As they say, age is just the number and this is correct even in the field of sports. Whether you are 18 or 40 – if you have the desire and passion in your field – you will surely one day achieve the feat. Top magazine Forbes has come out with the list of latest 30 Under 30 Sports that highlights the athletes and entrepreneurs in the sports. Here are the top five athletes who are growing financially as well sportingly in their respective sports.
Jose Altuve: Jose Carlos Altuve is a Venezuelan professional baseball second baseman for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. He is just 27 and he already helped Houston Astros to their first World Series victory in 2017. Coming to his personal accolades – Jose is a five-time All-Star, a three-time Silver Slugger winner, a three-time American League batting champion and a two-time American League stolen bases leader.
Canelo Alvarez: Santos Saul Alvarez Barragán, best known as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, is a Mexican professional boxer. He is a multiple-time world champion in two weight classes, having held the unified WBA, WBC, Ring magazine and lineal middleweight titles since September 2018. He is endorsing likes of Everlast, Tecate and Armour. As of September 2018, Alvarez is ranked as the world’s second best active boxer, pound for pound, by BoxRec and third by The Ring and the Boxing Writers Association of America. He is also ranked as the world’s best active middleweight by BoxRec, and fourth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
Tori Bowie: She is just 28 and she already has three Olympic medals to her name. This includes one Gold, One Silver and One Bronze. Apart from this she also has three World Championship medals to her name – two Golds and a Bronze. She has a personal record of 6.95 m (22 ft 9 1⁄2 in) for the long jump, set in 2014. She has an endorsement deal with sportswear giants Adidas.
Anthony Davis: At 24 – Anthony Davis is already one of the top-paid athletes in the world. He is earning around an average yearly salary of $25.4m. Davis was selected first overall in the 2012 NBA draft by New Orleans, is a five-time NBA All-Star, and has been named to three All-NBA First Teams and three NBA All-Defensive Teams. He also earned a gold medal playing with Team USA at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He is sponsored by 2K Sports, Nike, H&R Block and Red Bull.
Giovani dos Santos: If you a football fan you would have heard his name for sure. He flopped at Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur but since his move to LA Galaxy – he has been making his mark again. He is a three-time CONCACAF Gold Cup winner. He won an Olympic gold medal with Team Mexico in 2012 and is a two-time MLS All-Star. He is 29.