Top 100 Highest Paid Athletes in the World in 2017

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WORLDS HIGHEST PAID ATHLETES
WORLDS HIGHEST PAID ATHLETES

WORLDS HIGHEST PAID ATHLETES

Forbes has released their top 100 list for the highest paid athletes for 2017 with players from 21 countries and making over $3.11 billion. 71% of total income comes from salary or winning prize, while 29% of the money from endorsement. Football Athletes Ronaldo is on the top of the list with $93 Millions of total income. Virat Kohli is the only Indian and Cricket athlete to be on the list.Virat is in the 89th position with an income 0f $22 M.

Virat Kohli is the only Indian Athlete on the Forbes list
Virat Kohli is the only Indian Athlete on the Forbes list

#1 Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal International and Real Madrid star Ronaldo is on top of the list with a massive $93 M of total income. From which $58 came as salary and winning money and rest 35 million from endorsements. Ronaldo has a huge sponsorship with Tag Heuer, Abbott Laboratories, Herbalife, Nike etc.

#2 LeBron James

Cleveland Cavaliers star player, NBA’s four-time MVP LeBron James is 2nd on the list. He has a total $80M of income from which $55 M came from endorsement. James has a huge sponsorship with Beats Electronics, Coca-Cola, Intel, KIA Motors, Nike, Verizon Communications.

#3 Lionel Messi

Barcelona soccer player Lio Messi os on 3rd position with a total of 80 M of income. From which $53M came from salary and rest $27M from endorsement.He has the sponsorship deal with Gatorade, Huawei Technologies, Adidas, Tata Motors.

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FULL LIST

Rank Name Total Income Salary  Endorsement  Sports
#1 Cristiano Ronaldo $93 M $58 M $35 M Soccer
#2 LeBron James $86.2 M $31.2 M $55 M Basketball
#3 Lionel Messi $80 M $53 M $27 M Soccer
#4 Roger Federer $64 M $6 M $58 M Tennis
#5 Kevin Durant $60.6 M $26.6 M $34 M Basketball
#6 Andrew Luck $50 M $47 M $3 M Football
#6 Rory McIlroy $50 M $16 M $34 M Golf
#8 Stephen Curry $47.3 M $12.3 M $35 M Basketball
#9 James Harden $46.6 M $26.6 M $20 M Basketball
#10 Lewis Hamilton $46 M $38 M $8 M Auto Racing
#11 Drew Brees $45.3 M $31.3 M $14 M Football
#12 Phil Mickelson $43.5 M $3.5 M $40 M Golf
#13 Russell Westbrook $38.6 M $26.6 M $12 M Basketball
#14 Sebastian Vettel $38.5 M $38 M $500 K Auto Racing
#15 Damian Lillard $38.4 M $24.4 M $14 M Basketball
#16 Novak Djokovic $37.6 M $9.6 M $28 M Tennis
#17 Tiger Woods $37.1 M $107 K $37 M Golf
#18 Neymar $37 M $15 M $22 M Soccer
#19 Dwyane Wade $36.2 M $23.2 M $13 M Basketball
#20 Fernando Alonso $36 M $34 M $2 M Auto racing
#21 Jordan Spieth $34.5 M $5.5 M $29 M Golf
#22 Derrick Rose $34.3 M $21.3 M $13 M Basketball
#23 Usain Bolt $34.2 M $2.2 M $32 M Track
#24 Gareth Bale $34 M $23 M $11 M Soccer
#24 Conor McGregor $34 M $27 M $7 M Mixed Martial Arts
#26 Kei Nishikori $33.9 M $3.9 M $30 M Tennis
#27 Fletcher Cox $33.4 M $33.3 M $75 K Football
#28 Clayton Kershaw $33.3 M $32.5 M $800 K Baseball
#29 Carmelo Anthony $32.6 M $24.6 M $8 M Basketball
#30 Zlatan Ibrahimovic $32 M $27 M $5 M Soccer
#31 Antonio Brown $31.9 M $29.4 M $2.5 M Football
#32 Demar DeRozan $31.6 M $26.6 M $5 M Basketball
#33 Rafael Nadal $31.5 M $5.5 M $26 M Tennis
#34 Eric Berry $31.1 M $30.8 M $300 K Football
#35 Chris Paul $30.9 M $22.9 M $8 M Basketball
#36 David Price $30.6 M $30 M $550 K Baseball
#37 Miguel Cabrera $30.3 M $28.3 M $2 M Baseball
#38 Kyrie Irving $29.9 M $17.9 M $12 M Basketball
#39 Stephon Gilmore $29.3 M $29.1 M $200 K Football
#40 Andy Murray $28.8 M $14.8 M $14 M Tennis
#40 Justin Verlander $28.8 M $28.2 M $600 K Baseball
#42 Mike Conley $28.6 M $26.6 M $2 M Basketball
#43 Canelo Alvarez $28.5 M $27 M $1.5 M Boxing
#44 Anthony Davis $28.1 M $22.1 M $6 M Basketball
#44 Blake Griffin $28.1 M $20.1 M $8 M Basketball
#44 Al Horford $28.1 M $26.6 M $1.5 M Basketball
#44 Von Miller $28.1 M $25.1 M $3 M Football
#48 Dustin Johnson $27.6 M $16.6 M $11 M Golf
#49 Albert Pujols $27.3 M $25.3 M $2 M Baseball
#50 Dwight Howard $27.2 M $23.2 M $4 M Basketball
#51 Ryan Howard $27 M $26.7 M $300 K Baseball
#51 Serena Williams $27 M $8 M $19 M Tennis
#53 Robinson Cano $26.6 M $24.1 M $2.5 M Baseball
#54 Kevin Love $26.4 M $21.4 M $5 M Basketball
#55 Chris Bosh $26.3 M $23.8 M $2.5 M Basketball
#56 Cam Newton $26 M $13 M $13 M Football
#56 Dirk Nowitzki $26 M $25 M $1 M Basketball
#58 Paul George $25.8 M $18.3 M $7.5 M Basketball
#58 Felix Hernandez $25.8 M $25.3 M $500 K Baseball
#60 Jason Pierre-Paul $25.7 M $25.5 M $200 K Football
#61 CC Sabathia $25.6 M $25 M $600 K Baseball
#62 David DeCastro $25.1 M $25 M $75 K Football
#63 Eli Manning $25 M $18 M $7 M Football
#64 Buster Posey $24.6 M $20.6 M $4 M Baseball
#65 Prince Fielder $24.2 M $24 M $200 K Baseball
#66 Josh Hamilton $24.1 M $24 M $100 K Baseball
#67 Zack Greinke $24.1 M $24 M $50 K Baseball
#68 Harrison Barnes $23.9 M $22.4 M $1.5 M Basketball
#69 Joe Mauer $23.8 M $23 M $800 K Baseball
#70 Wayne Rooney $23.6 M $17.6 M $6 M Soccer
#71 Bradley Beal $23.3 M $22.1 M $1.2 M Basketball
#71 Luis Suarez $23.3 M $17.3 M $6 M Soccer
#73 Matt Kalil $23.2 M $23.1 M $75 K Football
#74 Andre Drummond $23.1 M $22.1 M $1 M Basketball
#75 Masahiro Tanaka $23 M $22 M $1 M Baseball
#76 Chandler Jones $22.9 M $22.8 M $100 K Football
#76 Chandler Parsons $22.9 M $22.1 M $750 K Basketball
#78 Cole Hamels $22.7 M $22.5 M $200 K Baseball
#78 Hassan Whiteside $22.7 M $22.2 M $500 K Basketball
#80 Sergio Agüero $22.6 M $14.6 M $8 M Soccer
#81 Muhammad Wilkerson $22.4 M $22 M $400 K Football
#82 Nick Perry $22.3 M $22.2 M $100 K Football
#82 Hanley Ramirez $22.3 M $22 M $300 K Baseball
#82 Justin Upton $22.3 M $22.1 M $200 K Baseball
#85 Marc Gasol $22.2 M $21.2 M $1 M Basketball
#85 DeAndre Jordan $22.2 M $21.2 M $1 M Basketball
#87 LaMarcus Aldridge $22.1 M $20.6 M $1.5 M Basketball
#87 Jose Reyes $22.1 M $22 M $100 K Baseball
#89 Anthony Joshua $22 M $18.5 M $3.5 M Boxing
#89 Virat Kohli $22 M $3 M $19 M Cricket
#91 James Rodriguez $21.9 M $14.9 M $7 M Soccer
#91 Klay Thompson $21.9 M $16.9 M $5 M Basketball
#93 Jimmie Johnson $21.8 M $16.8 M $5 M Auto Racing
#94 Jacoby Ellsbury $21.7 M $21.1 M $600 K Baseball
#94 Adrian Gonzalez $21.7 M $21.3 M $400 K Baseball
#94 Matt Kemp $21.7 M $21.5 M $200 K Baseball
#94 Brook Lopez $21.7 M $21.2 M $500 K Basketball
#98 Nicolas Batum $21.5 M $20.9 M $600 K Basketball
#98 Wladimir Klitschko $21.5 M $17.5 M $4 M Boxing
#100 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. $21.4 M $13.4 M $8 M Auto Racing

 


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