We are always curious to know about our favorite sports stars and about happenings with them. Apart from their form on the playing field, we also want to know that how much they earn from the sport they play and how he or she is competing with other sports persons as well. The renowned financial magazine Forbes always keeps an eye on every sports person of the world and their earning part and release an updated list time and again. Here is the latest list of the Highest Earning Male Athletes of the world for you released by Forbes recently.

 

The List of the Top 50 Earning Sports Persons of the World

 

Rank Player’s Name Sport Salary/Prize Money (in US$ Millions) Endorsements

(in US$ Millions)

Total Earnings

(in US$ Millions)

1 Floyd Mayweather Boxing 105 0 105
2 Cristiano Ronaldo Soccer 52 28 80
3 LeBron James Basketball 19.3 53 72.3
4 Lionel Messi Soccer 41.7 23 64.7
5 Kobe Bryant Basketball 30.5 31 61.5
6 Tiger Woods Golf 6.2 55 61.2
7 Roger Federer Tennis 4.2 52 56.2
8 Phil Mickelson Golf 5.2 48 53.2
9 Rafael Nadal Tennis 14.5 30 44.5
10 Matt Ryan Football 42 1.8 43.8
11 Manny Pacquiao Boxing 41 0.8 41.8
12 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Soccer 36.4 4 40.4
13 Derrick Rose Basketball 17.6 19 36.6
14 Gareth Bale Soccer 25.4 11 36.4
15 Radamel Falcao Soccer 32.4 3 35.4
16 Neymar Jr. Soccer 17.6 16 33.6
17 Novak Djokovic Tennis 12.1 21 33.1
18 Matthew Stafford Football 31 1.5 33
19 Lewis Hamilton F1 Racing 29 3 32
20 Kevin Durant Basketball 17.9 14 31.9
21 Fernando Alonso F1 Racing 29 2 31
22 Mahendra Singh Dhoni Cricket 4 26 30
23 Dwyane Wade Basketball 18.9 11 29.9
24 Carmelo Anthony Basketball 21.4 8 29.4
25 Wladimir Klitschko Boxing 24 4 28
26 Peyton Manning Football 15.1 12 27.1
27 Amar’e Stoudemire Basketball 21.7 5 26.7
28 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. F1 Racing 14.9 11 25.9
29 Dwight Howard Basketball 20.5 5 25.5
30 Cliff Lee Baseball 25.1 200K 25.3
31 Joe Mauer Baseball 23 1.8 24.8
32 Miguel Cabrera Baseball 22.6 2 24.6
33 Zack Greinke Baseball 24.4 50K 24.5
34 Maria Sharapova Tennis 2.4 22 24.4
35 Derek Jeter Baseball 15.3 9 24.3
36 Rory McIlroy Golf 4.3 20 24.3
37 Chris Paul Basketball 18.7 5.5 24.2
38 CC Sabathia Baseball 23 1.2 24.2
38 Prince Fielder Baseball 23.5 400K 23.9
40 Darrelle Revis Football 23 0.8 23.8
41 Li Na Tennis 5.6 18 23.6
42 Jimmie Johnson F1 Racing 17 6.5 23.5
43 Wayne Rooney Soccer 18.4 5 23.4
44 Sergio Aguero Soccer 18.3 5 23.3
45 Usain Bolt Athletics 200K 23 23.2
45 Dirk Nowitzki Basketball 22.7 0.5 23.2
47 Blake Griffin Basketball 16.5 6.5 23
48 Alex Rodriguez Baseball 22.6 300K 22.9
49 Johan Santana Baseball 22.5 400K 22.9
50 Mark Teixeira Baseball 22.5 200K 22.7

 

 

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