Professional athletes are some of the richest people in the world. Depending on the sport that they play, athletes can make massive amounts of money from salaries, tournament winnings and sponsorship deals. However, being the best in the world in a given sport does not guarantee a lifetime of financial security or a high individual net worth. Athletes still need to plan for the future and to invest their money properly, or they could end up blowing though all of their savings without a return.
Now, what happens when not one, but two superstar athletes who are apt at managing their money get together and combine their net worth? Boom! You have an athletic Power Couple! Not only do two superstar athletes understand one another in a way that a non-athlete may not, but they can support each other through training, competitions, injuries and rehabilitation. They can also share their investment savvy with each other. In fact, the superstar athletic Power Couples of the world gross some of the highest combined net worths on the planet!
We have compiled a list of high-rolling, athlete Power Couples for you to enjoy. Both parties are successful athletes, and both have high individual net worths. Admire their lifestyles from the comfort of your home, or learn from their successful business investments: some of the athletes on this list are retired, and no longer rely on their athletic talent to earn money. Which sport do you think produced the highest earning Power Couple on our list?
15 J.J. Watt And Kealia Ohai (Combined $108.5M)
When healthy, J.J. Watt is considered the best defensive player in the NFL. Between 2012 and 2015, he won the Defensive Player of the Year award three times. Unfortunately for J.J and his Houston Texans, his past two seasons have been plagued with injuries that have kept him sidelined for all but 8 games.
His girlfriend Kealia Ohai is the star midfielder and striker for the Houston Dash, and has been the club's captain since midway through the 2016 season.
The 2016 season saw her net 11 goals over 10 games, tying her for the 2016 Golden Boot title for most goals scored. Watt’s net worth greatly outweighs Ohai’s, but her career is only just getting started so expect her to close that gap.
14 P.K. Subban And Lindsey Vonn (Combined $31M)
While it had been rumored for months that the pair were dating, P.K. Subban and Lindsey Vonn first appeared together in June 2018. Subban is a Norris Trophy winner who spent most his NHL career with the Montreal Canadiens. In one of the most notable trades in recent history, Subban was traded to the Nashville Predators in 2016, where he has played ever since. Vonn is the most recognizable name in North American alpine skiing due to her decorated 17-year career. Vonn is a 3-time Olympic medalist, winning gold at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. She has also won 82 different World Cup races in 5 different disciplines. Although Subban’s net worth is higher, he’s never appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
13 Zack Etrz And Julie Ertz (Combined $17.3M)
It’s hard to tell who the more successful athlete is- Philadelphia Eagles TE Zack Ertz, or his wife, Chicago Red Stars midfielder Julie Johnston Etrz. Zack is an NFL Pro-Bowler and Super Bowl champion, while Julie is a member of the US women’s national soccer team, and has made 59 total appearances and scored 15 goals for her country. Julie was a member of the US team that won the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015, and in 2017, was awarded the US Soccer Female Player of the Year. The Ertzs have a net worth of $17.3M, and while Julie is the national hero, most of that money is due to Zach’s net worth of $16M.
12 Kristi Yamaguchi And Bret Hedican (Combined $9M)
Kristi Yamaguchi is one of the most well-known figure skaters of her generation, and it is only fitting that husband Bret Hedican was also known as the best skater during his career in the NHL. Yamaguchi’s successful six-year amateur figure skating career saw her win World Championship Gold in 1991 and 1992, and Olympic Gold in 1992 as well.
Following the 1992 competitive season, Yamaguchi turned professional and retired from international competition.
Hedican enjoyed a 19-year NHL career that began in 1991 and ended in 2009, and won the Stanley Cup in 2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes. The pair collectively have a net worth of $9M, with $8M belonging to Yamaguchi.
11 Ashton Eaton And Brianne Theisen-Eaton (Combined $10M)
Heptathletes Brianne Theisen-Eaton and Ashton Eaton met at the University of Oregon in 2007, and were married in 2013. Brianne and Ashton both competed in the heptathlon during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, and during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Brianne finished 10th in London and won the bronze medal in Rio, while Ashton claimed the gold medal both times. The pair have also performed well at the 2013 and 2015 Heptathlon World Championships, where Brianne has two silver medals to her credit and Ashton two gold. In 2017, the pair retired from competition. Collectively, they have a combined net worth of $10M net worth.
10 Jrue Holiday And Lauren Holiday (Combined $24M)
Jrue Holiday became a household name during the 2018 NBA playoffs. Throughout his 9-year career, Jrue recorded on average 15 points per game, but exploded this past post-season, averaging more than 23 points per game. During the first round, Jrue and the New Orleans Pelicans swept the Portland Trailblazers. Wife Lauren Holiday is a retired professional soccer player, who played midfield and forward for the U.S. women's national soccer team from 2007 to 2015. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. Although the couple together have a current net worth of $24M, that number will only continue to grow; Jrue has only completed the first of his five-year, $126M contract with the Pelicans.
9 Nomar Garciaparra And Mia Hamm (Combined $55M)
When they were wed in 2003, Mia Hamm was a member of the US Woman’s National Soccer Team and Nomar Garciaparra, a member of the Boston Red Sox. Of the pair, Garciaparra boasts a higher net worth, but Hamm has more national and international titles. Hamm is a four-time NCAA Champion, two-time World Cup Champion and a two-time Olympic Gold medalist. She retired in 2004 with 158 international goals, the most ever until that record was broken by fellow American Abby Wambach. Garciaparra spent most of his 14 MLB with the Red Sox. He was traded to the Chicago Cubs at the 2004 trade deadline, and the Red Sox subsequently went on to win the World Series. Garciaparra never got a chance at the title, as he retired in 2009.
8 David Lee And Caroline Wozniacki (Combined $81M)
David Lee and Caroline Wozniacki confirmed their relationship in February 2017 and announced their engagement only months later, in November 2017. Their collective net worth exceeds a whopping $80M. Lee’s NBA career lasted 13 seasons with 5 different teams.
His glory years (2008 until 2014) saw him average 18 points per game as the starting Center for the New York Knicks and the Golden State Warriors.
Lee won his only NBA title with the Warriors in 2015. In 2010 and 2011, Wozniacki was the number one ranked women’s tennis player even though she had never won a Major tournament. She is currently ranked 2nd in the world and just won her first Major, the 2018 Australian Open.
7 Danica Patrick And Aaron Rodgers (Combined $90M)
Aaron Rodgers is the Green Bay Packer’s All-Star QB. He is a 2-time league MVP, a 6-time Pro-Bowler, a Super Bowl Champion and a Super Bowl MVP. Since taking over the starting role in 2008, Aaron has been considered one of the Top-3 QBs in the league. Danica Patrick is a driver with both NASCAR and Indy Car racing. In January, Danica publicly confirmed her relationship with Aaron after the pair were spotted together on several occasions. Aaron attended Danica’s Daytona 500 race in February; she was not able to finish the race and landed in 35th place. Danica’s net worth of $60M is double that of Rodgers, who is only worth $30M.
6 Bastian Schweinsteiger And Ana Ivanovic (Combined $96M)
When Bastian Schweinsteiger and Ana Ivanovic began dating in 2014, Schweinsteiger was playing football in Germany and Ivanovic was participating on the WTA Tour. The couple married in 2016 and welcomed their first child in March 2018. Schweinsteiger, who now plays for the MLS Chicago fire, enjoyed 13 seasons with FC Bayern Munich, winning 8 league championships. Until 2016, he was a member of the German National Team that won the FIFA World Cup in 2014. Ivanovic was once ranked number one on the WTA following her 2008 French Open title, and on top of the single Grand Slam title, has 20 other professional titles to her credit. While the couple’s combined net worth of $96M belongs mostly to Schweinsteiger, Ivanovic’s $16M is still rather substantial.
5 Roger Federer And Mirka Federer (Combined $116.25M)
Roger Federer and Mirka Federer met at the 2000 Olympic Summer Games where the two tennis players were competing for their home country of Switzerland. While Mirka was eliminated during the first round, she stuck around to cheer on Roger as he went on to win Bronze in the event.
The couple later married in 2009.
While Mirka was able to crack the top 100 in the world, she was forced to retire in 2001 as a result of a lingering foot injury. Roger, on the other hand, is now the most successful tennis player of all time, winning a record 20 Grand Slam Titles. While Roger’s net worth dwarfs Mirka’s, she might have made more money had she been able to continue playing tennis.
4 Sue Bird And Megan Rapinoe (Combined $7.3M)
Sue Bird is a 2-time WNBA Champion, 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and the WNBA all-time assist leader. Bird had the honor of being named one of the Top 20 WNBA stars of all time, and her legacy will not be undone any time soon. In July 2017, Bird announced that she was in a relationship with soccer sensation Megan Rapinoe, and Rapinoe has an impressive athletic resume herself. Rapinoe is an Olympic Gold Medalist and FIFA Woman’s World Cup Champion. She has recorded 36 international goals representing the U.S., and is currently preparing for the 2019 FIFA Woman’s World Cup in France. Bird and Rapinoe have a combined net worth of $7.3M; Bird’s $5.3M is due in large part to her extremely success WNBA career.
3 Novak Djokovic And Jelena Dokic (Combined $185M)
Tennis stars Novak Djokovic and Jelena Dokic met in high school and started dating in 2005. Dokic enjoyed success early in her career, and at one point, was ranked as high as 4th in the world. She retired from professional tennis in 2012. Djokovic, on the other hand, is a 12-time Grand Slam Champion and has been ranked the number one player in the world on three separate occasions. On top of the money made from professional tennis appearances and sponsorships, Djokovic and Dokic have invested in various business ventures. They own a successful restaurant franchise and a line of health food products, and their investments will continue to earn the pair money long after they retire.
2 Andre Agassi And Steffi Graff (Combined $205M)
Both Andre Agassi and Steffi Graff were the top tennis players of their generation. The couple married in 2001 and have been together ever since. Graff has 22 Grand Slam Championships and holds the record for most consecutive weeks as the top player in the world. She retired in 1999, and is arguably the greatest woman’s tennis player of all time. Agassi is an 8-time Grand Slam Champion and recorded 60 professional wins over his 21-year long career. Since retiring, the two have tested out the investment world; while some ventures have been more successful than others, they do have a combined net worth of $205M, so they must be doing something right.
1 Michael Schumacher And Corinna Schumacher (Combined $1B)
Michael and Corinna Schumacher have been married since 1995. Michael is a seven-time Formula One champion, the most by any driver in history, and has posted a record 91 professional racing wins as a Formula One driver. At the peak of his career, Michael was reportedly earning $80M a season in winnings and endorsements, and was named Forbes Magazine’s 17th Most Powerful Celebrity. In 2005, he was the first athlete ever to exceed a net worth of $1B.
Corinna is definitely the lesser known athlete of the two.
She is an accomplished horseback rider, winning the 2010 European Championship in western-style horse riding. Together, the couple owns horse ranches in Texas and in Switzerland, and their collective net worth exceeds $1B.