The Worlds Highest-Paid Athletes

The 100 top-earning athletes hail from 23 countries and compete in ten sports, with Americans (65) and baseball players (26) the most numerous. Over the last 12 months, they banked a cumulative $3.15 billion, 29% of which came from endorsements and appearances.

The 2016 list:[1]

RankNameSportNationTotalSalary/WinningsEndorsements
1Cristiano RonaldoFootballPortugal Portugal$88 million$56 million$32 million
2Lionel MessiFootballArgentina Argentina$81.4 million$53.4 million$28 million
3LeBron JamesBasketballUnited States United States$77.2 million$23.2 million$54 million
4Roger FedererTennisSwitzerland Switzerland$67.8 million$7.8 million$60 million
5Kevin DurantBasketballUnited States United States$56.2 million$20.2 million$36 million
6Novak DjokovicTennisSerbia Serbia$55.8 million$21.8 million$34 million
7Cam NewtonAmerican footballUnited States United States$53.1 million$41.1 million$12 million
8Phil MickelsonGolfUnited States United States$52.9 million$2.9 million$50 million
9Jordan SpiethGolfUnited States United States$52.8 million$20.8 million$32 million
10Kobe BryantBasketballUnited States United States$50 million$25 million$25 million

 

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