Highest Paid Athletes In The World

Do you know, who is the highest paid sportsman in the world?

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Astronomical earned one billion dollars? No problem for Tiger Woods! Who is ranked the most earning sportsmen located behind the planet? Tiger Woods ranking number one in the world’s richest athletes, a big celebrity net worth.

It is not easy to determine athlete net worth. Most athletes publish their salaries without bonuses and other bonuses.  Some disclose their salaries and even then only media speculation about the amount of their fees. 

Have a look at world top 10 highest paid sportsmen:

1st Tiger Woods (32 years, U.S.) Golf 1.7 billion

2nd Roger Federer (29 years, Switzerland) Tennis 1.15 billion

3rd Phil Mickelson (40 years, U.S.) Golf 1.1 billion

4th Floyd Mayweather (33 years old, U.S.) Box 1.05 billion

5th LeBron James (25 years, U.S.) Basket 0.85 billion

6th Lionel Messi (23 years, Argentina) Football 0.8 billion

7th David Beckham (35 years, England) Football 0.75 billion

8th C. Ronaldo (25 years, Portugal) Football 0.75 billion

9th Manny Pacquiao (31 years, Philippines) Box 0.7 billion

10th Alex Rodriguez (35 years old, U.S.) Baseball 0.7 billion 

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16 Comments
  1. Posted January 27, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Didn’t expect Ronaldo to be in the Top 10 !

  2. Posted January 27, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Athletes are overpaid. They are not worth they money they are receiving.

  3. Posted January 27, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    @Wizard Brown, why not

  4. Posted January 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    @Larry Fish, well said

  5. Posted January 27, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Because there are many footballers of the same standard who have been playing for much longer than Ronaldo. However, I guess he probably gets a lot of the larger advertising and marketing contracts as he is younger? Interesting :)

  6. Posted January 27, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    @Wizard Brown, may be you are right

  7. Posted January 27, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Great list. Interesting to not see a footballer in the top 3.

  8. Posted January 27, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    @Emmie, Golf won the race :-)

  9. Posted January 27, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    thanks for the interesting list. Wow, so rich, regret, should train as an athlete last time, lol.
    :)

  10. Posted January 27, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Wow! These people are earning so much money that many people could not probably earn in their lifetime.

  11. Posted January 27, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Great post, i like it

  12. Posted January 27, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Before reading this article, I have no ideas on how much famous athletes can earn. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Posted January 28, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Very interesting, I’m not surprised there are some footballers in there – our Premier League footballers are all paid far too much.

  14. Posted January 28, 2011 at 10:39 am

    nice share

  15. Posted January 28, 2011 at 10:58 am

    great work well informed

  16. Posted January 28, 2011 at 11:11 am

    I once trained for the Olympics marathon but failed to make the cut, perhaps I would be on this list at number ten.

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