Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes In The World

The business magazine Forbes has unveiled the 25 world’s highest paid athletes in 2017. In this post we have listed the top 10 world’s highest paid athletes with Ristiano Ronaldo Topping the list with $90 million in salary and endorsement. Check out the full list of Top 10 Highest Paid Athletes In The World below.

10. Lewis Hamilton

 
Lewis Hamilton
 

Hamilton was born on 7 January 1985 and raised in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England. Hamilton’s interest in racing started when his father bought him a radio-controlled car when he was six, he made his Formula One debut twelve years after his initial encounter with Dennis, driving for McLaren in 2007. Hamilton races in Formula One for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team. A four-time Formula One World Champion, he is often considered the best driver of his generation and widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history of the sport. Lewis is ranked 10th among the top 10 highest paid Athletes In The World, according to Forbes 2017.

Pay: $46 million
Salary/bonuses: $38 million
Endorsements: $8 million

9. James Harden

 
James Harden
 

James Edward Harden Jr. was born on August 26, 1989. He is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Harden played college basketball for Arizona State, where he was named a consensus All-American and Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2009. He has earned All-Star nods five times, and has earned All-NBA Team honors four times as well – once to the All-NBA third team (2013) and three times to the All-NBA first team (2014, 2015 and 2017). James is ranked 9th among the top 10 highest paid Athletes In The World, according to Forbes 2017.

Pay: $46.6 million
Salary/bonuses: $26.6 million
Endorsements: $20 million

8. Stephen Curry

 
Stephen Curry
 

Stephen Curry was born on March 14, 1988 in  Akron, Ohio. He grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, where his father spent most of his NBA career with the Charlotte Hornets. Today is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Many players and analysts have called him the greatest shooter in NBA history. Curry helped the Warriors return to the NBA Finals for a third straight year in 2017, where he won his second NBA championship. Stephen is ranked 8th among the top 10 highest paid Athletes In The World, according to Forbes 2017.

Pay: $47.3 million
Salary/bonuses: $12.3 million
Endorsements: $35 million

6. Andrew Luck

 
Andrew Luck
 

Andrew Austen Luck was born on September 12, 1989 in Washington, D.C. . He is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). Andrew spent his early childhood in London and Frankfurt, Germany, where he attended Frankfurt International School. He played college football at Stanford, where he won the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award as college football’s player of the year and was twice recognized as an All-American. Andrew is ranked 6th among the top 10 highest paid Athletes In The World, according to Forbes 2017.

Pay: $50 million
Salary/bonuses: $47 million
Endorsements: $3 million

6. Rory McIlroy

 
Rory McIlroy
 

Rory McIlroy, MBE was born on 4 May 1989 in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland. He is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who is a member of both the European and PGA Tours. He was introduced to golf at an exceptionally young age by his father, who coached him. Gerry McIlroy is a fine golfer himself, who once played at a scratch handicap level.  Rory McIlroy was world number one in the Official World Golf Ranking for 95 weeks. He is a four-time major champion, winning the 2011 U.S Open and setting a tournament record score of −16. Roy is ranked 6th among the top 10 highest paid Athletes In The World, according to Forbes 2017.

Pay: $50 million
Salary/bonuses: $16 million
Endorsements: $34 million

5. Kevin Durant

 
Kevin Durant
 

Kevin Wayne Durant was born on September 29, 1988 in Washington, D.C. He is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has won an NBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2014 and has won an NBA championship, an NBA Final Most Valuable Player Award in 2017. Kevin is ranked 5th among the top 10 highest paid Athletes In The World, according to Forbes 2017.

Pay: $60.6 million
Salary/bonuses: $26.6 million
Endorsements: $34 million

 4. Roger Federer

 
Roger Federer
 

Roger Federer was born on 8 August 1981 in Basel, Switzerland. He is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 2 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals. After turning professional in 1998, he was continuously ranked in the top ten from October 2002 to November 2016. Federer has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles, the most in history for a male tennis player and has held the world No. 1 spot in the ATP rankings for a record total of 302 weeks, including a record 237 consecutive weeks. Roger Federer is ranked 4th among the top 10 highest paid Athletes In The World, according to Forbes 2017.

Pay: $64 million
Salary/bonuses: $6 million
Endorsements: $58 million

3. Lionel Messi

 
Lionel Messi
 

Lionel Messi was born on 24 June 1987 in Rosario. He is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team. At the age of four he joined local club Grandoli, where he was coached by his father, Growing up in a tight-knit, football-loving family, “Leo” developed a passion for the sport from an early age, playing constantly with his older brothers and his cousins. Today Lionel Messi considered the best player in the world and regarded by many as the greatest of all time, Messi is the only player in history to win five FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, four of which he won consecutively, and a record-tying four European Golden Shoes. Lionel Messi is ranked 3rd among the top 10 highest paid Athletes In The World, according to Forbes 2017.

Pay: $80 million
Salary/bonuses: $53 million
Endorsements: $27 million

2. LeBron James

 
LeBron James
 

LeBron Raymone James was born on December 30, 1984 in Akron, Ohio to a 16-year-old mother. In High school, James averaged 21 points and 6 rebounds per game for the St. Vincent-St. Mary varsity basketball team. Today He is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). James has won three NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title, and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. LeBron is ranked 2nd among the top 10 highest paid Athletes In The World, according to Forbes 2017.

Pay: $86.2 million
Salary/bonuses: $31.2 million
Endorsements: $55 million

 1. Cristiano Ronaldo

 
Cristiano Ronaldo
 

Cristiano Ronaldo was born on 5 February 1985 in São Pedro, Funchal. He is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team. Today he is considered the best player in the world and widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time, Ronaldo has four FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, the most for a European player, and is the first player in history to win four European Golden Shoes. Ronaldo holds the records for most official goals scored in the top five European leagues. Cristiano Ronaldo is ranked 1st among the top 10 highest paid Athletes In The World, according to Forbes 2017.

Pay: $90 million
Salary/bonuses: $58 million
Endorsements: $35 million

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