6. Wayne Gretzky
- It is no surprise that the greatest hockey player ever is also the richest. The legendary player showed signs of becoming a star even before he began playing in the NHL due to his ability to analyze the game.
He has 60 individual records which include a very impressive 2,857 career points and it is easy to see how he become the wealthiest hockey player of all time.
Gretzky became the highest earning player in 1991 with $3 million, an amount which was more than ten times what the average player was earning. His net worth is currently at $200 million.