Four Australians of Greek heritage named in ‘Sport’s Rich 100 List’


‘Sport’s Rich 100 List’ has been revealed by The Daily Telegraph today and among the names of Australia’s wealthiest athletes are four Australian’s of Greek heritage.

Who are they? Find out below.

17. George Kambosos Jr (Boxing) – $5 million:

The new unified lightweight champion of the world earned a career-high $2.4 million fighting Teofimo Lopez late last year and now owns all four title belts.

Kambosos Jr should get more for his first defence, while a host of new sponsors will come on board.

READ MORE: ‘I’m the emperor’: George Kambosos Jr crowned world unified lightweight champion.

23. Nick Kyrgios (Tennis) – $3.5 million:

Nick Kyrgios recently won the Australian Open doubles competition with his good friend, Thanasi Kokkinakis, and that’s put him on top of the world.

Kyrgios earnt just over $550,000 last year in prize money but has picked up a raft of sponsorship deals in the past two years since changing management and revamping his image, despite hardly playing during the pandemic.

READ MORE: Toni Nadal: Nick Kyrgios is one of the world’s greatest tennis stars after the Big 3.

39. Marcus Stoinis (Cricket) – $2.2 million:

Marcus Stoinis’ wages are heading skywards due to a $2 million deal with new IPL franchise Lucknow. Has a smaller deal with the Melbourne Stars.

Stoinis has played in Australia’s World Cup squad and twice got the team out of jail in the United Arab Emirates — in the World Cup opener against South Africa and then in an epic semi-final against Pakistan.

READ MORE: ‘I’ve failed in situations’: How Marcus Stoinis went from outcast to World Cup hero.

62. Adam Gotsis (American football) – $1.4 million:

Adam Gotsis was born in Melbourne, Australia to parents of Greek heritage. He grew up playing Australian rules football and supported the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League.

Now he is a defensive linesman who played a strong part in Jacksonville’s campaign this season. After playing out his one-year contract, he will be sweating on a decision for the 2022 season.

Source: The Daily Telegraph.




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