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Mayweather is the highest paid athlete; Cristiano Ronaldo the second

American boxer Floyd Mayweather tops the list of highest paid athletes, with 105 million dollars a year, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo (80) according to the Forbes magazine list, in which Rafael Nadal, ninth with 44.5, is the first Spanish.
Mayweather is the second athlete – the first was the golfer Tiger Woods – to exceed 100 million dollars in income in a year, and all in terms of earnings per combat, since his advertising section is reduced to zero, according to the magazine.
In second place is Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese forward of Real Madrid has received in the last year 80 million dollars: 52 in salary and 28 for advertising contracts.
The world podium for the highest paid athletes is completed by the North American basketball player LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), who earned 72.3 million.
Argentine Lionel Messi, the star of FC Barcelona, ​​is fourth with 64.7 million, and Rafa Nadal ninth – the first Spanish – with a total of 44.5 million, 30 of which come from advertising contracts.
The Formula One driver Fernando Alonso, who in past years was the highest paid Spanish athlete, now occupies the 21st position – second Spanish – in the general list of Forbes with 31 million, most of it (29) as a salary he receives from Ferrari .
– The highest paid athletes according to Forbes (in millions of
Dollars):
.one. Floyd Mayweather (USA-Boxing) 105
.two. Cristiano Ronaldo (POR-football) 80
.3. LeBron James (USA-basketball) 72.3
.4. Lionel Messi (ARG-football) 64.7
.5. Kobe Bryant (USA-basketball) 61.5
.6. Tiger Woods (USA-golf) 61.2
.7. Roger Federer (SUI-tennis) 56.2
.8. Phil Mickelson (USA-golf) 53.2
.9. Rafael Nadal (ESP-tennis) 44.5
10. Matt Ryan (USA-American football) 43.8
11. Manny Pacquiao (FIL-boxing) 41.8
12. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (SWE-soccer) 40.4
13. Derrick Rose (USA-basketball) 36.6
14. Gareth Bale (GBR-soccer) 36.4
15. Radamel Falcao (COL-soccer) 35.4
16. Neymar (BRA-football) 33.6
17. Novak Djokovic (SRB-tennis) 33.1
18. Matthew Stafford (USA-American Soccer) 33
19. Lewis Hamilton (GBR-motorsports) 32
20. Kevin Durant (USA-basketball) 31.9
21. Fernando Alonso (ESP-motorsport) 31
44. Sergio Agüero (ARG-football) 23.3
45. Usain Bolt (JAM-athletics) 23.2
57. Pau Gasol (ESP-basketball) 21.8
63. Fernando Torres (ESP-football) 21.3

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