15 Athletes Born Into Wealthy Families
15. KOBE BRYANT
You probably didn’t know, but Kobe Bryant’s father was a basketball player as well. Joe Bryant played in NBA for several years and then moved to play in the Italy, where Kobe spent most of his childhood.
Needless to say that family wasn’t poor, and that young Kobe most certainly inherited the talent from his dad
14. MIKE DUNLEAVY
Chicago Bulls player Mike Dunleavy Jr. is also a son of the former NBA player, and the very prominent one as well. Dunleavy Sr. was one of the important figures in the NBA in 1970s and 1980s. Since Mike Dunleavy Sr. has the net worth of over a million, it’s safe to say that Mike Jr. wasn’t exactly born into poverty.
13. ELI AND PEYTON MANNING
Two of the best quarterbacks currently playing in NFL are without any doubt Eli and Peyton Manning. The Manning brothers are also sons of a great quarterback, Archie Manning, so the Manning family is literally run by the quarterbacks. Archie, being one of the most prominent ones of his time, was also one of the best paid ones.
12. GRANT HILL
Father of the NBA’s rising star Gran Hill was an athlete himself, but obviously, Grand overshined him. Calvin Hill was a Yale graduate who played for the Dallas Cowboys, and was All-Pro running back twice. Although Grant Hill now earns piles of cash himself, he was also born into quite a financially stable home – least to say.
11. GERARD PIQUE
FC Barcelona and Spanish national team player Gerard Pique didn’t have issues with money growing up either. Pique is the son of a successful businessman and his mom was the director of a prestigious hospital.
Naturally, being the world class player now, Pique earns much more than his parents ever did, but he was most definitively born into a wealthy family.
10. TIM HARDAWAY JR.
Tim Hardaway Jr. is son of the Tim Sr. who was five-time NBA All-Star, playing for Michigan Wolverines, whose current net worth is counted in millions. Young Tim was drafted by New York Knicks in the second round of NBA Draft in 2013. Not only was Tim Jr. born into a wealthy home, but he got the stable starting position for his career.
9. LAILA ALI
One of Muhammad Ali’s nine children followed her father’s footsteps and became a boxer herself. Laila Ali became a Super Middleweight female boxing champion, and one of female boxing legends, with the career score of 24-0-0. Being one of the richest and most prominent boxers in history, Muhammad Ali most definitively made sure his kids had everything.
8. CUTTER DYKSTRA
Son of Lenny Dykstra, three-time MLB All-Star player Cutter Dykstra has the eleven years long career span with Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets. Drafted in the second round by Milwaukee Breewers, Cutter currently plays for for the Washington Nationals’ Class Double-A Harrisburg Senators. Even though Lenny filed for the bankruptcy in 2008 and is serving the time for Grand theft auto, back when Cutter was born – he was a very rich fellow.
7. MICHAEL & MARCO ANDRETTI
When your father or grandfather is an icon of some sport, you most probably will not have poverty issues – least to say. Michael and Marco Andretti are the son and the grandson of the IndieCar and Formula One racing legend Mario Andretti. Aside from being born into wealthy environment, both of them are most probably used to the smell of gasoline.
6. CORDELL BROADUS
Cordell Broadus, the eldest son of Calvin Broadus who is far better known as Snoop Dog didn’t have issues with money growing up either, since Snoop currently has net worth of $6 million. Cordell has multiple Division I NCAA football scholarship offers, and he is probably going to University of South California, led by his desire to major in cinematics.
5. TREVOR GRETZKY
The son of Wayne The Great one Gretzky, Trevor has the athletic ambitions himself. He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 2011 Amateur draft, and he currently plays with the Los Angeles Angels’ farm system for the Burlington Bees. Since Wayne Gretzky is and was standing very well, young Trevor was delivered directly into his father’s wealth.
4. MIKE COMRIE
Mike Comrie, the NFL player who played for six different teams during his thirteen seasons long career span is in fact the son of the man who owns The Brick – nation wide chain of furniture and appliance stores chain located in Canada. Comrie’s father also had an athletic career, playing in NHL before dedicating himself to the business completely.
3. DALE EARNHARDT JR.
NASCAR mega star driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the son of the tragically deceased NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Sr. Even though Dale Jr. is currently by far the best paid NASCAR driver, his dad used to be incredibly wealthy as well, back in the time when Dale Jr. was born.
Dale Jr. obviously inherited his dads talent and passion for racing.
2. OSCAR PISTORIUS
Although his current situation isn’t something to envy Oscar Pistorius of, since he is standing the murder trial, none of that changes the fact that he was born into an extremely wealthy family. His grandfather owns a limestone mine, and his three sons are running the company. If found not guilty – Pistorious wil inherit the great deal of it.
1. SHANE & STEPHANIE MCMAHON
Even though the word “athletes” may be to serious if referred to Shane and Stephanie McMahon, but both of them did compete in WWE for a while. Stephanie and Shane are heirs to the WWE empire, built by their grandfather. To illustrate what kind of wealth these two were born into we will say that their father has net worth of $4 billion!