They are boxers, footballers, golfers. The magazine “Forbes” unveiled the ranking of the athletes who have won the most money over the past decade. The 100 athletes won a total of $ 3.6 billion between June 1, 2019, and June 1, 2020, 9% less than in 2019. The health crisis has frozen world sport, but this ranking reveals an impressive sum nonetheless. As of 2019, the NBA is the most represented league with 35 players out of 100, including 3 in this top 10. LeBron James has moved from eighth to fifth place this year, followed by Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. And this ranking has some surprises in store. For the first time since 2016, two women have climbed into this prestigious top 100.
Tennis player Naomi Osakaappears in 29th place (37.4 million) and becomes the highest-paid sportswoman in history. Serena Williams closely follows her in the 33rd position (36 million). The French make a timid appearance in the ranking. It is Kylian Mbappé, 36th with 33.8 million dollars, who arrives first in the ranking.
He was fifth in 2019 and now climbs first: Roger Federer is the highest-paid sportsman globally with $ 106.3 million earned. Note that if the tennis player is still, his various advertising contracts and private partnerships have primarily contributed to obtaining such a sum at the peak of his art despite the years. After Tiger Woods, Federer is now the second active athlete to cross the threshold of $ 100 million in advertising revenue over one year, according to ParisMatch. We find on the podium Cristiano Ronaldo (105 million) and Lionel Messi (104 million).
Here mention the top 10 highest-paid athletes in the world
- Roger Federer: $ 106.3 million
- Cristiano Ronaldo: $ 105 million
- Lionel Messi: $ 104 million
- Neymar: $ 95.5 million
- LeBron James: $ 88.2 million
- Stephen Curry: $ 74.4 million
- Kevin Durant: $ 63.9 million
- Tiger Woods: $ 62.3 million
- Kirk Cousins: $ 60.5 million
- Carson Wentz: $ 59.1 million