Top 6 Richest Athletes in the World: This is a list of the highest-paid athletes in the world as ranked by Forbes magazine.
Top 6 Richest Athletes in the World
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro GOIH, ComM is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.
Salary: $93 million (Football)
2. LeBron James
LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.
Salary: $86.2 million (Basketball)
3. Lionel Messi
Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club FC Barcelona and the Argentina national team.
Salary: $80 million (Football)
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4. Roger Federer
Roger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player who is currently ranked world No. 3 in men’s singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals. He has won 19 Grand Slam singles titles, the most in history for a male tennis player.
Salary: $64 million (Tennis)
5. Kevin Durant
Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
Salary: $60.6 million (Basketball)
6. Andrew Luck
Andrew Austen Luck is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.
Salary: $50 million (American Football)
So, These above are the Top 6 Richest Athletes in The World 2017. Most of these athletes money not only comes from their salary but also sponsorship deals which play a key role in addition to their wealth kitty.