- 1 1. Floyd Mayweather (boxing): $285m (£213.6m)
- 2 2. Lionel Messi: Second Highest Paid Athlete 2018
- 3 3. Cristiano Ronaldo – (football): $108m (£80.9m): Richest Athlete in the World 2018
- 4 4. Conor McGregor: Richest Athletes of All Time
- 5 5. Neymar: Best Richest Athletes
- 6 6. LeBron James: Top Richest Athletes in the World
- 7 7. Roger Federer: Richest Paid Athlete 2018
- 8 8. Stephen Curry (basketball): $76.9m (£57.6m)
- 9 9. Matt Ryan (American football): $67.3m (£50.4m)
- 10 10. Matthew Stafford (American football): $59.5m (£44.6m)
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1. Floyd Mayweather (boxing): $285m (£213.6m)
As we all know, he is the world’s best boxer. Born on 24 February 1977, Mayweather, 41, retired with an undefeated record. Competing from 1996-2007, 2009-2015 and a one-fight comeback in 2017 against McCregor. He was ranked as the best boxer of last 25 years by ESPN in 2016. He is also referred as the most defensive boxer in the history as he has the best plus-minus ratio since CompuBox. Some major titles won by him are WBC super featherweight champion (130 lbs) WBC lightweight champion (135 lbs) WBC super lightweight champion (140 lbs) IBF welterweight champion (147 lbs) and 5 more. His name was also taken by the Guinness Book of World Records for a number of times. The boxer holds a net worth of $785 million becoming one of the richest athletes.
2. Lionel Messi: Second Highest Paid Athlete 2018
Net Worth (football): $111m (£83.1m)
There’s always been one question, who’s the best footballer in the world? And we get one of the two names; Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. Considered to be second richest footballer with a net worth of $400 million, Leo Messi born on 24 June 1987 in a small town Rosario, Argentina; captains his country Argentina as well as his Spanish club Barcelona. Not only a goalscorer but also a playmaker, he holds the record of scoring most goals in La Liga (404). He also holds th record of scoring most hat-tricks in UEFA Champions League (8). This man is also a scoring machine with over 670 senior goals. Spending over 18 years at Barcelona, including 3 years at the youth team, and the main team since 2004, he has scored blistering 404 goals in just 439 matches. Winning 5 Ballon d’Or with consecutive 4 time wins from 2009-2012 and 2015, being named the FIFA World Player of the Year, he has won other 38 glorious awards.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo – (football): $108m (£80.9m): Richest Athlete in the World 2018
Born in the small town of Portugal, Funchal, Ronaldo is the richest footballer in the world having a staggering amount of $450 million. Even at the age of 34, he hasn’t stopped scoring goals. Spending his youth at three different clubs for 10 years, he came into limelight in 2002-2003 season with Sporting CP. With his 6 years at Manchester United, and 9 years at Real Madrid, he has become the best player. Also named the world’s richest athelete in 2016 and 2017 by Forbes. Also the world’s top scorer for scoring 85 goals for his country. Winning a ton of awards, which includes 5 Ballon d’Or, 5 times Champions League winner, all time Real Madrid Top scorer, FIFA World Player of the Year, FIFPro World Player of the Year, FIFA FIFPro Worl XI, UEFA Team of the Year, UEFA Ultimate Team of the Year and other 38 awards.
4. Conor McGregor: Richest Athletes of All Time
(UFC/boxing): $99m (£74.2m)
A man who created history winning two titles for two different weight division simultaneously. McGregor defeated Jose Aldo in just thirteen seconds into the game which is the fastest in the history of UFC tile race. He is a professional MMA player winning 21 titles. McGregor began his professional boxing career in 2017 and was defeated to Floyd Mayweather.
5. Neymar: Best Richest Athletes
(football): $90m (£67.4m)
A player known for his ability to play with both feet, playing with pace, amazing dribbling speeds, Neymar or Neymar Jr. is best known player of recent times. He was an integral part of the Barcelona team, making a trio with Leo Messi and Luis Suarez, turning out to be the best trio of all times. Moving to a French club Paris Saint-Germain for a world record fee of €222 million in 2017, he gained the title of Ligue 1 Player of the Year. He has played with Barcelona for 4 years from 2013-2017 and had scored 68 goals in 123 matches. For his national team, he started playing in 2009 in youth team before starting to play for senior team in 2010. He holds the record for scoring third highest goals for his country Brazil with 60 goals. Bagging many great awards for his goal scoring efforts and contribution to his club and country, some major awards won by him are FIFA FIFPro World XI, UEFA Team of the Year, FIFA World Cup Bronze Boot and other 25 prestigious awards.
6. LeBron James: Top Richest Athletes in the World
(basketball): $85.5m (£64.1m)
Standing 6ft 8in tall, LeBron James is considered to be the best basketball player in the history of NBA and one of the greatest players of all time. Joined Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003 for seven odd years before leaving for Miami Heat in 2010. He again joined Cleveland Cavaliers in 2018. Winning many NBA Championships and NBA Finals MVP, he also has won many different awards. He’s won gold at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games and a bronze at the 2004 Olympic Games.
7. Roger Federer: Richest Paid Athlete 2018
(tennis): $77.2m (£57.8m)
When we hear the word tennis, the name that first comes to our mind is Roger Federer. A Swiss tennis player, who is currently world no. 6, has won 20 Grand Slams; the most by any male player. He has won 8 Wimbledon, 6 Australian pen, 5 consecutive U.S Open, and a French Open titles. HE has also been named the ATP Player of the Year and ITF Championship 5 times. The only player to have won BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year Award 4 times. HE has won a gold at the 2008 Olympic Games and a silver at 2012 Olympic Games.
8. Stephen Curry (basketball): $76.9m (£57.6m)
Started his senior basketball career with the Golden State Warriors in 2009 and is still playing with them. He has won 3 NBA Championships since 2015 with the team. Winning two gold medals, one each at the 2010 and 2014 FIBA World Cup. He has also been named the NBA MVP for two times. He is the third all time made three-pointers in NBA history.
9. Matt Ryan (American football): $67.3m (£50.4m)
Matt Ryan is an American football quarterback and rhe captain for the Atlanta Falcons. He earned the MVP of the game honors at the 2005 MPC Computers Bowl. Matt was named the ACC player of the Year in 2007 for leading his team to victory. He has won over 20 awards in his career which includes First Team All Pro, Bert Bell Award, NFL MVP, NFL Offensive Player of the Year.
10. Matthew Stafford (American football): $59.5m (£44.6m)
Stafford is an American Fottball player who is a quarterback for his team Detroit Lions. He joined the Detroit Lions in the year 2009 and is still playing for them. Stafford has only won a handful of awards such as Pro Bowl, Pro Bowl Offensive MVP, NFL Comeback Player of the Year and First Team All American. He has a pass accuracy of 62.4% and a passer rating of 88.4%.