Published On: Tue, Jul 28th,

Top 10 Highest Paid Athlete In The World

Athlete covers a large number of celebrities in the world who gave physical appearance in any sports played all round the globe one or more time, these people may are soccer players, tennis players, wrestlers, golfers, boxers, basketball and baseball players among others.

One more thing which has to be revealed before moving to main point that there are number of athletes present in the world have massive fan club worldwide making them popular celebrities.

The topic of discussion is highest paid athletes who have collected massive sum of money annually in form of salaries, prize money bonuses, endorsement from various high-profile brands and commercial advertisements. Here we have enlisted top ten athletes who have been considered highest paid in the world.

10: Kobe Bryant
The professional basketball player Kobe Bryant has joined National Basketball Association since his school age and played for the Los Angeles Lakers throughout his career. The all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history Bryant is 17-time All-Star and youngest player in league history to arrive at 30,000 career points.

He has been added in the list of highest paid athletes with total earning to $49.5 million approximately while 36-year-old celebrity has received several honors and awards in his entire career including most valuable player award, finals MVP award and All-Star MVP awards.

9: Tiger Woods
The American professional golfer Tiger Woods was born on December 30, 1975 and considered as one of most successful golfer of all time and among highest paid athletes in the world for receiving $50.6 million in form of his salary and endorsements collectively.

In, 1996 at age of 20 Woods has turned to professional golfer after exceptional amateur and college golf career, became the PGA Player of the Year for eleven times and Byron Nelson Award for eight times. Tiger Woods is one of only two golfers who achieved career Grand Slam three times while he also grabbed several medals and awards in his playing journey.

8: Phil Mickelson
Phil Mickelson is another American golfer who is among the highest paid athletes in the world for total earning of $50.8 million including about $48million from endorsements and commercial advertisements. The 45-year-old Mickelson has been honored with lifetime exemption on the PGA Tour after spending more than 180 months in the list of top-10 Official World Golf Ranking.

The Lefty nicknamed has 42 PGA Tour wins and 34 Other PGA Tour wins while her major championships wins include PGA Championship, Masters Tournament, WGC-CA Championship and the Open Championship.

7: Kevin Durant
Born on September 29, 1988 Kevin Durant has played for two years in his college career before selected for Seattle SuperSonics in 2007 to make his professional debut in which he has been named the Rookie of the Year.

Durant was enrolled among highest paid athlete because of having $54.1 million annually in form of salary, winning prizes and endorsement for top rated products. He has won several honors such as Naismith College Player of the Year NBA Most Valuable Player Award, NBA scoring title and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.

6: LeBron James
The Cavaliers’ all-time leading scorer LeBron James is most popular and well-recognized celebrity having several endorsements deals and garnered massive earnings of $64.8 million every year for which he has been enlisted in top highest paid athletes in world.

James has mostly played small forward and power forward positions at start of his career and grabbed number of awards including four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, two Olympic gold medals, two NBA Finals MVP Awards, NBA Rookie of the Year Award and named two NBA championships in his entire career.

5: Roger Federer
Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is been considered the greatest tennis player of all time Association of Tennis Professionals ranked him at second position in all over the world.

His first tournament as a professional was in 1998 which unfortunately lost while his first win was Hopman Cup in 2001 which led to numerous wins throughout his career including Wimbledon Championship Australian Open Championship, US Open Championship, Tennis Masters Cup and ATP World Tour Finals among other various titles and honors. Roger Federer stands among highly paid athletes with total earning of $67 million in way of endorsement deals and salary packages.

4: Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi is one of most prominent and famous footballer in the world, the Argentine professional footballer plays for Spanish club FC Barcelona and Argentina national team as forward. The all-time leading scorer is considered as the greatest and best player in the world whose winnings contains a long list for which he has been honored FIFA World Player of the Year, Barcelona’s all-time top scorer and UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. Messi has added in the list of top highest paid athletes in the world with total earning of $73.8 million collectively.

3: Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is another highly paid athlete in the world for collecting $79.6 million annually which include his salary, winning prizes and endorsements for various brands. Portuguese professional footballer is a member of Portugal national team and plays as forward for Spanish club Real Madrid who has been recognized worldwide having massive fan club.

Cristiano Ronaldo is also one of most popular and best soccer player on the planet in present and ranked among top ranked celebrities.

2: Manny Pacquiao
The Filipino world champion professional boxer Manny Pacquiao was born on December 17, 1978 started his professional career as boxer in 1995 after death of his close friend which pursues him to step in professional boxing.

Ranked as the 2nd highest paid athlete in world for his earning of $160 million Manny Pacquiao is cited as Fighter of the Decade by the Boxing Writers Association of America and received Fighter of the Year title along with Best Fighter ESPY Award.

1: Floyd Mayweather
The American professional boxer Floyd Mayweather stands at the top of highest paid athletes in world for total earning of $300 million in form of endorsements deals for high-profile brands, salary and event wining money.

The undefeated professional five-division world champion with eleven world titles in his entire career for which he has been awarded with numerous titles and honors including Fighter of the Year, Outstanding Boxer Award, Best of the Decade, Best Fighter ESPY Award and among world top earning athletes.


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