The Richest Athletes in the world comprises of players of different sports that earn the highest amount of money minus net worth. These Athletes earn their money from varieties of channels in form of salaries, sponsorship, endorsements, prize, and award-winning, and many more.
As revealed by Forbes, the beneath highlighted personnel are the richest athletes in the world. The list below consists of only the top ten richest athletes which features six USA citizens from three different sports. First, read on to have a good knowledge of the richest athletes in the world.
10. Carson Wentz (American Football) – $59.1 million.
Carson Wentz plays as a quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL of the USA. He is the tenth richest athletes in the world. The United States star earns a sum of $55. 1 million in form of salary and also takes home 4 million dollars in form of Sponsorship and endorsements.
9. Kirk Cousins (American Football) – $60.5 million.
Kirk Cousins is a quarterback who plays for Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League, USA. He is ranked among the top ten all-time passers in American football. The United States sportsman makes $2.5 million in form of salaries per year and also receives 58 million dollars in form of endorsements deals.
8. Tiger Woods (Golf) – $62.3 million.
Tiger Woods is not only among the greatest golfers in the world but also among the most famous athletes of all time. He is among the most decorated and celebrated active golfers in the world. The USA star is the eight richest athletes in the world. In addition, he receives $2.3 million per year in form of salary and also earns a huge amount of money, 60 million dollars precisely from Endorsements deals.
7. Kevin Durant (Basketball) – $63.9 million.
Kevin Durant is a professional American based basketballer who plays for the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA. Furthermore, he is the seventh richest athletes in the world as of 2020. The two-time NBA Champion is among the highest-earning basketballers; he receives 28.9 million dollars in form of salary and earns like $35 million from an Endorsement deal with companies such as Nike and Foot Locker.
6. Stephen Curry (Basketball) – $74.4 million.
Stephen Curry has been tagged as the greatest shooter in the history of the NBA by a lot of analysts and players. The six-time NBA All-Star is not also among the most celebrated basketball players in the world but also he has been named NBA MVP twice. He plays for the Golden State Warriors of the NBA. Curry receives a sum of $30.4 million in form of salary and also takes home 44 million dollars from endorsement deals.
5. Lebron James (Basketball) – $88.2 million.
Lebron James is often compared to Michael Jordan in discussions over the greatest basketballer of all time. He plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA and he is normally named among the greatest NBA players. In addition, the American star has also been mentioned in the list of most successful and most valuable players numerously. James earns 28.2 million dollars as salary and also, he has accumulated an extra $60 million from endorsement deals.
4. Neymar Jr (Football) – $95.5 million.
Neymar Jr has been considered one of the best footballers in the world. In addition, the Paris Saint Germain forward is the most expensive footballer in the world. In addition to that, he is the fourth richest athletes in the world as of 2020. The Brazilian star earns the majority of the wealth from endorsement deals, he earns 70.5 million dollars in total from various endorsement deals.
3. Lionel Messi (Football) – $104 million.
Lionel Messi is the third richest athlete behind his closest rival Cristiano Ronaldo and tennis star Roger Federer. Fans and some players have involved Lionel Messi in a discussion of standing as the greatest of all time ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo. As for me, the duos, Messi, and Ronaldo are the two greatest footballers of all time. The six-time Ballon Dor winner receives $72 million as his salary and also earns 32 million dollars from his endorsement deals involving companies like PepsiCo, Mastercard, and Adidas. His name is listed among the most successful footballers of all time.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Football) – $105 million.
Cristiano Ronaldo is named by his fans, some pundits, and analysts as the best player in the world and also the greatest player of all time. In addition, the Portuguese captain is mentioned among the most successful and most accomplished footballers of all time. Furthermore, Ronaldo is the second richest athletes in the world as of 2020, the second position has been his lowest rank on the list in recent years. The Juventus forward not only earns 60 million dollars as salary but also claims a huge sum of $45 million from his endorsement deals involving companies like Nike, Altice, Herbalife, and his CR7 brand.
1. Roger Federer (Tennis) – $106.3 million.
Roger Federer is not only the richest athletes as of 2020 but also the first tennis player to make the top of the list in 30 years. Among all the athletes, Federer is the only one with the best and highest endorsement portfolio. He earns 100 million dollars from his endorsement deals involving companies like Uniqlo, Credit Suisse, Mercedes-Benz, and 10 other partners. Moreover, Switzerland’s star collects $6.3 million as his salary.