“Some people practise until they get it right, but we practise until we can’t get it wrong”.
Tony Nash, Indiana University
The above quote is rightly said, as behind every successful player there is tough grind of a coach. They sweat blood to make a player an accomplished sportsman. Let us look at what these coaches receive for managing their team and working so hard? Here is the list of “Top 35 Richest Coaches”.
#1 Nicklas Lidström
Net Worth – $60 Million
Nicklas Lidström, with a net worth of $60 million, is a former Swedish professional ice hockey player. He gathered his net worth by playing for various teams, including VIK Vasteras HK of the Swedish Elitserien, Skogsbo SK, Vasteras IK, and Detroit Red Wings. He also gained fame as one of the top defensemen of his time. Nicklas, commonly identified as “The Perfect Human” or “Mr. Perfect”, is a 4-time Stanley Cup, 7-time Norris Trophy, and 1-time Conn Smythe Trophy winner. He is recognized as NHL’s Top Defensive player. In 2010, he received more than $6 million by signing a 1-year agreement with Red Wings. He used to own a grand mansion worth $2.9 million in Novi, Michigan, but after retirement in 2012, he sold it off.
#2 George Hincapie
Net Worth – $40 Million
George Hincapie, holding a net worth of $40 million, is an American former road bicycle racer. He gathered his net worth as a professional racer for teams, like BMC Racing Team, Team High Road, US Portal, and Motorola. He earned name and fame after winning several races, including GP Ouest- France, Gent- Wevelgem, Tour of Missouri, Three Days of De Panne, and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. He is popular as the key domestique of Lance Armstrong. He won National Road Race Championship for three times. He, along with his brother, manages his own line of sportswear, named “Hincapie Sports”. He is living with his family at Greenville, South Carolina.
#3 Bill Belichick
Net Worth – $35 Million
Bill Belichick is a head coach for New England Patriots, Great Boston-based football team. With a yearly salary of $7.5 million, he is National Football League’s highest paid coach. He gathered his net worth by assuming several coaching designations for various teams of the NFL, including Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, New England Patriots, Baltimore Colts, New York Giants, and Denver Broncos. With his successful coaching, New England Patriots reached 139- 53- 0 in 12 seasons. Patriots were also rewarded 10 division titles. Besides this, Bill made cameo appearance in a drama, named Rescue Me. He has also appeared in a documentary series, A Football Life.