charl Schwartzel estimated net worth is US $ 5.9 million and he is ranked at No. 7 in the list of top 10 richest athletes of South Africa.

8. Steven Pienaar

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Steven Pienaar is the professional footballer of South Africa and played for English football club Everton and was the caption of the South African national football team. He previously played for Cape Town Ajax, Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund in different leagues. He appeared in 61 games from South Africa and also the part of the national team in 2002 and in 2010 FIFA World Cup at home. Steven Pienaar estimated net worth is US $ 5 million and he is ranked at No. 8 in the list of top 10 richest athletes of South Africa.

9. Jaque Fourie

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Jacque Fourie is the South African rugby player and the most versatile backline rugby player and usually played at the center position for his team. He is currently plays for Kobe Steelers in the major league of Japan. He was the part of the South African national rugby team who wins the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Jaque Fourie estimated net worth is US $ 4 million and he is ranked at No. 9 in the list of top 10 richest athletes of South Africa.

10. JP Pietersen

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JP Pietersen is the South African rugby player and the last richest athlete and ranked at No. 10 in the list of top 10 richest athletes of South Africa with an estimated net worth of US $ 2 million. He is currently plays for “Sharks” in the super league rugby competition and for Panasonic Wild in the Japanese major league. He also played for South African national rugby team and gain 115 points in his 66 international appearances.

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