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23 Latino Athletes Ranked By Their Net Worth

The sports industry has produced an abundance of influential personalities throughout the years. With the unlimited amount of money that comes with being an athlete, lots of people across the world have aspired to make a difference in sports. The community of competitive sports has always been a fascinating one and Latino athletes are always a big part of it. From extraordinary football players like Lionel Messi to outstanding boxers like Oscar De La Hoya, the Latinos are regarded as one of the greatest and richest athletes in the industry. Here is a list of the 23 Latino athletes ranked from bottom to top in terms of their overall net worth.

23. Reggie Jackson – $20M Net Worth

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The ever charismatic Oakland Athletics right fielder won five World Series Championships. Reggie Jackson was a flamboyant superstar, who was named Most Valuable Player of the American League in 1973. His Latino roots come from his father, a half Puerto-Rican.

22. Jeff Garcia – $25M Net Worth

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Originally undrafted during the 1994 NFL Draft, Jeff Garcia would then carve a path to become one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Garcia was not just a winner in sports as he also married Carmella DeCesare, a 2004 Playboy Playmate of the Year. Garcia is of Mexican and Irish heritage.

21. Dan Haren – $26M Net Worth

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A three-time MLB All-Star, Dan Haren was a journeyman pitcher in the league. He played for a total of eight different teams in the span of his 12-year career. Now 38 and retired, Haren serves as a pitching strategist for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Like Garcia, Haren is of the Mexican and Irish heritage.

20. James Rodriguez – $30M Net Worth

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A Colombian football player who turned pro at the young age of 15, James Rodriguez now plays for Real Madrid (Spain) and Bayern Munich (Germany). Arguably one of the top midfielders in the game right now, the 27-year old Rodriguez is already one of the most expensive players in Real Madrid history.

19. Luis Scola – $30M Net Worth

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One of the greatest Argentinians to play the game of basketball, Luis Scola had a productive career in the NBA. He enjoyed a long stint with the Houston Rockets, an NBA team known for acquiring and developing international talents. The sweet-shooting power forward also anchored Argentina to a gold medal finish during the 2004 Athens Olympics. Scola now plays for the Shanghai Sharks in the CBA.

18. Adam LaRoche – $35M Net Worth

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Adam LaRoche comes from a family with oozing baseball talent. His father, Dave, was a pitcher and his brother, Andy, was a third baseman. LaRoche won the Gold Glove award in 2012 and the Silver Slugger award in the same year. LaRoche is of Mexican descent.

17. Nene – $45M Net Worth

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Selected in the first round of the 2002 NBA Draft, Nene helped put the name of Brazil across the basketball world. At the height of his prime, Nene was regarded as one of the best centers in the NBA because of his versatility and toughness on both ends of the court. In 2008, Nene was diagnosed with a testicular tumor, which was since removed and cured.

16. Manu Ginobili – $45M Net Worth

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Manu Ginobili is the most successful basketball player on this list. The Argentinian daredevil won four NBA championships with the San Antonio Spurs and was named the Sixth Man of the Year in 2008. The two-time All-Star teamed up with Scola in Argentina’s unforgettable Olympic gold medal run in 2004. After a productive 16-year stint with the Spurs, Ginobili finally decided to retire this year.

15. Anderson Varejao – $48M Net Worth

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Anderson Varejao has enjoyed a long, productive NBA career where he mostly played as LeBron James’ sidekick for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 6-foot-11 big man also played for the Golden State Warriors at the latter part of his NBA career. Known as a fan favorite because of his hustle and energy, the Brazilian big man is now playing pro ball for Flamengo in Brazil.

14. David Ortiz – $55M Net Worth

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Known for his nickname ‘Big Papi’, David Ortiz endeared himself to Boston Red Sox fans in his 14 years in the MLB. Arguably one of the best hitters the league has seen, the Dominican-American Ortiz won three World Series championships for the city of Boston.

13. Andre Ethier – $58M Net Worth

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Another MLB player in the name of Andre Ethier makes this list. Ethier played as an outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers where he led the team with much success. The two-time All-Star, Gold Glove awardee, and Silver Slugger awardee is of Mexican-American descent.

12. Al Horford – $60M Net Worth

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The 32-year old Al Horford is a five-time All-Star in the NBA. Having played for the Atlanta Hawks in the first nine years of his career, Horford now chases the elusive championship with the Boston Celtics. Horford, a Dominican, also plays for his country’s national team.

11. Tony Romo – $70M Net Worth

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Tony Romo is a former football player who spent his professional career with the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. Now retired at 38 years old, Romo serves as an analyst for CBS Sports. Known for dating famous American celebrity Jessica Simpson in the past, Romo married Candice Crawford in 2011 and has three sons with her. Romo’s parents are of Mexican descent.

10. Radamel Falcao – $70M Net Worth

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Radamel Falcao started his professional football career at the very young age of 13. Now 32 years old, Falcao plays for Monaco, a football club in a French league. The great Colombian striker also previously played for Chelsea and Manchester United.

9. Mariano Rivera – $90M Net Worth

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Mariano Rivera is one of the greatest pitchers in the rich history of the New York Yankees. The 13-time All-Star out of Panama was the team’s undisputable closer throughout his 19-year career. Rivera led the Yankees to five championships and was named MVP of the 1999 World Series.

8. Pele – $100M Net Worth

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Pele, whose birth name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, could be thought of as the best football player in history. Pele is the only player to win three FIFA World Cup titles. The Brazilian phenomenon is regarded as a hero in his country for his great influence on sports, philanthropy, and society.

7. Carmelo Anthony – $120M Net Worth

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Carmelo Anthony is a 10-time NBA All-Star now playing for the Houston Rockets. Anthony is also a three-time Olympic gold medalist, having led Team USA in scoring all-time. The 34-year old small forward was also hailed as the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year thrice. A very successful player on the international stage, Carmelo still chases his first championship in the NBA. Anthony’s father, Carmelo Iriarte, was born to Puerto Rican parents.

6. Albert Pujols – $170M Net Worth

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One of the most decorated players in MLB history, Los Angeles Angels superstar Albert Pujols now has two World Series championships on his belt. The Dominican-American first baseman is also a six-time Silver Slugger awardee. Pujols played his first 11 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals where he won his two championships.

5. Rafael Nadal – $180M Net Worth

Dubbed as the ‘King of Clay’ for his success in French Open tournaments, Rafael Nadal is now the 2nd-ranked active tennis player in the world. The Spanish great has recorded 17 Grand Slam titles, having won his first championship at the young age of 24. His rivalry with another tennis great, Roger Federer, is well-documented across the tennis world.

4. Neymar – $185M Net Worth

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Neymar comes from a long line of great football players from Brazil. The young, flashy 26-year old forward now plays for Paris Saint-Germain, a French team. Known for his great flair and natural feel for the game, Neymar was ranked by ESPN as 4th in the 2016 list of Most Famous Athletes.

3. Oscar De La Hoya – $200M Net Worth

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Nicknamed the ‘Golden Boy’ because of his good looks and flashy charisma, Oscar De La Hoya was a successful professional and Olympic boxer. The 1995 Fighter of the Year had a 39-6 win-loss record and hung up the gloves after a 2008 defeat at the hands of Manny Pacquiao. De La Hoya, a Mexican native, now has a successful promoting career with the Golden Boy Promotions.

2. Alex Rodriguez – $350M Net Worth

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A long-time New York Yankee, Alex Rodriguez is one of baseball’s most popular players. The shortstop out of Dominican Republic won his first and only World Series championship with the Yankees in 2009. However, the 14-time All-Star endured controversies on using performance-enhancing drugs in his career. Now retired, Rodriguez is dating famous personality, Jennifer Lopez.

1. Lionel Messi – $400M Net Worth

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At the top of the list is the Argentine football legend, Lionel Messi. Looked up to as one of the best football players in history, Messi won his first FIFA World Cup Player of the Year award at the age of 22. His unmatched dribbling techniques and excellent agility are his greatest assets as he currently plays for FC Barcelona.

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Dad Of Julio Urías Got A Tattoo Honoring His Son’s World Series Win

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Dad Of Julio Urías Got A Tattoo Honoring His Son’s World Series Win

Parents always find new ways to be proud of their children and how to tell the world how proud they are. This includes Julio Urías’ father who recently unveiled his newest tattoo in honor of his World Series-winning son.

Julio Urías’ dad is showing off just how proud he is of his son.

Tattoo artist Andres Ortega Rojas posted photos on Instagram showing off the tattoo. Carlos Urías forever enshrined his sons victorious lunge after Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays while a tattoo on his left arm.

Rojas told TMZ that the tattoo took nine hours to complete and that is was Carlos’ first tattoo. The moment captured on Carlos’ arm is one that is etched into the brains of Dodgers fans. It was the first time the Dodger has won the World Series since 1988 ending a decades-long dry spell.

The tattoo is catching everyone’s attention.

People are loving the tribute made to his son with a tattoo. It being his first tattoo is even sweeter. We all know how much our parents are anti-tattoos so seeing this happen is extra touching. Julio is framed by the flags of the Commissioner’s Trophy in the tattoo marking what is clearly Carlos’ most proud moment.

The moment marks a culmination of a long journey to athletic stardom.

Julio first pitched for the Dodgers in 2015. The Mexican baseball player was called up to join the famed baseball team. Carlos and the family made a 13-hour road trip from the Mexican state of Sinaloa to Maryvale Park in Phoenix, Ariz. It was after that long trip that Carlos got to see Julio on the field pitching against the Milwaukee Brewers.

It just goes to show you that anything is possible and that, if you work towards your goals, they can come true.

READ: Dodgers Win First World Series Championship Since 1988 And It’s Great To Be An Angeleno

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Nike Signs This 8-Year-Old Soccer Prodigy At Younger Age Than Messi And Neymar

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Nike Signs This 8-Year-Old Soccer Prodigy At Younger Age Than Messi And Neymar

Nike has long been known to scout some of the world’s greatest sports talents, especially when it comes to the world of soccer. It began with Neymar, who signed with the multinational corporation at the age of 13. That trend continued with Real Madrid’s Rodrygo, who, at the tender age of 11, became Nike’s youngest-ever affiliated athlete after dazzling at a youth tournament in New York.

But the bar has been raised once again. This time with an 8-year-old player who considered the next great prospect in Brazilian soccer.

Brazilian football prodigy Kauan Basile has signed with Nike at just 8-years-old.

Kauan Basile is just 8-years-old and he’s already playing for the Santos’ U-9 indoor football team. But now he’s just made history as the youngest player ever to sign a deal with Nike.

“I am very happy with the opportunity to play for Santos, as well as the contract. I like to play football,” Kauan Basile told Gazeta Esportiva

According to reports, the contract with Nike is guaranteed over three years, and there’s an option to extend it for two more. He’s now the youngest player in the world to sign with Nike. Even at the end of his contract, Basile will still be younger than both Messi and another ex-Santos kid, Neymar, in signing his first deal at Nike.

Messi put pen to paper on his first Nike contract aged 15, while Neymar was 13.

The kid is generating tons of buzz worldwide.

Basile’s agents, Mengoni Sports, revealed the news of the Nike deal with a proud post on social media. They wrote: “Today Kauan broke the record of being the youngest player in the WORLD by signing a contract with Nike!”

The post went on to add that “He is pure talent! He has football in the soul, in his heart and in his DNA.”

The sports world has reacted with excitement, especially across Brazil where football plays reach God-like status.

Football runs through Basile’s blood.

Like so many of football’s greats, Basile has the tradition of football in his blood. Both his father and great-grandfather both played professionally. His father Andrezinho was on the roster for Corinthians during his playing days.

And his dad couldn’t be more proud of his son going on to such major success, saying he’s ready for superstardom. He said: “He is a player with an absurd will to win. He has a lot of technical quality.”

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