Forbes has an annual list of the worlds richest. It allows the user to look at individual states.
The richest people on earth are Rothschiilds and since they married into the Warburg family there are many rich descendants. They are worth tens of trillions if not hundreds of trillions. But you won't see them on any list.
Because of his extensive 'Brand Beckham' empire and MLS contract that guarantees him a percentage of gate receipts and replica shirt sales, David Beckham tops the list of worlds richest footballers, with an estimated 2009 wealth of $180m (£112m
Look on the world list for Player Owned House Parties on them, those will be the worlds.
world richest game is 'Golf'
Cameroons richest footballer is Samuel Etoo.
According to the Sports Business Group at Deloitte (the group that compiles the official list) Real Madrid is the richest soccer team in the world 3 years in the running with a revenue of $513.6 millions. Manchester United came second with a revenue of $461.2 millions. The list does not include transfer fees.
In Forbes/Fortune richest people list.
this depends what you mean by player, do you mean sport, then Tiger /woods wins that catagory,