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Hello friends. I hope you all are fine. You have come across many sports athletes who have made their name and fame around the world. Have you ever thought about their standings in the FORBES list. Here are the “Top 6 Highest Paid Well Known Sports Athletes “.


1.Roger Federer : Highest paid well known sports athlete

Roger Federer  highest paid well known sports athlete

This Swiss tennis player ranks 4th in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Federer’s accomplishments include eight Wimbledon men’s singles titles, six Australian Open titles, five US Open titles (all consecutive, a record), and one French Open title.

A record of 20 Grand Slam singles title—tied for the foremost in history for a male player with Rafael Nadal. The classic tennis player has topped the Forbes list with an earning of $106.3 million, $6.3 million from his salary Or earnings, and $100 million from his endorsements.

2.Christiano Ronaldo: 1st Highest paid Football athlete

Christiano Ronaldo highest paid  well Known sports athlete

Christians Ronaldo is a Portuguese professional footballer. He plays as a forward for Series A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team. Ronaldo has won five Ballons d’Or and four European Golden Shoes, a record for any European player.

He ranks 4th in the world with 760 senior career goals. He has scored 100 international goals, the second player in the world and the first European to achieve the feat. The top-class player ranks second in the Forbes list with an earning of $105 million. He earns 60$ million from salary/ winnings and an endorsement of $45 million.

3.LIONEL MESSI : 2nd Highest paid football athlete

Lionel Messi highest paid well known sports athlete

Lionel Andrés Messi is an Argentine professional footballer. He is the captain of the Spanish club Barcelona as well as the Argentina national team. He is the best player in the world and one of the greatest players of all time.

Messi has a record of six Ballon d’Or awards and six European Golden Shoes. He is one of the players to score 700 senior career goals for club and country. The top-class soccer player ranks third in the Forbes list with earnings of 104 $million.72$ million come from salary Or winnings and endorsement of 32 million.

4.Lebron James: Top paid NBA athlete

LeBron James  NBA  player

Lebron James plays for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is one of the greatest NBA players. James has won four NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, four Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals.

James is the only player in NBA history to be named in Finals MVP with three different franchises. He ranks 5th in the Forbes list with $88.2 million from his earnings, $28.2 million from salary/winnings and $60 from his endorsements.

5.Tiger Woods: Highest paid well known sports athlete

Tiger Woods well known sports athlete

Tiger Woods is an American professional golfer. He ranks second in the men’s major championships and holds numerous golf records.

Tiger Woods ranks 8 in the Forbes list with a record of 12 times, and top-earning golfer, with $62.3 million in earnings. Woods is one of the greatest golf players and the most famous athletes of all time. He will be the part of World Golf Hall Of Fame in 2021.

6.Virat kohli: Highest paid cricket athlete

Virat kholi  Indian cricketer

Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer and current captain of team India. Kohli is known as one of the best contemporary batsmen in the world. The thing to be noted is that he is the only Indian within the Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes.

He earns a total of USD 26 million and jumps to the 66th spot from 100 in the 2020 standings.Kohli has earned USD 24 million from endorsement stand and earns USD 2 million from salary/winnings.

That was all for today. These were the Top 6 highest paid wellknown sports athletes in the world. Athletes define their way in life.


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