Top 10 Sports Competitions With Biggest Prize Money In 2018

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Sports competitions with biggest prize money

Top 10 Sports Competitions with biggest Prize Money In 2018

Sports are increasingly becoming a big money business these days. TV rights, sports sponsorship and advertisements mean that sports have been generating a lot of money. This means that the money generated from the increasing revenue has to be distributed somehow to the leading sport stars. So which sports generate the most amount of prize money? Well we’re going to find out. Here we look at the Top 10 Sports competitions with biggest prize money in 2018.

Did you know that the Premier League in England recently signed a domestic TV rights deal which is worth $8 billion (£5.136 billion)? The money is distributed over three years from 2016 to 2019. Plus another $5 billion (£3 billion) will be generated from foreign TV deals. So with all this money, it has to go somewhere right? They are distributing the money every year for three years to Premier league clubs. This means that even the bottom team of the league are likely gain £100 million for a season. The champions will get around £150 million.

See also: UEFA Champions League Prize Money 2018

See also: Top 10 Greatest FIFA World Cup Matches Of All Time

Sports competitions with biggest prize money 2018

Sports competitions with biggest prize money 2018
 No Event Sport Total Prize money pool Winners
1 UEFA Champions League Football Varies- 2016 was $1.3 billion Varies- around $75 million
2 Formula 1 Motorsport $797.5 million Varies- Mercedez got $98.97m in 2015
3 FIFA World Cup  Football $400 million $38 million- Runners up get $28m
4 European Championship  Football $245m  $29M
5 World Series (MLB) Baseball Varies- 2014 total pool was $66.5m 36% of total prize money pool- 2014 winners got $22.5m
6 UEFA Europa League Football Varies- 2014 total pool was $237m Varies- 2014 winners Sevilla got $16.4m
7 Super Bowl  NFL $11M
8 FedEx Cup Golf $35m $10m 
9 World Series Poker  Poker $62m $10m
10 Wimbledon Tennis $45m $3.9m

FIFA World Cup 2018 prize money for teams breakdown

Sports competitions with biggest prize money

FIFA World Cup 2018 Prize Money- Teams

See also: FIFA World Cup 2018 Bracket Prediction

Position Prize (per team) ($US) Total prize fund
Group stage $8m $128m
Last 16 $12m $96m
Quarter-finals $16m $64m
Fourth place $22m $22m
Third place $24m $24m
Runners-up $28m $28m
Winners $38m $38m
TOTAL $400m
See also: All 32 Official Team Jerseys For 2018 FIFA World Cup (Confirmed)

See also: TV Channels Broadcasting FIFA World Cup 2018 (Worldwide)

Sports competitions with biggest prize money- breakdown

The number one sports event that generates the most amount of prize money is the UEFA Champions League. This competition is serious money which is why so many teams treat it as the holy grail. Aside from the cultural and prestige values ingrained into it. Tennis events also involve a lot of money. The four major grand slams (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open) always see an increase in the total prize money every year.

The Wimbledon tennis event has $42.2 million in prize money which is distributed to players and the winners (men and women).  The players take home around $2.4 million each. The amount of prize money to individual athletes depends on where they finish of course so the first round losers in singles competitions usually get $37,000.

The winning team of the current FIFA World Cup 2018 gets around $35 million. This is huge money for international teams- can you imagine a team like Peru or Iceland getting this amount of money?! Although that would be very hard for them to win.

Interestingly, the World Series Poker tournament comes in a number nine- beating the Wimbledon tournament in terms of prize money. Players who play poker are paid a lot of money- (yes poker is considered a sport). So these events mean huge money for poker players around the world.

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