Top 10 world’s highest income athletes in 2015

CNBC recently listed sports stars earn the most money in 2015. As the outstanding talents in their respective fields and owns millions of fans around the world, of course, no surprise that their income up tens of millions, even hundreds of millions of dollars in just 12 months.

10. Kobe Bryant: 49.5 million USD

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He served as the first player in the history of American professional basketball players were selected on the professional straight when he was studying in high school. During the 19-year career playing professional, so far Bryant only played for the only club Los Angeles Lakers. Kobe had won a total of five time the NBA championship, won the season MVP honors in 2008, with a lot of titles, other honors.

He currently is paid the highest salary in the NBA: $ 23.5 million per season, although the injuries that Bryant played only 41 matches during the last 2 years. He was the advertising contract with Nike, Lenovo, Hublot and Panini. In addition, his company is Kobe Inc. also invests approximately 4-6 million into the famous sports beverage brand BodyArmor to hold over 10% shares of this company.

9. Tiger Woods: 50.6 million USD

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Eldrick “Tiger” Woods is the most successful professional golf athlete and best-known contemporary. He has won 14 Major titles, 79 tournament champion of the PGA Tour, and a record 11 times won the title of the best golfers in the PGA. However, his recent performances disastrous decline due to repeated trauma.
Although only won $ 600,000 in prize money for past failures competitions, famous golfers still very successful outside the golf course, with an estimated $ 50 million is due to the financing agreement. Most recently, he signed a contract with specialized nutrition in sport MusclePharm, and motorcycle firm Hero from India. Business professional golf course designe by him also initially a great success, with the golf field Cabo San Lucas in Mexico and Houston in the US.

8. Phil Mickelson: 50.8 million USD

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8th place in this list belongs to the American professional golfer Phil Mickelson. So far, in his career at Mickelson won 43 PGA Tour tournaments belong, including 5 Major titles: 3 Masters, PGA Championship and 1 1 Open Championship, the top 10 of the greatest golfers of all age. This year already 45 years old, he did not win the championship any more, only received $ 2.8 million bonus participate in some tournaments.

Mickelson is one of the golfers have many fans today, the past year has helped separate him money advertising income to $ 48 million. List of donors to his rather long: Callaway Golf, Barclays, KPMG, Exxon Mobil, Rolex and Amgen. He is also the exclusive advertising for the brand drug Enbrel, after this dedicated drug cure serious disease psoriatic arthritis that Mickelson already infected in 2010.

7. Kevin Durant: 54.2 million USD

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This superstar owns sponsorship deal with sportswear firm Nike can be up to $ 300 million including commissions, is the most expensive contract that 1 sports athletes get this era. In addition, the list of names with the ad Durant also very long, like BBVA, Sonic, Sprint, Gatorade, Panini, General Electric, 2K Sports, Skullcandy …

6. LeBron James: 64,8 triệu USD

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Basketball star most famous world also earned a total of $ 44 million in 2015 due to become the exclusive advertising face for a lot of reputation brand. Is the latest in recent years Kia Motors automobile company, next to the long list of names such as Nike, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Samsung, Beats by Dre, Upper Deck, Tencent or Audemars Piguet. Statistical research firm SportsOneSource some Nike shoes signed by James sold in the US last year to $ 340 million revenue.

5. Roger Federer: 67 triệu USD

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Roger Federer is No. 5 in this list. Although already 34 years old, he played last year very successfully, 2 times to reach the final of the Wimbledon Grand Slam is the US Open, and have conceded only in front of the world No. 1 player Novak Djokovic. Bonuses from large and small tournaments he has been in 2015 is $ 9 million.Also, because  Federer has many fans, not surprisingly, he continues to be funded so many advertising contracts extremely “lucrative”. The most notable names such as Nike, Rolex, Gillette or Credit Suisse. Total “Fedex” with 58 million USD after-tax from these ads, helped him earning $ 67 million.

4. Lionel Messi: 73.8 million USD

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Messi is widely regarded as the best top players in the world today. He is the owner of many noble titles such as the 2009 European Golden Ball, Best Player of 2009, the FIFA Ballon d’Or three years 2010, 2011 and 2012 … Last season, with the help clubs Barcelona won the treble great: Champions League, national champions Spain La Liga and won the Copa del Rey Coppa.
In 2015, he was paid salary and bonus payments of up to $ 52 million while playing for Barcelona and the Argentine national team. He also signed the advertising contract with a total value of up to approximately $ 22 million for major brands like Samsung, Adidas, Turkish Airlines, Audemars Piguet and EA SPORTS FIFA.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo: 79.6 million USD

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Cristiano Ronaldo continues to be athletes with more fans most watched on the social network, with 102 million like on Facebook and 35 million fans follower on Twitter. This makes him an expensive brand advertising. The contract worth tens of million USD with Nike, Herbalife and Tag Heuer, the CR7 own fashion label gives the star a total of $ 27 million.

2. Manny Pacquiao: 160 million USD

Manny Pacquiao

Second place in this list belongs to Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao. After the fight estimated to be worth $ 600 million with May Mayweather, boxer with the nickname “Pacman” l lost but also earn a total of $ 125 million. He also received $ 23 million when winning boxer Chris Algieri Americans, thus successfully defended the championship belt by WBO welterweight match took place in Macau in late 2014.

1. Floyd Mayweather: 300 million USD

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The undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather is the athlete of the year for the best money earning, with income up to $ 300 million. First to mention fight with boxer Manny Pacquiao with more than 4 million tracking through pay TV. Amount that Mayweather earned in that match after tax was $ 220 million, a record created by an individual, but only in 1 event. Mayweather also pay 65 million dollars for boxing match at a few other events, and $ 15 million thanks to the advertising contracts with brands Burger King fast food, electronics company Fan Duel sports and luxury Swiss watches Hublot officers.