This day, many people underestimate an athlete. They said that it is a profession with a little payment. Being an athlete is not that bad. They usually get far away more than the employee. On the other hand, athletes also can be commercial stars and get more money. The highest paid athlete in the world usually also a famous one.
If you can be a famous athlete with many achievements, the athlete will get a higher fee. Besides, Thfe athlete got a new contract related to television rights in June until June next year. Forbes has released the 100 highest paid athletes in the world. Football players are in the top three, it is because football is the most popular sport in the world.
1. Lionel Messi
Who didn’t know about this football player? Lionel Messi becomes an athlete with the highest-paid. However, he also become an actor in the advertisement. Besides, he got $92 million from the fee and his bonus. As a result, He got more than 127 million US$ in a year.
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
In the second place, there is Cristiano Ronaldo with a paid more than $109 million. It comes from the sponsor $65 million and his fee with a bonus $44 million. Besides, he ever in a first-place but Lionel Messi take his place. Above all, he is a great football player with a good looking face and a nice posture.
Neymar’s career may be still under the two his senior. He doesn’t have the world’s best player title. But his pay is almost in the same amount as Ronaldo and Messi. He got more than $105 million also from his salary and bonus. Above all, he got $10 million more salary than Cristiano Ronaldo.
4. Canelo Alvarez
Different from before, this is a boxing athlete in the fourth place, Canelo Alvares. He got many paid from his match. In the same vein, some of his matches become the most expensive match. For example, while the facing Floyd Mayweather, his match got more $21 billion. In short, he got more than $93 million in a year.
5. Roger Federer
Roger Federer is a legend in the world of tennis with more than $93.4 million in income in a year. However, he has been dive in tennis for more than 20 years. It is fair when he got that much from his dedication. Most of his income is from endorsement that reaches $86 million.
6. Russel Wilson
Russel Wilson is an American Football player that takes 6th place as the highest paid athlete in the world. He got more than $89.5 million in a year. Even this is lower than the salary of Messi and Ronaldo, he got more fee from its club, $90.5 million. On the other hand, he just got $9 million from the endorsement.
7. Aaron Rodgers
Another American Football player with a high paid is Aaron Rogers. He got $89.3 million, a little lower than Russel. He also got more paid from his fee rather than his endorsement. Endorsement just give him $9 million in a year.
So, there is 7 highest paid athlete in the world. Now you know that his salary is far away above than an employee. So, are you interesting to be an athlete?