Messi, Ronaldo only footballers in World's top 10 richest athletes list

Ahram Online , Thursday 11 Jun 2015

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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi from Argentina, right, and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal gesture during their Spanish Supercup first leg soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 (Photo: AP)

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo are the only footballers in Forbes magazine's top 10 highest-paid athletes in the world.

Ronaldo came third in the list with $79.6mn, while Messi ended fourth with $73.8mn far behind boxer Floyd Mayweather who earns $300mn.

 

Highest paid list

 

1- Floyd Mayweather: $300mn

Source of Wealth: Boxing
Salary/Winnings: $285 M
Citizenship: United States
Endorsements: $15 M

2- Manny Pacquiao: $160mn

Source of Wealth: Boxing
Salary/Winnings: $148 M
Citizenship: Philippines
Endorsements: $12 M

3- Cristiano Ronaldo: $79.6mn

Source of Wealth: Soccer
Salary/Winnings: $52.6 M
Citizenship: Portugal
Endorsements: $27 M

4- Lionel Messi: $73.8mn

Source of Wealth: Soccer
Salary/Winnings: $51.8 M
Citizenship: Argentina
Endorsements: $22 M

5- Roger Federer: $67mn

Source of Wealth: Tennis
Salary/Winnings: $9 M
Citizenship: Switzerland
Endorsements: $58 M

6- LeBron James: $64.8mn

Source of Wealth: Basketball
Salary/Winnings: $20.8 M
Citizenship: United States
Endorsements: $44 M

7- Kevin Durant: $54.1mn

Source of Wealth: Basketball
Salary/Winnings: $19.1 M
Citizenship: United States
Endorsements: $35 M

8- Phil Mickelson: $50.8mn

Source of Wealth: Golf
Salary/Winnings: $2.8 M
Citizenship: United States
Endorsements: $48 M

9- Tiger Woods: $50.6mn

Source of Wealth: Golf
Salary/Winnings: $0.6 M
Citizenship: United States
Endorsements: $50 M

10- Kobe Bryant: $49.5mn

Source of Wealth: Basketball
Salary/Winnings: $23.5 M
Citizenship: United States
Endorsements: $26 M

11- Ben Roethlisberger: $48.9mn

Source of Wealth: Football
Salary/Winnings: $46.4 M
Citizenship: United States
Endorsements: $2.5 M

12- Rory McIlroy: $48.3mn

Source of Wealth: Golf
Salary/Winnings: $16.3 M
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Endorsements: $32 M

13- Novak Djokovic: $48.2mn

Source of Wealth: Tennis
Salary/Winnings: $17.2 M
Citizenship: Serbia
Endorsements: $31 M

14- Zlatan Ibrahimovic: $39.1mn

Source of Wealth: Soccer
Salary/Winnings: $33.1 M
Citizenship: Sweden
Endorsements: $6 M

15- Lewis Hamilton: $39mn

Source of Wealth: Racing
Salary/Winnings: $36 M
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Endorsements: $3 M

16- Ndamukong Suh: $38.6mn

Source of Wealth: Football
Salary/Winnings: $38.2 M
Citizenship: United States
Endorsements: $400 K

17- Fernando Alonso: $35.5mn

Source of Wealth: Racing
Salary/Winnings: $34 M
Citizenship: Spain
Endorsements: $1.5 M

18- Gareth Bale: $35mn

Source of Wealth: Soccer
Salary/Winnings: $25.5 M
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Endorsements: $9.5 M

19- Jon Lester: $34.1mn

Source of Wealth: Baseball
Salary/Winnings: $33.7 M
Citizenship: United States
Endorsements: $400 K

20- Derrick Rose: $33.9mn

Source of Wealth: Basketball
Salary/Winnings: $18.9 M
Citizenship: United States
Endorsements: $15 M

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