MICHAEL SCHUMACHER is the  first billionaire athlete.

Schumacher's net worth is believed to be close to $780 million

On his F1 return, Schumacher earned nearly 30 million pounds as an annual salary.

The Formula One legend has claimed seven World Championships and 91 wins in his entire career.

In a career spanning across two decades, Schumacher clinched 155 podiums, scoring 1566 points. This also includes a whopping 77 fastest laps.

He has grabbed 68 pole positions as well as numerous other records.

F1 legend is in the "best of hands" as he continues his rehabilitation from a serious skiing accident at home.