American boxer Floyd Mayweather is the highest paid sportsman in the world in the last year, followed by Portuguese Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo and NBA player LeBron James, according to Forbes magazine.
Mayweather earned $ 105 million over the past twelve months according to Forbes magazine, and was the highest paid athlete in
two of the last three years. In addition, the boxer, along with the golfer Tiger Woods, are the only ones to break the 100 threshold.
millions. Since he became a professional, he has earned 400 million.
Cristiano Ronaldo, placed in second place, had a total revenue of $ 80 million. In the last twelve
months he earned 52 million for salary and bonuses (before taxes) received from Real Madrid and 28 million for his
different sponsorship contracts.
The American LeBron James had a profit of 72.3 million dollars thanks to his endorsement deals with
different brands, which place it in the third position on the list.
The Argentine player of the FC Barcelona Lionel Messi won 64.7 million dollars for his contract with the Catalan club, where in
May signed his seventh improvement in eleven years, and by agreements with his sponsors.
The first Spaniard on the list is the tennis player Rafael Nadal, who is in the ninth position and entered 44.5 million dollars,
from the economic prizes of the tournaments and their advertising agreements with different brands.
List of the ten highest paid athletes:
.one. Floyd Mayweather (USA-Boxing) 105 million dollars.
.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. EFE