Forbes has published the list of highest paid athletes

Forbes опубликовал список самых высокооплачиваемых спортсменов

Elite athletes earn more than any time, due to the rapid increase in wages. The top 100 highest paid athletes in the world for a year together earned $ 4 billion. But to get this list from Forbes, it was necessary to earn at least $ 25 million.

The top 100 highest paid athletes according to Forbes covers 10 sports and includes athletes from 25 countries. Their income (salary, prize money, advertising contracts and other income) between June 2018 and June 2019 amounted to $ 4 billion. This figure increased by 5% compared to the same period last year.

The first three places in the list are football players – Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar. Also, the rating of a boxer Canelo Alvarez, tennis player Roger Federer and the two players in American football – Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers. And closes the top-10 three players – LeBron James, Stephen, Kerry and Kevin Durant. Though the basketball players from the NBA more than just a list of 35 people. And their total income amounted to $ 1.3 billion.

In the list of top 100 from 62 athletes – Americans. Ukrainians in the list.

Tennis is the only sport where the players earn more on advertising. Than the prize.

1. Leo Messi. 127 million dollars

Sport: football, the Spanish “Barcelona”
Country: Argentina
Salary, prize money of $ 92 million
Other income: $ 35 million.

Forbes опубликовал список самых высокооплачиваемых спортсменов

Only salary at Barcelona Messi brings $ 80 million a year, convinced Forbes. The player a lifetime contract with Adidas.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo. 109 milliondollars

Sport: football, Italian Juventus
Country: Portugal
Salary, prize money: $ 65 million
Other income: $ 44 million

Forbes опубликовал список самых высокооплачиваемых спортсменов

$ 64 million a year Ronaldo gets at Juventus. He Italian club 24 hours after the signing of a footballer in 2018 was sold 520 thousand t-shirts with his name on it. It brought them $ 60 million.

3. Neymar, of $ 105 million

Sport: football League
Brazil
Salary, prize: $ 75 million
Other income: $ 30 million

Forbes опубликовал список самых высокооплачиваемых спортсменов

Neymar contract with PSG until 2022. Five years in the French club the Brazilian will have to get 350 million euros. He is also one of the most popular athletes in social networks, which are also uses for earnings.

4. Canelo Alvarez, $ 94 million

Sport: Boxing
Country: Mexico
Salary, prize money of 92 million dollars
Other income: $ 2 million

Forbes опубликовал список самых высокооплачиваемых спортсменов

In 2018, Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez received 50 million dollars from streaming platforms DAZN for their two fights. The next fight will bring the boxer at least $ 35 million. His bout against Gennady Golovkin has collected more than one million paid viewers.

5. Roger Federer

Sport: tennis
Country: Switzerland
Salary, prize $ 7.4 million
Other income: 86 million dollars

Forbes опубликовал список самых высокооплачиваемых спортсменов

Federer was the athlete who earned the most on advertising during this time. He has existing contracts with Credit Suisse, Mercedes-Benz and Rolex. And the Japanese clothing brand in 2018, signed a 10-year agreement for $ 300 million.

6. Russell Wilson, 89,5 million dollars

Sport: American football, “Seattle Seahawks”
Country: USA
Salary, prize: 80.5 million dollars
Other income: $ 9 million

Forbes опубликовал список самых высокооплачиваемых спортсменов

Become the highest-paid player in American football Russell Wilson helped 4-year contract for $ 140 million, which he signed in April 2019. Although the player himself owns several companies and has also invested in the creation of a team of American football in Portland.

7. Aaron Rodgers, $ 89.3 million

Sport: American football, “green Bay Packers”
Country: USA
Salary, prize: 80,3 million dollars
Other income: $ 9 million

Forbes опубликовал список самых высокооплачиваемых спортсменов

Only slightly behind his rival Aaron Rodgers. He signed 134 million contract for 4 years last year. But he is a minority owner of shares in the basketball club “Milwaukee”. And also launched a venture Fund with $ 50 million.

8. LeBron James, 89 million dollars

Sport: basketball
Country: USA
Salary, prize money: $ 36 million
Other income: $ 53 million

Forbes опубликовал список самых высокооплачиваемых спортсменов

LeBron James has never hidden that wants to become a billionaire. But to the athlete the same amount only on the salary and bonus is difficult to earn (a contract for four season with “Las Angeles Lakers” will bring only $ 153 million). Therefore, he actively invests in many projects, which has brought him such income.

9. Stephen Kerry, 79,8 million dollars

Sport: basketball “Golden state”
Country: USA
Salary, prize: of 37.8 million dollars
Other income: 42 million dollars

Forbes опубликовал список самых высокооплачиваемых спортсменов

Kerry became the first basketball player who signed a contract for $ 200 million for 5 seasons. It happened in 2017. But the player earns on the investments and advertising. He also owns a company that deals with film production.

10. Kevin Durant, 65,4 million dollars

Sport: basketball “Golden state”
Country: USA
Salary, prize: 30.4 million dollars
Other income: $ 35 million

Forbes опубликовал список самых высокооплачиваемых спортсменов

It is expected that from next season, Durant could move to a club that will pay him $ 40 million a year. But in addition to the salary, the player receives income from investments

As for other sports, it is on the 11th place golfer tiger woods (63,9 million dollars). Formula 1 Lewis Hamilton in 13th position ($55 million). Baseball player Mike trout is a 17-th place (50,6 million dollars). Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor – at the 21st position ($47 million).

Highest paid female athlete was tennis player Serena Williams. They are the only ones in this list woman. Her income amounted to 29.2 million dollars. This allowed her to take 63rd place.

Top 100 Indian Virati Coyle. He plays cricket and for the year earned $ 25 million, of which 4 million salary and bonus, and another $ 21 million – other income.

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