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Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes First Footballer to Top Forbes List of Highest Paid Athletes

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Real Madrid’s mega star, Cristiano Ronaldo has been listed as the
highest-paid athlete in the world by
Forbes. The Real Madrid star is the first footballer to ever top the annual list of annual world’s 100 highest-paid athletes, having earned $88m in the last 12 months
He earned $6.6m more than
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who is second with $81.4m
Full list below
Forbes top-earning athletes 2016
Name Sport
Salary +
endorsements
($m)
Cristiano
Ronaldo
(Por)
Football 88.0
Lionel Messi
(Arg) Football 81.4
LeBron
James (USA) Basketball 77.2
Roger
Federer
(Sui)
Tennis 67.8
Kevin
Durant
(USA)
Basketball 56.2
Novak
Djokovic
(Srb)
Tennis 55.8
Cam Newton
(USA)
American
football 53.1
Phil
Mickelson
(USA)
Golf 52.9
Jordan
Spieth (USA) Golf 52.8
Kobe Bryant
(USA) Basketball 50.0
Lewis
Hamilton
(Eng)
Formula
One 46.0
Tiger Woods
(USA) Golf 45.3
Eli Manning
(USA)
American
football 45.0
Joe Flacco
(USA)
American
football 44.5
Tom Brady
(USA)
American
football 44.1
Floyd
Mayweather
(USA)
Boxing 44.0
Rory
McIlroy
(NIrl)
Golf 42.6
Russell
Wilson
(USA)
American
football 41.8
Sebastian
Vettel (Ger)
Formula
One 41.0
Philip Rivers
(USA)
American
football 38.0

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