Top 10 Best Bodybuilders in the World

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Most people, if they put in a little effort, can build up a fair amount of muscle mass.
There’s a big difference between the casual goer to gym and professional bodybuilders, though.
But nowadays, Bodybuilding is out of reach with the idea that “bigger is better” considering the not-so-impressive bodies of professionals these days.
It wasn’t about size back in the day. It’s been about aesthetics and proportionality.
There was almost no reliance on mass to win titles for bodybuilding and the drugs to do so.
An impressive physique certainly has the muscular size to it, but it should contain perfect symmetry and tremendous detail to make it appear as if someone sculpted them from a marble slab.
Not as if they were just inflated with hot air muscles in the back of a laboratory holding water.
So, there must be the best bodybuilders who fit into the textbook definition.
To answer this, we developed a list of the greatest bodybuilders of all time based on their overall physique, muscularity, winning profile & overall positive influence they had on the sport.
Here’s what we think are top 10 best bodybuilders in the world:

10. Dexter Jackson

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He is the oldest and experienced top Olympia won contestant in this age, starting his streak from 1999 to this day in 2019.
Unsurprisingly, he is planning to compete in 2020, Mr. Olympia, at the age of 50.
We know Dexter Jackson for having the best set of abs in bodybuilding, dubbed ‘The Blade’ for his razor-sharp conditioning and consistent contest-ready-shape.
Besides owning a record high of 28 professional bodybuilding titles from the IFBB, Jackson has won Arnold Classic 5 times more than any other bodybuilder.
He has also taken part in 19 competitions for Mr. Olympia (World Record).
And, after several years in the top four, Jackson finally tasted victory when he won the 2008 Mr. Olympia contest.
Dexter Jackson, epitomizing the symbol of the time of our father’s, never seems to age.
Jackson has won the cover of countless bodybuilding magazines and articles since 1999, having competed in every single Mr. Olympia contest.
It is almost impossible for any Olympia level top bodybuilders to compete for so long.

9. Phil Heath

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Phil Heath made his professional debut in 2006 after discovering bodybuilding in 2002.
From 2011 to 2017, he won seven consecutive Mr. Olympia wins before Shawn Rhoden dethroned him last year.
Phillip Heath, who by his nickname, “The Gift,” many knows, grew up in Seattle, Washington, and was a typical jock of high school.
He played varsity basketball and excelled enough to win a University of Denver basketball scholarship.
Although he enjoyed basketball, he was searching for his next challenge and discovered the world of bodybuilding in 2002 only after college.
For his first event, The Rocky Mountain NPC USA Championship “Northern,” he boosted his body from 185 pounds to 215 pounds of pure muscle, before cutting down to 192 pounds.
Heath won–quite the way to start his career. He trained harder, grew larger, and finally picked up many other titles, including his IFBB Pro card and seven Mr. Olympia wins.

8. Lou Ferrigno

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Without the Incredible Hulk, there would be no list of top 10 bodybuilders complete.
Lou Ferrigno had a difficult childhood because he was very shy because of his hearing loss (which resulted from an ear infection in his youth).
He was a gangly kid, reading comic books, fancied to be as strong as the muscular characters inside–and he certainly achieved that goal (in fact exceeded it).
When he was 12, he first picked up a weight and trained enough over the next decade to become the youngest man to win twice the IFBB Mr. Universe competition.
He was also the tallest to do so, and the only one to win two consecutive wins.
He was also among the youngest to enter the prestigious contest of Mr. Olympia, strutting on stage at the age of 23.
Lou was a serious threat to Arnold during his last bodybuilding years. Many speculated that Lou would be the one who would dominate Mr. Olympia after Arnold.
Unfortunately, this didn’t happen as Lou got interested in pursuing his Hollywood career as they offered him the role of The Incredible Hulk.
In 1976 instead, Franco Columbu took over the title of Mr. Olympia.
By becoming The Incredible Hulk and entering the Hollywood world, he eventually realized his childhood dream.

7. Flex Wheeler

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Kenneth “Flex” Wheeler racked up an incredible 17 professional championships, but he never won the Sandow, finishing at second position three times.
He won a record four times for the Arnold Classic and was once described by Arnold Schwarzenegger as “the greatest bodybuilders he had ever seen.”
Flex is regarded by experienced bodybuilding fans as the best of the best, not only for aesthetic purposes but as a bodybuilder in general.
If you lined up all the pro bodybuilders from all the different eras and put them all in one place, you’d be hard-pressed not to choose Flex as having the best physique among them.
He was all bodybuilding represented: with very few flaws, size, and detail.
In fact, he won the all first 4 shows he entered, including a pretty amazing 2nd place finish in his first Mr. Olympia, we can look back on his rookie debut in 1993.
Flex Wheeler had the best mid-section and a chiseled yet big body to accompany.
He had all-size, mass, definition, proportion, and symmetry.
Throughout his career, he was often compared to near-perfect legends like Steve Reeves and Bob Paris, yet attained an unprecedented level of muscularity.

6. Kevin Levrone

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If we recognize Flex for aesthetic physique, his closest rival, Kevin Levrone is known for having a muscular physique.
Considered by many to be the most underrated bodybuilder of all time, with his incredible arms and delts, Kevin Levrone consistently impressed fans along with a chiseled midsection.
Although he has won 23 titles for pro shows, 2 Arnold classics & 4 time Olympia second rankings, he has never won the prestigious title of Mr. Olympia.
But, as he made his comeback at the age of 51 (after his unofficial retirement in 2003 for tricep tear), the ‘Uncrowned Mr. Olympia’ took another shot at the title in 2016.
Despite placing 16th, both fans and athletes agreed that he was the competition’s true champion competing at such an age.
The Maryland Muscle Machine had just fallen short of securing greatness, placing four times in second place at the Olympia.

5. Lee Haney

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Haney was able to retire at the extremely young age of 31 with a record-tying 8 Mr. Olympia titles (1984-1991) and foster a career outside of bodybuilding.
The only famous bodybuilder ever to win Olympia and never lose his title afterward.
After a record of eight victories, he retired. In the 1980s, Haney dominated the world of bodybuilding and has since retired to a much quieter life.
Many claim he retired because he knew that he was about defeated by a guy below.

4. Dorian Yates

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The first real Mass Monster Dorian Yates, who like Haney was undefeated Olympia, ranks fourth in our list.
Dorian began a new age of bodybuilding, with the size and granite-like conditioning anyone had ever seen.
Dorian throughout his career has won Six Olympia trophies.
What makes Dorian Yates one of the all-time’s best bodybuilders ever is not only his six Mr. Olympia titles (1992-1997) but also his special training style.
While we knew Dorian for his training four days a week, several professional bodybuilders trained six days a week.
The reason was, his high intense training style & he reached the full muscle recovery with shorter yet intensive four days a week.
We also knew him before anyone else for bringing his extremely shredded glutes and hamstrings to the stage.
Besides his accomplishments and some of the most granite-hard bodybuilding conditioning, the work ethic of Yates makes him an icon for many fans.
Yates worked 365 days a year with a machine-like focus on training, with intense and brutal routines (which was also one reason for his early retirement).

3. Jay Cutler

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Jay Cutler, personally speaking, is my favorite bodybuilder.
Although Jay spent most of his career fighting with Ronnie Coleman in second, he’s a four-time Mr. Olympia on his own.
He would have been Mr. Olympias winning the best bodybuilder of history if it weren’t for Big Ron.
Also, Jay is the only Mr. Olympia to lose the competition and then come back to win the title.
Jay Cutler is a winner of four times Mr. Olympia (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010).
One of the modern-day mass builders Cutler weighed in on the stage at a solid 275 pounds.
Cutler is considered to have one of the most massive yet aesthetically appealing physiques in the modern era with his massive upper body and feathered quads.

2. Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Even if you know nothing about bodybuilding, you’ll probably know who Arnold Schwarzenegger is.
The bodybuilder from Austria set records in the world of fitness, becoming the youngest person to win the title of Mr. Universe when he was 20.
Over the years, he racked up countless titles, including four more titles of Mr. Universe and seven prestigious titles of Mr. Olympia.
After an illustrious bodybuilding career, Schwarzenegger (who, after migrating to the U.S. in 1968, had become a U.S. citizen) began to conquer another industry–Hollywood.
Many consider him as the world’s best bodybuilder ever.
However, Schwarzenegger could not compete with the standards of today in terms of athleticism.
In fact, many bodybuilders have shown better strength and mass since the early 1990s when competing with Schwarzenegger.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has successfully changed bodybuilding for decades with his charismatic personality and never say die mindset, facing all odds.
An unknown fact about Arnold is that throughout his career he has also competed and won several powerlifting contests.

1. Ronnie Coleman

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Ronnie Coleman without a doubt is the world’s no. 1 bodybuilder of all time.
When 1997, Mr. Olympia Dorian Yates retired and Paul Dillett collapsed on stage, Ronnie Coleman stunned the bodybuilding world after winning his first Mr. Olympia title in 1998.
Coleman took the show away from Shawn Ray, Nasser El Sonbaty, Lee Priest, Flex Wheeler, and Kevin Levrone, all of them have been jockeying for years against Dorian for first place.
Ronnie came and ripped in a massive and perhaps Dorian was glad he retired at the time because the size and conditioning of Ronnie were unmatched to this point.
In the early stages of his career, Ronnie Coleman had it all, including mass and conditioning.
Not only was Ronnie Coleman one of the biggest bodybuilders ever (300 pounds stage weight), but he was also one of the strongest.
It’s frightening to think after working out with an 800 + pound squat and deadlift, Ronnie still used to say that he hasn’t worked as hard as he might.
Coleman impressed judges quickly at his first competition in 1990 and soon began to dominate the world of bodybuilding, winning his IFBB Pro card and countless titles.
In fact, he has most IFBB professional holds the record for the most victories–a remarkable 26, including eight coveted Mr. Olympia titles.

With amazing physiques, each generation has had its fair share of great bodybuilders. 
Focus moved from mass to aesthetics (Rhoden) and back to mass (current 2019 Mr. Olympia Curry). 
Lean, aesthetic physics and relentless efforts to better the human body were the one consistent factor.
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Top 10 Most Popular Sports in America

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Sports in the United States of America is not just an athletic activity but a cultural component that is deeply integrated society.
Wherever you live in the US, every community has sports or some form of physical games. 
Some prefer soccer stadiums, basketball arenas or even famous ballparks, but in each state, there are unprecedented traditions.
Throughout our culture, athletics of various kinds play a significant role. 
From an early age, popular American sports teach kids values such as fair play, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
Sports have contributed to social integration and have been a “social glue” that connects the US community as a whole.
Early American leaders such as Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin stressed the need for activities like running and swimming. 
American presidents like Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and John F. Kennedy, have actively supported American sports in their tenure.
In this post, we will explore the top 10 most popular sports in America:

10. Boxing

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Since the 20th century, Americans have shown great interest in boxing.
Mohammed Ali was trailing his followers at the height of his career with his spectacular winning record.
His retirement from the boxing scene didn’t seem to stop viewers from across the States to love the sport.
The appearance of several Americans on the global boxing scene has helped boxing to become one of the most-watched sporting events.
Because of Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer ever to bear the phrase “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” is an American who only shows high esteem for sport in the country.
His biggest competitor, Joe Frazier, was also an American who added to the country’s entertainment value.
Most of the best boxers in the world are from the United States, including Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Robinson, Marvin Hagler, and Mayweather.
Star level champions among the richest and most successful boxers in the history of broadcast TV.

9. Motor Sports

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The most-watched sport in the US, with an audience of over 20 million average attendance, is NASCAR auto racing championships.
This shows how much Americans love fast motorcycles and racing cars.
NASCAR is setting the pace of motor racing in the country with events like the Daytona 500 also known as the “Great American Race.”
It’s the Indianapolis 500, as the most prominent car racing event of the season.
The NASCAR also organizes prominent competitions including the Xfinity Series, the NASCAR Cup Series of Monster Energy, the Pinty series and the World Track Camping Series, amongst others.

8. Wrestling

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Wrestling attracts thousands into the arena where people watch the matches with all their enthusiasm.
Whether it’s WWE or MMA doesn’t matter, Americans love and enjoy the game.
The superstars, including John Cena, Triple H, the Rock, and The Undertaker, who are idolized and made a fortune in Hollywood too.
In the mid-1980s, it was a professionally sponsored sport in America.
Various American wrestling federations, including the National Wrestling Association, the AWA, and Jim Crockett Promotions, merged to form professional wrestling.
By 1984, Vince McMahon took the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as he was the one who led the Georgia Championship Wrestling.
Mixed Martial Arts promotion companies like UFC are slowly gaining momentum.

7. Golf

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We can consider that America is the heartland of golf, and throughout the country, there are hundreds of beautiful golf courses.
The golf culture of the country remains highly enriched as pastime American favorite sport.
Golf started many centuries before the migration of Europeans in America.
American Professional Golfers Association founded its league, PGA, in 1916.
The department store owner Rodman Wanamaker was the inspiration for this initiative.
Tiger Woods has taken golf to new heights and even the great Arnold Palmer and rival his Jack Nicklaus tried but could not achieve success as Tiger.
But as Woods skyrocketed up the sport, he almost settled it all down himself.
From the fans’ point of view, Tiger’s sex scandals, controversies, and all negative things harmed the sport.
Currently, half of the top ten golfers on the PGA tour are Americans, among them are # 1 Dustin Johnson, and #3 Jordan Spieth.
Yet while they are good golfers, neither have Woods nor Palmer’s star quality, which makes us watch Sunday’s television.

6. Tennis

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Tennis is the next fastest-growing sport in America and is popular among both men and women.
In 1874, they played the first tennis match at Mary Ewing Outerbridge’s home in the Staten Island Cricket Club, N.Y.
In 1880, the United States held for the first time in history the American National Tournament.
On 21 May 1881, organizers established the United States Tennis Association to set up rules and organize tennis tournaments.
The U.S. National Championships Men’s singles are now known as the US Open.
In 1881, at Newport, Rhode Island, the first US Open was held. The American Open was one of the tennis majors officially established in 1924.
Tennis helped capture the imagination of the American public through tennis stars like Arthur Ashe, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Chris Evert, and Billie Jean King.
But tennis popularity reached its new heights in the United States during the days of Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.
Sampras was the yard for the Grand Slam attainment or benchmark champion before Federer.
Others like Agassi became influential personalities in the sport.
Over half of the Top 100 Tennis Men on tour were Americans back in those Golden days.

5. Soccer/Football/Association Football

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The fifth place in the US is a game so loved that it is the most popular sport in the world. 
Americans have shown a growing interest in soccer in recent years. While it isn’t as popular as American Football, but still has a big audience. 
The Major League Soccer organizes the game with many well-known players from other countries joining the local teams to improve the game’s reputation. 
Major League Soccer (MLS) is the largest professional football league in the United States. 
MLS started by 10 teams since 1996 and currently, has now grown to 20 teams. 
However, new TV ratings are set following Team USA’s good competition for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Surprisingly, the United States women’s national soccer team are current champions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Apart from MLS, American football players are showing interest in participating in tournaments like UEFA Champions League and Premier League.
Professional soccer stars like Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are also showing interest in potential participation in MLS.

4. Ice Hockey

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Ice-hockey is one of the major professional sports in the USA and Canada.
National Hockey League (NHL) is the highest competitive league men’s level hockey and the most popular event in the North American continent.
In the 1980 Winter Olympics, the U.S. won its first gold medal in ice hockey. It was America’s ice hockey team’s biggest success.
The victory was so impressive that we knew it as the “Miracle on Ice” as a triumph against the formidable Soviet Union team.
Ice hockey in the United States can not be spoken of without considering the New York Rangers with the Madison Square Garden as their home ground.
They are the tribute to the accomplishment of the first Stanley Cup in the country.
Its because the Canadian teams dominated the competition since the game started.

3. Basketball

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In the United States, as an American invented sport, both professional sports league and collegiate basketball is the most loved sporting event.
This is because the main stars in the university ranks are drawn up in the annual Draft by different NBA teams (National Basketball Association).
This link between colleges and the NBA makes basketball one of the Top 3 most successful sports in the USA.
Basketball star, Michael Jordan took the NBA into another stratosphere.
NBA finals are most-watched sporting events this is because the NBA is one of the World’s most profitable professional leagues let alone the United States.
With new generation players like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James holding the torch and the arrival of international players, this game is increasing in popularity.
NBA players are the highest-paid athletes in the world.

2. Baseball

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There’s an only one-weekend leisure activity, it’s baseball.
The popularity began in the early 20th century and was never far withdrawn from our conscience.
After football in the USA, the sport is the second, but we always regard it as the most beloved American pastime with a history that dates from over 150 years.
Yes, baseball is the country’s most loved sport when you construct your case from a cultural viewpoint.
We know simply the New York Yankees as ‘Yanks’ and have the best team ever sponsored.
As a proud Angeleno, my favorite major sports league teams are Los Angeles Dodgers and in the minor league, Los Angeles Angels.
Major League Baseball (MLB) is the oldest professional baseball association in the United States and Canada, with the highest-ranking in all professional baseball leagues.
MLB also ranks among popular sports leagues in the world.

1. American Football

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American football, referred to simply as football in the country, is the most popular sport in the USA.
This spectator sport attracts millions of people from across American society, whether its high school football, college sports, or professional football.
Some say that it’s only through mentioning certain names like John Madden, Tom Brady, Al Michaels, and John Elway, who are considered as the face of the sport.
You could open up a debate for the best player in the country, as each football star is loved among their fanbase.
NFL arguably is the richest sports league in the world, considering match crowd and TV ratings in the United States.
The fascinating NFL Super Bowl is like an annual festival for every youngster.
Football still, is American’s favorite sport to watch on TVs considering viewership data.

Games are important for the American public for three main reasons:
Firstly to reinforce the bonds of national unity, and secondly, to encourage physical exercise, thus reducing cases of obesity and other lifestyle disorders.
Finally, as a suspenseful entertainment with friends and family.
Which one you consider to be the most popular sport in the United States comment down below.
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Top 10 Most Popular Sports in The World

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The role of physical activities in our lives is very important.
But the problem with the modern lifestyle is that we take sports seriously during the early childhood until the later years of our lives when we find it as a hobby, a boring exercise activity, and even a career just to earn money.
Contrary to local physical recreational games played (like Mexican, Basque Pelota or Indian Kabaddi), there are some favored mass-following games that people play in every part of the world.
To describe popularity, we need several parameters. It covers the courts and stadium crowd, broadcast and online fanbase, follow-up social media, etc.
We can define popularity based on the number of funds available and the number of available endorsement deals.
Throughout our lives, athletics or any physical activity plays an important part.
We often should take sports seriously from childhood until late years, when we may consider it as an amusement, a fitness practice, and even a career occasionally.
Here are the top 10 most popular sports in the world:

10. Golf

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Fans: 450 million
Primary love for the sport: USA, European Countries, Japan & South Korea.
With over 450 million fans in the United States, Canada, and Europe. 
Golf is all about the accuracy of handling the club and ball. 
In golf, to win, competitors have to hit balls in the highest number of holes by using many types of clubs in the least attempts.
Golf may not be most played sport in the world but has a wide and a following that flows among the elites of our society like businessmen or celebrities, that’s why this sport (like cricket) is well known as the “Gentleman’s game.” 
It’s also a very calming game that is absolutely entertaining.
And it’s no surprise that in developed countries such as Japan, the United States, the UK, South Africa, and South Korea golf has the largest viewership statistics.
Although golf ranks in the last position in our top 10 sports in the world list, it has the most income and the biggest prize money for the players. 
Anyone with skills like that of tiger woods can become the richest sportsman in the world.
Global Fan Base: In contrast to young people, golf is one sport that is more attractive to adult people. 
The international game has over 450 million followers, particularly in the US, Canada, and Europe. 
Golf does not fit well for the general public because of its accessibility.

9. Rugby/American football

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Estimated No. of Fans: 475 million
Primary love for the sport: USA, UK, Commonwealth

Rugby is a physically active sport with two teams of 15 players each attracting a large audience demanding a good dose of an adrenaline rush. 
They mostly play this game in European countries and in areas where the British Empire took over during the 18th and 19th centuries.
We can play American Football a variation of rugby by two teams of eleven players on the rectangular pitch, which is known as football in the United States and gridiron, in some other nations. 
One team attempts to charge with the oval ball in hands or pass it to another player to run towards the goal post.
While the other team players try to stop the charging player, at least 10 yards in four downs must push for a new set of four downs and the drive continued.
If not, they have to transfer the ball to the opposing team.
Global Fan Base: Worldwide, enthusiasts play it as rugby but majorly, it centers the fan base of American football predominantly in the US.
US Football is one of the most popular sports in America, but in other parts of the world, this game has low popularity.
The NFL in the USA is the most popular American soccer league.

8. Baseball

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Baseball is another sport dominated by the United States with five hundred million followers. 
Back in 1876, the first sports league was established, and the game even today, continues to grow. 
Indeed on the street level, enthusiasts around countries such as the United States and Japan love baseball. 
Citizens in those areas love this sport and many opt for a baseball career since childhood. 
The Nippon League and the MLB respectively are Japan’s and the United States’ main leagues.
Global Fan Base: US, Canada, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.

7. Basketball

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Estimated No. of Fans: 825 million
Primary Sphere of Influence: Global
Basketball is one of the world-famous sports. We can again regard the United States as the birthplace of basketball. 
Basketball is an exciting and skillful sport because you develop skills through regular practice and exercise in your backyard driveway or open space. 
We can play indoor basketballs on flat and smooth surfaces while outdoor surfaces have a rugged finish to stand up against rougher conditions. 
Dr. James Naismith from Massachusetts, USA originated & developed modern basketball in the late 19th century.
Today, we have established basketball into one of the world’s most famous and highly paid sports. 
Michael Jordan could be a first-class example of professional performers who made his name globally synonymous with basketball.
Global Fan Base: There are around 825 million basketball fans. The popularity among the fans is primarily among the US, Canada, Philippines, Japan, China, etc.

6. Table Tennis

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Fans: 875 million
Regions where game is played: Global
Table tennis, also known as ping pong, is an indoor sport that began in England, and in which two to four players hit a lightweight plastic ball back and forth with a wooden or plastic racket. 
Nearly all clubs in all countries in the world play this game on an amateur level.
Table Tennis is not a sport with many talents display platforms but as a hobby, we enjoy this indoor competition all over the world and no other sport can compare with it in terms of sheer excitement. 
Besides, professional table tennis is limited to countries such as Indonesia, China and Malaysia and, to a certain degree, India, for playing this game professionally. 
Global Fan Base: Table tennis enthusiasts are spread across the globe. 
The community of over 875 million fans all over the world is large, with millions of hobbyists, amateur players, and professional table tennis players.

5. Volleyball

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No. of Fans: 900 million 
Fanbase regions: Western Europe, North America.
Our favorite beach game with friends is here.
Another US origin game of the late 19th century is yet very simple, but an exciting game and places specific needs on the player’s physical strength and engagement.
Approximately 900 million people worldwide regularly play volleyball.
Enthusiasts typically play this sport both in the indoor stadium or outdoor field.
It is the fifth most popular sport with the many registered affiliates federations.
Volleyball, with few and strict rules, is an incredibly easy & enjoyable game.
It’s all a ball and a net you like. Organizing Committees for the Olympic Games launched volleyball in the Olympic Games in 1964, and its transition on the beach was a significant kick-off for its sped up popularity growth worldwide.

4. Tennis

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No. of Fans: 1 billion
Demography of fans: Global
Lawn tennis matches attract the crowd with spiking popularity when the tournaments begin, which also makes it the first entry to our top 10 sports list that hits a billion in the number of followers.
The doubles variant of the sport (2 players vs 2 players) is also very famous worldwide.
The game is played in all Asian, African, Oceania, Hispanic and North American nations. 
Some top tournaments include the Australian Open, the French Open, the Wimbledon Championships, and the USA were the four Grand Slam tournaments. 
The game is developing at a quick rate in Asia and so don’t be shocked to see that tennis ranks above in the future.
Fan base: Tennis has a fairly good worldwide fan base. Although in developed countries it is more widespread than in developing countries. 
Tennis superstars, such as Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, are well-known worldwide, attracting hundreds of millions of fans around the globe towards the sport.

3. Field hockey

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Estimated No. of Fans: 2 billion
Influence: Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia
It has been around since the 3rd century BC and practitioners have transformed playing rules styles overtime accordingly.
Field hockey attracts fans from Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia with enthusiasts worldwide two billion.
For many young people, this growing sport has become a mainstream obsession.
We can play it on several types of surfaces including dirt, grass, and floor, which provide a variety of game styles.
The specifications for field hockey depend on the level of play, but the equipment used is the same.
A very popular sport in the commonwealth, it has similar gameplay and rules as that of football, but the only difference is that the ball is much smaller, guided by an unusually J shaped bat rather than the player’s feet.
If we include other variations like ice hockey or Floorball, overall hockey could be the most popular sport in the world.

2. Cricket

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Estimated No. of Fans: 2.5 billion
Sphere of Influence: UK, Commonwealth countries like India, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Bangladesh, etc.
Ranking second between the top two was a difficult task, as the sheer fan following between these two rival games is very high.
The game has a fan-base that records 2.5 billion people worldwide. 
But also, there are many countries in which people do not know what cricket is. 
The Indian subcontinent, South Africa, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom are the countries where cricket is the most played, both on-street and professional levels.
Pakistan and India’s long-time rivalry is not just limited to sport and is one of the world’s most-watched competitions worldwide followed by the FIFA World Cup Final and the Spanish el-Clasico. 
Cricket is like a life-and-death issue for the fans and the players in the areas in which they play it.
The four-year Cricket World Cup is known to be a highly watched and expensive global event each year and the best team on all occasions is Australia, England, and India.
While some global superstars who are also the richest cricketers in the world rank in this sports rank among top global athletes.
Global Fan Base: Cricket’s fan base is limited to certain nations. This sport is not that popular in the US, most of Europe and most of Asia. 
Yet, people from some major nations play this game with the utmost joy.
Cricket has the world’s second-largest number of fans, with about 2 to 3 billion people. 
In India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies, South Africa, and in Australia, cricket is the most-watched sport (sometimes only watched sport). 
Around 2.2 million people worldwide viewed their TVs in the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

1. Football

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Estimated No. of Fans: 4 billion
Sphere of Influence: Global
Okay, the most famous and most-watched sport in the world, football or soccer, shouldn’t be a shock.
Many historians say it started in China, whereas others suggest that the Greeks and the Romans invented the game. 
However, to the modern interpretation of the play, we can trace it back to England, which is the sport of today. 
The number of followers has been so high that every second person in the world is a fan of football, mainly because it only needs a ball and a decent ground.
Global Fan Base: The number of people who actively follow the sport and track their global and regional tournaments is unimaginable. 
Soccer arguably statistically is the biggest sport in the world both locally and internationally.
Football is undoubtedly the king when it comes to TV viewing.
Top football players like Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo are global star icons & there is no denying considering their global popularity (both rank as most followed Instagrammers).
If there is any local or international rivalry, billions of soccer fans around the world are doodling on their TVs to give you an idea of the popularity of the sport. 
The same applies to the world’s biggest club competitions and champion leagues.

I am apologetic if I couldn’t include your favorite game among popular sports in the world.
There are around 8000 officially recognized sports around the globe and uncountable unofficial ones.
You might ask which one is best among them?
The real answer is all, as long as you are having a physical exercise while you enjoy is good.
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Top 10 Richest Cricketer in the World in 2019

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Here in this post, we will see some of the richest cricketer in the world in 2019 & see why they are so rich.
Over the years, cricket has become one of the most popular sports in India & almost all commonwealth countries.
The Indian Maharajas and British Lords, who decorated the team’s ranks once, polished the game we see it today.
Cricket’s evolution of T20 not only enriched cricket’s reach for wider audiences but tournaments such as the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Big Bash League (BBL) reflect as enormous revenue generators and cricket players world-wide are competing at these tournaments to expose themselves to huge amounts of income.
The following is the countdown of the top 10 richest cricketer in the world 2019:

10. Shane Watson Net Worth : $30 Million

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National Team: Australia
Salary: $4.0 million
While Shane Watson was once a national team player in Australia, he’s signed with the IPL team Chennai Super Kings at the moment.
Watson has a nice skills balance, and he’s an incredible all-rounder between a bowler and a batsman.
He was one of the best players in Australia, but injuries rarely gave it a chance to enjoy a lengthy international cricket spell.
Watson made 307 appearances internationally and scored 10950 runs.
He used his brilliant full range skills in many of the T20 leagues worldwide.
He was the most expensive player in the 2016 IPL, as RCB bought him on a two-year ₹9.5 crores/year contract.
In 2016, Watson left international cricket but still plays many T20 leagues.
He also played with Sydney Thunders in the Australian Big Bash League.

9. Yuvraj Singh Net Worth : $35 Million

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National Team: Australia
Salary: $4.0 million
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Known primarily as an all-rounder, Singh successfully served as the Indian ODI team’s Vice-Captain.
He hit six sixes in six balls against England for a game, which is one of his most famous performances.
He was the Man of the Tournament for his all-rounder display at the 2011 World Cup. Sadly, after he beat cancer, he still didn’t find his mojo back.
Yuvraj is a popular Indian personality who has endorsed brands such as Puma, LG, Reebok, Xbox, Revital and Pepsi.
For consecutive seasons in 2014 and 2015, he was the highest-paid cricketer in IPL.
Delhi Daredevils purchased him in 2015 for ₹16 crores. In 2017, by the name of YWC, he started his own fashion clothing label, which received a lot of positive feedback.list.

7. Jacques Kallis Net Worth : $35 Million

National Team: Australia
Salary: $4.0 million
We also know Kallis as the best batsman in South Africa.
Jacques Kallis, although long retired, has a net worth of $35 million.
His performance in the games is known to be solid, and fans love his batting style.
Besides the sport, Jacques Kallis is also known for his successful coaching career!
In IPL 2012, he played a key role contributed to making Kolkata Knight Riders the champions.
In 2014, a one year contract with the Big Bash League franchise of Sydney Thunders was signed by the former South African all-rounder.
In 2017, he was appointed a brand ambassador for Advanced Hair Studio India.

6. Virender Sehwag Net Worth : $40 Million

Virender Sehwag is a famed cricketer, a known aggressive batsman from Delhi, India.
He was also the captain of Delhi Daredevils for a long time and holds various unbroken cricket records.
For example, he holds a record of the highest scorer in Test match & batsman to achieve the fastest triple century.
You can bet that Virender Sehwag is a comfortable retired life with a net worth of $40 million.
Sehwag launched an international school for students with disabilities in his free time.
In his 8-year IPL career, he represented Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab.
He’s currently a Star India commentator. For a very long time, Viru was Hero Honda’s brand ambassador.
He also promotes international brands such as Boost, Samsung, Reebok, Adidas, and many more.

5. Shane Warne
Net Worth : $52 Million

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As an Australian cricket team captain, we know Shane Warne for his many as a legendary wicket-taking bowler.
Being retired for several years, he is still one of the richest cricketers in the world, maintaining a net worth of $50 million.
Warne now works for cricket games on the Nine Network as a commentator.
Warne has worked with his charity foundation since his retirement, which focuses primarily on improving children’s lives.
For Australian fans, Warne is a national star. In the 2008 IPL first season, Warne was the captain of the Rajasthan Royals winning team.
In 2011, he retired from IPL and is now Rajasthan Royals’ head coach.
Brands such as Victoria Bitter, Pepsi, and McDonald’s, etc. have been promoted by this Australian legend.

4. Brian lara Net Worth : $60 Million

Placing no.5 on our richest cricketer in the world list is Brilliant Batsman Brian Lara from West Indies.
Lara has the highest score as an individual, the second-highest batting performance and the highest number of runs in the history of cricket.
In 2012, the superstar was also inducted in the ICC Hall of Fame.
Brian Lara has additional cash to spend with an amazing net worth of $60 million.
Lara is a philanthropist by establishing the Pearl and Bunty Lara Foundation, an organization that focuses on helping with social care problems.
Lara was also the Indian Tyre company MRF’s brand ambassador, which helped to gain worldwide popularity.
Lara has become a professional golfer after retirement from cricket and has also won several international golf competitions.

3. Ricky Ponting Net Worth : $65 Million

Ricky Ponting is an unbelievably famous cricketer, commentator, and coach who comes from Australia.
He is also one of the top batsmen in the history of the sport, even if he is also a bowler and a close catching fielder.
The former captain from Australia is the only cricketer to win in two consecutive World Cups (after the Clive Lloyd from the West Indies).
He has supported many brands such as Valvoline, Adidas, Pura Milk, Rexona, kookaburra bats and more.
He was a very popular commentator for Channel 9 due to his popularity and glorious cricketing profession & is the head coach of the Delhi Capitals IPL Team, which was placed 3rd in the 2019 season.

3. Virat Net Worth : $92 Million

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National Team: India
Salary: $3.1 million
As per Forbes, Virat Kohli the current Indian cricket team captain & best batsman in the world is today the richest and the most marketable cricketer.
In 2019, his net worth is around $92 million(₹ 644 crores) which earned him 3rd spot in top 10 richest cricketer in the world list & is the richest cricketer of India in 2018 & 2019.
He has been the iconic young person with his exploits on the ground, good looks, and aggressive attitude.
You’ll recognize him while watching TV that Virat Kohli is an aspect of almost all alternate TV ads.
Kohli became the highest-paid IPL player when he extended his contract with Bangalore in 2018 with Royal Challengers.
Regarding wealth, he ranked 83rd position among Forbes, the only Indian who made him the best 100 & is currently highest paid cricketer in India.
Kohli charges almost 4 crores a day for his shoots and his endorsements in 2019.
It has signed a five-crore agreement with Audi India in 2015 and has promoted brands such as Pepsi, Valvoline, Google, Hero Moto Corp, Colgate, Tissot, Too Yumm, Manyavar, and so on.
In 2018, he was also appointed as Brand Ambassador for Uber, the world-famous carrier.
Kohli is also the owner of FC Goa a soccer team ISL. It also has its own Wrogn and One8 fashion brands (partnering with Puma).

2. MSD Net Worth : $111 Million

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni also is known as MS Dhoni is a successful & richest cricketer in the world who lead the Indian team to several wins in his time as a captain.
Under his captainship, Indian cricket team won two Asia Cups, an ICC Champions Trophy, and the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Because of his tremendous success, MS Dhoni has a net worth of 111 million dollars with him.
He holds several unbroken records, including most T20I winning and most wicket-keeper catches.
Almost every other brand you might know has been endorsed by Dhoni.
He has been a promoter of Gulf Oil, Reebok, TVS Motors, Red Bus, Sony Bravia, Lays, Amrapali, Snickers, GoDaddy, Colgate, Orient, and many others.
For nearly 7-8 years, he was also Reebok’s brand ambassador & was among the highest-paid athlete 2018 by Forbes.
Dhoni has also invested in the Chennaiyin FC team of ISL and is also the owner of his ‘Se7en’ fashion brand.
Dhoni is the only Chennai Super Kings captain since IPL started and under for ₹15-crore/year contract.

1. Sachin Tendulkar Net Worth : $115 Million

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Sachin is the world’s best cricket batsman of all time. Sachin is the only cricketer in international cricket with over 34,000 runs in total and holds a record for scoring 100 centuries.
We Indians do not see Tendulkar in India as a person but more than a superhuman figure.
Regarded as the best cricket player in the world, he is not just a hero but also a godly character.
Many of the worldwide brands like BMW, Pepsi, Luminous, Adidas, Canon, Phillips, Britannia, VISA, Castrol, etc have been endorsed by Sachin Tendulkar.
When he became the brand ambassador of MRF in 2001, Sachin was the first cricketer to score a deal of ₹100-crore.
He helped BCCI (Indian cricket board) to clear the debt, which currently in 2019 is the world’s richest cricket board.
Tendulkar owns 520 crores properties & is also the mentor of the Mumbai Indians a 4-time IPL champion team.
Sachin is the richest cricketer in the world of all time & also the richest Indian sportsman according to Forbes.

You might notice that almost half the list comprises Indian players & there is a reason for that.
Cricket is the most popular game in the world after football.
It is mainly for its popularity in the Indian subcontinent in enormous numbers.
Many cricketing stars have become national icons and successful companies have used their reputation for a positive brand image to the most. Today, Cricket is a commercial entity.
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Top 10 Football Players in the World

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Soccer, also called football, is the most renowned all-time sport in the world with its 3.5 billion supporters worldwide. 
There’s no way you wouldn’t have an idol you’d aspired to be if you also have a passion for football. Here, we have a list for top football players who are ruling the game in 2019.
Every international player is good and best in the sport, but certain soccer stars are beloved throughout sports.
Below is the list of top 10 football players, are any among them are your favorites ?

10.Sergio Aguero

Maestro Sergio Aguero from Argentina, Despite being one of the Premier League’s most deadly players,
Aguero’s career was in doubt previously in the reign of Pep Guardiola as his pace of job was challenged.
Aguero is one of the world’s most deadly strikers. He survives on goals and has already plundered 29 goals in 41 appearances this season.

09.Carlos Vela

Vela is a world-class footballer with expertise in professional soccer at the greatest levels. 
On the right-wing position, at present Mexican footballer is most comfortable, enabling him to kick in on his brutal left foot.
In a friendly match against Brazil in 2007, Vela made his debut with the junior Mexico national team and scored his first goal for his nation in a friendly match against Guatemala.

08.Gerard Pique

Barcelona’s ever-present center is back on the 6th spot in our list of top 10 football players as he is an integral part of the Barcelona team. 
Pique has a great game understanding and is rapid in the bud to nip attacks. He is always in control and one of the world’s best ball-playing defender right now.
This Spanish soccer star enables the team to perform with his calm and composed person on the field efficiently from the back.
In all matches, Pique maintains an amazing pass completion percentage of 91.1%. 
The defender is also a threat from set-pieces as he is dominant in the field that has seen him four times this season, an impressive number for a center back.

07.Luis Suárez

He doesn’t have the turn of pace now at 32, which once made him such a lethal opponent to encounter but still stays a prolific striker. 
Luis Suarez won a hat trick against Real Madrid (arch-rival) in La Liga earlier this season, becoming only the second footballer (after Messi) to do this achievement since the iconic Romario in 1994.
He’s just behind Lionel Messi with 18 goals to his record in La Liga’s scoring charts. 
Suarez is not only a power to be reckoned with in front of the goal, but he is also a capable supporter, providing 10 assists in all this season’s contest.
The forces must have waned a little, but on any specified day, the controversial striker is still one of the best football players in the world.

06.Eden Hazard

One of the most lovely sights in football is watching Eden Hazard in complete flow. Using his speed and acceleration, he glides past markers as they are non-existent.
Eden Hazard is one of the world’s finest dribblers if not the greatest.
He plays for La Liga club Real Madrid as a winger or midfielder attacker and Belgium national team captain.
Hazard, widely regarded as one of the best football players in the world, is renowned for his creativity, pace, running with the ball, and passing.

05.Zlatan Ibrahimović

It is recognized that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the most well-rounded and one of the strongest players in football history. 
He’s Swedish and plays as a Forward. 
Ibrahimovic is an acrobatic player who had left thousands of people astonished with his bicycle kick goal.
For his excellent character, we also appreciate him. He’s currently a free agent in 2019.

04.Kylian Mbappe

Mbappe is the world’s most adored youngster right now. His speed and acceleration of lightning, create fear in opposing defenders. 
Having completed 2.3 dribbles per match this season, he uses his scary speed to great impact. 
In the final third sets, Mbappe’s decision taking distinguishes him from any other player in his age.
The Frenchman is lethal near the goal and rarely loses a chance to get his mark on the scoresheet. 
He’s accomplished a huge 39 goals and provided 11 assists in all competitions this season in 49 matches. Many have preferred Mbappe as a future winner of the Ballon d’Or.
No doubt this youngster has to be on our top 10 football players list.

03.Neymar Jr.

With his exceptional play, the Brazilian football star Neymar Da Silva Santos conquered many’s hearts at the young age of 27.
When it goes to striking the ground for soccer, he has incredible speed, agility, and acceleration. 
For the French club, Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazilian national team, Neymar is presently playing as a forward.
He has the biggest $270,000,000 football contract with Paris Saint-Germain in the world and is one world’s top highest-paid soccer players in 2019.

02.Chris Ronaldo

Its a not a surprise to guess the top 2 in this listing for best soccer players in the world. It was a very tough choice to select the top one. Apologies to Ronaldo fans.
The most versatile player in soccer is Cristiano Ronaldo. He’s also one of the players with the most goals ever.
The defining point in his Real Madrid career has to be that hat trick against Atletico Madrid in competition’s quarterfinals toppling a 2-0 gap.
It reveals the mental strength, never die attitude and inherent faith in his exceptional skills.
In his distinguished life, he has shattered many records and is considered by many as the best football player in the world.

01.Leo Messi

I really don’t know where to start from as I have already apologized to half the readers of this list. Have to make this short as possible.
He not only wins goals but by assisting his teammates, he also creates some magical goals.
Ronaldo is now competing for goals with him; Neymar’s dribbling; Mesut Ozil’s running.
He sits high with his goal-scoring percentage when we compare his performance with Ronaldo, assists percentage, etc.
People always mock him with the national team for his unsuccessful career, but they won’t tell you he made more contributions to the wins of Argentina.
With him in the team, Argentinians fought in the World Cup qualifying matches and then he came back and the rest is history. Argentina is qualified for the 2018 World Cup.
He saved Barcelona many times, not only for Argentina. This man’s greatness is beyond the sky. Never again can you see anything like him.
We are lucky enough to be born in the generation of Lionel Messi.

The toughest thing ever has to be selecting the top 10 football players in the world, and everyone will have their own opinions. 
Still, we had the joy to watch them play in 2019, as some are in the initial stage of their career while some are at final.
Many factors will render the match a little more enjoyable to view, notably when your favorite top football players are on the field.
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