Cristiano Ronaldo Tops Up Messi To Becomes First Ever Footballer To Emerge Highest Paid Athlete TrendyVoice

9 June 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo Tops Up Messi To Becomes First Ever Footballer To Emerge Highest Paid Athlete




Real Madrid soccer star, Cristiano
Ronaldo has emerged the highest-paid
athlete in the world according Forbes.
The Portugese born striker is the first
footballer to ever top the annual list of
the world's 100 highest-paid athletes,
having earned $88m in the last 12
months.


He raked in $6.6m more than
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, who came in
at second place with $81.4m
Full list below
Forbes top-earning athletes 2016
Name Sport Salary +
endorsements
($m)
Cristiano
Ronaldo
(Por) Football 88.0
Lionel Messi
(Arg) Football 81.4
LeBron
James (USA) Basketball 77.2
Roger
Federer (Sui) Tennis 67.8
Kevin Durant
(USA) Basketball 56.2
Novak
Djokovic
(Srb) Tennis 55.8
Cam Newton
(USA) American
football 53.1
Phil
Mickelson
(USA) Golf 52.9
Jordan
Spieth (USA) Golf 52.8
Kobe Bryant
(USA) Basketball 50.0
Lewis
Hamilton
(Eng) Formula
One 46.0
Tiger Woods
(USA) Golf 45.3
Eli Manning
(USA) American
football 45.0
Joe Flacco
(USA) American
football 44.5
Tom Brady
(USA) American
football 44.1
Floyd
Mayweather
(USA) Boxing 44.0
Rory McIlroy
(NIrl) Golf 42.6
Russell
Wilson (USA) American
football 41.8
Sebastian
Vettel (Ger) Formula
One 41.0
Philip Rivers
(USA) American
football 38.0




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