BLOG: World’s Highest Paid Athletes



Athletes are paid well for their talent. Just how well? Forbes is out with its list of the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes, where the payday is in the millions.

1. Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather
$105 million

2. Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo
$80 million

3. Basketball great LeBron James
$72.3 million

4. Soccer star Lionel Messi
$64.7 million

5. Basketball great Kobe Bryant
$61.5 million

Forbes also breaks down the list by pay, salary, and endorsements. The complete findings are here.

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