On Wednesday Forbes released it’s list of the 100 highest-paid athletes in the world.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo tops the list for the second year in a row, taking in an impressive $US93 million in salary and endorsements.
Basketball was the most well-represented sport on the list, taking 32 of the top 100 spots, with LeBron James coming in at number two overall while reportedly earning $US31.2 million in salary and $US55 million in endorsements.
Andrew Luck is the highest ranking of the 15 football players listed, tied for the sixth spot overall with Rory McIlroy after earning $US50 million over the past 12 months. Luck’s total was bolstered by the $US32 million dollar signing bonus he received from the Colts last summer.
Serena Williams was the only woman to make the ranking, placing 51st after earning a combined $US27 million in winnings and endorsements.
You can see the top 20 listed below, and check out the list in its entirety here.
- Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer) — $US93 million
- LeBron James (basketball) — $US86.2 million
- Lionel Messi (soccer) — $US80 million
- Roger Federer (tennis) — $US64 million
- Kevin Durant (basketball) — $US60.6 million
- Andrew Luck (football) — $US93 million
- Rory McIlroy (golf) — $US50 million
- Stephen Curry (basketball) — $US47.3 million
- James Harden (basketball) — $US46.6 million
- Lewis Hamilton (auto racing) — $US46 million
- Drew Brees (football) — $US45.3 million
- Phil Mickelson (golf) — $US43.5 million
- Russell Westbrook (basketball) — $US38.6 million
- Sebastian Vettel (auto racing) — $US38.5 million
- Damian Lillard (basketball) — $US38.4 million
- Novak Djokovic (tennis) — $US37.6 million
- Tiger Woods (golf) — $US37.1 million
- Neymar (soccer) — $US37 million
- Dwyane Wade (basketball) — $US36.2 million
- Fernando Alonso (auto racing) — $US36 million
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