Top Ten Highest Paid Athletes In The World

Top Ten Highest Paid Athletes In The World



Welcome to today’s top ten edition, we’re going to be talking about the top ten highest paid athletes in the world. We all have that one star athlete whom we admire and support, most of them are really good at what they do and they get paid real well too! Thanks to Forbes selection of the highest paid sportsmen, we can figure out the names of the luckiest and most hardworking athletes.


He is a well-known 41-year-old American. He was listed Forbes as the number 1 celebrity on the list of Top 100 Celebrities 2018.His main source of finances is boxing. The famous boxer’s salary has reached about 275 million U.S. dollars plus another 10 million U.S. dollars come from endorsements.


Football is one of the most popular sports in the world and Lionel Messi is unarguably a star at football. This highest paid footballer from Argentina is one of the top players on our planet and one of the richest sportsmen in the world. His recent salary reached about 84 million U.S. dollars plus he earned money from endorsement deals (another 27 million U.S. dollars).


The incredible highest paid footballer from Portugal knows how to look good and earn a lot.

His latest salary/winnings reached 61 million U.S. dollars plus he earned another impressive 47 million U.S. dollars from endorsement deals.

No wonder, as he is one of the best players on the globe plus he is one of the world’s highest paid athletes right now and definitely one of the the most recognized sportsmen for his hard work.

  1. Connor McGregor

Football is not the only sports that can make you extremely rich. Connor McGregor is in love with mixed martial arts, and his hob is his career and wealth.

The famous boxer from Ireland earned 85 million U.S. dollars plus another 14 million U.S. dollars as endorsements. This totals 99 million U.S. dollars. Not too bad, isn’t it?

  1. Neymar

There is another professional football player on our list among the highest paid in the world. The famous Brazil superstar has earned about 73 million U.S. dollars plus 17 million dollars as endorsement deals, which totals an awesome figure of 90 million U.S. dollars.

Right now, the footballer plays for the Paris Saint-Germain club. But he also used to represent Barcelona, advertise famous brands like Nike, McDonald’s, Red Bull, and others, and be very attractive as a 26-year-old can be.



  1. LeBron James

This awesome player from the United States of America boasts cool salary of 33 million U.S. dollars. Plus, he earns even more through endorsements (52 million U.S. dollars).

The total of more than 85 million U.S. dollars is great wealth to enjoy. Being one of the richest athletes in the world, LeBron is also the youngest basketball player who got thirty thousand career points.

  1. Roger Federer

The Switzerland tennis player has proved that this sport can also make you one of the top 10 highest-paid athletes in the world earnings.

Roger Federer, according to Forbes, has earned 12 million U.S. dollars recently. Besides, his endorsement deals with Lindt and Mercedes-Benz which brought him the incredible extra of 65 million U.S. dollars, which totals over 77 million U.S. dollars.


  1. Stephen Curry

Another basketball player included to the list of the world’s highest paid athletes. Stephen Curry earns 34.9 million U.S. dollars just playing basketball. Besides this, he is paid 42 million U.S. dollars as endorsements.

The professional basketball player from the USA has earned over 76 million U.S. dollars total.


  1. Matt Ryan

Soccer is not the only ‘football’ that is loved across the world. American football can also bring you incredible money and make you one of the highest paid athletes in the world. For example, Matt Ryan from the USA has earned 62 million U.S. dollars from salary. His endorsement contracts have brought him another 5 million U.S. dollars, increasing his totals to more than 67 million U.S. dollars.


  1. Matthew Stafford

This is another American Football player whose earnings have made him one of the world’s highest earning athletes right now. His earning stands at 57.5 million U.S. dollars. He also endorses for some famous brands which bring him 2 million U.S. dollars on top of his salary.

The American superstar is 30 years old. He lives in Michigan (Detroit) and is pretty famous in the United State of America.





Teresa Owuna

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