Regardless of the activity, playing a sport on a regular basis often requires its own budget. Whether you’re an avid runner or aspiring baller, you’ve probably dropped a nice chunk of change on your hobby throughout the years. Replacement sneakers and gear, participation fees, gym memberships, and health insurance can become quite costly, which is boosted even further by the competitive nature of sports.
However, you may be surprised to that learn that some sports require even more out-of-pocket expenses. From polo to hot air balloon racing, there’s plenty of ways for the well-off (and in some cases, 1%) to empty their wallets. Check out The Most Expensive Sports in the World, Ranked and be sure to let us know if you’ve been lucky enough to try any of these.
Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things pop culture, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.