Almost as much as Alexander Zverev: the German rider collects 2.35 million euros!

Successes do not have the same value everywhere – at least financially!

BILD shows the top German prize money winners in 14 sports. Tennis star Alexander Zverev (25) is on top as the price king despite his injury.

But surprise: a German runner earns almost as much as Zverev!

Alexander Zverev (tennis): 2.55 million euros

Although the 25-year-old tennis pro was only able to play half of the season due to a ligament tear in his ankle, the Hamburg player was ahead of all other Germans with a price tag of 2.55 millions of euros. The best German player is Tatjana Maria with 1.02 million euros.

Alexander Zverev celebrated his comeback after the serious ankle injury during the show in Diriyah

Photo: Getty Images

Daniel Deußer (show jumping): 2.35 million euros

Germany’s best show jumper collected around 2.35 million euros in prize money in 2022. The 41-year-old received the highest prize money in Calgary (732,450 euros), Prague (302,115) and ‘s-Hertogenbosch (231,000).

On the road together since 2017: Rider Daniel Deußer with his mare

On the road together since 2017: Rider Daniel Deußer with his mare “Killer Queen”

Photo: Jean-Christophe Bott/dpa

Malaika Mihambo (athletics): 86,960 euros

The 28-year-old long jumper defended her 2019 world champion title in Eugene (USA) this year. In addition to the gold medal, there was a bonus of 66,710 euros from the world association. There was also €20,250 in Diamond League prize money.

In the long jump, Mailaika Mihambo became world champion in 2019 and 2022 and Olympic champion in 2021

In the long jump, Mailaika Mihambo became world champion in 2019 and 2022 and Olympic champion in 2021

Photo: Michael Kcaller/dpa

Vinzenz Geiger (Nordic Combined): 69,700 euros

The Olympic champion collected a total of 69,700 euros in prize money in the winter of 2021/22. There was no bonus for the 25-year-old world association gold player in Beijing. The highest sum was his World Cup victory in Val di Fiemme (Italy) with 8125 euros.

Nordic Combined Vinzenz Geiger on the cross-country ski trail

Nordic Combined Vinzenz Geiger on the cross-country ski trail

Photo: WITTERS

Linus Strasser (alpine skiing): 78,900 euros

In the German Alps, no one stood out in the winter of 2021/22. In the final tally, the slalom specialist Straßer (30) with 78,900 euros is just ahead of his teammate Lena Dürr (31), who arrived at 73,700 euros.

Took third place in the recent Madonna di Campiglio night slalom: Linus Straßer

Took third place in the recent Madonna di Campiglio night slalom: Linus Straßer

Photo: WITTERS

Denise Herrmann-Wick (biathlon): €102,250

The Olympic champion received a total of 101,250 euros in prize money during the 2021/22 Winter World Cup. Of these, the victory in Kontiolahti brought the 34-year-old the most: 15,000. At the Summer World Championships, there was another 1,000 euros.

Biathlete Denise Herrmann-Wick

Biathlete Denise Herrmann-Wick

Photo: GEORG HOCHMUTH/AFP

Florian Wellbrock (swimming): 57,200 euros

The 25-year-old Olympic champion continued his success at the World Championships in Budapest. He won two gold medals, one silver and two bronze. In total, there was a prize money of 57,200 euros.

Swimmer Florian Wellbrock won two gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the World Championships in Budapest

Swimmer Florian Wellbrock won two gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the World Championships in Budapest

Photo: Andreas Gora/dpa

Martin Kaymer (Golf): 1.84 million euros

Although the 37-year-old golfer went on hiatus when he became a father and struggled with wrist issues, he still picked up €1.84m in prize money in 2022. He did it won almost entirely on the Saudi-funded LIV Tour.

In third place for the Kings Awards: golfer Martin Kaymer

In third place for the Kings Awards: golfer Martin Kaymer

Photo: Dennis Brosda

Jessica von Bredow-Werndl (dressage): 204,900 euros

Despite having a baby, the two-time Olympic champion is Germany’s top dressage winner. In 2022, the 36-year-old collected 204,900 euros. The victories at the World Cup finals in Leipzig (60,188) and the “Top 10 Dressage” in Stockholm (70,240) brought in the most money.

Dressage rider and Olympic champion Jessica von Bredow-Werndl with the TSF horse Dalera BB

Dressage rider and Olympic champion Jessica von Bredow-Werndl with the TSF horse Dalera BB

Photo: Felix Hörhager/dpa

Katharina Henning (cross-country skiing): 22,300 euros

The Olympic champion received a total of 22,300 euros in prize money in the winter of 2021/22. The 26-year-old won the most for ninth place overall in the Tour de Ski with 6,100 euros.

Won gold in Beijing: Katharina Henning

Won gold in Beijing: Katharina Henning

Photo: Daniel Karmann/dpa

Patrick Franziska (table tennis): 80,000 euros

The 30-year-old table tennis professional played the most tournaments among Germany’s top players and received a total of 80,000 euros in prize money. The WTT Cup Finals and the WTT Smash Singapore brought in the most with 21,500 euros each.

Patrick Franziska has already scratched the top ten of the world rankings this season

Patrick Franziska has already scratched the top ten of the world rankings this season

Photo: Photo Alliance/Xinhua News Agency

Anne Haug (triathlon): €102,400

The 39-year-old triathlete finished third in two World Championship races in 2022: the St. George Championship, which was postponed from 2021 to 2022, and the regular race in Hawaii. There were around 43,000 euros for each. His victory at the Challenge Roth brought in 14,000 euros.

Anne Haug is Germany's most successful triathlete

Anne Haug is Germany’s most successful triathlete

Photo: picture alliance/dpa

Cinja Tillmann/Svenja Müller (beach volleyball): €83,600

Germany’s number one team (world number seven) won World Cup bronze in 2022. Together they won 83,600 euros in prize money, including 33,200 at the World Cup in Rome.

Cinja Tillmann (left) and Svenja Müller are among the absolute world leaders in beach volleyball

Cinja Tillmann (left) and Svenja Müller are among the absolute world leaders in beach volleyball

Photo: Alfredo Falcone/dpa

Karl Geiger (ski jumping): 198,590 euros

Germany’s best ski jumper is also the highest earner: at the 2021/22 World Cup, the 29-year-old received 195,300 euros in prize money. An additional 3290 euros have been added in the Summer Grand Prix.

Karl Geiger still wants to make

Karl Geiger still wants to make ‘big leaps’ in the current season

Photo: WITTERS

You can read the full list and more in the current issue of Sport BILD.

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