Cricket legend Freddie Flintoff’s incredible net worth is double that of former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.
Flintoff, 45, has amassed a net worth of $20million across his career as a first class and international cricketer, but the Top Gear host’s prevalence on television since his retirement has seen his net worth and reputation soar. Despite the riches in the sport now with the franchise competitions IPL and The Hundred, Flintoff only ever played one season in the IPL for Chennai Super Kings and missed out on potentially adding millions more to his worth.
The former England and Lancashire all-rounder starred for England in the incredible 2005 Ashes victory before calling time on his career after he again helped England to lift the 2009 Ashes. But Flintoff’s reputation as an entertainer of the sport both on and off the pitch saw him take up various celebrity roles.
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Flintoff has a filmography list to match any famous sports star with him appearing as a contestant on I’m A Celeb Australia and as a captain on the hit Sky gameshow A League of Their Own. Flintoff has also appeared as a guest on numerous chat shows and even had his own series Freddie Down Under, Flintoff: Lord of the Fries and Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams.
Such is the Ashes icon’s success since retiring, it’s seen him build a net worth that doubles former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson’s $10m worth. Tyson became the youngest champion in history at the age of 20 and his starlit boxing career would see him become one of the most famous and highest-paid athletes in the world.
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After earning $430m in purses and endorsements throughout his fighting career, Tyson amassed a wealth that topped $300m at its peak but he squandered his fortunes and in 2003 declared bankruptcy after falling $23m in debt at the time. Tyson’s lavish spending saw him splurge millions on mansions, cars, jewellery and extravagant guests for strangers, even buying a collection of Bengal tigers which cost $70,000 each.
But Iron Mike has now recovered to earn a healthy living, charging $75,000 for a two-hour personal appearance in his new home of Las Vegas. While exhibition bouts to follow his 2020 spectacle against Roy Jones Jr. would also bring a luxurious pay-day.
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