Forbes magazine has released a list of 10 athletes with the highest income in the world. No surprise that Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid is at first place after what he has done in the past year.
For the first time since 2000, No. 1 on the list of top athletes earn the most money does not belong to boxer Floyd Mayweather – who has retired, and golfer Tiger Woods.
Cristiano Ronaldo had incomes up to $ 88 million in the past 12 months, including 56 million USD in salary from the team he was playing for and 32 million USD from other sources such as advertising, TV rights, …
Behind Ronaldo none other than Lionel Messi, who earned 81.4 million USD in the past year.
Basketball star LeBron James with his third NBA championship also ranked 3rd on the list with 77.2 million USD.James had earned more money than Ronaldo and Messi through advertising programs, television rights, … but not by football star 2 above in salary from the team he played for- the Cleveland Cavaliers. Both Ronaldo and Messi are paid 53.4 million USD, while James just 23.2 million USD.
Basketball contribute to 3 players in the list of top 10 players with the highest income, more than any other sport with Kevin Durant (56.2 million) ranked No. 5 and Kobe Bryant ($ 50 million) ranked 10th. Meanwhile, 2 tennis stars Roger Federer (67.8 million) and Novak Djokovic (55.8 million), respectively ranked No. 4 and 6 in the list.