Real Madrid‘s Cristiano Ronaldo, who is arguably the best soccer player in FIFA, leading the pact of the world’s top 10 highest paid athletes of 2017, according to Forbes.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 7, 2017
No surprise that a soccer player is number one on this list earning $93 million overall. Compare to US dollars, these well-rounded athletes that play in Europe get more endorsements and money. Ronaldo has his own clothing collection known as CR7 and playing for one of the best soccers teams in the world.
Coming in second is LeBron James at $86.2 million, who continues to be a brilliant businessman on and off the court. From getting all the money he wants to invest in Hollywood businesses, the ceiling is through for James to have a great life. Lionel Messi is third at $80 million and still a great player even in his early 30s.
The other six (Roger Federer, Kevin Durant, Rory Mcllroy, Andrew Luck, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Lewis Hamilton) all have respective earnings. Luck was the only football player to make the list, which shows how much money he’s making for the Indianapolis Colts. Still basketball players take most of the list and then next it’s soccer players.
Eventually other sports will be part of this unique list and show everyone their ridiculous earnings based on endorsements and salary.